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20 industries hiring the most workers in 2020 that all job seekers should consider


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It’s a new year and a new decade, and many Americans are spending their January looking for a new job.
Using Bureau of Labor Statistics data, we found 20 industries that employ a large number of people in fast-growing occupations.
Healthcare and other services targeted to an aging population are poised to hire thousands of workers over the next decade.
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It’s a new year and a new decade, and many Americans are spending their January looking for a new job.

We took a look at government projections for employment over the next decade to see what industries could be particularly appealing to job seekers in 2020.

Using Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections that aim to predict how particular occupations are likely to grow or shrink between 2018 and 2028, and estimates of how many people in various occupations were employed in different industries in 2018, we found 20 industries that employ a lot of people in fast-growing occupations.

Specifically, for each industry group, we calculated the average percent growth rates for occupations employed in that industry, weighted by the number of employees with that occupation in each industry. While not an exact prediction of employment growth in each industry, this metric gives a good sense for which industries favor fast-growing jobs.

Several of the industries on the list are in the healthcare sector, which has seen booming job growth for the last several years. As America continues to age, demand for medical care and services targeted toward the elderly is likely to continue growing in the 2020s and beyond.

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20. Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors

The contractor industry employed 118,340 construction laborers in 2018, an occupation expected to grow by 10.5% by 2028. The industry also employed 101,140 carpenters, with a projected employment growth rate of 8.0%.

19. Special food services

The special food services industry provides food outside of conventional restaurants, and includes sub-industries like caterers and food trucks. In 2018, the industry employed 168,040 combined food prep and serving workers, an occupational group projected to grow 17.3% by 2028.

18. Dentists’ offices

Dentists, as an occupation, are projected to see a 7.6% increase in employment over the next decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of dental hygienists to increase by 10.8%, and dental assistants to go up 11.2%.

17. Personal care services

In 2018, the personal care services industry employed 52,540 massage therapists, which are projected to have 22.2% growth in employment over the next decade. Similarly, the industry employed 317,060 hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, with a projected growth rate of 8.5%, and 106,810 manicurists and pedicurists, an occupation expected to grow by 10.1%.

16. Computer systems design and related services

Tech occupations are among the fastest-growing in the country according to the BLS projections, and industries like computer systems design employ lots of them. As just one example, in 2018, the industry employed 320,220 applications software developers, which are …read more

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