According to projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the list below are the 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between now and 2026.

Click on an occupation below to see the full occupational profile on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Solar photovoltaic installers105%$42,680 per year
Wind turbine service technicians96%$54,370 per year
Home health aides47%$24,200 per year
Personal care aides39%$24,020 per year
Physician assistants37%$108,610 per year
Nurse practitioners36%$107,030 per year
Statisticians34%$87,780 per year
Physical therapist assistants31%$58,040 per year
Software developers, applications31%$103,620 per year
Mathematicians30%$101,900 per year
Physical therapist aides29%$26,240 per year
Bicycle repairers29%$28,960 per year
Medical assistants29%$33,610 per year
Genetic counselors29%$80,370 per year
Occupational therapy assistants29%$60,220 per year
Information security analysts28%$98,350 per year
Physical therapists28%$87,930 per year
Operations research analysts27%$83,390 per year
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists27%$39,600 per year
Massage therapists26%$41,420 per year

Source | Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Last Modified Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Occupational Projections by Category

The Occupational Outlook Handbook also has career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. Below, the occupations are grouped by work categories. The links will take you to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.


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