Fastest growing careersThis past week Career Builder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) released a report detailing the fastest growing careers from 2013 to 2017 in 52 major metropolitan areas. There are several lists within the study showing the percentages of growth and loss over several industries, however the fastest growing careers are those that require a college degree or higher.

The list below shows the top 20 Fastest Growing Careers requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher. These careers have at least an 11% growth from 2013 to 2017. The majority of the occupations are either in healthcare, engineering or IT.


  1. Biomedical Engineers
  2. Interpreters & Translators
  3. Meeting, Convention, & Event Planners
  4. Med. Scientists, Non-epidemiologists
  5. Market research analysts & Marketing Specialists
  6. Petroleum Engineers
  7. Biochemists & Biophysicists
  8. Audiologists
  9. Physical Therapists
  10. Marriage & Family Therapists
  11. Health Educators
  12. Mental Health Counselors
  13. Healthcare Social Workers
  14. Occupational Therapists
  15. Athletic Trainers
  16. Training & Development Specialists
  17. logisticians
  18. Database Administrators
  19. Geoscientists, except Hydrologists & Geographers
  20. Software developers, Systems Software

For more information and the full study, click here.