As this year winds down, companies are gearing up for a whole new year of possibilities. I know you probably are, too! Whether you’re looking for a new job or looking to grow in your current one, it’s always nice to know what job positions are set to be the “best” of the coming year.
Here is a list of the 5 fastest-growing careers for 2016, according to The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projections.
Network Systems & Data Communications Analyst
Average median income: $60,028
Education: 2 to 4 years of higher education.
As more business implement newer technology into their systems, companies will need to hire trained professionals to monitor these systems and set up networks.
Personal Care Aides / Home Heath Aides
Average median income: between $16,563 and $40,281
Education: Dependent upon state
With a growing number of our population aging, there will be an increased need for personal care and home care aides to assist.
Computer Applications Software Engineers
Average median income: $82,000
Education: Some sort of higher education
This industry will grow as businesses seek to become more efficient using emerging technology and will need to hire trained individuals to keep up with the ever-growing computer networking industry.
Average median income: $27,750
Education:a two-year associate’s degree from an accredited community college veterinary technician program or a four-year bachelor’s degree from a college that offers an accredited veterinary program.
The number of pet owners is growing along with the growing sense of pets being a “member of the family” rather than just an animal. Pet owners are willing to spend more on specialized healthcare for their animals now.
Average median income: $66,120
Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
The older professionals in this industry are starting to retire, increasing the need for “new blood”.
Sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics & Payscale.com