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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 557 growing occupations in Wisconsin.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2016 2026
1
Aerospace engineers
80
130
64%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
2
Statisticians
320
460
43%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
3
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers
520
710
37%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Veterinarians
1,800
2,420
34%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
5
Veterinary technologists and technicians
2,030
2,730
34%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearAssociate's degree
6
Derrick operators, oil and gas
0
0
33%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Software developers, applications
11,990
15,790
32%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
8
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers
1,520
2,010
32%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Home health aides
7,530
9,750
30%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Operations research analysts
1,770
2,300
30%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
11
Personal care aides
64,190
83,270
30%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
12
Physician assistants
1,690
2,180
29%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
13
Nurse practitioners
2,290
2,900
27%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
14
Bicycle repairers
390
490
25%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
15
Market research analysts and marketing specialists
12,120
15,110
25%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
16
Electrical engineers
4,600
5,720
24%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
17
Nonfarm animal caretakers
4,960
6,130
24%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
18
Financial managers
9,710
11,910
23%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
19
Personal financial advisors
5,370
6,590
23%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
20
Actuaries
650
790
22%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
21
Industrial engineering technicians
1,760
2,150
22%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
22
Marriage and family therapists
1,000
1,220
22%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
23
Real estate brokers
690
840
22%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
24
Sociologists
270
330
22%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
25
Biochemists and biophysicists
590
710
21%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
26
Chemical engineers
630
770
21%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
27
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary
6,080
7,330
21%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
28
Physical therapist aides
400
490
21%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
29
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
7,830
9,440
21%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
30
Chemists
2,360
2,830
20%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
31
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians
2,450
2,930
20%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
32
Media and communication workers, all other
120
150
20%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
33
Medical assistants
11,530
13,790
20%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
34
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products
4,240
5,070
20%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
35
Semiconductor processors
10
10
20%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
36
Therapists, all other
930
1,120
20%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
37
Anthropologists and archeologists
110
130
19%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
38
Electronics engineers, except computer
1,480
1,750
19%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
39
Interpreters and translators
1,840
2,200
19%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
40
Models
110
130
19%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
41
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary
1,550
1,840
19%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
42
Sales and related workers, all other
2,130
2,550
19%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
43
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
65,260
77,090
18%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
44
Fundraisers
2,310
2,730
18%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
45
Massage therapists
2,820
3,340
18%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
46
Respiratory therapists
1,860
2,200
18%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
47
Animal trainers
570
660
17%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
48
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic
1,480
1,730
17%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
49
Genetic counselors
40
50
17%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
50
Pipelayers
430
500
17%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential