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The US will add 6 million jobs in the next decade. Here are the 10 industries projected to grow the most.

The US will add 6 million jobs in the next decade. Here are the 10 industries projected to grow the most.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the healthcare industry to grow by 9.1% by 2029.Portland Press Herald/ Getty
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its projections for the 10 industries projected to grow the most in the next decade.
  • Industries like healthcare, law, and food services will have significantly more jobs in 2029 than today, BLS found.
  • The country as a whole will add 6 million in the next decade, representing an annual growth rate of 0.4%, BLS reported on September 1. The growth rate between 2009 to 2019 was at 1.3% due to recovery after the Great Recession.
  • The healthcare support industry, for instance, will have 22.6% more jobs in 2029. The legal industry will have 5.1% more jobs.
  • Per the BLS data, job openings for nurse practicioners, statisticians, and mental health counselors will grow in the long term.
  • Here are the 10 industries that will add the most new jobs in the coming decade.

10. The management industry will have 4.7% more jobs in 2029.

10. The management industry will have 4.7% more jobs in 2029.
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Occupations include:

  • Financial managers
  • Property managers
  • Sales managers
  • Top executives
  • Training and development managers
  • Human resources managers

9. The building and grounds cleaning and maintenance industry will have 4.9% more jobs in 2029.

9. The building and grounds cleaning and maintenance industry will have 4.9% more jobs in 2029.
FILE PHOTO: A MTA staff uses a Lysol to clean a station at the lobby of Grand Central Station following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City      Reuters

Occupations include:

  • Grounds keeping workers
  • Janitors and cleaners
  • Pest control workers
  • Tree trimmers

8. The legal industry will have 5.1% more jobs in 2029.

8. The legal industry will have 5.1% more jobs in 2029.
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Occupations include:

  • Lawyers
  • Judicial law clerks
  • Judges
  • Paralegals
  • Legal support workers
  • Title examiners
  • Court reporters

7. The business and financial operations industry will have 5.3% more jobs in 2029.

7. The business and financial operations industry will have 5.3% more jobs in 2029.
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Occupations include:

  • Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes
  • Insurance appraisers
  • Logisticians
  • Event planners
  • Personal finance advisors
  • Loan officers
  • Accountants and auditors

6. The food preparation and serving related industry will have 7.3% more jobs in 2029.

6. The food preparation and serving related industry will have 7.3% more jobs in 2029.
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Occupations include:

  • Bartenders
  • Chefs
  • Cooks
  • Food preparation workers
  • Waiters and waitresses

5. The personal care and service industry will have 7.7% more jobs in 2029.

5. The personal care and service industry will have 7.7% more jobs in 2029.
Samuel Glickman, an Atlanta, Georgia barber, cuts a customer's hair on May 15, 2020.      Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Occupations include:

  • Barbers and hairstylists
  • Childcare workers
  • Fitness trainers
  • Recreation workers
  • Funeral service workers

4. The healthcare practitioners and technical industry will have 9.1% more jobs in 2029.

4. The healthcare practitioners and technical industry will have 9.1% more jobs in 2029.
Caption Health equips nurses with easy heart scans.      Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images

Occupations include:

  • Dentists
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical assistants
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Surgical technicians
  • Athletic trainers

3. The computer and mathematical industry will have 12.1% more jobs in 2029.

3. The computer and mathematical industry will have 12.1% more jobs in 2029.
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Occupations include:

  • Information security analysts
  • Computer network architects
  • Computer programmers
  • Web developers
  • Mathematicians
  • Research analysts
  • Statisticians

2. The social service industry will have 12.5% more jobs in 2029.

2. The social service industry will have 12.5% more jobs in 2029.
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Occupations include:

  • Health educators and community health workers
  • Probation officers
  • School and career counselors
  • Social and human service assistants
  • Social workers
  • Mental health counselors

1. The healthcare support industry will have 22.6% more jobs in 2029.

1. The healthcare support industry will have 22.6% more jobs in 2029.
In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020 photo, dentist Sabrine Jendoubi, left, and her dental assistant Margot Daussat inspect the teeth of patient Veronique Guillot, during a dental appointment, at a dental office in Paris. Those with toothache that suffered through France's two-month lockdown, finally have hope to end the pain. Dental practices are cautiously re-opening and non-emergency dentist appointments are now permitted around the country, as the French government eased confinement restrictions from Monday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)      Associated Press

Occupations include:

  • Home health and personal care aides
  • Nursing assistants
  • Psychiatric aides
  • Occupational therapy assistants
  • Massage therapists
  • Dental assistants
  • Pharmacy aides

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