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Job Fields Experiencing Greatest Growth

The following job categories on this page are expected to experience the most significant growth over the coming decade. While not every category will have massive openings, the relative growth makes them break-out employment types for jobseekers.

The table also shows anticipated income for each job type and the education level typically required.

Occupation Jobs added 2008-2018 Median annual income estimate Most significant source of education
Registered nurses 581,500 Very high Associate degree
Home health aides 460,900 Very low Short-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 399,500 Low Moderate on-the-job training
Combined food preparation and serving workers 394,300 Very low Short-term on-the-job training
Personal and home care aides 375,800 Very low Short-term on-the-job training
Retail salespersons 374,700 Very low Short-term on-the-job training
Office clerks 358,700 Low Short-term on-the-job training
Accountants and auditors 279,400 Very high Bachelor's degree
Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants 276,000 Low Postsecondary vocational award
Postsecondary teachers 256,900 Very high Doctoral degree
Construction laborers 255,900 Low Moderate on-the-job training
Elementary school teachers 244,200 High Bachelor's degree
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor trailer 232,900 High Short-term on-the-job training
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 217,100 Low Short-term on-the-job training
Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks 212,400 High Moderate on-the-job training
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 204,400 High Work experience in a related occupation
Management analysts 178,300 Very high Bachelor's degree, or higher, plus work experience
Computer software engineers, applications 175,100 Very high Bachelor's degree
Receptionists and information clerks 172,900 Low Short-term on-the-job training
Carpenters 165,400 High Long-term on-the-job training
Medical assistants 163,900 Low Moderate on-the-job training
First line supervisors and office managers 160,300 High Work experience in a related occupation
Network systems and data communications analysts 155,800 Very high Bachelor's degree
Licensed practical and vocational nurses 155,600 High Postsecondary vocational award
Security guards 152,500 Low Short-term on-the-job training
Waiters and waitresses 151,600 Very low Short-term on-the-job training
Maintenance and repair workers 147,900 High Moderate on-the-job training
Physicians and surgeons 144,100 Very high First professional degree
Child care workers 142,100 Very low Short-term on-the-job training
Teacher assistants 134,900 Low Short-term on-the-job training

*Data Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor


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