Here Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

LinkedIn's annual report is out
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2019 9:20 AM CST
Here Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America
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The "jobs of tomorrow" are here—or, at least the ones that look the most promising for 2020. LinkedIn has published its third annual "Emerging Jobs Report," which took all public profiles of LinkedIn members who've held a full-time job over the past five years, then looked at hiring stats and growth rates for each occupation, to determine the fastest-growing jobs in the US. The roundup also includes the skills tied to each job, as well as the cities and industries where interested parties may have the best chance for employment. Artificial intelligence is the top pick, with a hefty 74% growth rate; engineering jobs are also hot. Quartz notes one job on the list doesn't require a four-year degree: behavioral health technician, which has likely seen a boost due to increased insurance coverage for mental health. Here, the top 10 emerging jobs in America, along with their annual growth rates:

  1. Artificial intelligence specialist, 74%
  2. Robotics engineer, 40%
  3. Data scientist, 37%
  4. Full stack engineer, 35%
  5. Site reliability engineer, 34%
  6. Customer success specialist, 34%
  7. Sales development representative, 34%
  8. Data engineer, 33%
  9. Behavioral health technician, 32%
  10. Cybersecurity specialist, 30%
See the complete LinkedIn report here. (Check out the best and worst entry-level jobs.)

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