The United States Department of Labor has conducted a study on the professions that will be on demand in the next six years. The following aspects were taken into consideration:
Percentage: it represents the increasing number of jobs in a particular profession, between the year 2012 and the year 2022.
Salary: it refers to the net income that workers get. It can dramatically vary, depending on years of experience, state taxes, etc.
Education: This is the minimum level of studies required for a particular job:
- H.S. stands for High School. In general, when this level of education is required, equivalent tests like the GED are also accepted.
- B.D. stands for Bachelor’s Degree, i.e. a four-year college degree.
- Ph.D / professional: the first one stands for doctorate degree and the second one refers to professional studies completed after the B.D., e.g. law, medicine, etc.
It is estimated that by 2022 there will be 161 million jobs in the U.S. This is the equivalent to an increase of 10.8 percent, if we take the year 2012 as a reference.
Professions and Their Data:
|Industrial or Organizational Psychologist||53.4%||$ 83.580||Master’s degree|
|Auxiliary Caregiver||48.8||$ 19.910||H.S. or less|
|Home Caregiver||48.5||$ 20.820||H.S. or less|
|Interpreter / translator||46.1||$ 45.430||B.D .|
|Ultrasound Technician||46.0||$ 65.800||Associate degree|
|Auxiliary Builder||43.0||$ 28.200||Less H.S.|
|Occupational Therapist Assistant||42.6||$ 53.240||Associate degree|
|Genetic Counselor||41.2||$ 56.800||Master’s degree|
|Physical Therapist Assistant||41.0||$ 52.160||Associate degree|
|Auxiliary Physical Therapist||40.1||$ 23.880||H.S.|
|Skin Care Specialist||39.8||$ 28.640||H.S.|
|Physician Assistant||38.4||$ 90.930||Master’s degree|
|Electrician Assistant||37||$ 27.670||H.S.|
|Information Analyst||36.5||$ 86.160||B.D.|
|Auxiliary Occupational Therapist||36.2||$26,850||H.S.|
|Health Teachers||36.1||$ 81.140||Ph.D/Professional|
|Medical Secretary||36.0||$ 31.350||H.S.|
|Physical Therapist||36.0||$ 79.860||Ph.D/Professional|
|Orthopedist||35.5||$ 62.670||Master’s degree|
|Professor of Nursing||35.4||$ 64.880||Master’s degree|
It should be noted that in some professions such as nurses or teachers, there will be no major increase in new jobs, but a great labor supply will remain. The reason is that a large number of retirements is expected in these areas to be filled with new hires.
America is a big country and the economy varies greatly from state to state, even between regions in the same state, and that leads to very different rates of unemployment in the country.
To Keep in Mind
To legally work in the United States you must have a legal status like:
- American citizenship.
- Legal permanent residency.
- Work visa.
- Work permit for foreigners in very specific situations.