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The Fastest Growing Occupations

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
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We know many people make career advancement a new year’s resolution. Whether you’re looking to change careers or get a promotion, the new year is an excellent time to start pursuing your goal. We also know that many people are unsure which career pathway is the right one for them. There are several factors to consider and our Career Pathways Explorer helps you navigate your options. A couple weeks ago, we also shared the top 10 career pathways saved by Knowledge to Work users in 2018 to help give you some ideas to start your exploration. Today, we’re sharing the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) projections for the fastest growing occupations from 2016-2026. This information can provide valuable insight into which career pathways will be most in-demand in the near future, giving you a better shot at employment once you’ve received the necessary credentials for that position. This data also includes the 2017 median pay for individuals in these positions in the U.S., which is also important information to consider when planning for your future.

The Fastest Growing Occupations

Listed below are the “20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2016-2026.” The information provided below was last updated by the BLS April 13, 2018. Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm

Occupation

Growth Rate, 2016-26

2017 Median Pay

Solar Photovoltaic Installers

105%

$39,490 per year

Wind Turbine Service Technicians

96%

$53,880 per year

Home Health Aides

47%

$23,210 per year

Personal Care Aides

39%

$23,100 per year

Physician Assistants

37%

$104,860 per year

Nurse Practitioners

36%

$103,880 per year

Statisticians

34%

$84,060 per year

Physical Therapist Assistants

31%

$57,430 per year

Software Developers, Applications

31%

$101,790 per year

Mathematicians

30%

$103,010 per year

Physical Therapist Aides

29%

$25,730 per year

Bicycle Repairers

29%

$28,390 per year

Medical Assistants

29%

$32,480 per year

Genetic Counselors

29%

$77,480 per year

Occupational Therapy Assistants

29%

$59,310 per year

Information Security Analysts

28%

$95,510 per year

Physical Therapists

28%

$86,850 per year

Operations Research Analysts

27%

$81,390 per year

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

27%

$37,380 per year

Massage Therapists

26%

$39,990 per year

 

Sign up for your free personalized learning plan to get started on the career pathway you’ve chosen, find learning resources to learn the skills you’ll need in that career, favorite learning resources, save searches, and more. You may also be interested in our blog post on the top 10 learning resources saved on Knowledge to Work in 2018.

We know many people make career advancement a new year’s resolution. Whether you’re looking to change careers or get a promotion, the new year is an excellent time to start pursuing your goal. We also know that many people are unsure which career pathway is the right one for them.


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