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Fastest-Growing Careers
These are the occupations expected to have the largest rate of growth in any state from 2014 to 2024 (and for the United States as a whole from 2016 to 2026). 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 43 growing occupations in United States.
Results Filtered by:
Typical Education – Associate's degree.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2016 2026
8
Physical Therapist Assistants
88,300
115,800
31%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearAssociate's degree
15
Occupational Therapy Assistants
39,300
50,700
29%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearAssociate's degree
32
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
67,300
82,900
23%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearAssociate's degree
37
Respiratory Therapists
130,200
160,600
23%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearAssociate's degree
47
Dental Hygienists
207,900
248,900
20%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearAssociate's degree
55
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
102,000
122,400
20%
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearAssociate's degree
81
Geological and Petroleum Technicians
15,000
17,400
16%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearAssociate's degree
98
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
285,600
327,400
15%
Median wage is between $34,760 to $56,120 per yearAssociate's degree
106
Web Developers
162,900
187,200
15%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearAssociate's degree
119
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
36,600
41,500
14%
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearAssociate's degree