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Table 6. Occupations with the most job growth, 2014-24

Table 6. Occupations with the most job growth, 2014-24
(Numbers in thousands)
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                                                   |       Employment      |   Change, 2014-24  |              |                                    
             Occupation                            |--------------------------------------------| Median annual| Typical education needed for entry 
                                                   |    2014   |    2024   |  Number |  Percent |   wage, 2014 |                                    
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Total, all occupations                             | 150,539.9 | 160,328.8 | 9,788.9 |     6.5  |    $35,540   |                                   
 Personal care aides                               |   1,768.4 |   2,226.5 |   458.1 |    25.9  |     20,440   | No formal educational credential   
 Registered nurses                                 |   2,751.0 |   3,190.3 |   439.3 |    16.0  |     66,640   | Bachelor's degree                  
 Home health aides                                 |     913.5 |   1,261.9 |   348.4 |    38.1  |     21,380   | No formal educational credential   
 Combined food preparation and serving workers,    |           |           |         |          |              |                                    
  including fast food                              |   3,159.7 |   3,503.2 |   343.5 |    10.9  |     18,410   | No formal educational credential   
 Retail salespersons                               |   4,624.9 |   4,939.1 |   314.2 |     6.8  |     21,390   | No formal educational credential   
 Nursing assistants                                |   1,492.1 |   1,754.1 |   262.0 |    17.6  |     25,100   | Postsecondary nondegree award      
 Customer service representatives                  |   2,581.8 |   2,834.8 |   252.9 |     9.8  |     31,200   | High school diploma or equivalent  
 Cooks, restaurant                                 |   1,109.7 |   1,268.7 |   158.9 |    14.3  |     22,490   | No formal educational credential   
 General and operations managers                   |   2,124.1 |   2,275.2 |   151.1 |     7.1  |     97,270   | Bachelor's degree                  
 Construction laborers                             |   1,159.1 |   1,306.5 |   147.4 |    12.7  |     31,090   | No formal educational credential   
 Accountants and auditors                          |   1,332.7 |   1,475.1 |   142.4 |    10.7  |     65,940   | Bachelor's degree                  
 Medical assistants                                |     591.3 |     730.2 |   138.9 |    23.5  |     29,960   | Postsecondary nondegree award      
 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and           |           |           |         |          |              |                                    
  housekeeping cleaners                            |   2,360.6 |   2,496.9 |   136.3 |     5.8  |     22,840   | No formal educational credential   
 Software developers, applications                 |     718.4 |     853.7 |   135.3 |    18.8  |     95,510   | Bachelor's degree                  
 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, |           |           |         |          |              |                                    
  hand                                             |   2,441.3 |   2,566.4 |   125.1 |     5.1  |     24,430   | No formal educational credential   
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   Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



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Last Modified Date: December 08, 2015