1. Physical and Recreational Therapists
These therapists design and manage recreation-oriented programs focused on the arts, sports, music games, and so forth. They are most often seen in hospitals, retirement homes, and parks and recreation departments. The majority of recreational therapists have a bachelor's degree and are often certified.
Annual Median Earnings: $48,220
Occupational Forecast 2019-2029: 8%
2. Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers on the Front Line
Supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers may operate in a range of sectors, such as car repair/dealers, local government, electric power production, natural gas, and construction. These positions normally need a high school education as well as on-the-job training.
Annual Median Income: $67,460
Occupational Forecast 2019-2029: 4%
3. Directors of Emergency Management
A bachelor's degree is required, as well as expertise in disaster planning or a similar subject. In a disaster, emergency management directors collaborate amongst agencies, non-profits, and government.
$74,590 is the median annual income.
Occupational Forecast 2019-2029: 4%
4. Social Workers in Mental Health and Substance Abuse
A master's degree and licensing are often required for social workers - a lot of study for a career that may be arduous and underpaid. However, the position provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who need it the most.
Annual Median Income: $46,650
Occupational Prospects 2019-2029: 25% (for all substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors)
Audiologists diagnose and treat hearing loss and other hearing-related issues. This well-paying, rapidly expanding career requires a large investment in education. Audiologists must have a doctorate and be licensed to practice.
Annual Median Income: $77,600
Occupational Forecast 2019-2029: 13% 7
Occupational therapists assist patients in regaining and retaining the skills necessary to live as independently as feasible. This rapidly expanding field normally requires a master's degree as well as license.
Annual Median Income: $84,950
Occupational Prospects 2019-2029: 16%
7. Prosthetists and orthotists
These workers design prosthetic limbs and other medical gadgets to assist patients recover movement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this occupation is rapidly expanding, owing to "the large baby-boom population aging, and orthotists and prosthetists will be needed because both diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the two leading causes of limb loss, are more common among older people." Orthotists and prosthetists must have a master's degree as well as be certified.
Annual Median Income: $68,410
17 percent Occupational Outlook 2019-2029
8.Social Workers in Healthcare
Healthcare social workers often work in hospitals, where they provide case management and assistance to patients and families navigating the healthcare system. These positions often need a master's degree as well as license.
Annual Median Earnings: $56,75010
2019-2029 Occupational Outlook: 13% (for all social workers)
9. Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons
These dentists diagnose and treat problems with the face, jaw, and mouth. This vocation requires extensive education: four years of dentistry school followed by four to six years of residency.
Annual Median Income: $173,47012 Occupational Outlook 2019-2029: 3% (for dentists)
10. Firefighting and prevention workers' first-line supervisors
Firefighters and other similar employees are managed and directed by those in this profession. Fire fighter and prevention professionals' first-line supervisors often have a postsecondary nondegree award and on-the-job training.
Annual Median Income: $77,800
6% Occupational Outlook 2019-2029