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Fastest-Growing Careers
These are the occupations expected to have the largest rate of growth from 2016 to 2026. 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 610 growing occupations in Pennsylvania.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2016 2026
11
Operations Research Analysts
2,640
3,310
25%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearBachelor's degree
12
Respiratory Therapists
5,430
6,780
25%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearAssociate's degree
13
Occupational Therapy Assistants
2,360
2,940
24%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearAssociate's degree
14
Physical Therapists
11,510
14,260
24%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
15
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
6,640
8,180
23%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
16
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
3,170
3,910
23%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearDoctoral or professional degree
17
Actuaries
1,560
1,910
22%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearBachelor's degree
18
Massage Therapists
3,710
4,540
22%
Median wage is between $38,300 to $59,350 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
19
Medical Assistants
26,930
32,810
22%
Median wage is between $27,100 to $38,290 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
20
Medical and Health Services Managers
14,310
17,300
21%
Median wage is greater than $59,350 per yearBachelor's degree