Deciding on a career can be nerve wrecking. You want to choose something that you will enjoy. However, you also want to choose something that you can be fairly confident that you’ll be able to actually get a job doing. There are plenty of fields that can fulfill both of those needs. Not only are they lucrative now, but they’re expected to be the top five fastest growing jobs in the next five years. So jump on them now!

Home health aides

Picking a career in the medical field has always been a wise one. The opportunities are always endless. For home health aids there is a predicted growth of 22.42% over the next five years. The earnings may start out low in these positions, but if you put in the work you’ll definitely see the benefits.

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Software development

The world wide web is definitely a place of growth. Individuals in the field of software development can expect to see a 16% growth in their career in the next five years. If you’re considering getting into this field, rest assured that job availability will not be a problem. What makes this career choice an even better one is that you only need an associates degree to get started.

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Medical assisting

Another career slated for growth is that of the medical assistant. Medical assistants have many options available to them. They can hold positions in doctor’s offices, hospitals, jails, and many more places where medical assistance is needed. Because of their flexibility of environment, they are forecasted to see 14.51% of growth in the next five years.


Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Research pays big time. Being a market research analyst and marketing specialist has its benefits. For starters, it pays well with the median hourly earnings being $48.49 an hour. Another benefit is that the field is expected to grow by 12.6% in the next five years. That opens more opportunities for people already established in the field to make more money. Therefore making room for more people to get their foot in the door.

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Billing and posting clerk

Not all jobs slated for substantial growth over the next five years require a degree or for you to be super smart. Some just need someone organized and good with numbers. The need for billing and posting clerks is becoming more and more evident. Hence, the 8.59% growth that is expected in the field. Businesses need individuals that can keep good records, prepare billing invoices, and much much more.