Tech, management and health-care roles are among the most promising careers of the next decade, according to a Wall Street Journal ranking of new employment-projection data released by the Labor Department. Factory jobs and other manual-labor occupations continue to have the least promising futures.
In ranking the new occupational data, the Journal assessed current median wages with projected annual openings. The average of those attributes contributed to their final ranking.
Many of America’s fastest-growing jobs, such as personal-care aides and fast-food workers, pay the lowest wages in the nation, while the highest-compensated professions, like doctors and lawyers, have few openings a year. Registered nurses and software developers hit the sweet spot, pairing relatively high wages with robust demand—making them among the most promising careers in our analysis.
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