Looking for more economic opportunity going forward? Take a look at this list of jobs that employers won't be able to fill over the next decade...
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These fields need workers!
There's a crisis coming on the work front. A new report from the Conference Board finds that "in the next 10 to 15 years, we expect U.S. employers to demand more labor than will be available, which will, in turn, constrain overall economic growth."
But it isn't all bad news. With the call for more labor, that means more job opportunity for you!
Here's a look at 10 of the jobs that will likely go underfilled in the next decade—which might create the perfect point of entry for you to find your next career!
(All salaries are 2015 median pay unless otherwise noted. Courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.)
|10. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations|
|Installs and upkeeps machinery across a variety of fields and industries|
|2014 median pay: $42,110|
|9. Construction and Related Workers|
|Perform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites|
|2014 median pay: $30,190|
|8. Social Scientists and Related Workers|
|Analyze data to offer insights into human development|
|Median pay: $80,650|
|7. Rail Transportation Workers|
|Ensure that passenger and freight trains run on time and travel safely|
|Median pay: $58,760|
|6. Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides|
|Help people with disabilities, chronic illness or cognitive impairment with activities of daily living|
|2014 median pay: $21,380|
|5. Plant and System Operators|
|Control the systems that generate and distribute electric power|
|Median pay: $55,530|
|4. Religious Workers|
|Assist with spiritual needs of the population|
|Median pay: $35,160|
|3. Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners|
|Diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses|
|Median pay: $85,120|
|2. Mathematical Science Occupations|
|Create models to solve practical problems in business, government, engineering and the sciences.|
|Median pay: $78,310|
|1. Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides|
|Help patients develop, recover and improve the skills needed for daily living and working|
|2014 median pay: $52,300|
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