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 2017 MEDIAN PAY

Solar photovoltaic installers

    105% Growth Rate 105%

$39,490 per year

Wind turbine service technicians

    96% Growth Rate 96%

$53,880 per year

Home health aides

    47% Growth Rate 47%

$23,210 per year

Personal care aides

    39% Growth Rate 39%

$23,100 per year

Physician assistants

    37% Growth Rate 37%

$104,860 per year

Nurse practitioners

    36% Growth Rate 36%

$103,880 per year

Statisticians

    34% Growth Rate 34%

$84,060 per year

Physical therapist assistants

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$57,430 per year

Software developers, applications

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$101,790 per year

Mathematicians

    30% Growth Rate 30%

$103,010 per year

Physical therapist aides

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$25,730 per year

Bicycle repairers

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$28,390 per year

Medical assistants

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$32,480 per year

Genetic counselors

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$77,480 per year

Occupational therapy assistants

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$59,310 per year

Information security analysts

    28% Growth Rate 28%

$95,510 per year

Physical therapists

    28% Growth Rate 28%

$86,850 per year

Operations research analysts

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$81,390 per year

Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$37,380 per year

Massage therapists

    26% Growth Rate 26%

$39,990 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 02, 2018).

Last Modified Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

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