DETROIT – The Covid-19 pandemic has radically shifted the work landscape, as millions of Americans switched career paths or said goodbye to the office forever. While U.S. employment will experience stunted growth over the next 10 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, certain jobs will be soaring in demand.
According to a new analysis from the BLS, the U.S. will add 11.9 million jobs through 2030, many in industries that were hit hardest by the pandemic. Food preparation and service-related jobs including servers, cooks and fast food employees are projected to add about 1.5 million jobs by 2030.
Wind turbine service technicians topped the list for the most in-demand jobs of the next decade, with that group of workers expected to jump by 68.2%. Other jobs in the ranking fall into three categories: renewable energy, data and health care. Interest in wind and solar energy has skyrocketed as installation costs drop and more countries prioritize reducing their carbon emissions, Bureau of Labor Statistics Division Chief Michael Wolf tells CNBC Make It.
|Job||Projected Growth Rate||Median Pay|
|1||Wind turbine service technicians||68.2%||$56,230|
|3||Solar photovoltaic installers||52.1%||$46,470|
|5||Physician therapist assistants||35.4%||$59,770|
|6||Information security analysts||33.3%||$103,590|
|7||Home health and personal care aides||32.6%||$27,080|
|8||Health services managers||32.5%||$104,280|