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Fastest-Growing Careers

These are the occupations expected to have the largest rate of growth from 2014 to 2024. This does not mean these are the occupations with the most openings. You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 589 growing occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2014 2024
1
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
4,400
9,200
108%
Median wage is between $34,760 to $56,120 per yearSome college, no degree
2
Occupational Therapy Assistants
33,000
47,100
43%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearAssociate's degree
3
Physical Therapist Assistants
78,700
110,700
41%
Median wage is between $34,760 to $56,120 per yearAssociate's degree
4
Physical Therapist Aides
50,000
69,500
39%
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Home Health Aides
913,500
1,261,900
38%
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearNo formal educational credential
6
Commercial Divers
4,400
6,000
37%
Median wage is between $34,760 to $56,120 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
7
Nurse Practitioners
126,900
171,700
35%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearMaster's degree
8
Physical Therapists
210,900
282,700
34%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
9
Statisticians
30,000
40,100
34%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearMaster's degree
10
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
19,600
26,100
33%
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent