2. Solar Panel Manufacturing
Our most dominant energy sources come from non-renewables like coal and petroleum, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to power equipment with regenerative sources. Case in point: Revenue for solar panel manufacturing has grown at an annual rate of 32.3 percent for the last 10 years, and it's expected to continue growing by about 8.2 percent each year until 2017.
Recent Jobs: According to a BLS report, "jobs are expected to grow in all the major sectors of the solar power industry: manufacturing, project development, construction, operation and maintenance, and installation." Within manufacturing, glaziers are responsible for selecting, cutting, installing, and replacing glass or glass-like materials. And this profession is expected to grow by an impressive 42 percent from 2010 to 2020.
1. Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
The U.S. population is aging quickly—the median age has jumped from 35.3 years in 2000 to 37.2 years in 2010, according to the Census Bureau—and as it does, the need for prescription drugs also increases. Generic pharmaceutical manufacturing has sustained growth since 2002 because it reduces the out-of-pocket healthcare costs for the consumer. On average, this industry experienced annual revenue growth of 9.6 percent, and it's expected to see an average of 6.3 percent growth from now to 2017.
Related Jobs: Top companies like Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Mylan Inc. are looking for project managers to facilitate the development of new products.