These 5 high-paying, growing jobs didn’t exist a decade ago—but they’ll be booming through the 2020s

These 5 high-paying, growing jobs didn’t exist a decade ago—but they’ll be booming through the 2020s
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The 2010s kicked off a decade of uncertainty within the job market. Many sectors were still dealing with the aftermath of the Great Recession, the national unemployment rate sat at 9.7%, the class of 2010 graduated into the worst job market in a generation, and by the summer of 2010, more than a million job seekers quit looking for employment.

However, now at the close of the decade, the job market has markedly improved for most workers. That’s especially true for those in the technology space.

While developing tech has eliminated some job functions, it’s also redefined and created completely new roles in the past 10 years — many that pay well, thanks in part to a short supply of workers with the right skill sets to fill emerging jobs that are crucial to keeping businesses competitive.

CNBC Make It spoke with Glassdoor senior economic research analyst Amanda Stansell about the jobs that barely existed at the turn of the decade, but that have exploded in growth and median base pay through the 2010s.

Data scientist: $107,697 per year

In 2012, Harvard Business Review named data scientist “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” And for the past four years, Glassdoor has recognized it as the No. 1 job in the U.S. based on job satisfaction, pay and opportunities.

Source: CNBC

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