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Table 4. Fastest growing occupations, 2012 and projected 2022

Table 4. Fastest growing occupations, 2012 and projected 2022

(Employment in thousands)


2012 National Employment Matrix title         Employment             Change, 2012-22    Median annual   Typical education          Work experience in a                 Typical on-the-job training
                                          2012         2022          Number  Percent    wage, 2012 (1)  needed for entry           related occupation                   needed to attain competency
                                                                                                                                                                           in the occupation

Total, all occupations................ 145,355.8     160,983.7      15,628.0    10.8      $34,750       N/A                             N/A                             N/A
Industrial-organizational.............       1.6           2.5           0.9    53.4       83,580       Master's degree                 None                            Internship/residency
   psychologists			
Personal care aides...................   1,190.6       1,771.4         580.8    48.8       19,910       Less than high school           None                            Short-term on-the-job training
Home health aides.....................     875.1       1,299.3         424.2    48.5       20,820       Less than high school           None                            Short-term on-the-job training
Insulation workers, mechanical........      28.9          42.4          13.5    46.7       39,170       High school diploma 
                                                                                                           or equivalent                None                            Apprenticeship		
Interpreters and translators..........      63.6          92.9          29.3    46.1       45,430       Bachelor's degree               None                            Short-term on-the-job training
Diagnostic medical sonographers.......      58.8          85.9          27.0    46.0       65,860       Associate's degree              None                            None		
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons,....      24.4          34.9          10.5    43.0       28,220       Less than high school           None                            Short-term on-the-job training
   stonemasons, and tile and 		
   marble setters			
Occupational therapy assistants.......      30.3          43.2          12.9    42.6       53,240       Associate's degree              None                            None
Genetic counselors....................       2.1           3.0           0.9    41.2       56,800       Master's degree                 None                            None
Physical therapist assistants.........      71.4         100.7          29.3    41.0       52,160       Associate's degree              None                            None
Physical therapist aides..............      50.0          70.1          20.1    40.1       23,880       High school diploma             None                            Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                           or equivalent
Skincare specialists..................      44.4          62.0          17.7    39.8       28,640       Postsecondary non-degree        None                            None
                                                                                                           award
Physician assistants..................      86.7         120.0          33.3    38.4       90,930       Master's degree                 None                            None
Segmental pavers......................       1.8           2.4           0.7    38.1       33,720       High school diploma             None                            Moderate-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                           or equivalent
Helpers--electricians.................      60.8          83.3          22.4    36.9       27,670       High school diploma             None                            Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                           or equivalent
Information security analysts.........      75.1         102.5          27.4    36.5       86,170       Bachelor's degree               Less than 5 years               None
Occupational therapy aides............       8.4          11.4           3.0    36.2       26,850       High school diploma             None                            Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                           or equivalent
Health specialties teachers,..........     190.0         258.6          68.6    36.1       81,140       Doctoral or professional        Less than 5 years               None
   postsecondary                                                                                           degree
Medical secretaries...................     525.6         714.9         189.2    36.0       31,350       High school diploma             None                            Moderate-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                           or equivalent
Physical therapists...................     204.2         277.7          73.5    36.0       79,860       Doctoral or professional        None                            None
                                                                                                           degree
Orthotists and prosthetists...........       8.5          11.5           3.0    35.5       62,670       Master's degree                 None                            Internship/residency
Brickmasons and blockmasons...........      71.0          96.2          25.2    35.5       46,440       High school diploma             None                            Apprenticeship
                                                                                                           or equivalent
Nursing instructors and teachers,.....      67.8          91.8          24.0    35.4       64,850       Master's degree                 Less than 5 years               None
   postsecondary			
Nurse practitioners...................     110.2         147.3          37.1    33.7       89,960       Master's degree                 None                            None
Audiologists                                13.0          17.3           4.3    33.6       69,720       Doctoral or professional        None                            None
                                                                                                           degree
Dental hygienists.....................     192.8         256.9          64.2    33.3       70,210       Associate's degree              None                            None
Meeting, convention, and..............      94.2         125.4          31.3    33.2       45,810       Bachelor's degree               None                            None
   event planners			
Therapists, all other.................      28.8          37.9           9.1    31.7       53,210       Bachelor's degree               None                            None
Market research analysts and..........     415.7         547.2         131.5    31.6       60,300       Bachelor's degree               None                            None
   marketing specialists		
Substance abuse and behavioral........      89.6         117.7          28.2    31.4       38,520       High school diploma             None                            Moderate-term on-the-job training
   disorder counselors                                                                                     or equivalent

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



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Last Modified Date: December 19, 2013
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