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The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries in America
While many industries took a hit during the Great Recession and are still working to get back on track, these industries have not only been surviving, but they’re thriving.

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For workers looking to find employment in growing sectors, IBISWorld has identified the following industries as growing the fastest, and will continue to lead the economic recovery.

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Solar Panel Manufacturing

Solar panel manufacturing continues to lead the green-technology push in the U.S. with an annual revenue growth of 32.3% from 2002 to 2012, according to IBISWorld.

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Green and Sustainable Construction

The continued environmental push backed by government incentives has helped the green and sustainable building construction industry experience annualized growth of 28.9% between 2002-2012, reports IBISWorld.

 

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Social Network Game Development

The advent of Facebook, Twitter and other social networking entities has brought an average growth 128% a year for the past decade in this sector. What’s even more hopeful, IBISWorld projects 22% growth over the next five years in the sector.

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Self-Tanning Products

Recent taxes and general health concerns over harmful ultraviolet radiation has more concerns turning to self-tanning products, which has helped the industry grow 22.7% every year since 2002.

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Online Eyeglasses and Contact Lens Sales

Blame it convenience or just another excuse not to visit a doctor, online eyeglasses and contact lens sales have grown 28.2% on average since 2002.

 

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Pharmaceuticals

The generic pharmaceutical industry has experienced sustained growth over the past 10 years, with average annual revenue growth of 9.6%.

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3D Printing

Even printers have to keep pace with technology-- 3D printer manufacturing industry’s revenue has grown an average of 8.8% per year since 2002.

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Pilates and Yoga Studios

With more Americans looking to get and stay fit, the Pilates and yoga trend has caught fire, and the industry’s growth has averaged 2.1% per year.

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Hot Sauce Production

Talk about a spicy industry with hot sales, the hot sauce industry jumped 9.3% a year between 2002-2012.

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For-Profit Universities

This industry has increased 5% over the past decade and will continue at 3.6% per year on average over the next five years, according to IBISWorld.

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The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries in America

While many industries took a hit during the Great Recession and are still working to get back on track, these industries have not only been surviving, but they’re thriving.

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