(CBS) -- Rick Love is switching careers at the age of 45.The former job recruiter is taking classes to become a web developer.
"There's a ton of opportunity out there and that was a big reason," he says.
That opportunity for a good job is why many students have come to the New York Code and Design Academy.
A new report agrees. Careerbuilder.com found that, since 2010, new jobs for app, software and web developers have all seen major growth.
Careerbuilder's Jennifer Grasz says the medical field is another industry that's growing. More than 300,000 registered nurses and a quarter million home health aides have been hired in the past seven years, thanks, in part, to aging baby boomers.
"I think healthcare is going to continue to be a hot area."
The report also found big gains in construction. And chefs are in high demand as more Americans eat out. Then, there's the rise of the gig economy.
"With the advent of Uber and Airbnb and other organizations, you see more people taking on freelance assignments and I think that's a trend that's going to continue to grow."
"Learning this technology is going to give me the ability to continue this as a career forever, till I retire at hopefully 54," says Love.
It's possible. Web developers make 40% more than the average worker-over, 72,000 a year.