According to the National Solar Jobs Census of the United States, the solar energy industry produces more jobs than any other industry. There were only 93,000 jobs in this field in 2010. In 2016, the numbers spiked to 260,077 jobs. Analysts suggest that this number will keep increasing in the future as well. The sudden opening of jobs in the solar energy market is largely due to dwindling fossil fuels and the need to switch to sustainable energy sources.