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7 Fast-Growing Occupations to look out for

Rodrigo Massa

Maybe you are feeling lost because you are still undecided on what you are going to study for your bachelor. Maybe you are already in college but don’t know in what area you want to take you master’s degree in. That’s completely okay.

For all those undecided, we know the feeling and we are here to help! We compiled a list of occupations that are both predicted to grow in demand quickly until 2026 (i.e. with a high job outlook) and are handsomely paid. Who knows, maybe there’s something here you never considered! Carry on! 

Note: All the annual wages are taken from Glassdoor, SalaryExpert or PayScale and are an average of user submissions. 

1. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Starting our list, we have physician assistants and nurse practitioners, with demand growing around 37% for their services until 2026. Physician assistants work in teams of nurses and physicians to treat patients. While, in the other hand, nurse practitioners coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare. The daily lives of these occupations widely vary across specialties and wages may differ. However, on average, a person in this occupation is expected to receive an annual wage of around 58.000€ (in Germany).

2. Statisticians and Mathematicians

Statistics and Maths aren’t exactly the most exciting courses, are they? Despite their infamous popularity, we are glad to tell you the brave people who embark in this seemingly tedious journey, are generously rewarded. These occupations are expected to grow between 30% and 34% and to be paid something around 74.000€ yearly (in Germany). Maybe it’s worth it to bear through those 9 a.m. classes after all… 

3. Software Developers

Software developers are the ones building the software you use in your computer, the video games you like to play in your PS4 or the apps you enjoy in your smartphone! With everything becoming increasingly digital, it’s no surprise that demand will grow for developers. So, if you’re a tech laggard, a job outlook of 31% and an annual wage of around 55.000€ (in Germany), may make you reconsider…

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4. Genetic Counselors

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one that doesn’t know what Genetic Counselors do. Being the second health-related entry on our list, a Genetic Counselor assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. As such, they are fundamental in supporting other medical providers and in preventing very serious conditions. If this sounds very interesting to you, you’ll be happy to know that demand for Genetic Counselors is expected to increase by 29% and pays approximately 48.000€ a year (in Germany).

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5. Information Security Analysts

Superheroes do not always hide their faces behind a mask… Sometimes, they do it behind a computer! Information Security analysts advise, plan and create the strategy to protect a company or institution data and prevent malicious use. Their tasks are as routine as advising employees on passwords to preventing cyberattacks in real-time. Sounds fun, no? If you want to be a cybernetic James Bond, expect demand to increase 28% until 2026 and to receive close to 68,000€ a year (in Germany).

6. Physical Therapists

Health-related occupations surely seem to be in demand, don’t they? With its third entry on this list, a Physical Therapist aids people in recovering movement and muscle strength, managing chronic pain and preventing injuries and conditions. Here, you build long-term relationships with patients and get the rewarding feeling of seeing them getting better at the care of your hands. Physical therapists are expecting to receive around 48,000€ (in Germany) and the number of jobs to increase by 28%.

Another occupation to look out for, Physical Therapists || Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

7. Operations Research Analysts

Being an Operations Research Analyst may not seem the most attractive job title around, however, you can expect it to be very challenging and of great need for companies. A professional in this job is expected to use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to investigate complex issues, mostly in logistics and scheduling (e.g. guarantee the maximum quality of services while using as little resources as possible) and to help decision making. The need for Operation Research Analysts is expected to grow 27% in the next 7 years and to earn you around 82,000€ every year (in Germany).

Did this list help you decide your future education? What are you going to choose? We definitely hope so. We also have some tips on how to land an internship abroad

In case you’re going to do an internship or land a job in Europe and you need a place to live, check out the rooms to rent at Uniplaces. We also have studios or entire properties, so you can choose what is best for you.

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