The list: 20 industries expected to have huge job growth through 2019

Accelerated job growth

A diverse mix of industries is expected to have accelerated job growth over the next five years.

Whether you're embarking on your first career or you're looking to make a change in your current one, the latest news about job growth may motivate you to start planning your move.

CareerBuilder has released a list of the industries expected to add jobs at an accelerated pace from 2014 to 2019, based on new data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., CareerBuilder's labor market analysis arm, and it's not just STEM jobs that look to have especially promising growth in the next several years.

Technology and globalization continue to change the composition of the U.S. workforce and push our economy in new directions, as I've talked about at length in "The Talent Equation." Based on EMSI's data from more than 90 national and state employment resources, it appears the U.S. is projected to create roughly 8 million jobs from 2014 to 2019 – a 5 percent increase. A significant number of industries will likely experience an even greater percentage gain during this period.

Around one-third of all U.S. industries are expected to outperform the national average for employment growth over the next five years. While it's not surprising that technology and health care made the list, the accumulation of new jobs will take place within a diverse mix of industries requiring a broad range of skills and experience.

For job seekers, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of the certifications and skills you've gained post-recession, as they may be well aligned with many of the high-growth industries listed below.

Among the industries that are projected to add at least 10,000 jobs and experience at least 15 percent growth in employment over the next five years:

Industry

2014 Jobs

2019 Jobs

Job Added 2014 - 2019

2014 - 2019 % Change

Translation and Interpretation Services

34,431

46,832

12,401

36%

Specialty Hospitals (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse)

205,998

266,694

60,696

29%

Residential Remodelers

560,396

708,646

148,250

26%

Home Health Care Services

1,344,672

1,677,455

332,783

25%

Wine and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers

78,668

97,990

19,322

25%

Electronic Shopping

191,400

234,919

43,519

23%

Environment, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations

60,233

73,465

13,232

22%

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

437,292

531,030

93,738

21%

Marketing Consulting Services

258,114

313,256

55,142

21%

Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists

353,514

428,893

75,379

21%

Computer Systems Design Services

893,689

1,083,160

189,471

21%

Portfolio Management

213,997

252,526

38,529

18%

Solid Waste Collection

143,197

167,397

24,200

17%

Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals

164,637

192,240

27,603

17%

Exam Preparation and Tutoring

116,009

135,389

19,380

17%

Nail Salons

136,724

158,897

22,173

16%

Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers

106,721

123,970

17,249

16%

Medical Laboratories

188,151

218,197

30,046

16%

Pet Care Services (except Veterinary)

93,663

108,299

14,636

16%

Sports and Recreation Instruction

153,428

177,160

23,732

15%


It's clear that knowledge-based skills are going to continue to be a necessity in many fast-growing jobs for the foreseeable future. Whether you're seeking a new job or content in your current one, it's essential that you find ways to remain competitive in your market and set yourself apart. If you possess the in-demand skills these growing industries are seeking, you'll be setting yourself up for success for years to come.

See the full study here.

Matt Ferguson is the CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of "The Talent Equation: Big Data Lessons for Navigating the Skills Gap and Building a Competitive Workforce."