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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 2018 to 2028 (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 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 $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
2
Physician assistants
6,700
9,740
45%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
3
Nurse practitioners
9,060
13,030
44%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
4
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists
50
80
43%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Home health aides
72,260
103,140
43%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Statisticians
1,620
2,330
43%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
7
Genetic counselors
80
120
41%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearMaster's degree
8
Personal care aides
205,220
282,770
38%
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Physical therapist assistants
6,850
9,400
37%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
10
Medical assistants
58,570
79,530
36%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award