Career Advice

The 3 Hottest Jobs in 2020

Career Falcon 25 October, 2019

As technology advances at an ever-increasing speed, so too does the job market. Technology is making some jobs obsolete while at the same time creating entirely new ones. Whether you're just entering the workforce or changing careers, it can be overwhelming deciding which path to take.

Thankfully, the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides in-depth data on career outlook across hundreds of occupations. Here are three of the hottest industries for 2020 -- the fastest-growing and those with the most open positions.

Data Mining & Analysis

The future revolves around information, and companies are constantly looking for new ways to get more data to predict their clients' behaviors, gain an edge over competitors, and improve processes. Job opportunities will be plentiful for those who know where to find solid data and how to analyze and use it. Unsurprisingly, market research and marketing are projected to be some of the most in-demand occupations in the data mining and analysis field in 2020. 

Healthcare

Largely due to an aging population of baby boomers, demand for workers in the healthcare industry will increase significantly in 2020. An increased number of ailments requiring medical care and people seeking to enhance and extend their quality of life makes this an excellent time to begin a career in healthcare. While the range of medical specialties to choose from is vast, job opportunities are predicted to be the most promising for nurses, home health aides, audiologists, physical and occupational therapists, and dentists.

Skilled Trades

Another problem in the job market caused by an aging population is a dwindling number of skilled craftsmen. As baby boomers retire and millennials increasingly go to work in technology-related fields, the job outlook for tradesmen in 2020 is exceptionally positive. The most substantial need will be for skilled construction laborers and managers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, masons, carpenters, and pipelayers.

From high tech data mining to back-to-basics stone masonry, the jobs with the best prospects are changing rapidly. Regardless of which path interests you, 2020 is a fantastic time to switch careers or advance in your current career.