Top occupations, 2014 and projected 2024

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Top occupations, 2014 and projected 2024 (Numbers in thousands)
Top occupations, 2014 and projected 2024 (Numbers in thousands)

2014 National Employment Matrix title

Employment change, 2014–24

Median annual wage, 2016(1)

Number

Percent

Fastest growing occupations, 2014 and projected 2024

Wind turbine service technicians

4.8

108.0

$52,260

Occupational therapy assistants

14.1

42.7

$59,010

Physical therapist assistants

31.9

40.6

$56,610

Physical therapist aides

19.5

39.0

$25,680

Home health aides

348.4

38.1

$22,600

 

Occupations with the most new jobs, 2014 and projected 2024

Personal care aides

458.1

25.9

$21,920

Registered nurses

439.3

16.0

$68,450

Home health aides

348.4

38.1

$22,600

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

343.5

10.9

$19,440

Retail salespersons

314.2

6.8

$22,680

 

Fastest growing occupations that require a bachelor's degree or higher for entry, 2014 and projected 2024

Nurse practitioners

44.7

35.2

$ 100,910

Physical therapists

71.8

34.0

$85,400

Statisticians

10.1

33.8

$80,500

Physician assistants

28.7

30.4

$ 101,480

Operations research analysts

27.6

30.2

$79,200

 

Fastest growing occupations that require some postsecondary education, 2014 and projected 2024

Wind turbine service technicians

4.8

108.0

$52,260

Occupational therapy assistants

14.1

42.7

$59,010

Physical therapist assistants

31.9

40.6

$56,610

Commercial divers

1.6

36.9

$49,090

Web developers

39.5

26.6

$66,130

Footnotes:
  1 Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: April 14, 2017