Occupations with the most job growth

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 Table 1.4 Occupations with the most job growth, 2018 and projected 2028
(Numbers in thousands)

2018 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2018–28

Median annual wage, 2018(1)

2018

2028

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

161,037.7

169,435.9

8,398.1

5.2

$38,640

Personal care aides

39-9021

2,421.2

3,302.1

881.0

36.4

$24,020

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

35-3021

3,704.2

4,344.3

640.1

17.3

$21,250

Registered nurses

29-1141

3,059.8

3,431.3

371.5

12.1

$71,730

Home health aides

31-1011

831.8

1,136.6

304.8

36.6

$24,200

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,362.3

1,661.3

299.0

21.9

$26,530

Software developers, applications

15-1132

944.2

1,185.7

241.5

25.6

$103,620

Waiters and waitresses

35-3031

2,634.6

2,804.8

170.2

6.5

$21,780

General and operations managers

11-1021

2,376.4

2,541.4

165.0

6.9

$100,930

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2011

2,404.4

2,564.2

159.8

6.6

$26,110

Medical assistants

31-9092

686.6

841.5

154.9

22.6

$33,610

Construction laborers

47-2061

1,405.0

1,553.1

148.1

10.5

$35,800

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

53-7062

2,953.8

3,097.9

144.0

4.9

$28,260

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161

681.9

821.1

139.2

20.4

$63,120

Nursing assistants

31-1014

1,513.2

1,648.6

135.4

8.9

$28,540

Management analysts

13-1111

876.3

994.6

118.3

13.5

$83,610

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

35-1012

988.9

1,096.1

107.2

10.8

$32,450

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

37-3011

1,205.2

1,311.6

106.4

8.8

$29,000

Financial managers

11-3031

653.6

758.3

104.7

16.0

$127,990

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

53-3032

1,958.8

2,058.5

99.7

5.1

$43,680

Medical secretaries

43-6013

601.7

698.1

96.4

16.0

$35,760

Accountants and auditors

13-2011

1,424.0

1,514.7

90.7

6.4

$70,500

Maintenance and repair workers, general

49-9071

1,488.0

1,573.4

85.4

5.7

$38,300

Carpenters

47-2031

1,006.5

1,086.6

80.1

8.0

$46,590

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

29-2061

728.9

807.0

78.1

10.7

$46,240

Sales representatives, services, all other

41-3099

1,060.6

1,137.0

76.4

7.2

$54,550

Electricians

47-2111

715.4

789.5

74.1

10.4

$55,190

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

53-3041

370.4

442.8

72.4

19.5

$25,980

Medical and health services managers

11-9111

406.1

477.6

71.6

17.6

$99,730

Business operations specialists, all other

13-1199

1,135.7

1,207.0

71.3

6.3

$70,530

Computer user support specialists

15-1151

671.8

742.7

70.9

10.6

$50,980

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.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: September 4, 2019