Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fastest Growing Occupations

Fastest growing occupations: 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2018-28.

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OCCUPATION GROWTH RATE, 2018-28 2018 MEDIAN PAY

Solar photovoltaic installers

    63% Growth Rate 63%

$42,680 per year

Wind turbine service technicians

    57% Growth Rate 57%

$54,370 per year

Home health aides

    37% Growth Rate 37%

$24,200 per year

Personal care aides

    36% Growth Rate 36%

$24,020 per year

Occupational therapy assistants

    33% Growth Rate 33%

$60,220 per year

Information security analysts

    32% Growth Rate 32%

$98,350 per year

Physician assistants

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$108,610 per year

Statisticians

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$87,780 per year

Nurse practitioners

    28% Growth Rate 28%

$107,030 per year

Speech-language pathologists

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$77,510 per year

Physical therapist assistants

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$58,040 per year

Genetic counselors

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$80,370 per year

Mathematicians

    26% Growth Rate 26%

$101,900 per year

Operations research analysts

    26% Growth Rate 26%

$83,390 per year

Software developers, applications

    26% Growth Rate 26%

$103,620 per year

Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

    24% Growth Rate 24%

$39,600 per year

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

    23% Growth Rate 23%

$97,370 per year

Phlebotomists

    23% Growth Rate 23%

$34,480 per year

Physical therapist aides

    23% Growth Rate 23%

$26,240 per year

Medical assistants

    23% Growth Rate 23%

$33,610 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 September 19, 2019).

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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