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Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fastest Growing Occupations

Fastest growing occupations: 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2014-24.

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OCCUPATION GROWTH RATE, 2014-24 2015 MEDIAN PAY

Wind turbine service technicians

    108% Growth Rate 108%

$51,050 per year

Occupational therapy assistants

    43% Growth Rate 43%

$57,870 per year

Physical therapist assistants

    41% Growth Rate 41%

$55,170 per year

Physical therapist aides

    39% Growth Rate 39%

$25,120 per year

Home health aides

    38% Growth Rate 38%

$21,920 per year

Commercial divers

    37% Growth Rate 37%

$50,470 per year

Nurse practitioners

    35% Growth Rate 35%

$98,190 per year

Physical therapists

    34% Growth Rate 34%

$84,020 per year

Statisticians

    34% Growth Rate 34%

$80,110 per year

Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

    33% Growth Rate 33%

$23,740 per year

Occupational therapy aides

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$27,800 per year

Physician assistants

    30% Growth Rate 30%

$98,180 per year

Operations research analysts

    30% Growth Rate 30%

$78,630 per year

Personal financial advisors

    30% Growth Rate 30%

$89,160 per year

Cartographers and photogrammetrists

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$61,880 per year

Genetic counselors

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$72,090 per year

Interpreters and translators

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$44,190 per year

Audiologists

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$74,890 per year

Hearing aid specialists

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$49,600 per year

Optometrists

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$103,900 per year
Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Fastest Growing Occupations,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm (visited September 26, 2016).

Publish Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015

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