Job industries change all the time and fields used to be full of potential may now be obsolete while others may not have even been created yet. Just think, 20 years ago no one would have thought 'Social Media Manager' was a real thing...

So what are the fields that are in high demand in 2017 here in New Jersey?

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Career website Zippia crunched some numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to come up with the ranking. The took data including predicted job growth through the next 7 years, and occupations expected to maintain at least 1,000 workers through that time frame, and then ranked those occupations by projected growth rate.

If you're in the medical field -- or are hoping to go into the medical field -- they have some great news for you, as almost all of the top 10 jobs fall into that category.

  1. Home Health Aides
  2. Operations Research Analysts
  3. Physical Therapist Assistants
  4. Physical Therapist Aides
  5. Physical Therapists
  6. Nurse Practitioners
  7. Ambulance Drivers and Attendants (not including EMTs)
  8. Physician Assistants
  9. Occupational Therapists
  10. Electricians

They actually have the top 100 available, which you can see HERE.

 

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