Top Fields for Job Growth in Coming Years

These industries are projected to offer the best employment odds through 2019, with some fields growing more than 20 percent.

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It is projected that between last year and 2019, 8 million new jobs will have been created in the United States, according to CareerBuilder.

That’s nearly as many jobs as the country lost during the entire recession (8.7 million), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CareerBuilder listed the top 20 industries expected to add at least 10,000 jobs and see at least 15 percent job growth from 2014 to 2019. The job growth rate is projected to be more than 20 percent — reaching as high as 36 percent — for more than half of them.

Some of those top fields — such as translation services and alcohol sales — might surprise you. CareerBuilder Chief Executive Officer Matt Ferguson, co-author of the book “The Talent Equation,” states in a press release:

“While it’s not surprising that technology and health care made the list, the accumulation of new jobs will take place within a diverse mix of industries requiring a broad range of skills and experience.”

The industries for which CareerBuilder expects the job growth rate to rise the most steeply by 2019 are:

  • Translation and interpretation services: 36 percent increase
  • Specialty hospitals (except psychiatric and substance abuse): 29 percent
  • Residential remodelers: 26 percent
  • Home health care services: 25 percent
  • Wine and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers: 25 percent
  • Electronic shopping: 23 percent
  • Environment, conservation and wildlife organizations: 22 percent
  • Continuing care retirement communities: 21 percent
  • Marketing consulting services: 21 percent
  • Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists: 21 percent
  • Computer systems design services: 21 percent

For more, check out “The 10 Jobs Employers Struggle To Fill” and “The 10 Best Part-Time (or Temp) Jobs.”

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Karla Bowsher
Karla Bowsher
I’m a freelance journalist and former newspaper reporter who has covered both personal and public finance. I've worked for a top 50 major metro daily and a community newspaper as well as ... More

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