Millennials Now Largest Section of U.S. Workforce – List of top 10 jobs for 2017


The time has come when millennials run the world. They may not rule it – yet, but they now make up the largest sector of the U.S. workforce.

As you might imagine, millennials – who range in age from about 20-34 – are doing the whole “work thing” their way.

Of the 1,000 individuals surveyed in a newly-released extensive report, money still topped the priority list. And considering the fact that most are graduating with a hefty chunk of student debt, making bank is still a key factor.

*Spoiler Alert: Web Designer is the #1 New Job for Millennials, boasting a $65,000 median salary and lower than average stress levels with high flexibility and good work/life balance.

According to the study, millennials place their own comfort as a high priority when making career choices. No, we’re not talking about wearing slippers and sweat pants to work, but that’s too far off from the millennial reality with many independent workers choosing to manage their operations from home.

Comforts along the lines of commute time, flexibility, and low stress level make the list of important considerations when making life decisions.

A balance of work and life is another high-ranking factor when choosing a career path for the budding world rulers. In fact, many are willing to trade a fatter paycheck for better life/work balance and a more comfortable (less stressful) lifestyle.

Overall, the generation many have pegged as lazy and entitled want to continue to learn about their field of expertise and make a positive difference in the world.

Here is a list of the remaining top ten positions for millennials according to the study:

  • Dental Hygeinist
  • Software Dveloper
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Interpreter and Translator
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Cartographer
  • Massage Therapist

Bonus – Do you use and enjoy Google Maps? Then thank your local cartographer! The highly-technical field is quickly being mastered and perfected by millennials.



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