The list: 20 industries expected to have huge job growth through 2019





A diverse mix of industries look to have accelerated job growth over the next five years.

Whether you're embarking on your first career or you're looking to make a change in your current one, the latest news about job growth may motivate you to start planning your move.

CareerBuilder has released a list of the industries expected to add jobs at an accelerated pace from 2014 to 2019, based on new data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., CareerBuilder's labor market analysis arm, and it's not just STEM jobs that look to have especially promising growth in the next several years.

Technology and globalization continue to change the composition of the U.S. workforce and push our economy in new directions, as I've talked about at length in "The Talent Equation." Based on EMSI's data from more than 90 national and state employment resources, it appears the U.S. is projected to create roughly 8 million jobs from 2014 to 2019 – a 5 percent increase. A significant number of industries will likely experience an even greater percentage gain during this period.

Around one-third of all U.S. industries are expected to outperform the national average for employment growth over the next five years. While it's not surprising that technology and health care made the list, the accumulation of new jobs will take place within a diverse mix of industries requiring a broad range of skills and experience.

For job seekers, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of the certifications and skills you've gained post-recession, as they may be well aligned with many of the high-growth industries listed below.

Among the industries that are projected to add at least 10,000 jobs and experience at least 15 percent growth in employment over the next five years.
Industry
2014 Jobs
2019 Jobs
Job Added 2014 - 2019
2014 - 2019 % Change
Translation and Interpretation Services
34,431
46,832
12,401
36%
Specialty Hospitals (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse)
205,998
266,694
60,696
29%
Residential Remodelers
560,396
708,646
148,250
26%
Home Health Care Services
1,344,672
1,677,455
332,783
25%
Wine and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
78,668
97,990
19,322
25%
Electronic Shopping
191,400
234,919
43,519
23%
Environment, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations
60,233
73,465
13,232
22%
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
437,292
531,030
93,738
21%
Marketing Consulting Services
258,114
313,256
55,142
21%
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
353,514
428,893
75,379
21%
Computer Systems Design Services
893,689
1,083,160
189,471
21%
Portfolio Management
213,997
252,526
38,529
18%
Solid Waste Collection
143,197
167,397
24,200
17%
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals
164,637
192,240
27,603
17%
Exam Preparation and Tutoring
116,009
135,389
19,380
17%
Nail Salons
136,724
158,897
22,173
16%
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers
106,721
123,970
17,249
16%
Medical Laboratories
188,151
218,197
30,046
16%
Pet Care Services (except Veterinary)
93,663
108,299
14,636
16%
Sports and Recreation Instruction
153,428
177,160
23,732
15%

It's clear that knowledge-based skills are going to continue to be a necessity in many fast-growing jobs for the foreseeable future. Whether you're seeking a new job or content in your current one, it's essential that you find ways to remain competitive in your market and set yourself apart. If you possess the in-demand skills these growing industries are seeking, you'll be setting yourself up for success for years to come.

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