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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 617 growing occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2020 2030
1
Motion Picture Projectionists
1,700
2,900
71%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
6,900
11,700
68%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
3
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
81,500
131,900
62%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Nurse Practitioners
220,300
335,200
52%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
5
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
11,800
17,900
52%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Cooks, Restaurant
1,153,200
1,716,700
49%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
18,700
27,300
46%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
8
Costume Attendants
5,400
7,700
44%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors
309,800
431,400
39%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Model Makers, Wood
1,000
1,300
39%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
11
Athletes and Sports Competitors
16,700
23,000
38%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearNo formal educational credential
12
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
3,100
4,200
37%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
13
Occupational Therapy Assistants
43,300
58,900
36%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
14
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other
3,900
5,300
35%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
15
Physical Therapist Assistants
93,800
126,900
35%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
16
Statisticians
42,000
56,900
35%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
17
Animal Caretakers
272,400
366,100
34%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
18
Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers
33,700
45,200
34%
N/ANo formal educational credential
19
Bartenders
492,300
652,300
33%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
20
Film and Video Editors
33,000
43,900
33%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
21
Home Health and Personal Care Aides
3,470,700
4,600,600
33%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
22
Information Security Analysts
141,200
188,300
33%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
23
Manicurists and Pedicurists
123,000
163,100
33%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
24
Medical and Health Services Managers
429,800
569,400
33%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
25
Actors
51,600
68,300
32%
N/ASome college, no degree
26
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
264,400
349,800
32%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
27
Choreographers
4,600
6,100
32%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
28
Massage Therapists
144,600
191,100
32%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
29
Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
63,200
83,000
31%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
30
Physician Assistants
129,400
169,500
31%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
31
Dancers
9,000
11,700
30%
N/ANo formal educational credential
32
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
9,000
11,700
30%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearNo formal educational credential
33
Epidemiologists
7,800
10,200
30%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
34
Flight Attendants
102,500
133,600
30%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
35
Logisticians
191,000
247,300
30%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
36
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
43,500
56,400
30%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearNo formal educational credential
37
Shampooers
10,800
14,100
30%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
38
Animal Trainers
60,200
77,400
29%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
39
Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners
8,000
10,300
29%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
40
Skincare Specialists
68,700
88,400
29%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
41
Speech-Language Pathologists
158,100
203,500
29%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
42
Tour and Travel Guides
44,000
56,800
29%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
43
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
20,200
26,200
29%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
44
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
27,100
34,500
27%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
45
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
389,000
492,500
27%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
46
Gambling Service Workers, All Other
9,200
11,700
27%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
47
Audio and Video Technicians
73,900
93,300
26%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
48
Coaches and Scouts
249,900
313,800
26%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearBachelor's degree
49
Genetic Counselors
2,400
3,100
26%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
50
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
12,000
15,200
26%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent