Help wanted: 20 fields expected to add the most jobs

WASHINGTON – CareerBuilder listed the fastest growing industries with plenty of job prospects expected over the next five years.

Some 7.2 million jobs will be created from 2016 to 2021 in the United States – a 4.6 percent increase according to CareerBuilder. However, many industries are projected to outpace the national average during this period.

“Based on historical trends and the current hiring situation, we can expect to see nearly 1 in 3 industries add jobs at a rate that exceeds the national average,” CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson said in a statement.

The gamut of industries experiencing growth is a “good indicator of stability and strength in the labor market,” Ferguson said.

Whether you’re a college student deciding on a major or a working professional looking for a career change, new findings may shed light on what field job seekers could consider.

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

Industry 2016 Jobs 2021 Jobs 2016-2021 Jobs Added Percent Change
         
Electronic shopping 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
Home health care services 1,466,967 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 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 11,740,549 250,175 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

The CareerBuilder study is based on data from Emsi, CareerBuilder’s labor market analysis arm that pulls data from more than 90 national and state employment resources.

Some of the CareerBuilder findings coincide with industries that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects to be fast-growing over a long-term period, from 2014-2024. Among them are in health, computer systems designs and financial sectors.

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