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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 460 growing occupations in Massachusetts.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2018 2028
1
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
340
470
38%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
2
Statisticians
3,390
4,450
31%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
3
Information Security Analysts
2,370
3,060
29%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
4
Operations Research Analysts
2,680
3,320
24%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
5
Software Developers, Applications
20,060
24,760
23%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
6
Genetic Counselors
180
220
22%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
7
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
380
460
21%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
8
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
4,250
5,120
21%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
9
Respiratory Therapists
2,620
3,170
21%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
10
Home Health Aides
18,510
22,230
20%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent