It seems like from the moment you take your first steps, relatives are asking if you’ve considered the growth potential of the profession you’re interested in pursuing. Goo goo, gah gah, you might respond to them, which translates to Dog Show Stylist is my dream job. Just let me risk it all.
Well, your family’s got a point, little guy. Not that you shouldn’t take a risk. Just check out a new report from personal finance site SmartAsset, which reveals the fastest-growing jobs for young professionals in America, first.
In 2014 there were almost 32 million people between the ages of 25 and 34 working in the United States. That number has risen to 35 million over the past five years, with about 13 million workers in possession of a bachelor’s or advanced degree. That’s 16% more than workers on average than in 2014. And there are some major outliers with employment growth rates far surpassing 16%, giving hope to the aimless and in-debt everywhere.
To find these results, SmartAsset used Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data from 2014 and 2018 to rank percentage growth by occupation for jobs with greater than 15,000 people in the workforce. All of the people were ages 25 to 34 and had either a bachelor’s degree or higher. Here’s what they found: