August 17, 2022
Here are 30 high-paying, fast growing jobs that are set to boom over the next decade

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. 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
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 for May 2020 is not available)
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
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
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
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
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
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
Typical educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree

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