8 Of The Best Paying And Fastest Growing Jobs In The U.S.

Although the country is still recovering from a recession that forced the unemployment rate to reach 10% in October 2009, there is hope for job seekers who may be looking to start over in a new career, or find their first job, according to 24/7 Wall Street. The site compiled a list of jobs that are projected to grow in the next decade, some as much as 60%, and also have median salaries that are close to double the national average of $34,450, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  However, there seems to be a trend in these high-paying and fast-growing careers–most of them are in the medical field.  According to, 24/7, this mainly has to do with our country’s changing demographics and the increasing age of the baby boomers. The first baby boomers turned 65 last year, and as they grow older, their medical needs will steadily increase. This means a higher demand for medical professionals. So, if you plan on changing gears and seek out one of these promising jobs, be prepared to work and work hard. All of a sudden, not listening to my parents about becoming a doctor seems like a  terrible decision.

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