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Winter 2009-10 Vol. 53, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Fastest growing occupations
Percent growth in employment, projected 200818
Occupation Projected percent change in employment Median annual wages, May 2008

Biomedical engineers

72 77,400

Network systems and data communications analysts

53 71,100

Home health aides

50 20,460

Personal and home care aides

46 19,180

Financial examiners

41 70,930

Medical scientists, except epidemiologists

40 72,590

Physician assistants

39 81,230

Skin care specialists

38 28,730

Biochemists and biophysicists

37 82,840

Athletic trainers

37 39,640

Physical therapist aides

36 23,760

Dental hygienists

36 66,570

Veterinary technologists and technicians

36 28,900

Dental assistants

36 32,380

Computer software engineers, applications

34 85,430

Medical assistants

34 28,300

Physical therapist assistants

33 46,140

Veterinarians

33 79,050

Self-enrichment education teachers

32 35,720

Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation

31 48,890

Average, all occupations

10 32,390

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