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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 533 growing occupations in Michigan.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2016 2026
1
Home health aides
29,540
42,530
44%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
2
Physician assistants
4,380
6,030
38%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
3
Personal care aides
42,580
58,150
37%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
4
Dental laboratory technicians
1,370
1,860
36%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Information security analysts
2,160
2,910
35%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
6
Nurse practitioners
3,870
5,200
34%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
7
Statisticians
820
1,090
33%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
8
Physical therapist aides
1,630
2,130
31%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Physical therapist assistants
3,780
4,940
31%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
10
Software developers, applications
20,840
27,300
31%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
11
Medical appliance technicians
200
260
30%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
12
Orthotists and prosthetists
440
570
30%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
13
Massage therapists
3,600
4,630
29%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
14
Medical assistants
21,910
28,070
28%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
15
Actuaries
440
560
27%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
16
Occupational therapy assistants
1,150
1,460
27%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
17
Operations research analysts
1,960
2,490
27%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
18
Physical therapists
8,670
11,040
27%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
19
Transportation attendants, except flight attendants
520
660
27%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
20
Nonfarm animal caretakers
8,040
10,090
26%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
21
Geological and petroleum technicians
160
200
25%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
22
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary
6,650
8,340
25%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
23
Market research analysts and marketing specialists
15,970
19,800
24%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
24
Credit counselors
940
1,160
23%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
25
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary
1,220
1,500
23%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree