Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fastest Growing Occupations

Fastest growing occupations: 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2019-29.

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OCCUPATION GROWTH RATE, 2019-29 2020 MEDIAN PAY

Wind turbine service technicians

    61% Growth Rate 61%

$56,230 per year

Nurse practitioners

    52% Growth Rate 52%

$111,680 per year

Solar photovoltaic installers

    51% Growth Rate 51%

$46,470 per year

Occupational therapy assistants

    35% Growth Rate 35%

$62,940 per year

Statisticians

    35% Growth Rate 35%

$92,270 per year

Home health and personal care aides

    34% Growth Rate 34%

$27,080 per year

Physical therapist assistants

    33% Growth Rate 33%

$59,770 per year

Medical and health services managers

    32% Growth Rate 32%

$104,280 per year

Physician assistants

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$115,390 per year

Information security analysts

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$103,590 per year

Data scientists and mathematical science occupations, all other

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$98,230 per year

Derrick operators, oil and gas

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$47,920 per year

Rotary drill operators, oil and gas

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$53,820 per year

Roustabouts, oil and gas

    25% Growth Rate 25%

$39,420 per year

Speech-language pathologists

    25% Growth Rate 25%

$80,480 per year

Operations research analysts

    25% Growth Rate 25%

$86,200 per year

Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors

    25% Growth Rate 25%

$47,660 per year

Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

    24% Growth Rate 24%

$42,150 per year

Cooks, restaurant

    23% Growth Rate 23%

$28,800 per year

Animal caretakers

    23% Growth Rate 23%

$26,080 per year
Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fastest Growing Occupations,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm (visited August 02, 2021).

Last Modified Date: Friday, April 9, 2021

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