Fastest Growing Careers in 2014 - January 21, 2015

The economy is always going through ups and downs.  Whether you’re thinking of a career change or a student trying decide on a future career, it’s important to know which jobs and career paths are worth going after.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is responsible for reporting economic and occupational trends.  According to the BLS, the following were the fastest growing careers in 2014:

  1. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists – 53%
  2. Personal Care Aides – 49%
  3. Home Health Aides – 48%
  4. Insulation Workers – 47%
  5. Interpreters and Translators – 46%

Top 5 Fastest Growing Occupations

2014 Fastest Growing Occupations

Industrial Organizational Psychologists

Industrial-Organizational PsychologistsPsychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments. (Find schools)

Industrial-Organizational Psychologists Growth Rate: 53%
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists Median Salary: $83,580/year

Personal Care Aides

Personal Care AidesPersonal care aides provide clients with companionship and help with daily tasks. They often are hired in addition to healthcare or social workers who may visit a client’s home, such as hospice workers. (Find schools)

Personal Aides Job Growth: 49%
Personal Aides Median Salary: $19,910/year

Home Health Aides

Home Health AidesHome health aides help people who are chronically ill, disabled, or cognitively impaired. They may give medication or check vital signs under the direction of a nurse or healthcare practitioner. (Find schools)

Home Health Aides Job Growth: 48%
Home Health Aides Median Salary: $20,820

Insulation Workers

Insulation WorkersInsulation workers install and replace the materials used to insulate buildings and their mechanical systems to help control and maintain the temperatures in buildings. (Find schools)

Insulation Workers Job Growth: 47%
Insulation Workers Median Salary: $39,170

Interpreters and Translators

Interpreters and TranslatorsInterpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language. (Find schools)

Interpreters and Translators Job Growth: 46%
Interpreters and Translators Median Salary: $45,430

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