If you're looking for a career, and don't like competition, one of the jobs on this list may be for you. The more demand there is for your skills, the better opportunity you have to choose where to work and live, and have some leverage negotiating salary.
Twenty of these fast-growing jobs will account for more than 11.5 million new jobs in the U.S. through 2026. Over the next eight years, the U.S. will need 777,000 new home health aides, an increase of 47%, and more than a quarter million software developers, a 31% increase.
Some of these jobs require advanced degrees, and pay more than $100k a year, while others need only a high school diploma.
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Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, here are 25 jobs with the biggest demand through 2026.