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Fastest Growing Jobs for the Future

Whether you're exploring options for a career change or for your first venture into career building, finding out where the highest demand will be in the job market is a smart place to start. That's because high demand for workers and rapid job growth adds up to great career-building potential, providing job security and advancement opportunities for talented workers entering the field. So without further ado, here are some of the fastest growing jobs for the future in Healthcare, Technology and Business:

Registered Nurses

In terms of job growth by industry, healthcare is expected to top the charts. Registered nurses are expected to be on the leading edge of that trend, with a 16 percent rate of job growth by 2024. Individuals who are interested in this career path will need a nursing school education to become a registered nurse (RN). Some institutions – generally teaching hospitals – offer 3-year diploma courses to earn the RN credential, but these are becoming increasingly rare. Most RNs earn their credentials via associate or bachelor degree programs. Of the three options, earning a bachelor of science in nursing degree offers the best career-building potential.

Software Developers, Applications

These professionals are responsible for developing, creating and modifying software, among other things, and they are in high demand, with 2024 job growth rates are expected to reach 19 percent. To launch a career in this field, a bachelor degree in computer science or software engineering is optimal.

Digital Marketing Professionals

Another job requiring technical skills, digital marketing is the fastest growing sector of the marketing industry. Digital marketers work to promote products or services via the internet and other digital mediums. Projected job growth by 2024 in the Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists category is 19 percent overall. Digital marketing falls into that category, and jobs in this segment are leading the charge in terms of job growth, with digital marketing expected to out-pace television advertising by 2018. Individuals interested in digital marketing can get started in the industry via several educational options; Digital marketing diploma courses, associate degree programs or bachelor degree courses. Earning a bachelor degree is the option that offers the greatest career-building potential.

Personal Financial Advisors

These professionals help people plan and manage their finances, and business is booming. Jobs in this field are expected to grow by 30 percent by 2024. Becoming a personal financial advisor means earning a bachelor degree with a major in a related field, such as finance, business, economics or statistics. Many financial advisors go on to earn graduate degrees to improve career advancement potential.

If the jobs listed here are not on your potential careers list, you can find the fastest growing jobs in specific industries by looking into the Bureau of Labor Statistics breakdown of projected job growth by industry.

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