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Wide variety of industries will continue adding jobs over the next five years

CareerBuilder | July 2, 2020

Industries will continue adding jobs over the next five years (2016)

Thinking about a career change? Here is where the jobs are going to be.

Our economy has been adding a healthy number of jobs for some time now, and it looks as though that trend is going to continue for the foreseeable future. This is good news for new grads or anyone else who is considering a career change in the next five years.

Overall, U.S. businesses are expected to add about 7.2 million jobs through 2021 – a 4.6 percent increase. CareerBuilder, using job market data provided by Emsi (economicmodeling.com), recently released a study examining which industries can expect growth through 2021. Nearly 1 in 3 industries are expected to outpace national growth over that time period, according to CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson.

"The growth will be broad-based, covering everything from IT services and developmental therapies to conservation, investment management, online shopping, and sports instruction," said Ferguson.

The study looked at job categories that have at least 10,000 jobs currently and are projected to grow 15 percent or more.

So, if you're looking for a fresh start in a new career, here's a sample of the industries that will have the most opportunities over the next five years:

Industry

Jobs

2021 Jobs

Job Added 2016 - 2021

% Change

Warehouse

245,403

324,322

78,919

32%

Translation and Interpretation Services

38,162

48,709

10,547

28%

Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists

374,154

466,371

92,217

25%

Healthcare Services

1,466,964

1,795,388

348,424

24%

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

474,886

587,787

112,901

24%

Telemarketing Bureaus and Other Contact Centers

484,941

582,153

97,212

20%

Marketing Consulting Services

293,431

350,922

57,491

20%

Environment, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations

63,303

75,136

11,833

19%

Computer System Design Services

983,426

1,167,108

183,682

19%

Nail Salons

144,707

171,694

26,987

19%

Portfolio Management

221,212

261,952

40,740

18%

Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Facilities

116,232

137,277

21,045

18%

Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services

99,478

117,385

17,907

18%

Employment Placement Agencies

275,985

325,268

49,283

18%

Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services

643,500

757,246

113,746

18%

Grantmaking Foundations

63,296

74,287

10,991

17%

Ambulance Services

184,538

216,580

32,042

17%

Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters

1,490,374

1,740,549

250,175

17%

Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals

202,185

233,827

31,669

16%

Sports and Recreation Instruction

173,326

199,634

26,238

15%

Bottom line? If you want to get into anything from occupational therapy to grantmaking, you're in luck.

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