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Hope you like math: 9 fastest-growing occupations that pay $80K or more

You have to make it to No. 6 on the Bureau of Labor Statistic's top 20 fastest-growing occupations list before you see one that pays more than $80,000. But nine jobs are "double delights" — jobs that will be increasingly plentiful between 2018-2028 that also pay good money.

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The BLS list starts with the job that will grow the most (solar photovoltaic installer). Within the list of fastest-growing jobs, these eight had the highest potential salaries; each pulls in at least $80,000 per year. 

Information security analysts

Fastest-growing jobs rank: 6 of 20

Median pay in 2018: $98,350

Predicted growth rate from 2018-2028: 32%

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree

Physician assistant

Fastest-growing jobs rank: 7 of 20

Median pay in 2018: $108,610

Predicted growth rate from 2018-2028: 31%

Typical education required: Master's degree

Statisticians

Fastest -growing jobs rank: 8 of 20

Median pay in 2018: $87,780 per year

Predicted growth rate from 2018-2028: 31%

Typical entry-level education: Master's degree

Nurse practitioners

Fastest-growing jobs rank: 9 of 20

Median pay in 2018: $107,030 per year

Predicted growth rate from 2018-2028: 28%

Typical education required: Master's degree

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Genetic counselors

Fastest-growing jobs rank: 12 of 20

Median pay in 2018: $80,370 per year

Predicted growth rate from 2018-2028: 27%

Typical entry-level education: Master's degree

Mathematicians

Fastest-growing jobs rank: 13 of 20

Median pay in 2018: $101,900 per year

Predicted growth rate from 2018-2028: 26%

Typical entry-level education: Master's degree

Operations research analyst

Fastest-growing jobs rank: 14 of 20

Median pay in 2018: $83,390 per year

Predicted growth rate from 2018-2028: 26%

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree

Software developers, applications 

Fastest-growing jobs rank: 15 of 20

Median pay in 2018: $103,620 per year

Predicted growth rate from 2018-2028: 26%

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree

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Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Fastest-growing jobs rank: 17 of 20

Median pay in 2018: $97,370 per year

Predicted growth rate from 2018-2028: 23%

Typical entry-level education: Doctorate 

While the anticipated growth in all the job fields listed is impressive, some will create more actual jobs than others. Operations research analysts, for example, number 114,000, so a 27% increase there would net 30,780 new positions for nationwide job boards and recruiters.

Genetic counselors, though, only numbered 3,100 in 2018, so a 29% job outlook growth would just increase the nation's job openings by about 1,000.

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