Many Americans are struggling after the coronavirus pandemic devastated the economy and led to millions of furloughs and layoffs. The younger generation just entering college or preparing for graduation will enter a marketplace rife with uncertainty. Still, there are plenty of careers that have shown fast growth in recent years and pay salaries of six figures or more.
Stacker breaks down 50 of these industries, the prerequisites for entering those fields, and how those jobs have been affected over the past year. We compiled a list of 50 fastest-growing jobs with average salaries of over $100,000 using 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections (released Sept. 1, 2020) and Occupational Employment Statistics (released March 31, 2020). The jobs are ranked by their