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Wondering where the jobs will be in the future? Government economists have estimated which occupations will grow fastest between 2016 and 2026. They also predicted which occupations will have the most new jobs.  Check out the following top 10 lists and notice that careers in computing have solid rankings in each list!

Fastest Growing Occupations

 Occupation  Growth Rate, 2016-2026  2017 Median Pay (Per Year)
 Solar photovoltaic installers  105%  $39,490
 Wind turbine service technicians  96%  $53,880
 Home health aides  47%  $23,210
 Personal care aides  39%  $23,100
 Physician assistants  37%  $104,860
 Nurse practitioners  36%  $103,880
 Statisticians  34%  $84,060
 Physical therapist assistants  31%  $57,430
 Software developers, applications  31%  $101,790
 Mathematicians  30%  $103,010

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Most New Jobs

 Occupation  Number of Jobs (Projected), 2016-26  2017 Median Pay (Per Year)
 Personal care aides  777,600  $23,100
 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food  579,900  $20,180
 Registered nurses  438,100  $70,000
 Home health aides  431,200  $23,210
 Software developers, applications  255,400  $101,790
 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners  236,500  $24,990
 General and operations managers  205,200  $100,410
 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand  199,700  $27,040
 Medical assistants  183,900  $32,480
 Waiters and waitresses  182,500  $20,820

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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