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Fastest-Growing Careers
These are the occupations that were expected to have the largest rate of growth from 2016 to 2026 (for states) or 2018 to 2028 (for the United States overall). Please note that these projections do not account for the impacts of the current pandemic. Many occupations are likely to have very different projections due to the rapidly changing economy. When revised data are available, they will be published here.
We found 601 growing occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2018 2028
1
Solar photovoltaic installers
9,700
15,800
63%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
2
Wind turbine service technicians
6,600
10,300
57%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
3
Home health aides
831,800
1,136,600
37%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
4
Personal care aides
2,421,200
3,302,100
36%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Occupational therapy assistants
43,800
58,300
33%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
6
Information security analysts
112,300
147,700
32%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
7
Physician assistants
118,800
155,700
31%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
8
Statisticians
44,400
58,000
31%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
9
Nurse practitioners
189,100
242,400
28%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
10
Genetic counselors
3,000
3,800
27%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree