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Occupations with the most job growth

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Table 1.4 Occupations with the most job growth, 2019 and projected 2029
(Numbers in thousands)

2019 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2019–29

Median annual wage, 2019(1)

2019

2029

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

162,795.6

168,834.7

6,039.2

3.7

$39,810

Home health and personal care aides

31-1120

3,439.7

4,599.2

1,159.5

33.7

$25,280

Fast food and counter workers

35-3023

4,047.7

4,508.6

460.9

11.4

$22,740

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,417.3

1,744.6

327.3

23.1

$27,790

Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers

15-1256

1,469.2

1,785.2

316.0

21.5

$107,510

Registered nurses

29-1141

3,096.7

3,318.7

221.9

7.2

$73,300

General and operations managers

11-1021

2,486.4

2,630.2

143.8

5.8

$100,780

Medical assistants

31-9092

725.2

864.4

139.2

19.2

$34,800

Medical and health services managers

11-9111

422.3

555.5

133.2

31.5

$100,980

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161

738.1

868.4

130.3

17.7

$63,790

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

53-7062

2,986.0

3,111.7

125.7

4.2

$29,510

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

37-3011

1,188.0

1,307.9

119.9

10.1

$30,440

Nursing assistants

31-1131

1,528.5

1,645.5

116.9

7.6

$29,660

Nurse practitioners

29-1171

211.3

322.0

110.7

52.4

$109,820

Financial managers

11-3031

697.9

806.0

108.1

15.5

$129,890

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2011

2,374.2

2,479.8

105.6

4.4

$27,430

Waiters and waitresses

35-3031

2,613.8

2,711.4

97.6

3.7

$22,890

Passenger vehicle drivers, except bus drivers, transit and intercity

53-3058

853.3

947.8

94.4

11.1

$31,340

Management analysts

13-1111

876.3

970.2

93.8

10.7

$85,260

Project management specialists and business operations specialists, all other

13-1198

1,361.8

1,441.6

79.8

5.9

$73,570

Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors

21-1018

319.4

398.4

79.0

24.7

$46,240

Construction laborers

47-2061

1,398.0

1,473.4

75.4

5.4

$36,860

Social and human service assistants

21-1093

425.6

497.1

71.5

16.8

$35,060

Animal caretakers

39-2021

300.7

369.5

68.8

22.9

$24,780

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

29-2061

721.7

787.4

65.7

9.1

$47,480

Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

41-3091

1,070.5

1,134.7

64.2

6.0

$56,130

Maintenance and repair workers, general

49-9071

1,516.4

1,579.4

63.0

4.2

$39,080

Industrial machinery mechanics

49-9041

399.4

461.7

62.3

15.6

$53,590

Electricians

47-2111

739.2

801.4

62.2

8.4

$56,180

Accountants and auditors

13-2011

1,436.1

1,497.9

61.7

4.3

$71,550

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

35-1012

1,039.3

1,100.2

60.9

5.9

$33,400

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment 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

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Last Modified Date: September 1, 2020