Employment Projections

Fastest growing occupations

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Table 1.3 Fastest growing occupations, 2012 and projected 2022
(Numbers in thousands)

2012 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2012—22

Median annual wage, 2012 (1)

2012

2022

Number

Percent

Total, All Occupations

00-0000

145,355.8

160,983.7

15,628.0

10.8

$34,750

Industrial-organizational psychologists

19-3032

1.6

2.5

0.9

53.4

$83,580

Personal care aides

39-9021

1,190.6

1,771.4

580.8

48.8

$19,910

Home health aides

31-1011

875.1

1,299.3

424.2

48.5

$20,820

Insulation workers, mechanical

47-2132

28.9

42.4

13.5

46.7

$39,170

Interpreters and translators

27-3091

63.6

92.9

29.3

46.1

$45,430

Diagnostic medical sonographers

29-2032

58.8

85.9

27.0

46.0

$65,860

Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters

47-3011

24.4

34.9

10.5

43.0

$28,220

Occupational therapy assistants

31-2011

30.3

43.2

12.9

42.6

$53,240

Genetic counselors

29-9092

2.1

3.0

0.9

41.2

$56,800

Physical therapist assistants

31-2021

71.4

100.7

29.3

41.0

$52,160

Physical therapist aides

31-2022

50.0

70.1

20.1

40.1

$23,880

Skincare specialists

39-5094

44.4

62.0

17.7

39.8

$28,640

Physician assistants

29-1071

86.7

120.0

33.3

38.4

$90,930

Segmental pavers

47-4091

1.8

2.4

0.7

38.1

$33,720

Helpers--electricians

47-3013

60.8

83.3

22.4

36.9

$27,670

Information security analysts

15-1122

75.1

102.5

27.4

36.5

$86,170

Occupational therapy aides

31-2012

8.4

11.4

3.0

36.2

$26,850

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

25-1071

190.0

258.6

68.6

36.1

$81,140

Medical secretaries

43-6013

525.6

714.9

189.2

36.0

$31,350

Physical therapists

29-1123

204.2

277.7

73.5

36.0

$79,860

Orthotists and prosthetists

29-2091

8.5

11.5

3.0

35.5

$62,670

Brickmasons and blockmasons

47-2021

71.0

96.2

25.2

35.5

$46,440

Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

25-1072

67.8

91.8

24.0

35.4

$64,850

Nurse practitioners

29-1171

110.2

147.3

37.1

33.7

$89,960

Audiologists

29-1181

13.0

17.3

4.3

33.6

$69,720

Dental hygienists

29-2021

192.8

256.9

64.2

33.3

$70,210

Meeting, convention, and event planners

13-1121

94.2

125.4

31.3

33.2

$45,810

Therapists, all other

29-1129

28.8

37.9

9.1

31.7

$53,210

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161

415.7

547.2

131.5

31.6

$60,300

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

21-1011

89.6

117.7

28.2

31.4

$38,520

Footnotes:
1 Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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

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