The fastest-growing jobs for young professionals include info security, chemists

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Young professionals who are looking for a job should consider information security, according to a new report.

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On Monday, SmartAsset found which occupations saw the highest job growth for young professionals — which includes workers between the ages of 25 and 34.

According to the report, information security analysts were at the top of the list with a 171% increase in jobs for young professionals from 2015 to 2019.

Overall, the occupation saw employment grow by 79% during the same time, regardless of age, according to SmartAsset.

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For its findings, SmartAsset used data from the federal government's Bureau of Labor Statistics to analyze jobs that require a bachelor’s or advanced degree with more than 15,000 employees between the ages of 25 and 34.

Four of the top 10 jobs on SmartAsset’s list of fastest-growing jobs for young professionals are within STEM fields, including chemists and biological scientists. (iStock)

The personal finance technology company then compared employment rates of those jobs from 2015 to 2019, ranking occupations by their percentage change among young professionals.

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According to the report, four of the top 10 jobs are in the "STEM" — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — fields.

Other STEM jobs that made it to the top of SmartAsset’s list include physician assistants, biological scientists and chemists and materials scientists.

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To see the rest of the careers on the list, here are the fastest-growing jobs for young professionals this year, according to SmartAsset.

1. Information security analysts

Job growth: 171%

2. Computer control programmers and operators

Job growth: 140%

3. Physician assistants

Job growth: 93%

4. Writers and authors

Job growth: 71%

5. Biological scientists

Job growth: 68%

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6. News analysts, reporters and correspondents 

Job growth: 60%

7. Purchasing manager

Job growth: 57%

8. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Job growth: 54%

9. Fundraisers

Job growth: 53%

10. Chemists and materials scientists

Job growth: 52%

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