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The economy in the United States is one the rebound, which is good news for people in almost any industry. However, there are several industries that experiencing large amounts of growth and look as if they will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Individuals considering a career change or those just entering college who want to be sure they get a strong start when they enter the job market in a few years might want to consider one of these high-growth careers.



Skilled translators and interpreters are always in high demand. Those who can master more than one additional language can expect to see a steady flow of work. The pay is generally high in this field, even for those just starting out.



Nurses are in demand almost everywhere in the United States. What’s more, a number of nursing specialties are also in short supply. This allows those entering the nursing field a high level of choice when it comes to choosing what to do. Online courses are also given. Check out the online courses at Denver School of Nursing for more information.

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, even experienced nurses and health care professionals are looking for ways to increase their marketability and career prospects. One way many nurses are doing that is by earning an advanced degree, such as a Master of science in Nursing (MSN). While many nurses enter online msn programs with the intent of becoming a nurse manager, or opening the doors to greater responsibility, earning the MSN degree can also lead to opportunities to become a nurse educator.


Genetic Counseling:

Genetic counseling is an emerging field that is set to explode in the near future. Councilors help clients make informed medical decisions based on information obtained from genetic screenings.


Information Security:

If you are the type of person that simply can’t live without the newest gadgets or obsess over what apps are best, a career in  technology might be your calling!

Information technology involves securing computer systems and networks. After several high profile data leaks in recent memory, practically all organizations are in a hurry to secure their systems, making this a good career bet. Check out Kaplan University for more information on information security.


Dental Hygiene:

Like nursing, dental hygiene is almost always in demand. These assistants to dentists can expect relatively high pay and a job with a lot of variety in the duties expected.

The dental professional has remained strong even through the recent economic downturn and is considered a promising career area for the future. Anyone interested in health care and personal aesthetics might especially want to consider a career in the dental industry.

  • Some of the factors that point to dentistry’s strength as a career include:
  • Anticipated improvements in dental care insurance coverage
  • New dental technologies and treatments that open up a range of new services to more people
  • Greater public awareness about the importance of dental hygiene in contributing to overall personal health and well being
  • Dental practitioners improving the experience of their patients by creating a more welcoming and patient-friendly environment


Event Planning:

Event planning is another emerging field, as people and organizations that once planned events themselves are now outsourcing their needs. Event planning is a creative field that lets employees make their own hours.



An increasing interest in nutrition and dietary needs has created a large field for nutritionists. Many nutritionists also work as personal trainers, but this is not required. Look into ASU for more information on their online nutrition program.


Computer Systems:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for technology careers is looking really good.  Whether you’ve just graduated from college, graduated 10 years ago or have just started your college career, it’s never too early (or late) to find a hot career that will fit your needs and (hopefully) experience. There are lots of great reasons to consider careers in Technology. New technology markets are being created on a regular basis, the demand still exceeds the supply, the pay is really good

As long as computers remain essential to business and personal life, there will be a need for system architects and analysts. These workers can take a permanent position or work on a freelance basis.


Civil Engineering:

Civil engineers design and maintain transportation routes within cities. They tend to have a high starting salary, though the schooling required is higher than some other jobs.


No matter what career you decide to pursue, it will hopefully be on that allows you to follow your passions and care about your work.

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