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Stay ahead of the curve with these trending jobs

CareerBuilder | September 20, 2022

hottest jobs 2022

Learn about some of the hottest trending jobs that are set to explode in the near future, including their expected growth, due to changes in modern industries.

As society changes, demand for certain professions rises and falls. Tailoring your skills to jobs on the rise can help you secure a well-paying job in a growing industry with advancement potential. We've identified industries on the rise and the jobs within them that are hot right now. This is a great time to create a profile so employers can find you.

Trending industry: Recreation

After years stuck at home, many of us are ready to go out and have fun again. This renewed interest in leisure is fueling growth in the recreation industry. You may find recreation job opportunities at cinemas, tourist attractions, restaurants, and other fun destinations.

Motion picture projectionists are expected to add 1,200 jobs from 2020 to 2030, a 70% increase.

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers are expected to add 50,400 jobs, a 62% increase.

Restaurant cooks are expected to add 563,500 jobs, a 49% increase.

Trending industry: The arts

Just like the recreation industry, the arts sector is bouncing back as more people want to go out and experience concerts, plays, musicals, and art exhibitions. The arts sector was expanding in 2019, and now that the world is returning to a level of normal it seems this industry is picking up where it left off, ensuring creative professionals have plenty of exciting choices.

Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes are expected to add 8,600 jobs from 2020 to 2030, a 46% increase.

Costume attendants are expected to add 2,400 jobs, a 44% increase.

Theatrical and performance makeup artists are expected to add 1,100 jobs, a 37% increase.

Trending industry: Renewable energy

Stronger climate change policies and the rise of eco-conscious consumers are helping the renewable energy sector grow faster than ever before. The world's power capacity is set to increase by 60% through 2026, and renewables are responsible for nearly 95% of that increase. As the renewable energy sector grows, so will job opportunities for people who understand sustainable power solutions.

Wind turbine service technicians are expected to add 4,700 jobs from 2020 to 2030, a 68% increase.

Solar photovoltaic installers are expected to add 6,100 jobs, a 52% increase.

Logisticians are expected to add 56,400 jobs, a 30% increase.

Tailoring your skills to jobs on the rise can help you secure a well-paying job in a growing industry with advancement potential.

Trending industry: Personal services

The personal services industry is growing as people who are cash-rich and time-poor outsource services that they may have done themselves in years gone by. For example, consumers favor professional manicures over painting their nails at home and get someone else to walk their dogs while they're away. Those little indulgences we used to treat ourselves with now and again have also become part of our everyday routines.

Fitness trainers and instructors are expected to add 121,700 jobs from 2020 to 2030, a 39% increase.

Animal caretakers are expected to add 93,600 jobs, a 34% increase.

Manicurists and pedicurists are expected to add 40,100 jobs, a 33% increase.

Trending industry: Healthcare

By 2020, there were 1 billion people on the planet aged 60 and over. By 2050, experts predict the number of seniors will more than double to 2.1 billion. Most of these senior citizens will live in developed parts of the world, including the United States, where technological advances and a robust health system keep us alive longer. As the health system grows, it needs more health professionals to support it. Around 20% of healthcare workers left the sector in the last two years, making healthcare professionals even more in demand.

Nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives are expected to add 121,400 jobs from 2020 to 2030, a 45%increase.

Occupational therapy assistants are expected to add 15,600 jobs, a 36% increase.

Physical therapy assistants are expected to add 33,200 jobs, a 35% increase.

Trending industry: Information technology

Information technology has trended for so long that you might assume it's falling out of favor, but nothing could be further from the truth. The industry's constant evolution means employers are always on the lookout for job candidates with desirable new skills. New trends like cyber security, virtual reality, and app development are fueling growth in this sector.

Information security analysts are expected to add 47,100 jobs from 2020 to 2030, a 33% increase.

Software developers and software quality are assurance analysts and testers expected to add 409,500 jobs, a 22% increase.

Computer and information research scientists are expected to add 33,000 jobs, a 22% increase.

Whether you're just starting your career journey or ready to make a change, it's worth exploring these trending jobs. With plenty of demand and growth predicted for the future, the opportunities are endless.


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