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Fastest Growing Careers
The table below highlights the top 100 careers that are expected to grow the fastest over the coming decade in the United States. Click the "Next 100" button at the bottom of the page for more.

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Career
2016 Jobs
2026 Jobs
Growth
Salary
Education
Motion Picture Projectionists 1,700 2,900 71% $27,000 or less Some high school
Wind Turbine Service Technicians 6,900 11,700 68% $38,000 - $59,000 Some college
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 81,500 131,900 62% $27,000 or less Some high school
Nurse Practitioners 220,300 335,200 52% $59,000+ Master's degree or higher
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 11,800 17,900 52% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Cooks, Restaurant 1,153,200 1,716,700 49% $27,000 or less Some high school
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 18,700 27,300 46% $59,000+ Bachelor's degree
Costume Attendants 5,400 7,700 44% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors 309,800 431,400 39% $27,000 - $38,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Model Makers, Wood 1,000 1,300 39% $59,000+ High school diploma or equivalent
Athletes and Sports Competitors 16,700 23,000 38% $38,000 - $59,000 Some high school
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 3,100 4,200 37% $59,000+ Some college
Occupational Therapy Assistants 43,300 58,900 36% $59,000+ Associate's degree
Physical Therapist Assistants 93,800 126,900 35% $38,000 - $59,000 Associate's degree
Statisticians 42,000 56,900 35% $59,000+ Master's degree or higher
Animal Caretakers 272,400 366,100 34% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 33,700 45,200 34% No Data Available Some high school
Bartenders 492,300 652,300 33% $27,000 or less Some high school
Film and Video Editors 33,000 43,900 33% $59,000+ Bachelor's degree
Home Health and Personal Care Aides 3,470,700 4,600,600 33% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Information Security Analysts 141,200 188,300 33% $59,000+ Bachelor's degree
Manicurists and Pedicurists 123,000 163,100 33% $27,000 or less Some college
Medical and Health Services Managers 429,800 569,400 33% $59,000+ Bachelor's degree
Actors 51,600 68,300 32% No Data Available Some college
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 264,400 349,800 32% $27,000 or less Some high school
Choreographers 4,600 6,100 32% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Massage Therapists 144,600 191,100 32% $38,000 - $59,000 Some college
Physician Assistants 129,400 169,500 31% $59,000+ Master's degree or higher
Dancers 9,000 11,700 30% No Data Available Some high school
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 9,000 11,700 30% $38,000 - $59,000 Some high school
Epidemiologists 7,800 10,200 30% $59,000+ Master's degree or higher
Flight Attendants 102,500 133,600 30% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Logisticians 191,000 247,300 30% $59,000+ Bachelor's degree
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 43,500 56,400 30% $27,000 - $38,000 Some high school
Shampooers 10,800 14,100 30% $27,000 or less Some high school
Animal Trainers 60,200 77,400 29% $27,000 - $38,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners 8,000 10,300 29% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Skincare Specialists 68,700 88,400 29% $27,000 - $38,000 Some college
Speech-Language Pathologists 158,100 203,500 29% $59,000+ Master's degree or higher
Tour and Travel Guides 44,000 56,800 29% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 20,200 26,200 29% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers 27,100 34,500 27% $38,000 - $59,000 Some college
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 389,000 492,500 27% $27,000 or less Some high school
Audio and Video Technicians 73,900 93,300 26% $38,000 - $59,000 Some college
Coaches and Scouts 249,900 313,800 26% $27,000 - $38,000 Bachelor's degree
Genetic Counselors 2,400 3,100 26% $59,000+ Master's degree or higher
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 12,000 15,200 26% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 707,400 887,900 26% $27,000 - $38,000 Some high school
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 15,200 19,200 26% $38,000 - $59,000 Some high school
Actuaries 27,700 34,500 25% $59,000+ Bachelor's degree
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 28,600 35,600 25% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Chefs and Head Cooks 110,700 138,700 25% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 333,600 417,800 25% $27,000 or less Some high school
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 117,500 146,300 25% $27,000 or less Some high school
Operations Research Analysts 104,100 129,700 25% $59,000+ Bachelor's degree
Patternmakers, Wood 200 300 25% $59,000+ High school diploma or equivalent
Physical Therapist Aides 46,700 58,500 25% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film 30,300 37,600 24% $38,000 - $59,000 Bachelor's degree
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service and Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services 200,400 248,800 24% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 3,000 3,700 24% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Gambling Dealers 74,100 91,900 24% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 242,700 301,600 24% $59,000+ Master's degree or higher
Interpreters and Translators 81,400 100,700 24% $38,000 - $59,000 Bachelor's degree
Producers and Directors 131,000 162,500 24% $59,000+ Bachelor's degree
Self-Enrichment Teachers 336,700 415,900 24% $27,000 - $38,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Athletic Trainers 30,000 37,000 23% $38,000 - $59,000 Bachelor's degree
Helpers: Extraction Workers 12,600 15,500 23% $27,000 - $38,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Respiratory Therapists 135,100 166,200 23% $38,000 - $59,000 Associate's degree
Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas 43,100 52,900 23% $38,000 - $59,000 Some high school
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors 327,500 402,600 23% $38,000 - $59,000 Bachelor's degree
Computer and Information Research Scientists 33,000 40,200 22% $59,000+ Master's degree or higher
Curators 13,400 16,300 22% $38,000 - $59,000 Master's degree or higher
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 740,900 904,500 22% $59,000+ Bachelor's degree
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 72,600 88,900 22% $59,000+ Master's degree or higher
Phlebotomists 129,600 158,400 22% $27,000 - $38,000 Some college
Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers 1,847,900 2,257,400 22% $59,000+ Bachelor's degree
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 165,200 200,000 21% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Community Health Workers 64,100 77,600 21% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 915,400 1,106,100 21% $27,000 - $38,000 High school diploma or equivalent
First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers 22,000 26,700 21% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 391,800 475,300 21% $38,000 - $59,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Museum Technicians and Conservators 13,500 16,300 21% $38,000 - $59,000 Bachelor's degree
Occupational Therapy Aides 5,800 7,000 21% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Physical Therapists 239,200 288,300 21% $59,000+ Master's degree or higher
Concierges 37,100 44,500 20% $27,000 - $38,000 High school diploma or equivalent
Gambling Cage Workers 11,300 13,500 20% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Gambling Managers 3,900 4,700 20% $59,000+ High school diploma or equivalent
Waiters and Waitresses 2,023,200 2,430,700 20% $27,000 or less Some high school
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 75,900 90,300 19% $59,000+ Associate's degree
Dishwashers 408,500 486,300 19% $27,000 or less Some high school
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 569,600 680,100 19% $27,000 or less Some college
Passenger Attendants 23,200 27,200 18% $27,000 or less High school diploma or equivalent
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 469,600 556,000 18% $27,000 - $38,000 Associate's degree

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Data points for these resources are sourced from the United States Department of Labor Employment and the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development. All information is updated annually.