Mar 25, 2024

Question of the Day: What 3 jobs are projected to be the fastest growing over the next decade?

Recent events have propelled some potentially surprising jobs to the top of the charts when it comes to growth.

Answer (based on percentage growth in job category):

  1. Nurse practitioners
  2. Wind turbine service technicians
  3. Data scientists

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


  1. What observation can you make about how current events have impacted what jobs are growing the fastest?
  2. Did any of the jobs appearing on this list surprise you?
  3. Which jobs on the list provide the highest salaries? What do you think are the educational qualifications required to get these jobs?
  4. Did this list of jobs impact how you think about your future career?

Here are the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.


Looking for additional ideas to get your students talking about careers? Check out this NGPF's Career unit!


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About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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