25 good career choices if you still want to be working a few years from now

We recently listed 25 jobs you should probably avoid when planning your career. Now we’re looking at those you might want to look into.

Since 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has been projecting the jobs that will decline and grow the fastest by 2026. Earlier this month, the agency updated these statistics and we showed you the dying professions. That means jobs projected to have fewer job openings and decreasing demand for people to work in those professions.

Of the 818 jobs the Bureau tracks, the occupation with the worst future was locomotive firers, followed by respiratory therapy technicians, and parking enforcement workers. So, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect career, you probably shouldn’t choose one of those.

At the other end of the spectrum are the jobs with secure futures, meaning that demand for these positions will grow and there will lots of jobs that need filling. At the top of that list is solar photovoltaic installers, followed by wind turbine service technicians, and home health aides.

We listed these jobs below, along with their Canadian salaries.

Not all of them pay a lot. The highest paid position is physician assistant, which earns an average salary of $93,600, while home health aides and personal care aides earn less than everyone else on this list at about $33,000. Though one assumes that might be about to change as demand for people to fill these positions grows alongside the aging population.

Most of the jobs are, unsurprisingly, in tech and healthcare, with a few skilled trades.

Here are the 25 jobs projected to grow the fastest between now and 2026. If you’re looking for the right career, one of these might be for you.

  1. Solar photovoltaic installers – $41,600
  2. Wind turbine service technicians – $52,728
  3. Home health aides – $32,864
  4. Personal care aides -$32,864
  5. Physician assistants – $93.600
  6. Nurse practitioners – $93,600
  7. Statisticians – $89,149
  8. Physical therapist assistants – $47,840
  9. Software developers, applications – $75,005
  10. Mathematicians – $89.149
  11. Physical therapist aides – $47,840
  12. Bicycle repairers $41,600
  13. Medical assistants – $40,144
  14. Genetic counselors – $57,491
  15. Occupational therapy assistants – $47,840
  16. Information security analysts – $79,997
  17. Physical therapists – $75,920
  18. Operations research analysts – $89,149
  19. Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists – $54,080
  20. Massage therapists – $51,750
  21. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary – $76,253
  22. Derrick operators, oil and gas – $62,400
  23. Roustabouts, oil and gas – $52,000
  24. Occupational therapy aides – $40,144
  25. Phlebotomists – $51,376

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