Fastest Growing Industries In America

These are the five industries that are expected to grow the fastest between 2013 and 2016.

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By Debra Auerbach

If you created a list of factors that would make for an ideal job, chances are that job security would be one of the top items on the list. One way to measure job security is by the growth of that occupation.

Coming out of the recession, certain industries have been struggling to recover and may never get back to where they were, while others have re-emerged even stronger than they were before. Looking ahead, industries that continue to see growth will provide more job stability for those workers currently part of or looking to enter occupations within those sectors.

Below is a list, compiled by Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., with the five industries that are expected to grow the fastest between 2013 and 2016, along with examples of the projected fastest-growing occupations within those industries. If you're looking for a career that is growing and can offer job security, one of these occupations may be the right fit for you.

Industry: Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction
1. Rotary drill operators, oil and gas
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 16 percent
Education level: Moderate-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $24.24

2. Industrial machinery mechanics
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 14 percent
Education level: Long-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $22.59

3. Petroleum engineers
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 13 percent
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Median hourly pay: $63.67

Industry: Health care and social assistance
1. Personal care aides
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 18 percent
Education level: Short-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $9.77

2. Home health aides
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 17 percent
Education level: Short-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $9.97

3. Medical scientists, except epidemiologists
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 14 percent
Education level: Doctoral degree
Median hourly pay: $36.95

Industry: Educational services (private)
1. Educational, guidance, school and vocational counselors
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 13 percent
Education level: Master's degree
Median hourly pay: $26.16

2. Training and development specialists
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 11 percent
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Median hourly pay: $27.14

3. Education, training and library workers (all other)
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 11 percent
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Median hourly pay: $18.02

Industry: Professional, scientific and technical services
1. Logisticians
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 19 percent
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Median hourly pay: $35.08

2. Software developers, systems software
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 17 percent
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Median hourly pay: $47.64

3. Market research analysts and marketing specialists
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 16 percent
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Median hourly pay: $29.10

Industry: Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
1. Correctional officers and jailers
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 12 percent
Education level: Moderate-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $20.55

2. Billing and posting clerks
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 10 percent
Education level: Short-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $16.21

3. Customer service representatives
Projected employment change from 2013-2016: 9 percent
Education level: Short-term on-the-job training
Median hourly pay: $14.91

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michel_bevan

Its very shocking matter.

September 24 2013 at 11:43 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
phil

everytime you think theres hope you just get shot down If you

September 23 2013 at 10:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
longfordarms

It's lookin' pretty sad.

September 23 2013 at 10:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kathl

What's with the photo at the top of the article? It looks like a bunch of people at a Korean job fair??

September 23 2013 at 7:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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supersonic

Because that's where the jobs will be.

September 23 2013 at 9:54 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
spigaro7

i can see some of the professions mentioned here to be a good career,but seriously an oil driller,oh yeah,the internet was full of those jobs as well as mining,if you want to have a career in mining sell the tools for that industry,i worked for a company that built waterpumps for the mining industry and related other uses requiring that kind of pump,you were not gonna be rich but you would have a steady job and benefits,the other good career in my book is the green industry power equipment and tractor and hydraulic mechanics,landscaping and land remedial service,i worked in both fields as a mechanic and made descent money,as a car mechanic which i was for 24 years i had nothing but one job to another and lay offs,i will never go back to fixing cars again,no future especially as you get older in life,car dealerships and some garages pay what is called flat rate or book time which means that if the book says it takes 2 hours of labor to do a brake job aand it took you 3 the mechanic looses that hour,if he did it in 1 hour then he made money cause he is an hour ahead of the time allowed,this promotes crappy cut corner work and lyers and thieves like meineke and midas and related shops,i worked for them and they are the lowest and dirtiest,they sell you parts you dont need or damage them and tell you you have to replace this,been there and seen it.,here is one trick,ever see a visine bottle in the shop managers or mechanics shirt,well it aint for his eyes,its clear a/c pag oil,squirt up the shock boot,let drip and show the customer that he got bad struts and shocks,cha-ching,what was worse is that after they ripped the customer off they took his old parts cleaned and painted them and boxed them and sold them as new to a unsuspecting person.seen it happen,no joke.

September 23 2013 at 7:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pjsowe

WRONG!!! The MOST secure jobs in the USA today are the employees of the federal government. Just read the news. Lois Lerner committed criminal acts and instead of getting fired or prison time she sat home with full pay and now has collected her full pension.
Congressional testimony stated that even if one is a terrible employee, (unlawful) it takes over two years to fire that person.

September 23 2013 at 6:48 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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dickbambam

My dad worked for the US Corp of Engineers and worked with a guy that was an alcholic and missed lots of work but they could not fire him.

September 23 2013 at 11:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
elendil3136

How can Customer Service Representatives be a growth industry in this country? When was the last time that you talked to a CSR that didn't have a foreign accent?

September 23 2013 at 6:12 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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supersonic

Today! Unless you consider a northeastern accent foreign.

September 23 2013 at 9:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
scottee

let me guess:
political campaigns
tax preparation and compliance
mortgage refinancing
government public service ads
US government, in general

September 23 2013 at 5:38 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Brien

The median wages for HVAC is $42,000-66,000 annually.
I work for a trade school HVAC Boot Camp and we have done a lot of studies on this subject. This trade will always be here.

September 23 2013 at 4:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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David

I can see where that is possible. As hot as its become in northeast and NW homes that have never experienced the heat that they are now will either start, if they haven't already putting AC systems in. Good Luck and I agree, its a great job that many should look into.

September 23 2013 at 7:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brien

I don't think this company did their home work. according to the US Dept of Labor Statistics HVAC is the number one growing occupation in the country. This occupation is expected to grow 34% faster than any other occupation including the health care field between now and 2020. There are currently over 397,000 jobs that need to be filled and an expected to rise over 400,000 by 2020. OOOPS.

September 23 2013 at 4:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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