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List of Good Jobs

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Whether you're just starting your career or you're looking for a job change, it can be helpful to review a list of "good jobs" - the jobs where a lot of openings are projected and the jobs where openings are increasing faster than for other occupations.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists jobs in both categories. Some jobs require significant training, but other don't. For example, food service workers, home care aides, and landscapers are all on the list of jobs with the greatest number of openings and short-term on-the-job training is provided for these types of jobs. You don't need a college education or additional training beyond high school.

Here are the lists, with projections from the BLS, for jobs where the outlook is good as far as potential job opportunities.

To find these types of job openings, use the job search engines to search by keyword or job title i.e. retail sales and the location where you want to work. Here's how to search for jobs by location.

Largest Number of Projected New Jobs

  • Registered nurses
  • Home health aides
  • Customer service representatives
  • Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
  • Personal and home care aides
  • Retail salespersons
  • Office clerks, general
  • Accountants and auditors
  • Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants
  • Postsecondary teachers
  • Construction laborers
  • Elementary school teachers, except special education
  • Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
  • Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
  • Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
  • Management analysts
  • Computer software engineers, applications
  • Receptionists and information clerks
  • Carpenters

Jobs With Fastest Growth

  • Biomedical engineers
  • Network systems and data communications analysts
  • Home health aides
  • Personal and home care aides
  • Financial examiners
  • Medical scientists, except epidemiologists
  • Physician assistants
  • Skin care specialists
  • Biochemists and biophysicists
  • Athletic trainers
  • Physical therapist aides
  • Dental hygienists
  • Veterinary technologists and technicians
  • Dental assistants
  • Computer software engineers, applications
  • Medical assistants
  • Physical therapist assistants
  • Veterinarians
  • Self-enrichment education teachers
  • Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation

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