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Hottest Jobs For Year 2018, And Beyond In US…

Hottest Jobs For Year 2018, And Beyond In US…

Hottest Jobs For Year 2018, And Beyond In US…A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics spotlights what are likely to be the fastest growing occupations between now and 2026 across the United States. As the report points out, "Knowing which industries are projected to grow or decline helps jobseekers make more informed career decisions."

It can also help college students make knowledgeable decisions when choosing a major.

Here are five occupations requiring a bachelor's degree that will have strong job openings over the next decade:  

Registered Nurse

Projected increase in jobs over the next decade: 15 percent

Increase in job number: 437,000

Number of jobs in 2016: 2,955,200

Median salary in 2016:  $68,450

Job outlook: There will be an ongoing emphasis on preventive care. Growing rates of diabetes, obesity and other chronic conditions, and baby-boomers who are living longer than previous generations are all driving the need for registered nurses.

Software Developer

Projected increase in jobs over the next decade: 24 percent

Increase in job numbers: 299,500

Number of jobs in 2016: 1,256,200

Median salary in 2016: $102,280

Job Outlook: At 24 percent, the projected growth in jobs for software developers is three times higher than the average for all occupations.

Accountant and Auditor

Projected increase in jobs over the next decade: 10 percent

Increase in job numbers: 140,300

Number of jobs in 2016: 1,397,700

Median salary in 2016: $68,150

Job Outlook: In general, the growth in the accounting industry is closely tied to the health of the economy. As the economy expands, the BLS report notes, there will be an increased need for professionals to prepare financial records and assess financial operations.

Market Research Analyst

Projected increase in jobs over the next decade: 23 percent

Increase in job numbers: 136,000

Number of jobs in 2016: 595,400

Median salary in 2016: $62,560

Job Outlook: The growing demand for market research analysts is being driven by the increased use of research data across all industries.

General and Operations Manager

Projected increase in jobs over the next decade: 8 percent

Increase in job numbers: 195,100

Number of jobs in 2016: 2,572,000

Median salary in 2016: $103,950

Job Outlook: You can't walk into one of these management positions straight out of college. They typically require five years of experience, and often much more. Employment opportunities will be strongest in industries that are expanding with fierce competition for top executive spots.

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