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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 39 growing occupations in United States.
Results Filtered by:
Typical Education – Associate's degree.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2018 2028
5
Occupational therapy assistants
43,800
58,300
33%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
11
Physical therapist assistants
98,400
125,000
27%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
26
Respiratory therapists
134,000
162,000
21%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
29
Diagnostic medical sonographers
72,900
87,100
20%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
38
Veterinary technologists and technicians
109,400
130,500
19%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearAssociate's degree
83
Web developers
160,500
181,400
13%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
88
Paralegals and legal assistants
325,700
364,800
12%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
109
Dental hygienists
219,800
243,500
11%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
122
Magnetic resonance imaging technologists
39,400
43,700
11%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
171
Environmental engineering technicians
17,900
19,500
9%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree