Top Ranked

Fastest Growing Industries

Vault ranks the best industries to work in. Whether you are a recent grad or looking for a career change, use these rankings to find an industry that is right for you.

  • Survey Methodology

    To determine our Best Career Path Rankings, we use a formula that weighs the most relevant categories for an overall quality ranking. Each path's overall score was calculated using the following formula: 25% demand (number of job openings), 25% earning potential (median salary), and 25% job satisfaction (perks, benefits, work/life balance), and 25% employment rates (unemployment).

Fastest Growing Industries

1

Energy

The energy industry comprises the companies and people who locate fuel resources, harness them or remove them from the earth, and then process and...

2

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry produces drugs and other products that help people and animals live healthier lives, recover from injuries,...

3

Engineering

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) defines engineering as "that profession in which knowledge of the mathematical and natural...

4

Information Technology

CompTIA, a major information technology (IT) industry trade association defines IT as the “utilization of computing via hardware, software, services, and...

5

Investment Management

Investment management is the business of investing other people’s money. It is the “buy side” of the broader financial industry. Investment managers,...

6

Private Equity

In its broadest sense, private equity is an investment derived from a nonpublic entity, or private company. These investments differ from those in publicly...

7

Consulting

Knowledge is power, as the saying goes. And in the age of information, any businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, or other organizations that do not...

8

Social Media

Social media refers to user-created content (audio, text, video, multimedia) that is published and shared online. It is also the online technology that...

9

Hedge Funds

Hedge funds are privately offered, professionally managed investment vehicles that seek, like all financial investments, a positive annual return, limited...

10

Media and Entertainment

The media and entertainment industry consists of film, print, radio, and television. These segments include movies, TV shows, radio shows, news, music,...