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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics today posted their latest employment-projection figures for the upcoming decade. Here's the table that I find most interesting.

 Fastest growing occupations, 2014 and projected 2024
(Numbers in thousands)
2014 National Employment Matrix title
Change, 2014-24
Median annual wage, 2014
Number
Percent
Total, all occupations
9,788.9
6.5
$35,540
Wind turbine service technicians
4.8
108.0
$48,800
Occupational therapy assistants
14.1
42.7
$56,950
Physical therapist assistants
31.9
40.6
$54,410
Physical therapist aides
19.5
39.0
$24,650
Home health aides
348.4
38.1
$21,380
Commercial divers
1.6
36.9
$45,890
Nurse practitioners
44.7
35.2
$95,350
Physical therapists
71.8
34.0
$82,390
Statisticians
10.1
33.8
$79,990
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians
6.5
33.0
$24,080
Occupational therapy aides
2.7
30.6
$26,550
Physician assistants
28.7
30.4
$95,820
Operations research analysts
27.6
30.2
$76,660
Personal financial advisors
73.9
29.6
$81,060
Cartographers and photogrammetrists
3.6
29.3
$60,930
Genetic counselors
0.7
28.8
$67,500
Interpreters and translators
17.5
28.7
$43,590
Audiologists
3.8
28.6
$73,060
Hearing aid specialists
1.6
27.2
$43,010
Optometrists
11.0
27.0
$101,410
Forensic science technicians
3.8
26.6
$55,360
Web developers
39.5
26.6
$63,490
Occupational therapists
30.4
26.5
$78,810
Diagnostic medical sonographers
16.0
26.4
$67,530
Personal care aides
458.1
25.9
$20,440
Phlebotomists
28.1
24.9
$30,670
Ophthalmic medical technicians
9.1
24.7
$35,230
Nurse midwives
1.3
24.6
$96,970
Solar photovoltaic installers
1.4
24.3
$40,020
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
58.5
24.2
$31,700



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