Table 5. Fastest growing occupations, 2014-24

Table 5. Fastest growing occupations, 2014-24
(Numbers in thousands)
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                                          |       Employment      | Change, 2014-24   |              |                                    
               Occupation                 | ------------------------------------------| Median annual| Typical education needed for entry 
                                          |    2014   |    2024   |  Number |  Percent|   wage, 2014 |                                    
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Total, all occupations                    | 150,539.9 | 160,328.8 | 9,788.9 |    6.5  |    $35,540   |                                   
 Wind turbine service technicians         |       4.4 |       9.2 |     4.8 |  108.0  |     48,800   | Some college, no degree            
 Occupational therapy assistants          |      33.0 |      47.1 |    14.1 |   42.7  |     56,950   | Associate's degree                 
 Physical therapist assistants            |      78.7 |     110.7 |    31.9 |   40.6  |     54,410   | Associate's degree                 
 Physical therapist aides                 |      50.0 |      69.5 |    19.5 |   39.0  |     24,650   | High school diploma or equivalent  
 Home health aides                        |     913.5 |   1,261.9 |   348.4 |   38.1  |     21,380   | No formal educational credential   
 Commercial divers                        |       4.4 |       6.0 |     1.6 |   36.9  |     45,890   | Postsecondary nondegree award      
 Nurse practitioners                      |     126.9 |     171.7 |    44.7 |   35.2  |     95,350   | Master's degree                    
 Physical therapists                      |     210.9 |     282.7 |    71.8 |   34.0  |     82,390   | Doctoral or professional degree    
 Statisticians                            |      30.0 |      40.1 |    10.1 |   33.8  |     79,990   | Master's degree                    
 Ambulance drivers and attendants, except |           |           |         |         |              |                                    
  emergency medical technicians           |      19.6 |      26.1 |     6.5 |   33.0  |     24,080   | High school diploma or equivalent  
 Occupational therapy aides               |       8.8 |      11.6 |     2.7 |   30.6  |     26,550   | High school diploma or equivalent  
 Physician assistants                     |      94.4 |     123.2 |    28.7 |   30.4  |     95,820   | Master's degree                    
 Operations research analysts             |      91.3 |     118.9 |    27.6 |   30.2  |     76,660   | Bachelor's degree                  
 Personal financial advisors              |     249.4 |     323.2 |    73.9 |   29.6  |     81,060   | Bachelor's degree                  
 Cartographers and photogrammetrists      |      12.3 |      15.9 |     3.6 |   29.3  |     60,930   | Bachelor's degree                  
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  Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



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