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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 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 540 growing occupations in United States.
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Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2019 2029
1
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
7,000
11,300
61%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
2
Nurse Practitioners
211,300
322,000
52%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
3
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
12,000
18,100
51%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
4
Occupational Therapy Assistants
47,100
63,500
35%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
5
Statisticians
42,700
57,500
35%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
6
Home Health and Personal Care Aides
3,439,700
4,599,200
34%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
7
Physical Therapist Assistants
98,700
130,900
33%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
8
Medical and Health Services Managers
422,300
555,500
32%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
9
Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
33,200
43,400
31%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
10
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
12,000
15,700
31%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearNo formal educational credential