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Employment Projections

Fastest growing occupations

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Table 1.3 Fastest growing occupations, 2020 and projected 2030 (Numbers in thousands)

2020 National Employment Matrix title

2020 National Employment Matrix code

Employment, 2020

Employment, 2030

Employment change, 2020–30

Percent employment change, 2020–30

Median annual wage, 2021(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000

153,533.8

165,413.7

11,879.9

7.7

$45,760

Motion picture projectionists

39-3021

1.7

2.9

1.2

70.5

$29,350

Wind turbine service technicians

49-9081

6.9

11.7

4.7

68.2

$56,260

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

39-3031

81.5

131.9

50.4

61.8

$24,440

Nurse practitioners

29-1171

220.3

335.2

114.9

52.2

$120,680

Solar photovoltaic installers

47-2231

11.8

17.9

6.1

52.1

$47,670

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,153.2

1,716.7

563.5

48.9

$30,010

Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes

13-1011

18.7

27.3

8.6

46.3

$78,410

Costume attendants

39-3092

5.4

7.7

2.4

44.3

$47,850

Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

39-9031

309.8

431.4

121.7

39.3

$40,700

Model makers, wood

51-7031

1.0

1.3

0.4

38.6

$60,780

Athletes and sports competitors

27-2021

16.7

23.0

6.3

38.0

$77,300

Makeup artists, theatrical and performance

39-5091

3.1

4.2

1.1

37.0

$134,750

Occupational therapy assistants

31-2011

43.3

58.9

15.6

36.1

$61,730

Statisticians

15-2041

42.0

56.9

14.9

35.4

$95,570

Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other

39-3099

3.9

5.3

1.4

35.4

$24,170

Physical therapist assistants

31-2021

93.8

126.9

33.2

35.4

$61,180

Animal caretakers

39-2021

272.4

366.1

93.6

34.4

$28,600

Miscellaneous entertainers and performers, sports and related workers

27-2090

33.7

45.2

11.4

33.8

Information security analysts

15-1212

141.2

188.3

47.1

33.3

$102,600

Film and video editors

27-4032

33.0

43.9

11.0

33.2

$62,680

Manicurists and pedicurists

39-5092

123.0

163.1

40.1

32.6

$29,210

Home health and personal care aides

31-1120

3,470.7

4,600.6

1,129.9

32.6

$29,430

Bartenders

35-3011

492.3

652.3

159.9

32.5

$26,350

Medical and health services managers

11-9111

429.8

569.4

139.6

32.5

$101,340

Actors

27-2011

51.6

68.3

16.7

32.4

Amusement and recreation attendants

39-3091

264.4

349.8

85.4

32.3

$24,500

Massage therapists

31-9011

144.6

191.1

46.5

32.2

$46,910

Choreographers

27-2032

4.6

6.1

1.5

32.1

$42,700

Data scientists and mathematical science occupations, all other

15-2098

63.2

83.0

19.8

31.4

$100,480

Physician assistants

29-1071

129.4

169.5

40.1

31.0

$121,530

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.
Note: Data is unavailable for values denoted with a "—".
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Last Modified Date: April, 19, 2022