“Automation will inch along but stay off the roads, for now.”

Care, computers, and clean energy: the fastest-growing jobs through 2026


Fri, Oct 27th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Atlantic looks at the latest 10-year forecast from the Bureau of Labour Statistics. Reportedly, while retail and manufacturing jobs are declining due to automation, jobs in the fields of health care, computers, and clean energy will see a dramatic rise.

The fastest-growing jobs through 2026 belong to what one might call the Three Cs: care, computers, and clean energy. No occupation is projected to add more workers than personal-care aides, who perform non-medical duties for older Americans, such as bathing and cooking. Along with home-health aides, these two occupations are projected to create 1.1 million new jobs in the next decade. Remarkably, that’s 10 percent of the total 11.5 million jobs that the BLS expects the economy to add. Clean-energy workers, like solar-panel installers and wind-turbine technicians, are the only occupations that are expected to double by 2026. Mathematicians and statisticians round out the top-10 list.



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