The top 20 jobs from now till 2024 are as follows See End Note 1:

  • Wind turbine service technicians
  • Occupational therapy assistants
  • Physical therapist assistants
  • Physical therapist aides
  • Home health aides
  • Commercial divers
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physical therapists
  • Statisticians
  • Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians
  • Occupational therapy aides
  • Physician assistants
  • Operations research analysts
  • Personal financial advisors
  • Cartographers and photogrammetrists
  • Genetic counselors
  • Interpreters and translators
  • Audiologists
  • Hearing aid specialists
  • Optometrists

If you are note yet familiar with the publications offered online by U.S. Bureau of Labor, you might want to take time to have a look around their website and any of their other publications. [Click here to visit their website at .]

If you are currently studying within the Information Technology, (IT),  field, there are many publications and surveys out there that suggest that many of the IT jobs will remain in strong demand well into the future. According to one particular survey by a very helpful company held in high regard, DICE, employers are having a  difficult time finding talent to fill some specialty jobs within the IT field. Mentioned in particular: security, mobile, developers, and people who are experts with Java and .NET.End Note 2



  1. “Fastest growing occupations: 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2014-24”, By Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections. Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. December 17, 2015.
  2. “The Most Challenging Talent to Hire”, By DICE Staff. The DICE January Report. January 14, 2016. [ ]