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Top 50 United States Fastest Growing Occupations, 2008 - 2018

OCCUPATION EMPLOY. 2008 EMPLOY. 2018 PERCENT CHANGE 2008-2018 EMPLOYMENT CHANGE 2008-2018
Biomedical engineers 16,050 27,610 72.02 11,560
Network systems and data communications analysts 291,980 447,790 53.36 155,810
Home health aides 921,680 1,382,570 50 460,890
Personal and home care aides 817,160 1,192,990 45.99 375,830
Financial examiners 27,020 38,140 41.15 11,120
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 109,420 153,580 40.35 44,160
Physician assistants 74,780 103,940 38.98 29,150
Skin care specialists 38,790 53,470 37.85 14,680
Biochemists and biophysicists 23,220 31,910 37.42 8,690
Athletic trainers 16,350 22,390 36.94 6,040
Physical therapist aides 46,050 62,770 36.28 16,710
Dental hygienists 174,060 236,960 36.14 62,900
Veterinary technologists and technicians 79,610 108,080 35.76 28,480
Dental assistants 295,310 400,880 35.75 105,570
Physical therapist assistants and aides 109,870 147,810 34.53 37,950
Computer software engineers, applications 514,790 689,850 34 175,070
Medical assistants 483,590 647,510 33.89 163,920
Physical therapist assistants 63,810 85,050 33.27 21,240
Veterinarians 59,700 79,370 32.95 19,670
Computer software engineers 909,600 1,204,840 32.45 295,240
Self-enrichment education teachers 253,650 334,930 32.04 81,280
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety 260,180 340,960 31.04 80,780
Occupational therapist aides 7,800 10,190 30.73 2,400
Environmental engineers 54,290 70,920 30.61 16,620
Pharmacy technicians 326,270 426,020 30.57 99,750
Computer software engineers, systems software 394,820 514,990 30.43 120,170
Survey researchers 23,430 30,540 30.35 7,110
Physical therapists 185,500 241,650 30.27 56,150
Personal financial advisors 208,420 271,210 30.12 62,790
Environmental engineering technicians 21,170 27,540 30.1 6,370
Occupational therapist assistants 26,640 34,580 29.77 7,930
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 261,150 337,950 29.41 76,800
Environmental science and protection technicians, including health 35,050 45,180 28.91 10,130
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 308,220 394,830 28.09 86,610
Anthropologists and archeologists 5,790 7,410 28.08 1,620
Paralegals and legal assistants 263,790 337,880 28.08 74,080
Market research analysts 249,810 319,920 28.06 70,100
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 207,850 265,890 27.92 58,040
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 85,870 109,800 27.86 23,930
Prosthodontists 530 670 27.74 150
Medical equipment repairers 41,390 52,640 27.19 11,250
Radiation therapists 15,240 19,370 27.1 4,130
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 12,310 15,610 26.79 3,300
Medical secretaries 471,080 596,580 26.63 125,490
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians 596,220 753,340 26.35 157,120
Tree trimmers and pruners 44,980 56,800 26.27 11,820
Industrial-organizational psychologists 2,300 2,900 26.25 600
Funeral attendants 34,510 43,560 26.24 9,060
Geographers 1,270 1,600 26.23 330
Helpers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 80,320 100,930 25.65 20,610

 

Based on the U.S. Department of Labor data.