Health Care and Tech Industries are in Demand in Chicago

According to a new report from Crain’s Chicago Business, there are 10 professions which are now popular in the Chicago area, mostly associated with the health care or high tech sectors.

The report described the 10 most sought-after professions that pay at least $60,000. The study used projections from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics in addition to interviews with local staffing professionals.

The job with the highest growth potential is industrial organizational psychologist. The prediction of growth for this profession is 53 percent over the next ten years. Salaries in this field range from $83,500 to $112,300. It is expected that in general the coming decade should show a high demand for experienced psychologists working for corporations.

Another field poised for large growth is that of diagnostic medical sonographers. Growth is expected to be about 46 percent over the coming decade.

The other professions looking to expand include:

  • Java Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Genetic Counselor