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, 2019(1)

2018

2028

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

161,037.7

169,435.9

8,398.1

5.2

$39,810

Personal care aides

39-9021

2,421.2

3,302.1

881.0

36.4

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

35-3021

3,704.2

4,344.3

640.1

17.3

Registered nurses

29-1141

3,059.8

3,431.3

371.5

12.1

$73,300

Home health aides

31-1011

831.8

1,136.6

304.8

36.6

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,362.3

1,661.3

299.0

21.9

$27,790

Software developers, applications

15-1132

944.2

1,185.7

241.5

25.6

Waiters and waitresses

35-3031

2,634.6

2,804.8

170.2

6.5

$22,890

General and operations managers

11-1021

2,376.4

2,541.4

165.0

6.9

$100,780

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2011

2,404.4

2,564.2

159.8

6.6

$27,430

Medical assistants

31-9092

686.6

841.5

154.9

22.6

$34,800

Construction laborers

47-2061

1,405.0

1,553.1

148.1

10.5

$36,860

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

53-7062

2,953.8

3,097.9

144.0

4.9

$29,510

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161

681.9

821.1

139.2

20.4

$63,790

Nursing assistants

31-1014

1,513.2

1,648.6

135.4

8.9

$29,660

Management analysts

13-1111

876.3

994.6

118.3

13.5

$85,260

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

35-1012

988.9

1,096.1

107.2

10.8

$33,400

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

37-3011

1,205.2

1,311.6

106.4

8.8

$30,440

Financial managers

11-3031

653.6

758.3

104.7

16.0

$129,890

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

53-3032

1,958.8

2,058.5

99.7

5.1

$45,260

Medical secretaries

43-6013

601.7

698.1

96.4

16.0

$36,580

Accountants and auditors

13-2011

1,424.0

1,514.7

90.7

6.4

$71,550

Maintenance and repair workers, general

49-9071

1,488.0

1,573.4

85.4

5.7

$39,080

Carpenters

47-2031

1,006.5

1,086.6

80.1

8.0

$48,330

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

29-2061

728.9

807.0

78.1

10.7

$47,480

Sales representatives, services, all other

41-3099

1,060.6

1,137.0

76.4

7.2

$56,130

Electricians

47-2111

715.4

789.5

74.1

10.4

$56,180

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

53-3041

370.4

442.8

72.4

19.5

Medical and health services managers

11-9111

406.1

477.6

71.6

17.6

$100,980

Business operations specialists, all other

13-1199

1,135.7

1,207.0

71.3

6.3

$73,570

Computer user support specialists

15-1151

671.8

742.7

70.9

10.6

$52,270

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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