The under-35 set has a powerful presence in a diverse range of careers
These stats speak for themselves.
Statistician is the job with the highest rate of millennials in America, according to data released Wednesday by personal finance site SmartAsset. Nearly 45% of the 74,000 statisticians in this country are between the ages of 25 and 34, the study, which analyzed 327 occupations of at least 50,000 people using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, found.
This may be thanks, in part, to the tech savvy of millennials, as statisticians today often deal in big data and new technology, the report reveals. (And props to millennials working in this field: Average pay is more than $71,000 a year, with many workers earning six figures, according to PayScale; job growth through 2024 is 33%.).
Here is the full list of the jobs with the highest rate of millennials.
10 most popular jobs for millennials
Percentage of total workers who are ages 25-34
|Advertising and promotions managers||40%|
|Emergency medical techs and paramedics||39%|
|Market research analysts and marketing specialists||37%|
|TV, video and motion picture camera operators and editors||37%|
There are four big factors contributing to the jobs on the list. The first being the internet — jobs like statistician, TV editor and web developer all require tech savvy. “Because most millennials came of age with the internet, they may have a slight advantage over other generations in these occupations,” the report notes.
Millennials are also dominating fields with physically demanding jobs, like firefighters and paramedics, and those with low levels of experience, likely thanks to the fact that they are among the youngest generations in the workforce now. (Interestingly, the occupations with the fewest millennials are those that require more experience: judges and chief execs, the report found.)
The under-35 may be setting themselves up for a solid career future, as they often shun dying fields. Indeed, just 12% of travel agents are millennials and 9% are tailors, dressmakers and sewers, the report revealed.
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