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Employed by this IndustryCodeOccupationProjected Growth (2020-2030)Projected Job Openings (2020-2030)
97%31-2021.00Physical Therapist Assistants Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
Much faster than average
16,400
97%29-1292.00Dental Hygienists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
15,600
97%29-2055.00Surgical Technologists
Average
9,000
97%29-1124.00Radiation Therapists
Average
1,100
96%31-2022.00Physical Therapist Aides Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
7,400
96%29-2032.00Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
7,300
95%31-9091.00Dental Assistants Bright Outlook
Faster than average
44,000
95%31-9097.00Phlebotomists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
19,500
95%31-1132.00Orderlies
Average
5,800
95%29-2033.00Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Average
1,500
95%29-1161.00Nurse Midwives Bright Outlook
Faster than average
500
94%31-9092.00Medical Assistants Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
104,400
94%29-2057.00Ophthalmic Medical Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
5,500
94%29-2031.00Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Average
4,700
93%29-2034.00Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Average
17,400
93%29-1126.00Respiratory Therapists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
10,100
93%31-2011.00Occupational Therapy Assistants Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
7,800
93%31-2012.00Occupational Therapy Aides Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
900
92%31-9093.00Medical Equipment Preparers
Average
7,900
92%29-1151.00Nurse Anesthetists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,900
91%43-6013.00Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Bright Outlook
Faster than average
75,200
91%29-2035.00Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
Average
3,400
91%29-1211.00Anesthesiologists
Little or no change
800
90% Home Health and Personal Care Aides
Much faster than average
599,800
90%31-1131.00Nursing Assistants Bright Outlook
Average
187,000
90%29-1071.00Physician Assistants Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
12,200
90%29-1221.00Pediatricians, General
Decline
800
90%29-1218.00Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Decline
500
89% Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
Decline
1,000
88%29-1171.00Nurse Practitioners Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
26,000
88%29-1215.00Family Medicine Physicians
Slower than average
3,500
88%29-1216.00General Internal Medicine Physicians
Little or no change
1,500
87%29-1123.00Physical Therapists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
15,600
87%29-2053.00Psychiatric Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
8,000
86%29-1141.00Registered Nurses Bright Outlook
Average
194,500
86%29-2051.00Dietetic Technicians
Average
2,200
85%29-2061.00Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Average
60,700
85% Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Faster than average
25,900
83%29-1023.00Orthodontists
Average
200
82%29-1021.00Dentists, General
Average
4,300
81%29-1125.00Recreational Therapists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
1,900
80%29-1122.00Occupational Therapists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
10,100
80%29-1223.00Psychiatrists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
1,200
80%29-9092.00Genetic Counselors Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
300
80%29-1022.00Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Average
200
79%21-1022.00Healthcare Social Workers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
20,400
78% Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
Slower than average
13,400
75%11-9111.00Medical and Health Services Managers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
51,800
75%21-1023.00Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
14,000
75%31-1133.00Psychiatric Aides
Average
7,200
75%29-1024.00Prosthodontists
Average
0
74% Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
Much faster than average
41,000
74%21-1013.00Marriage and Family Therapists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
8,500
74%29-1181.00Audiologists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
800
73% Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other
Average
27,400
73%29-1081.00Podiatrists
Slower than average
900
72%53-3011.00Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,900
71%21-1015.00Rehabilitation Counselors Bright Outlook
Faster than average
11,200
70%29-1041.00Optometrists
Average
1,700
69%29-1011.00Chiropractors Bright Outlook
Faster than average
1,800
68% Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Faster than average
20,700
68%11-9031.00Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare Bright Outlook
Faster than average
5,300
66%35-3041.00Food Servers, Nonrestaurant Bright Outlook
Faster than average
45,700
65%39-9041.00Residential Advisors Bright Outlook
Faster than average
17,500
64% Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other
Faster than average
6,900
64%29-1031.00Dietitians and Nutritionists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
5,900
63%21-1093.00Social and Human Service Assistants Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
59,100
61%25-2011.00Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
59,600
61%43-4111.00Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
Decline
20,100
61%31-9099.00Healthcare Support Workers, All Other Bright Outlook
Faster than average
13,900
57%11-9151.00Social and Community Service Managers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
18,300
55%29-2081.00Opticians, Dispensing
Average
5,900
54%21-1094.00Community Health Workers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
8,600
54%29-1029.00Dentists, All Other Specialists
Average
200
52%31-9094.00Medical Transcriptionists
Decline
6,600
51%29-1127.00Speech-Language Pathologists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
15,200
50%21-1091.00Health Education Specialists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
7,400
47%43-4171.00Receptionists and Information Clerks Bright Outlook
Slower than average
134,000
47%29-9091.00Athletic Trainers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
3,100
45%43-2021.00Telephone Operators
Decline
400
43%43-3021.00Billing and Posting Clerks
Slower than average
48,900
43% Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Faster than average
9,400
42%35-2012.00Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
Average
61,600
41%43-2011.00Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
Decline
4,500
40%21-1021.00Child, Family, and School Social Workers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
36,700
40% Crematory Operators and Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
Much faster than average
13,900
38%29-2091.00Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,000
35%29-1128.00Exercise Physiologists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
1,500
33%39-9011.00Childcare Workers Bright Outlook
Average
150,300
33%29-1129.00Therapists, All Other Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,400
32%29-1051.00Pharmacists
Decline
11,300
32%25-2051.00Special Education Teachers, Preschool Bright Outlook
Faster than average
1,800
32%29-2092.00Hearing Aid Specialists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
700
30% First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service and Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
Much faster than average
28,600
30%21-1099.00Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other Bright Outlook
Faster than average
11,700
29%39-9032.00Recreation Workers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
64,600
27% Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other
Slower than average
3,600
26%21-1019.00Counselors, All Other
Average
5,700
24%19-1042.00Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
12,600
23%31-9011.00Massage Therapists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
23,300
23%51-9083.00Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
4,000
22%49-9062.00Medical Equipment Repairers
Average
6,300
21%29-2052.00Pharmacy Technicians
Slower than average
31,700
20%51-6011.00Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
26,600
20%19-1041.00Epidemiologists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
900
19%37-2012.00Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Bright Outlook
Faster than average
183,300
19%21-1029.00Social Workers, All Other
Average
7,100
19%39-6012.00Concierges Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
6,000
19%51-8021.00Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Average
4,000
17%43-4071.00File Clerks
Decline
9,600
16%43-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Bright Outlook
Decline
142,700
16%13-1131.00Fundraisers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
12,000
16%31-9095.00Pharmacy Aides
Decline
4,100
15%43-5021.00Couriers and Messengers
Decline
11,800
15%51-9082.00Medical Appliance Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,200
14%43-4161.00Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
Decline
10,600
14%51-9081.00Dental Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
4,900
13% Administrative Services and Facilities Managers
Average
29,200
13%27-3091.00Interpreters and Translators Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
10,400
13%19-2012.00Physicists
Average
1,300
12%43-9061.00Office Clerks, General Bright Outlook
Decline
324,600
12%13-1151.00Training and Development Specialists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
35,200
12%19-4021.00Biological Technicians
Average
11,800
12%39-5094.00Skincare Specialists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
10,100
12%25-2059.00Special Education Teachers, All Other Bright Outlook
Faster than average
3,000
12%11-9161.00Emergency Management Directors
Average
1,000
11%43-6014.00Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Bright Outlook
Decline
195,100
11% Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary
Average
136,400
11%13-1071.00Human Resources Specialists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
73,400
11%35-2019.00Cooks, All Other Bright Outlook
Faster than average
3,500
11%13-2071.00Credit Counselors
Average
3,000
10%43-3051.00Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
Decline
11,400
10%43-3061.00Procurement Clerks
Decline
5,200
10%53-2012.00Commercial Pilots Bright Outlook
Faster than average
4,900

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2020-2030 employment projections. “Projected Growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period 2020-2030 for the US nationwide. “Projected Job Openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.