Fastest growing occupations : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Employment Projections

Fastest growing occupations

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Table 1.3 Fastest growing occupations, 2020 and projected 2030
(Numbers in thousands)

2020 National Employment Matrix title

2020 National Employment Matrix code

Employment, 2020

Employment, 2030

Employment

change, 

2020–30

Percent employment change,  2020–30

Median annual wage, 2020(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000

153,533.8

165,413.7

11,879.9

7.7

$41,950

Motion picture projectionists

39-3021

1.7

2.9

1.2

70.5

$27,490

Wind turbine service technicians

49-9081

6.9

11.7

4.7

68.2

$56,230

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

39-3031

81.5

131.9

50.4

61.8

$25,110

Nurse practitioners

29-1171

220.3

335.2

114.9

52.2

$111,680

Solar photovoltaic installers

47-2231

11.8

17.9

6.1

52.1

$46,470

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,153.2

1,716.7

563.5

48.9

$28,800

Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes

13-1011

18.7

27.3

8.6

46.3

$75,420

Costume attendants

39-3092

5.4

7.7

2.4

44.3

$42,910

Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors

39-9031

309.8

431.4

121.7

39.3

$40,510

Model makers, wood

51-7031

1.0

1.3

0.4

38.6

$64,050

Athletes and sports competitors

27-2021

16.7

23.0

6.3

38.0

$50,850

Makeup artists, theatrical and performance

39-5091

3.1

4.2

1.1

37.0

$106,920

Occupational therapy assistants

31-2011

43.3

58.9

15.6

36.1

$62,940

Statisticians

15-2041

42.0

56.9

14.9

35.4

$92,270

Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other

39-3099

3.9

5.3

1.4

35.4

$27,230

Physical therapist assistants

31-2021

93.8

126.9

33.2

35.4

$59,770

Animal caretakers

39-2021

272.4

366.1

93.6

34.4

$26,080

Miscellaneous entertainers and performers, sports and related workers

27-2090

33.7

45.2

11.4

33.8

Information security analysts

15-1212

141.2

188.3

47.1

33.3

$103,590

Film and video editors

27-4032

33.0

43.9

11.0

33.2

$67,250

Manicurists and pedicurists

39-5092

123.0

163.1

40.1

32.6

$27,870

Home health and personal care aides

31-1120

3,470.7

4,600.6

1,129.9

32.6

$27,080

Bartenders

35-3011

492.3

652.3

159.9

32.5

$24,960

Medical and health services managers

11-9111

429.8

569.4

139.6

32.5

$104,280

Actors

27-2011

51.6

68.3

16.7

32.4

Amusement and recreation attendants

39-3091

264.4

349.8

85.4

32.3

$24,760

Massage therapists

31-9011

144.6

191.1

46.5

32.2

$43,620

Choreographers

27-2032

4.6

6.1

1.5

32.1

$43,680

Data scientists and mathematical science occupations, all other

15-2098

63.2

83.0

19.8

31.4

$98,230

Physician assistants

29-1071

129.4

169.5

40.1

31.0

$115,390

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.
Note: Data is unavailable for values denoted with a "—".
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Last Modified Date: September 8, 2021