There are plenty of careers out there to choose from, but which ones are the most rapidly emerging? Studying the trends tells us a lot about our job market here in America and across the world. How is our world changing, and which industries impact us the most? What do you currently do for a living? Which direction would you like to go within a certain industry? How will your current job role grow, or is it time to make a career change? And what are the best new jobs or certifications to train for? These are all vital questions you must ask when contemplating your future goals.

So, to break it all down, presents: The fastest growing emerging career fields that are projected to take off over the next few years.

Number 6 on our list is the Market Research Analyst. (This one is close to my heart as I am an ongoing student of marketing).  What do marketing Research Analysts do and why are they so important and relevant in today’s business environment?  The answer could go on forever, but essentially what don’t they do?!  It goes beyond advertising and getting the word out about products and services. Think sales and revenue …they are responsible for a great portion of this as they determine the projections and market trends that are vital to the decision making process of a company to reach its potential customers. Those pursuing a career in this industry should have a solid understanding of sales practices and of current business laws that can impact the industry. Want to learn more about Market Research Analyst training? Let TrainUp get you started!

Number 5 on the list are Translators. As a nation, America has never been as diverse as we are now. Thus, the need to be able to communicate with others who don’t speak the same language is of growing importance. Translators bridge the gap!

Here is a look at our population trajectory over the next decade according to the US Census Bureau:

Number 4 on the list is Ultrasound Technician. Thinking babies? Well, sure that’s a growing need as our population density rises. However, think bigger than that. Diagnostic medicine has made leaps and bounds in recent years, and ultrasounds technicians are a big part of that. Seeing beyond what a normal doctor’s exam can reveal on all of the body’s systems is something that is used by medical professionals in nearly all avenues of medicine. Again, this is a population related industry – the more people, the more medical professionals are needed to provide care for them. Our population is going up and up and up!

Number 3 on the list is Physical Therapy Assistant. Are you noticing a trend in these industries as they relate to America’s aging population? You bet! It’s certainly the most relevant trend driving the growth of this and the other industries mentioned in this article. In addition to athletes and accident victims, America’s older population generally requires a lot of physical therapy as well as more frequent and advanced health care screenings.

Number 2 on this list is Event Planner. Meeting and event planners handle all event logistics, including locations and transportation for those events. There is a lot to juggle for the event planner, but if you’re lucky you can end up working at world class event centers, theme parks and resorts. Some prior experience in the hospitality industry is a huge plus when pursuing a career in event planning, and a bachelor’s degree is often required. Putting in the work now will pay off later since this industry is expected to grow 10% by 2024!

Number 1 on the list of the top 6 fastest growing careers is, wait for it (drum-roll), Home Care Aide! Yes, the baby boomers are aging. This means that the largest portion of our population in America is now or will soon be in need of continuous at-home health care. This field is expected to keep growing significantly for the next 5 years. Experts (hey look it’s those market research analyst guys again) predict that this industry will grow by 70% by the year 2020!

So there it is,’s countdown of the fastest growing career fields in our current and projected job market for the upcoming years. How does your career field stack up? For any advice on career training to help you get started in one –of these careers, or if you aspire to become the best in your own chosen profession, give a call today! 866-540-9677

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