In-Demand Jobs Based On Education and Experience
Last updated April 16, 2021
Looking for a good-paying job but aren’t sure where to start? Don't worry, we’ve compiled a shortlist of in-demand jobs. This list includes jobs that are projected to grow faster than average between now and 2028 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics! While this list is not exhaustive, it may be helpful when job searching or deciding if you want to level up your skills and experience by pursuing a college degree. Be sure to click the links to see “day on the job” videos and view additional information such as skills needed to perform the job.
Careers That Require A High School Diploma or GED
Home health aides and personal care aides help people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or cognitive impairment by assisting in their daily living activities.
2018 median pay: $24,200/year
Social and human service assistants provide client services in a variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work.
2019 median pay: $35,600 per year
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food, or selling products and services.
2019 median pay: $33,400 per year
Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers assemble, set up, and maintain rooftop or other systems that convert sunlight into energy.
2019 median pay: $44,890 per year
Careers That Require Post-High School Training, But Not A College Degree
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for media programs.
2019 median pay: $45,510 per year
Medical records and health information technicians organize and manage health information data.
2018 median pay: $40,350 per year
Wind turbine service technicians install, maintain, and repair wind turbines.
2019 median pay: $52,910 per year
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals, offices of physicians, and other healthcare facilities.
2019 median pay: $34,800 per year
Careers That Require An Associate’s Degree
Web developers design and create websites.
2019 median pay: $73,760 per yearRespiratory Therapists
Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing—for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema.
2019 median pay: $61,330 per year
Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers.
2019 median pay: $51,740 per year
Occupational therapy assistants and aides help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.
2019 median pay: $59,200 per year
Careers That Require A Bachelor’s Degree
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.
2019 median pay: $99,730 per year
Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve complex issues.
2019 median pay: $84,810 per year
Software developers create the applications or systems that run on a computer or another device.
2018 median pay: $105,590 per year