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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.

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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.


New Year, New Career 2018

New Year? New Career!

The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and a new career is one of those very important new beginnings. Every New Year, people like yourself seek a new job. It’s a great time to take advantage of trying new things, changing something you don’t like, and getting into a career that will make you happy and successful.

Looking for a New Career in the New Year

There are a host of reasons why someone looks for a new job. Are you fearful of the eventual demise of your company or career field? Maybe you need more benefits for a growing family, or more flexibility to manage other responsibilities. Send us a tweet to let us know why you are looking.

Whatever your reason may be, there are important factors to consider when seeking a different career. In this New Year, New Career series, we’ll unpack these factors as well as explore two sources of information: career tests and career lists. 

The Four Part Series:

  1. New Year, New Career 2018: Factors to Consider. This covers the 5 things to take into account when trying to find and select a career.
  2. New Year New Career 2018: Top 5 Industries with the Fastest Growing New Jobs.  These industries are projected to grow the fastest this year. That means you have a better chance of getting and keeping your new job!
  3. New Year, New Career 2018: Best Careers for Introverts! We see you introverts! You’re looking for a new job in the new year, too. Here are some great jobs that you can do from home or with minimal human interaction
  4. New Year, New Career: 10 Fastest Growing Jobs with Lowest Education Requirements. If you’re hoping to find a new career but only have a high school diploma, don’t worry! These jobs are not only growing fast, they don’t require college education.
These blogs will help you get a jump start on your new year! You can apply these principles any time you’re looking for a new job. If you want help on your new job search, get in touch with The Career Profiler today!
By Marjorie Wall Hofer, M.Ed., PCC, PCM.  Learn more at TheCareerProfiler.com
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Highest Paying AND Fastest Growing Jobs in 2018

If you’re looking for a new career in the new year, you should start with some research. For example, the first thing people usually hope for in a new career is that they will be hired. Going into a fast-growing field, therefore, should be on a checklist. But not all of the fastest growing jobs are also high paying. If you want to maximize the likelihood of being hired in a well-paid job, this is the top 10

High Paying and Fast-growing jobs

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list for you!

This list is a combination of the fastest growing jobs which are also the highest paid jobs from the Employment Projections Program at the US Department of Labor. All of these jobs have median (average) incomes above $50,000. All of these occupations require a Bachelor’s Degree or more with the exception of the 7th and 10th, which require an associate’s degree and technical school training respectively. They are listed in order from highest to lowest paying.

How do I find the Right Career for 2018?

You don’t have to repeat your old mistakes in your new career. Here’s a list of just a few things you can do right now to start the path to the perfect new career for you:

  • First, read this blog on Factors to Consider when choosing a new career
  • Then, take a test on what you need to know when you are looking for a new career
    • Personality Tests show how your personality will affect your work environment
    • Interest Tests help ground you in a field
    • Ability Tests draw your attention to your innate aptitudes that determine your happiness and success in a career
    • Values Tests help clarify what you want out of a job so you can find the job that meets your desires
  • Finally, for FREE career coaching, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and ask about coaching services

Highest Paying, Fastest Growing Jobs

#1. Veterinarians

Duties: Primarily care for pets, livestock and zoo animals by treating their medical and health issues.

By 2020, approximately 22,000 jobs will be added to the field for total of 83,000 jobs.

Percentage Change: 36% growth

Median Wage: $82,000

#2 Biomedical Engineers

Duties: Design innovative solutions to biomedical problems for the purpose of improving patient health or care.

Numbers by 2020: just under 10,000 jobs added for total of approximately 25,000

Percentage Change: 62% growth

Median Wage: just under $82,000

#3 Medical Scientists

Duties: conduct clinical trials or other research methods for the purpose of finding solutions that improve human health.

Numbers by 2020: approximately 36,000 jobs added for total of 137,000 jobs

Percentage Change: about 36% growth

Median Wage: almost $77,000

#4  Physical Therapists

Duties: help rehab or chronic patients improve the movement of their limbs and muscles or facilitate the management of their pain

Numbers by 2020: just over 77,000 jobs added for total of 200,000 jobs

Percentage Change: 40% growth

Median Wage: just over $76,000

#5 Dental Hygienists

Duties: provide preventative dental care including cleaning teeth, and information on good oral health to patients.

Numbers by 2020: over 68,000 jobs added for a total of more than 250,000 jobs

Percentage Change: 38% growth

Median Wage: $68,000

#6 Audiologists

Duties: diagnose and treat the hearing and balance problems of patients

Numbers by 2020: almost 5,000 jobs added for a total of about 13,000 jobs

Percentage Change: 37% growth

Median Wage: $67,000

#7 Sonographers

Duties: use special sound wave imaging equipment to diagnose medical conditions in patients

Numbers by 2020: just over 23,000 jobs added for a total of 77,000 jobs

Percentage Change: 45% growth

Median Wage: $65,000

#8 Marketing Researchers

Duties: analyze demographic and market conditions in special areas to determine the potential sales of product or service

Numbers by 2020:  almost 117,000 jobs to be added for a total of about 400,000 jobs

Percentage Change: 41% growth

Median Wage: $61,000

#9 Cost Estimators

Duties: estimate required time, money, resources, and labor based on their data analyses for manufacturing products or construction projects or even particular services.

Numbers by 2020:  about 67,000 jobs added for total of 253,000 jobs

Percentage Change: just more than 35% growth

Median Wage: almost $58,000

#10 Occupational Therapy Assistants

Duties: assist occupational therapists in improving the skills of patients with disabilities or physical limitations due to injury or illness needed for daily life and working at a job

Numbers by 2020: just over 12,000 jobs added for a total of 41,000 jobs

Percentage Change: 43% growth

Median Wage: $51,000



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