Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fastest Growing Occupations

Fastest growing occupations: 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2016-26.

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OCCUPATION GROWTH RATE, 2016-26 2016 MEDIAN PAY

Solar photovoltaic installers

    105% Growth Rate 105%

$39,240 per year

Wind turbine service technicians

    96% Growth Rate 96%

$52,260 per year

Home health aides

    47% Growth Rate 47%

$22,600 per year

Personal care aides

    37% Growth Rate 37%

$21,920 per year

Physician assistants

    37% Growth Rate 37%

$101,480 per year

Nurse practitioners

    36% Growth Rate 36%

$100,910 per year

Statisticians

    33% Growth Rate 33%

$80,500 per year

Physical therapist assistants

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$56,610 per year

Software developers, applications

    30% Growth Rate 30%

$100,080 per year

Mathematicians

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$105,810 per year

Bicycle repairers

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$27,630 per year

Medical assistants

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$31,540 per year

Physical therapist aides

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$25,680 per year

Occupational therapy assistants

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$59,010 per year

Information security analysts

    28% Growth Rate 28%

$92,600 per year

Genetic counselors

    28% Growth Rate 28%

$74,120 per year

Operations research analysts

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$79,200 per year

Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$36,230 per year

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

    26% Growth Rate 26%

$99,360 per year

Derrick operators, oil and gas

    26% Growth Rate 26%

$48,130 per year
Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fastest Growing Occupations,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm (visited November 01, 2017).

Last Modified Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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