Fastest Growing Occupations

Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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OCCUPATION GROWTH RATE, 2014-24 2015 MEDIAN PAY

Wind turbine service technicians

108%

$51,050 per year

Occupational therapy assistants

43%

$57,870 per year

Physical therapist assistants

41%

$55,170 per year

Physical therapist aides

39%

$25,120 per year

Home health aides

38%

$21,920 per year

Commercial divers

37%

$50,470 per year

Nurse practitioners

35%

$98,190 per year

Physical therapists

34%

$84,020 per year

Statisticians

34%

$80,110 per year

Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

33%

$23,740 per year

Occupational therapy aides

31%

$27,800 per year

Physician assistants

30%

$98,180 per year

Operations research analysts

30%

$78,630 per year

Personal financial advisors

30%

$89,160 per year

Cartographers and photogrammetrists

29%

$61,880 per year

Genetic counselors

29%

$72,090 per year

Interpreters and translators

29%

$44,190 per year

Audiologists

29%

$74,890 per year

Hearing aid specialists

27%

$49,600 per year

Optometrists

27%

$103,900 per year
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