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Fastest-Growing Careers
These are the occupations expected to have the largest rate of growth over a 10-year period. This does not mean these are the occupations with the most openings. You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 601 growing occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2018 2028
1
Solar photovoltaic installers
9,700
15,800
63%
Median wage is between $38,300 to $59,350 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
2
Wind turbine service technicians
6,600
10,300
57%
Median wage is between $38,300 to $59,350 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
3
Home health aides
831,800
1,136,600
37%
Median wage is less than $27,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
4
Personal care aides
2,421,200
3,302,100
36%
Median wage is less than $27,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Occupational therapy assistants
43,800
58,300
33%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearAssociate's degree
6
Information security analysts
112,300
147,700
32%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearBachelor's degree
7
Physician assistants
118,800
155,700
31%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearMaster's degree
8
Statisticians
44,400
58,000
31%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearMaster's degree
9
Nurse practitioners
189,100
242,400
28%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearMaster's degree
10
Genetic counselors
3,000
3,800
27%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearMaster's degree