New Year, New Career 2018: 10 Fastest Growing Jobs – no degree required

So you’re getting ready for a new year and are looking for a new job! You probably have some ideas already. On many people’s wish list when they think about getting a new job is a high salary. Another is low requirements like jobs that contain on-the-job-training with no degree. A third might be a secure job – one that will not become obsolete anytime soon, or one that is becoming more and more in demand.

That’s why in this blog we will be talking about the fastest growing jobs with the lowest education requirements. If you’re changing careers, entering into a fast growing job is a smart choice. The following are the top 10 fastest growing jobs which require little education or training at the entry level. 

All of these jobs require only a high school diploma at the entry level. The median average income of these jobs is below $30,000 with the exceptions of #5, #8, and #10, which are all apprenticed construction trades. Apprenticed trade jobs require on the job training plus some classroom education. If you want more information on any of these careers, just look them up on the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

#10: Brick Masonsnew year new career

By 2020: approximately 36,000 jobs to be added for total of 125,000 jobs

Percentage Change: about 41% job growth

Median Wage: $47,000 annually

 

#9: Medical Secretaries

By 2020: about 210,000 jobs for total of roughly 720,000 jobs

Percentage Change: about 41% job growth rate

Median Wage: $30,500 annually

 

#8: Glaziersnew year new career glazier

By 2020: almost 18,000 jobs to be added for a total of about 60,000

Percentage Change: approximately 42% job growth

Median Wage: about 37,000 annually

 

# 7: Physical Therapy Aides

By 2020: about 20,000 jobs to be added for a total of just over 67,000 jobs

Percentage Change: about 43% job growth

Median Wage: almost $24,000 annually

 

#6: Plumbing and Pipefitting Helpers

By 2020: just over 26,000 jobs to be added for a total of roughly 84,500 jobs

Percentage Change: more than 45% job growth

Median Wage: almost $27,000 annually

 

#5: Iron Workers

By 2020: just over 9,000 jobs to be added for a total of about 28,000 jobs

Percentage Change: almost 49% job growth

Median Wage: approximately $38,500 annually

 

#4: Carpenter Helpers

new career for carpentersBy 2020: 26,000 jobs to be added for a total of over 72,000 jobs

Percentage Change: approximately 56% job growth

Median Wage: almost $26,000 annually

 

#3: Masonry Helpers

By 2020: almost 18,000 jobs to be added for total of about 47,000 jobs

Percentage Change: about a 60% job growth rate

Median Wage: almost $28,000 annually

 

#2: Home Health Aides

By 2020: just over 700,000 jobs added for a total of about 1.7 million jobs

Percentage Change: almost 70% job growth

Median Wage: about $21,000 annually

 

#1: Personal Care Aides

By 2020: about 610,000 jobs added for total of 1.5 millions jobs

Percentage Change: almost 71% job growth

Median Wage: just under $20,000 annually

 

Careers no degree required

Don’t have a degree? Don’t worry

If you’re not sure where to start or which of these careers might fit you, take this Career Preferences Test. It can help you find a suitable career based on your personality and likes. There are many other tests you can take to find out if one of these careers is right for you. Get in touch with The Career Profiler to find out more options.

 

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