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Fastest-Growing Careers
These are the occupations expected to have the largest rate of growth over a 10-year period. 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 697 growing occupations in Texas.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2016 2026
1
Wind turbine service technicians
1,650
3,450
109%
Median wage is between $38,300 to $59,350 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
2
Physician assistants
6,700
9,740
45%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearMaster's degree
3
Nurse practitioners
9,060
13,030
44%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearMaster's degree
4
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists
50
80
43%
Median wage is between $38,300 to $59,350 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Home health aides
72,260
103,140
43%
Median wage is less than $27,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Statisticians
1,620
2,330
43%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearMaster's degree
7
Genetic counselors
80
120
41%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearMaster's degree
8
Personal care aides
205,220
282,770
38%
Median wage is less than $27,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Physical therapist assistants
6,850
9,400
37%
Median wage is between $38,300 to $59,350 per yearAssociate's degree
10
Medical assistants
58,570
79,530
36%
Median wage is between $27,100 to $38,290 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award