What are the jobs best poised for growth?

The medical field will have many other opportunities

(CNN) – The economy seems to be making it easier to enter, or exit, the workforce.

According to Stacy Rapacon of Kiplinger Online Editor, “A lot of the boomers are finally looking to retire as the economy has improved. Their retirement savings are looking good. So they’ll be exiting the work force, which is opening up a lot of opportunities for new grads and younger workers.”

Rapacon compiled a list for Kiplinger’s personal finance, of the most promising opportunities, based upon projected job growth, current openings, salary and required education.

Tech often comes to mind, and jobs like computer systems analyst, information security analyst and app developer are on the list. However, it’s not the only sector, even though the influence crosses all fields.

“Advancing technology was one common thread throughout the whole thing. Even in the health care professions, it’s really the advancing technology in applying medicine and addressing medical issues that have driven a lot of these jobs,” Rapacon said.

That’s sparked growth for jobs like health services manager, overseeing and securing digital patient records. And medical sonographer, as imaging equipment replaces more invasive procedures.

With an aging population, the medical field will have many other opportunities, for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physical therapists. But also on the list, community service managers to facilitate things like adult day care programs and meal-delivery services.

While salary and opportunity seem appealing, Rapacon urges job hunters to make sure a field is the right fit, first.

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