Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fastest Growing Occupations

Fastest growing occupations: 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2014-24.

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OCCUPATION GROWTH RATE, 2014-24 2016 MEDIAN PAY

Wind turbine service technicians

    108% Growth Rate 108%

$52,260 per year

Occupational therapy assistants

    43% Growth Rate 43%

$59,010 per year

Physical therapist assistants

    41% Growth Rate 41%

$56,610 per year

Physical therapist aides

    39% Growth Rate 39%

$25,680 per year

Home health aides

    38% Growth Rate 38%

$22,600 per year

Commercial divers

    37% Growth Rate 37%

$49,090 per year

Nurse practitioners

    35% Growth Rate 35%

$100,910 per year

Physical therapists

    34% Growth Rate 34%

$85,400 per year

Statisticians

    34% Growth Rate 34%

$80,500 per year

Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

    33% Growth Rate 33%

$23,850 per year

Occupational therapy aides

    31% Growth Rate 31%

$28,330 per year

Physician assistants

    30% Growth Rate 30%

$101,480 per year

Operations research analysts

    30% Growth Rate 30%

$79,200 per year

Personal financial advisors

    30% Growth Rate 30%

$90,530 per year

Cartographers and photogrammetrists

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$62,750 per year

Genetic counselors

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$74,120 per year

Interpreters and translators

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$46,120 per year

Audiologists

    29% Growth Rate 29%

$75,980 per year

Hearing aid specialists

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$50,250 per year

Optometrists

    27% Growth Rate 27%

$106,140 per year
Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Fastest Growing Occupations,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm (visited September 21, 2017).

Publish Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015

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