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This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.
Given the current state of the labor market, finding a flexible job with long-term growth prospects has never been more important. To help job seekers identify jobs that are not only flexible in a fast-growing field but also flexible, we compared the latest data on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' fastest growing occupations with the jobs in our database.
We discovered which fast-growing professions also offer flexible work options, such as: B. Remote working arrangements, a flexible or part-time schedule, or freelance work, to name a few.
In order from highest to lowest growth, below are occupations with the highest projected employment growth rate between 2019 and 2029 that also offer flexible work options. Every profession should grow by at least 21%.
We also include the average salary information for 2019 and each job title has links to active vacancies that job seekers can apply for now.
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The BLS groups care for anesthetists, midwives and nurses in the same category called Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). They coordinate patient care in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, private practices, and clinics. Some nurses may offer basic and specialized medical care.
- Expected growth: 52.4%
- Average salary: $ 109,820
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Mathematicians and statisticians are also brought together by the BLS. These professionals analyze data and use mathematical and statistical techniques to solve problems. Statisticians work for the federal government, in private science and for technical research companies.
- Expected growth: 34.6%
- Average salary: $ 91,160
3. Home help
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Home health aids take care of people with disabilities, chronic illnesses or cognitive impairments. Home workers work in a variety of settings including a patient's home, group homes, and day programs. They support people in their daily activities.
- Expected growth: 33.7%
- Average salary: $ 25,280
4. Information security analyst
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Most information security analysts work for computer companies, consulting firms, and other financial firms, helping companies plan and implement security protocols to protect their computer networks, systems, and digital information.
- Expected growth: 31.2%
- Average salary: $ 99,730
5. Data Scientist
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Data scientists combine computer science, statistics, analytics, and math to help companies make objective decisions. By collecting and analyzing data, they help companies understand their goals and use the data to determine the best way to achieve those goals.
- Expected growth: 30.9%
- Average salary: $ 94,280
6. Speech pathologist
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In cooperation with adults and children, speech pathologists diagnose, treat and prevent communication and swallowing disorders in their clients. While some speech pathologists work in schools, most work in health care facilities.
- Expected growth: 24.9%
- Average salary: $ 79,120
7. Operations Research Analyst
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Operations Research analysts use quantitative reasoning and critical analysis skills to solve business problems. Many people have degrees in business, engineering, computer science, or some other technical or quantitative field.
- Expected growth: 24.8%
- Average salary: $ 84,810
8. Substance Abuse, Conduct Disorder, and Mental Health Advisors
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These professionals provide treatment services and other counseling to people with alcoholism, drug addiction, and other mental or behavioral problems. They work in myriad settings including community health centers, prisons, and private practices.
- Expected growth: 24.7%
- Average salary: $ 46,240
9. Marriage and family therapists
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Marriage and family therapists work in both psychiatric centers and private practices. They help people manage and overcome problems with their families and in other relationships.
- Expected growth: 22.3%
- Average salary: $ 49,610
10. Film and video editor
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Film and video editors select and edit video of subjects (such as actors or respondents) and attitudes towards a clear and cohesive visual story.
- Expected growth: 21.6%
- Average salary: $ 63,780
11. Software developer and quality assurance analyst
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While software developers and quality assurance analysts work separately, their roles depend on one another for success. Software developers create the applications and software that run on a computer or other device, and quality assurance analysts ensure that the applications and software run smoothly.
- Expected growth: 21.5%
- Average salary: $ 107,510
12. Genetic Advisor
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Genetic counselors help individuals or families assess their risk for hereditary diseases. They work in medical centers, hospitals, private practices or diagnostic laboratories.
- Expected growth: 21.5%
- Average salary: $ 81,880
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