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Looking for a new career? Here are 30 high-paying, fast growing jobs that are set to boom over the next decade

Looking for a new career? Here are 30 high-paying, fast growing jobs that are set to boom over the next decade

Several high-paying managerial, tech, and medical jobs are projected to see strong growth between 2020 and 2030.

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Millions of Americans are looking for new careers amid a pandemic reshuffle, and these high-paying, fast-growing jobs could be a good fit.

We used 2020–2030 employment projections and 2020 wage data to find high-paying jobs that are expected to grow. Managerial, tech, and medical jobs like registered nurses made up some of the top 30 occupations.

Here are 30 high-paying jobs that are set to boom over the next decade:

30. Electricians

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Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 66,100

Median annual wage in May 2020: $56,900

Typical educational requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

29. All other computer occupations

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 40,700

Median annual wage in May 2020: $92,870

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

This is a catchall occupation title for other computer occupations, such as web administrators and blockchain engineers.

28. Ophthalmologists (except pediatric) and all other physicians

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 18,700

Median annual wage in May 2020: At least $208,000 (exact median estimate.

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Typical educational requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

This is a catchall occupation title for other physicians, such as hospitalists and sports medicine physicians.

27. Computer systems analysts

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 42,800

Median annual wage in May 2020: $93,730

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

26. Marketing managers

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 29,400

Median annual wage in May 2020: $142,170

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

25. Logisticians

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Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 56,400

Median annual wage in May 2020: $76,270

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

24. Human resources specialists

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 70,200

Median annual wage in May 2020: $63,490

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

23. Physical therapists

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 49,100

Median annual wage in May 2020: $91,010

Typical educational requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

22. Physician assistants

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 40,100

Median annual wage in May 2020: $115,390

Typical educational requirements: Master’s degree

21. Industrial machinery mechanics

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 83,600

Median annual wage in May 2020: $55,490

Typical educational requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

20. Information security analysts

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Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 47,100

Median annual wage in May 2020: $103,590

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

19. All other personal service managers; entertainment and recreation managers (except gambling); and all other managers

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 42,200

Median annual wage in May 2020: $116,350

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

This is a catchall occupation title for other personal service managers and other managers, such as spa managers and compliance managers.

18. Secondary school teachers (except special and career/technical education)

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 78,200

Median annual wage in May 2020: $62,870

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

17. Construction managers

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 51,400

Median annual wage in May 2020: $97,180

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

16. Sales representatives of services (except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel)

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 97,000

Median annual wage in May 2020: $58,770

Typical educational requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

15. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

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Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 122,100

Median annual wage in May 2020: $47,130

Typical educational requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award

14. Postsecondary health specialties teachers

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 58,900

Median annual wage in May 2020: $99,090

Typical educational requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

13. Elementary school teachers (except special education)

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 101,700

Median annual wage in May 2020: $60,940

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

12. Accountants and auditors

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 96,000

Median annual wage in May 2020: $73,560

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

11. All other project management specialists and business operations specialists

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 99,200

Median annual wage in May 2020: $77,420

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

This is a catchall occupation title that includes sustainability specialists and online merchants.

10. Computer and information systems managers

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 52,700

Median annual wage in May 2020: $151,150

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

9. Lawyers

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Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 71,500

Median annual wage in May 2020: $126,930

Typical educational requirements: Doctoral or professional degree

8. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 163,600

Median annual wage in May 2020: $65,810

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

7. Management analysts

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 124,400

Median annual wage in May 2020: $87,660

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

6. Nurse practitioners

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 114,900

Median annual wage in May 2020: $111,680

Typical educational requirements: Master’s degree

5. Medical and health services managers

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 139,600

Median annual wage in May 2020: $104,280

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

4. Financial managers

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 118,200

Median annual wage in May 2020: $134,180

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

3. Registered nurses

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Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 276,800

Median annual wage in May 2020: $75,330

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

2. General and operations managers

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 226,300

Median annual wage in May 2020: $103,650

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

1. Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers

Projected new jobs between 2020 and 2030: 409,500

Median annual wage in May 2020: $110,140

Typicality educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

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