Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Employment Projections

Industries with the largest wage and salary employment growth

Other available formats: (XLSX)

Table 2.5 Industries with the largest wage and salary employment growth
(Employment in thousands of jobs)

Industry Description

Sector

2017 NAICS

Wage and Salary employment, 2021

Wage and Salary employment, 2031

Wage and Salary employment change, 2021–31

Compound annual rate of change, 2021–31

Food services and drinking places

Leisure and hospitality

722

10650.8

11928.2

1277.4

1.1

Individual and family services

Health care and social assistance

6241

2708.4

3558.4

850.0

2.8

Computer systems design and related services

Professional and business services

5415

2301.3

2756.5

455.2

1.8

State and local government educational services

State and local government

NA

10119.9

10474.7

354.8

0.3

Accommodation

Leisure and hospitality

721

1470.6

1804.3

333.7

2.1

Home health care services

Health care and social assistance

6216

1514.3

1844.4

330.1

2.0

Hospitals

Health care and social assistance

622

5126.1

5448.9

322.8

0.6

Offices of physicians

Health care and social assistance

6211

2739.1

3012.5

273.4

1.0

Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

Professional and business services

5416

1634.3

1854.4

220.1

1.3

Offices of other health practitioners

Health care and social assistance

6213

1012.4

1217.9

205.5

1.9

Construction

Construction

23

7413.3

7618.0

204.7

0.3

Outpatient care centers

Health care and social assistance

6214

996.7

1177.8

181.1

1.7

Couriers and messengers

Transportation and warehousing

492

1082.2

1253.0

170.8

1.5

Other educational services; private

Educational services

6114-7

759.9

929.1

169.2

2.0

Other professional, scientific, and technical services

Professional and business services

5419

788.1

932.2

144.1

1.7

Warehousing and storage

Transportation and warehousing

493

1648.2

1789.2

141.0

0.8

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools; private

Educational services

6112, 6113

1756.2

1894.5

138.3

0.8

Nursing and residential care facilities

Health care and social assistance

623

3022.8

3158.7

135.9

0.4

Wholesale trade

Wholesale trade

42

5677.9

5813.7

135.8

0.2

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

Financial activities

523, 525

990.0

1123.5

133.5

1.3

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

Last Modified Date: September 8, 2022