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What Are The Fastest-Growing Jobs In America?

Artur Meyster
July 23, 2020

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With the rapid growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation, employees need to find a way to keep their skills up-to-date to have a place in the future of work. Technology is disrupting several industries through machine learning, big data, and AI.

That's why the workforce needs to be conscious of the latest tech trends to keep their skillsets up-to-date. In this guide, we'll show you some of the fastest-growing industries in America based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 report.

Software Developers

Software development is one of the most fundamental areas of IT. It is based on the creation of digital products, such as mobile or desktop apps. Some of the programming languages used by Software Developers include Python, SQL and JavaScript. There are three types of Software Developers: Front End, Back End and Full Stack Software Engineers.

Front End Developers work on the visual level of software, while Back End Developers work with the skeleton of the software. There are also Full Stack Developers, who work on both sides of software development, the front and the back end.

Software Developers can learn the trade by pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer science, which is still the most common path to becoming a Software Developer. Demand for Software Engineers is very high, and there are simply not enough of them. According to an Economic Modeling report, there are 1.21 million job postings in software engineering, but only 759,797 software development graduates.

However, today we have a different education method that's helping alleviate the shortage of software developers. If you don't want to spend four years in a computer science bachelor's degree, you can try a coding bootcamp. These are short-term courses that offer immersive education in most tech fields.

Web Developers

With the number of e-commerce companies multiplying, demand for web development services has boomed in the last couple of years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, web development is expected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028. This is one of the reasons web development is considered one of the fastest-growing jobs in America.

A Web Developer's role is to create websites using programming languages like HTML, CCS or Java. Web Developers also have to troubleshoot, test existing sites, and maintain them. Their average salary is $73,760 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


According to CNBC, the demand for Statisticians will grow up to 34 percent between 2016 and 2026. Statisticians use data science and math to predict events and analyze data to generate meaningful insights. This job is one of the fastest-growing in America because these professionals are making a significant impact in many industries, from drug development to healthcare. Even SMBs can benefit from these professionals. 

Statisticians do a valuable analysis that helps businesses make better decisions. The salary of most Statisticians is pretty high. On average, they earn $84,060 a year, according to the same CNBC report.

Information Security Analysts

Information Security Analysts are professionals that ensure the security levels of information at any company. The sectors that most commonly employ these professionals are banking, governmental institutions and the defense industry. Information Security Analysts protect valuable information from unauthorized users.

Most people confuse information security analysis (ISA) and cybersecurity. Cybersecurity can be defined as a subset of ISA, which only involves digital information. Information Security Analysts protect all types of data regardless of whether it's stored digitally or in physical locations.

Information Security Analysts should also have some cloud computing skills. According to Indeed, this profession is expected to grow by 37 percent. They earn, on average, $95,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 


The tech industry is taking over and disrupting most sectors. That's the reason most of the fastest-growing jobs in America involve tech skills. If you want to future-proof your resume, you should start by learning new tech skills. This way, you'll ensure that you continue to be a valuable asset; you may even get a raise!

Artur Meyster is the CTO of 
Career Karma (YC W19), an online marketplace that matches career switchers with coding bootcamps. He is also the host of the Breaking Into Startups podcast, which features people with non-traditional backgrounds who broke into tech.