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Fastest-Growing Careers
These are the occupations that were expected to have the largest rate of growth from 2018 to 2028 (for states) or 2020to 2030 (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 617 growing occupations in United States.
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Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2020 2030
1
Motion Picture Projectionists
1,700
2,900
71%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
6,900
11,700
68%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
3
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
81,500
131,900
62%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Nurse Practitioners
220,300
335,200
52%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
5
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
11,800
17,900
52%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Cooks, Restaurant
1,153,200
1,716,700
49%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
18,700
27,300
46%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
8
Costume Attendants
5,400
7,700
44%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors
309,800
431,400
39%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Model Makers, Wood
1,000
1,300
39%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent