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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 37 growing occupations in United States.
Results Filtered by:
Typical Education – Associate's degree.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2020 2030
13
Occupational Therapy Assistants
43,300
58,900
36%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
15
Physical Therapist Assistants
93,800
126,900
35%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
74
Respiratory Therapists
135,100
166,200
23%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
96
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
75,900
90,300
19%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
108
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
469,600
556,000
18%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearAssociate's degree
138
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
114,400
131,500
15%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearAssociate's degree
184
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
345,600
387,000
12%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
194
Broadcast Technicians
28,400
31,600
11%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
201
Dental Hygienists
206,100
229,200
11%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
205
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
34,200
37,800
11%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree