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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 2019 to 2029 (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 445 growing occupations in Hawaii.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2016 2026
1
Solar photovoltaic installers
190
370
91%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
2
Home health aides
4,330
6,230
44%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
3
Nurse practitioners
330
450
37%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
4
Personal care aides
4,250
5,760
36%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Physician assistants
270
360
35%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
6
Phlebotomists
680
900
33%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
7
Physical therapist assistants
290
380
33%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
8
Medical assistants
3,160
4,030
28%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
9
Software developers, applications
830
1,060
28%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
10
Physical therapist aides
190
240
26%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
11
Athletic trainers
190
240
25%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
12
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary
240
290
24%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
13
Information security analysts
210
260
24%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
14
Nonfarm animal caretakers
710
870
24%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
15
Operations research analysts
330
410
24%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
16
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary
290
360
22%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
17
Religious workers, all other
60
80
22%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearBachelor's degree
18
Healthcare social workers
1,040
1,260
21%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
19
Medical secretaries
1,430
1,730
21%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
20
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners
110
140
21%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
21
Market research analysts and marketing specialists
1,020
1,230
20%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
22
Massage therapists
2,310
2,770
20%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
23
Physical therapists
960
1,150
20%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
24
Special education teachers, all other
180
220
20%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
25
Bus drivers, school or special client
1,420
1,690
19%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent