According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistic’s recently (12.18.2015) released Occupational Outlook Handbook, the following 20 occupations are predicted to see the highest percent increase in employment from 2014-24. (Below the static graphic below, you can find links to explanations of each of the occupations.)




Clicking on an occupation name will link you to an in-depth occupational profile on the Bureau of Labor website.

OCCUPATIONGROWTH RATE, 2014-242014 MEDIAN PAY

Wind turbine service technicians

 108% Growth Rate 108%

$48,800 per year

Occupational therapy assistants

 43% Growth Rate 43%

$56,950 per year

Physical therapist assistants

 41% Growth Rate 41%

$54,410 per year

Physical therapist aides

 39% Growth Rate 39%

$24,650 per year

Home health aides

 38% Growth Rate 38%

$21,380 per year

Commercial divers

 37% Growth Rate 37%

$45,890 per year

Nurse practitioners

 35% Growth Rate 35%

$95,350 per year

Physical therapists

 34% Growth Rate 34%

$82,390 per year

Statisticians

 34% Growth Rate 34%

$79,990 per year

Ambulance drivers, except EMTs

 33% Growth Rate 33%

$24,080 per year

Occupational therapy aides

 31% Growth Rate 31%

$26,550 per year

Physician assistants

 30% Growth Rate 30%

$95,820 per year

Operations research analysts

 30% Growth Rate 30%

$76,660 per year

Personal financial advisors

 30% Growth Rate 30%

$81,060 per year

Cartographers and photogrammetrists

 29% Growth Rate 29%

$60,930 per year

Genetic counselors

 29% Growth Rate 29%

$67,500 per year

Interpreters and translators

 29% Growth Rate 29%

$43,590 per year

Audiologists

 29% Growth Rate 29%

$73,060 per year

Hearing aid specialists

 27% Growth Rate 27%

$43,010 per year

Optometrists

 27% Growth Rate 27%

$101,410 per year