10 US industries expected to explode by 2021

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What's happening with the US labor market?

When applying for a job or considering a career path, one of the most important factors is the industry's opportunity for growth and sustainability.

Luckily, the job market is on the upswing, and most industries in the US are expecting growth within the next five years.

By 2021, the U.S. job market is expected to add 7.2M jobs (which translates to a 4.6 percent increase).

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But this is just the average estimate.

Nearly one-third of industries across the US are projected to over-perform on that percentage, some expected to grow upwards of 30 percent.

CareerBuilder recently conducted a study (based on data from Emsi) to find out which industries are projected to have the strongest growth over the next five years.

Here are the top 10, very unrelated (and some unexpected) industries that are expected to multiply by massive numbers by 2021:

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#10: Nail salons
2016 jobs: 144,707
2021 jobs: 171,694
Estimated jobs added 2016 - 2021: 26,987
Estimated increase in jobs from 2016-2021: 19 percent

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#9: Computer system design services
2016 jobs: 983,426
2021 jobs: 1,167,108
Estimated jobs added 2016 - 2021: 183,682
Estimated increase in jobs from 2016-2021: 19 percent

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#8: Environment conservation and wildlife services
2016 jobs: 63,303
2021 jobs: 75,136
Estimated jobs added 2016 - 2021: 11,833
Estimated increase in jobs from 2016-2021: 19 percent

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#7: Marketing consulting services
2016 jobs: 293,431
2021 jobs: 350,922
Estimated jobs added 2016 - 2021: 57,491
Estimated increase in jobs from 2016-2021: 20 percent

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#6: Telemarketing bureaus and other contact services
2016 jobs: 484,941
2021 jobs: 582,153
Estimated jobs added 2016 - 2021: 97,212
Estimated increase in jobs from 2016-2021: 20 percent

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#5: Continuing care retirement centers 
2016 jobs: 474,886
2021 jobs: 587,787
Estimated jobs added 2016 - 2021: 112,901
Estimated increase in jobs from 2016-2021: 24 percent

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#4: Home health care services
2016 jobs: 1,466,964
2021 jobs: 1,795,388
Estimated jobs added 2016 - 2021: 348,424
Estimated increase in jobs from 2016-2021: 24 percent

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#3: Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists
2016 jobs: 374,154
2021 jobs: 466,371
Estimated jobs added 2016 - 2021: 92,217
Estimated increase in jobs from 2016-2021: 25 percent

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#2: Translation and interpretation services
2016 jobs: 38,162
2021 jobs: 48,709
Estimated jobs added 2016 - 2021: 10,547
Estimated increase in jobs from 2016-2021: 28 percent

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#1: Electronic shopping
2016 jobs: 245,403
2021 jobs: 324,322
Estimated jobs added 2016 - 2021: 78,919
Estimated increase in jobs from 2016-2021: 32 percent

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CEO of CareerBuilder, Matt Ferguson, explains the job market and projected growth across industries:

"Based on historical trends and the current hiring situation, we can expect to see nearly 1 in 3 industries add jobs at a rate that exceeds the national average. The growth will be broad-based, covering everything from IT services and developmental therapies to conservation, investment management, online shopping and sports instruction. When growth extends across a wide variety of industries, it's a good indicator of stability and strength in the labor market."

For the full list, visit CareerBuilder.

Now, check out the top jobs for work-life balance:

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Data Scientist 
Salary: $106,939

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Social Media Manager
Salary: $107,473

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SEO Manager
Salary: $111,038

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Web Designer
Salary: $70,580

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Content Manager
Salary: $92,583 

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Lab Assistant
Salary: $53,912

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Dietician 
Salary: $56,890

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Elementary School Teacher
Salary: $54,814 

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Human Resources Manager 
Salary: $94,993 

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Civil Engineer 
Salary: $95,550

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