12 of the Top 20 Fastest Growing Jobs Are in Healthcare


At the start of September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released their 10-year economic forecast, which highlights predictions for the job market over the next decade, and healthcare is poised to be a strong for jobs through 2028.

In particular, twelve of the top twenty jobs expected to see the https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm fastest growth in the next decade according to the forecast are healthcare jobs, and the top two fastest growing industries are in healthcare, as well—home health care services ranked 1st and outpatient care centers came in 2nd place.

Here are the top twenty occupations expected to see the highest percent change of employment between 2018 and 2028, with jobs in healthcare in bold.

  1. Solar photovoltaic installers
    Growth Rate: 63%
    Average Salary in 2018: $42,680 per year
  2. Wind turbine service technicians
    Growth Rate: 57%
    Average Salary in 2018: $54,370 per year
  3. Home health aides
    Growth Rate: 37%
    Average Salary in 2018: $24,200 per year
  4. Personal care aides
    Growth Rate: 36%
    Average Salary in 2018: $24,020 per year
  5. Occupational therapy assistants
    Growth Rate: 33%
    Average Salary in 2018: $60,220 per year
  6. Information security analysts
    Growth Rate: 32%
    Average Salary in 2018: $98,350 per year
  7. Physician assistants
    Growth Rate: 31%
    Average Salary in 2018: $108,610 per year
  8. Statisticians
    Growth Rate: 31%
    Average Salary in 2018: $87,780 per year
  9. Nurse practitioners
    Growth Rate: 28%
    Average Salary in 2018: $107,030 per year
  10. Speech-language pathologists
    Growth Rate: 27%
    Average Salary in 2018: $77,510 per year
  11. Physical therapist assistants
    Growth Rate: 27%
    Average Salary in 2018: $58,040 per year
  12. Genetic counselors
    Growth Rate: 27%
    Average Salary in 2018: $80,370 per year
  13. Mathematicians
    Growth Rate: 26%
    Average Salary in 2018: $101,900 per year
  14. Operations research analysts
    Growth Rate: 26%
    Average Salary in 2018: $83,390 per year
  15. Software developers, applications
    Growth Rate: 26%
    Average Salary in 2018: $103,620 per year
  16. Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists
    Growth Rate: 24%
    Average Salary in 2018: $39,600 per year
  17. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary
    Growth Rate: 23%
    Average Salary in 2018: $97,370 per year
  18. Phlebotomists
    Growth Rate: 23%
    Average Salary in 2018: $34,480 per year
  19. Physical therapist aides
    Growth Rate: 23%
    Average Salary in 2018: $26,240 per year
  20. Medical assistants
    Growth Rate: 23%
    Average Salary in 2018: $33,610 per year

Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.

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