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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 156 growing occupations in United States.
Results Filtered by:
Typical Education – Bachelor's degree.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2018 2028
6
Information security analysts
112,300
147,700
32%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
14
Operations research analysts
109,700
137,900
26%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
15
Software developers, applications
944,200
1,185,700
26%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
21
Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors
304,500
373,100
23%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
27
Actuaries
25,000
30,000
20%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
30
Market research analysts and marketing specialists
681,900
821,100
20%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
34
Athletic trainers
31,100
37,000
19%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
35
Interpreters and translators
76,100
90,700
19%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
40
Medical and health services managers
406,100
477,600
18%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
43
Therapists, all other
28,100
33,100
18%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree