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Bianca Banuelos, who comes from a family of nurses, studied to become a certified nursing assistant while applying to nursing school at Ventura Training Institute, a vocational school in Southern California created by the registered nurse Jannet Wharton.

She was also doing research in endocrinology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles but wanted to work more with patients, so she decided to become a certified nursing assistant.

Though Banuelos initially wanted to try a job outside nursing but still within healthcare, she ultimately decided to follow in her family’s footsteps. It just so happens that this occupation is one that is expected to grow faster than most jobs in the US over the next decade.

Though the pandemic is affecting employment across all industries, some industries are expected to grow over the next decade based on pre-pandemic data. If you are thinking about which kind of career you want, you may want to look at the education background and the skills you will need to succeed in industries with high-paying, high-growth occupations.

We recently ranked the top 30 jobs of the future, based on Labor Department projections for how they’re set to grow over the next decade and how well they pay. You can check out the full ranking here, and in this article, we look at why these jobs are poised for strong growth and how to break into them.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections, the top 30 jobs on our ranking are set to collectively add as many as 2.3 million jobs between 2019 and 2029.

These are the jobs of the future — and how to get them.

You can keep scrolling to read the full list or click on one of the links below for a specific industry. If you’re interested in our methodology, look at the final section.

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The path into healthcare: The big picture

Healthcare roles are expected to see the most growth among occupational groups covered by BLS over the next decade.

The agency examined projections of the percent change between 2019 and 2029 in the number of people employed. It found six of the 10 fastest-growing jobs were in healthcare, including nurse practitioners and home health aides. Overall, this industry is expected to grow by about 15%, adding 2.4 million jobs.

The following chart replicated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the percent change in the 10 fastest-growing jobs:

The Indeed Hiring Lab economist AnnElizabeth Konkel said these projections made sense even with disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic because “people are still going to age; they are still going to need long-term care.”

The path to healthcare: Riding the ‘silver tsunami’

According the US Census Bureau, all baby boomers will be at least 65 years old by 2030. This large increase of older people is sometimes referred to as the “silver tsunami.”

In addition to a higher number of patients, the aging population could also contribute to a shortage of healthcare workers. Earl Dalton, the chief nursing officer at …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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