Growing Career Fields That Pay Well

Growing Career Fields That Pay Well
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    As the nation continues to grow economically and recover from the most recent recession, there are a slew of job fields that are opening up to educated young adults.

    They offer a substantial projected growth within the next decade, accompanied by a healthy paycheck.


Accountants and auditors, who work with financial records, can expect to see a growth of 13 percent and bring home a median salary of over $63,000. Environmental engineers, who utilize the sciences to tackle environmental issues, can expect to see a projected growth of 15 percent over the next decade and a median salary of over $86,000.

There are some fields, however, that are growing at a more rapid speed. Physical therapy assistants, who work directly with patients needing support regaining movement and pain management, can expect over a 40 percent growth throughout the next 10 years and a median salary of over $53,000.

Interpreters and translators are seeing an even higher growth with 47 percent projected over the next decade and a median salary of over $42,000.

Few fields, however, are projecting such a substantial 10-year growth as that of industrial organizational psychologist, which expects numbers over 50 percent. With a median salary of over $80,000, this job involves psychologists applying their skills in a workplace setting, helping to solve problems and increase employee productivity.

Learn more about jobs that are expected to be in high demand by clicking on the following infographic regarding growing career fields.

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High Paying Careers Infographic

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