Bureau of Labor Statistics

Most New Jobs

Most new jobs: 20 occupations with the highest projected numeric change in employment.

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OCCUPATION NUMBER OF NEW JOBS (PROJECTED), 2014-24 2016 MEDIAN PAY

Personal care aides

458,100 New Jobs (Projected)458,100

$21,920 per year

Registered nurses

439,300 New Jobs (Projected)439,300

$68,450 per year

Home health aides

348,400 New Jobs (Projected)348,400

$22,600 per year

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

343,500 New Jobs (Projected)343,500

$19,440 per year

Retail salespersons

314,200 New Jobs (Projected)314,200

$22,680 per year

Nursing assistants

262,000 New Jobs (Projected)262,000

$26,590 per year

Customer service representatives

252,900 New Jobs (Projected)252,900

$32,300 per year

Cooks, restaurant

158,900 New Jobs (Projected)158,900

$24,140 per year

General and operations managers

151,100 New Jobs (Projected)151,100

$99,310 per year

Construction laborers

147,400 New Jobs (Projected)147,400

$33,430 per year

Accountants and auditors

142,400 New Jobs (Projected)142,400

$68,150 per year

Medical assistants

138,900 New Jobs (Projected)138,900

$31,540 per year

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

136,300 New Jobs (Projected)136,300

$24,190 per year

Software developers, applications

135,300 New Jobs (Projected)135,300

$100,080 per year

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

125,100 New Jobs (Projected)125,100

$25,980 per year

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

121,200 New Jobs (Projected)121,200

$54,340 per year

Computer systems analysts

118,600 New Jobs (Projected)118,600

$87,220 per year

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

117,300 New Jobs (Projected)117,300

$44,090 per year

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

111,700 New Jobs (Projected)111,700

$21,820 per year

Medical secretaries

108,200 New Jobs (Projected)108,200

$33,730 per year
Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Most New Jobs,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm (visited October 16, 2017).

Publish Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015

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