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(2014-2024)
Projected Job Openings
(2014-2024)
97% 29-2021.00 Dental Hygienists   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 70,300
97% 29-2032.00 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 27,500
97% 29-2055.00 Surgical Technologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 24,600
97% 29-2031.00 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 21,400
97% 29-2057.00 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 12,800
97% 29-2035.00 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists  Faster than average   Faster than average 9,800
97% 29-1124.00 Radiation Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 6,200
97% 29-2033.00 Nuclear Medicine Technologists  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,200
96% 31-2021.00 Physical Therapist Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 54,700
96% 31-9097.00 Phlebotomists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 51,600
95% 31-9092.00 Medical Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 262,100
95% 31-9091.00 Dental Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 137,500
95% 31-2022.00 Physical Therapist Aides Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 34,000
94% 29-2034.00 Radiologic Technologists  Faster than average   Faster than average 54,400
94% 29-1161.00 Nurse Midwives Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,500
93% 31-1011.00 Home Health Aides Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 554,800
93% 43-6013.00 Medical Secretaries Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 163,800
93% 29-2054.00 Respiratory Therapy Technicians  Decline   Decline 1,100
92% 29-1126.00 Respiratory Therapists  Faster than average   Faster than average 43,300
92% 31-1015.00 Orderlies  Faster than average   Faster than average 17,800
92% 29-1151.00 Nurse Anesthetists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 16,400
91% 31-9093.00 Medical Equipment Preparers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 18,100
91% 31-2012.00 Occupational Therapy Aides Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,300
90% 31-2011.00 Occupational Therapy Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 23,600
89% 31-1014.00 Nursing Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 599,000
89% 29-1123.00 Physical Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 128,300
89% 29-1171.00 Nurse Practitioners Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 74,700
89% 29-1071.00 Physician Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 50,000
  29-1071.01 Anesthesiologist Assistants Bright Outlook    
89% 29-1064.00 Obstetricians and Gynecologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,800
88% 29-2011.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 62,500
  29-2011.01 Cytogenetic Technologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2011.02 Cytotechnologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2011.03 Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians Bright Outlook    
88% 29-1061.00 Anesthesiologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 16,100
87% 29-1141.00 Registered Nurses Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,088,400
  29-1141.01 Acute Care Nurses Bright Outlook    
  29-1141.02 Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Bright Outlook    
  29-1141.03 Critical Care Nurses Bright Outlook    
  29-1141.04 Clinical Nurse Specialists Bright Outlook    
87% 29-1067.00 Surgeons Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 21,500
87% 29-1063.00 Internists, General  Faster than average   Faster than average 19,700
87% 29-1065.00 Pediatricians, General  Faster than average   Faster than average 12,900
86% 29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 68,100
85% 29-2099.00 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 33,800
  29-2099.01 Neurodiagnostic Technologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2099.05 Ophthalmic Medical Technologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2099.06 Radiologic Technicians Bright Outlook    
  29-2099.07 Surgical Assistants Bright Outlook    
85% 29-2051.00 Dietetic Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,800
85% 29-1081.00 Podiatrists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,300
84% 29-2061.00 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 322,200
83% 39-9021.00 Personal Care Aides Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 601,100
83% 29-1062.00 Family and General Practitioners  Faster than average   Faster than average 51,900
81% 21-1022.00 Healthcare Social Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 69,500
79% 29-1122.00 Occupational Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 52,600
  29-1122.01 Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists Bright Outlook    
79% 29-9092.00 Genetic Counselors Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,200
78% 21-1014.00 Mental Health Counselors Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 54,500
78% 29-1125.00 Recreational Therapists  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,600
  29-1125.01 Art Therapists Bright Outlook    
  29-1125.02 Music Therapists Bright Outlook    
77% 29-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 71,200
76% 29-1069.00 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 145,100
  29-1069.01 Allergists and Immunologists Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.02 Dermatologists Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.03 Hospitalists Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.04 Neurologists Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.05 Nuclear Medicine Physicians Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.06 Ophthalmologists Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.07 Pathologists Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.08 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.09 Preventive Medicine Physicians Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.10 Radiologists Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.11 Sports Medicine Physicians Bright Outlook    
  29-1069.12 Urologists Bright Outlook    
76% 11-9111.00 Medical and Health Services Managers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 140,500
76% 21-1023.00 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 50,700
76% 29-1023.00 Orthodontists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,200
76% 29-1022.00 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,600
75% 21-1011.00 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 41,100
75% 29-1066.00 Psychiatrists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 11,800
74% 29-1021.00 Dentists, General Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 49,600
74% 29-2053.00 Psychiatric Technicians  Average   Average 10,200
73% 53-3011.00 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 9,800
73% 29-1024.00 Prosthodontists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 300
72% 39-9041.00 Residential Advisors Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 45,700
69% 21-1015.00 Rehabilitation Counselors  Faster than average   Faster than average 36,000
69% 31-1013.00 Psychiatric Aides  Average   Average 21,600
68% 29-1181.00 Audiologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 6,800
67% 21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 120,000
67% 29-2041.00 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 98,000
67% 29-1041.00 Optometrists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 25,500
66% 29-1011.00 Chiropractors Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 16,000
66% 21-1013.00 Marriage and Family Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 12,100
63% 29-9099.00 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 14,900
  29-9099.01 Midwives Bright Outlook    
63% 31-9094.00 Medical Transcriptionists  Decline   Decline 14,600
62% 31-9099.00 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other  Faster than average   Faster than average 33,400
  31-9099.01 Speech-Language Pathology Assistants Bright Outlook    
  31-9099.02 Endoscopy Technicians Bright Outlook    
61% 29-1031.00 Dietitians and Nutritionists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 16,000
59% 25-2011.00 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Bright Outlook  Average   Average 158,700
59% 21-1094.00 Community Health Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 18,800
56% 11-9031.00 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program  Average   Average 22,900
54% 35-3041.00 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant  Faster than average   Faster than average 96,000
54% 11-9151.00 Social and Community Service Managers  Faster than average   Faster than average 49,800
52% 43-4111.00 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan  Average   Average 55,500
50% 21-1091.00 Health Educators  Faster than average   Faster than average 19,500
50% 29-1029.00 Dentists, All Other Specialists  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,900
49% 29-2081.00 Opticians, Dispensing Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 37,900
46% 29-1127.00 Speech-Language Pathologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 63,100
45% 43-4171.00 Receptionists and Information Clerks Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 375,000
42% 21-1019.00 Counselors, All Other  Faster than average   Faster than average 9,900
41% 43-3021.00 Billing and Posting Clerks Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 174,100
  43-3021.01 Statement Clerks Bright Outlook    
  43-3021.02 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks Bright Outlook    
41% 29-1129.00 Therapists, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,300
40% 29-9091.00 Athletic Trainers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,400
40% 29-1128.00 Exercise Physiologists  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,000
39% 35-2012.00 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria Bright Outlook  Average   Average 136,800
37% 21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers  Average   Average 92,500
37% 29-1199.00 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other  Faster than average   Faster than average 17,700
  29-1199.01 Acupuncturists Bright Outlook    
  29-1199.04 Naturopathic Physicians Bright Outlook    
  29-1199.05 Orthoptists Bright Outlook    
36% 21-1099.00 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other  Average   Average 28,600
34% 25-2051.00 Special Education Teachers, Preschool  Faster than average   Faster than average 7,100
33% 29-2092.00 Hearing Aid Specialists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,200
31% 43-2011.00 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service  Decline   Decline 13,300
29% 39-9011.00 Childcare Workers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 441,300
  39-9011.01 Nannies Bright Outlook    
29% 19-3031.00 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 63,800
  19-3031.01 School Psychologists Bright Outlook    
  19-3031.02 Clinical Psychologists Bright Outlook    
  19-3031.03 Counseling Psychologists Bright Outlook    
29% 29-2091.00 Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,700
28% 29-1051.00 Pharmacists  Slower than average   Slower than average 78,400
28% 39-1021.00 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers  Faster than average   Faster than average 76,400
  39-1021.01 Spa Managers Bright Outlook    
27% 43-4071.00 File Clerks  Decline   Decline 32,000
26% 39-9032.00 Recreation Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 108,900
26% 21-1029.00 Social Workers, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 18,500
23% 19-1042.00 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists  Average   Average 42,400
22% 43-5021.00 Couriers and Messengers  Average   Average 16,500
22% 49-9062.00 Medical Equipment Repairers  Average   Average 11,500
21% 51-6011.00 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers  Slower than average   Slower than average 33,600
21% 19-3039.00 Psychologists, All Other  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,200
  19-3039.01 Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists Bright Outlook    
20% 29-2052.00 Pharmacy Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 71,600
19% 51-9083.00 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 10,200
18% 37-2012.00 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Bright Outlook  Average   Average 459,400
18% 31-9011.00 Massage Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 49,000
18% 43-2021.00 Telephone Operators  Decline   Decline 3,200
18% 19-1041.00 Epidemiologists  Average   Average 2,200
16% 27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 27,200
16% 51-8021.00 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators   Green Occupation Green  Little or no change   Little or no change 11,200
15% 53-3041.00 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs  Faster than average   Faster than average 74,800
14% 43-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 342,700
14% 43-3011.00 Bill and Account Collectors  Decline   Decline 85,600
14% 11-3011.00 Administrative Services Managers  Average   Average 77,200
14% 13-1131.00 Fundraisers  Faster than average   Faster than average 17,100
14% 43-4161.00 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping  Decline   Decline 15,900
14% 51-9081.00 Dental Laboratory Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 13,500
13% 13-1151.00 Training and Development Specialists Green Occupation  Average   Average 80,400
13% 25-2059.00 Special Education Teachers, All Other  Average   Average 10,500
  25-2059.01 Adapted Physical Education Specialists Bright Outlook    
12% 43-9061.00 Office Clerks, General Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 756,200
12% 25-9041.00 Teacher Assistants Bright Outlook  Average   Average 374,500
12% 43-3051.00 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks  Decline   Decline 46,300
12% 39-9099.00 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other  Average   Average 26,900
12% 51-9082.00 Medical Appliance Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,100
12% 11-9161.00 Emergency Management Directors  Average   Average 1,900
11% 43-6014.00 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 323,100
11% 13-1071.00 Human Resources Specialists Bright Outlook  Average   Average 139,300
11% 43-4199.00 Information and Record Clerks, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 53,000
11% 31-9095.00 Pharmacy Aides  Little or no change   Little or no change 8,800
11% 19-2012.00 Physicists  Average   Average 4,900
11% 43-2099.00 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other  Average   Average 800
10% 21-1012.00 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors  Average   Average 79,700
10% 11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers  Faster than average   Faster than average 46,600
10% 35-9099.00 * Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other  Average   Average 26,600
10% 19-4021.00 Biological Technicians  Average   Average 26,300
10% 43-3061.00 Procurement Clerks  Decline   Decline 25,100

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2014-2024 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.