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June 19, 2019

5 Growing Careers and How to Get There

When choosing a career, you need to consider the likelihood of finding a job in your industry. Some industries are at a standstill when it comes job demand while others are growing rapidly. Consider these five fast growing careers before deciding what educational path you may want to take. 

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

As baby boomers continue to age, the demand in healthcare careers is going to keep increasing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for nurse practitioners to grow 31 percent by 2024. Nurse practitioners work with patients in a variety of healthcare facilities including hospitals and clinics. They are able to work without the direct supervision of a doctor and carry a lot of responsibility. Talk to an advisor about taking science general education requirements to prepare yourself for a career in nursing.  

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist

Physical therapy keeps you active while working with patients. In this gratifying career, you will help patients increase movement post-injury or illness and help them deal with pain. With a growth rate of 34 percent, it is a good path to take for job security. Explore your options with our Professional Health Pathways program to see if a career in physical therapy is right for you. This program includes online classes combined with in-person laboratory experiences for a well-rounded education. 

Statistician

Statistician

Are you a problem solver? If so, a career as a statistician might be the right fit for you. Statisticians use statistical data to help solve problems in a variety of fields from business to healthcare. This growing career requires strong mathematical skills. Check out our mathematics classes to get started.

Market Research Analyst

Market Research Analyst

Being a market research analyst uses both creativity and problem solving skills to get the job done. With a job outlook of 32 percent growth, it is a great area to get started in. Your main job duties would be to conduct research and find data to help a business market their products better. Find the resources you need by checking out our business & economics classes. We are here to help you in pursuing your career goals. 

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Healthcare is clearly an up and coming field to pursue. The demand for physician assistants is expected to grow by 30 percent by 2024. Physician assistants work alongside physicians and surgeons in healthcare settings. They are able to diagnose and treat patients and provide assistance in surgery. If you dream of starting a career as a physician assistant, explore the hybrid laboratories at UW Colleges Online. These classes combine the flexibility of online learning with the hands-on experience of in-person labs and they’ll help you prepare for your future career.

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