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(2020-2030)
Projected Job Openings
(2020-2030)
97% 31-2021.00 Physical Therapist Assistants   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 16,400
97% 29-1292.00 Dental Hygienists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 15,600
97% 29-2055.00 Surgical Technologists  Average   Average 9,000
97% 29-1124.00 Radiation Therapists  Average   Average 1,100
96% 31-2022.00 Physical Therapist Aides Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,400
96% 29-2032.00 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,300
95% 31-9091.00 Dental Assistants Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 44,000
95% 31-9097.00 Phlebotomists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 19,500
95% 31-1132.00 Orderlies  Average   Average 5,800
95% 29-2033.00 Nuclear Medicine Technologists  Average   Average 1,500
95% 29-1161.00 Nurse Midwives Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 500
94% 31-9092.00 Medical Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 104,400
94% 29-2057.00 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,500
94% 29-2031.00 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians  Average   Average 4,700
93% 29-2034.00 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians  Average   Average 17,400
93% 29-1126.00 Respiratory Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,100
93% 31-2011.00 Occupational Therapy Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,800
93% 31-2012.00 Occupational Therapy Aides Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 900
92% 31-9093.00 Medical Equipment Preparers  Average   Average 7,900
92% 29-1151.00 Nurse Anesthetists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,900
91% 43-6013.00 Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 75,200
91% 29-2035.00 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists  Average   Average 3,400
91% 29-1211.00 Anesthesiologists  Little or no change   Little or no change 800
90% Home Health and Personal Care Aides  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 599,800
  31-1121.00 Home Health Aides Bright Outlook    
  31-1122.00 Personal Care Aides Bright Outlook    
90% 31-1131.00 Nursing Assistants Bright Outlook  Average   Average 187,000
90% 29-1071.00 Physician Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 12,200
  29-1071.01 Anesthesiologist Assistants Bright Outlook    
90% 29-1221.00 Pediatricians, General  Decline   Decline 800
90% 29-1218.00 Obstetricians and Gynecologists  Decline   Decline 500
89% Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists  Decline   Decline 1,000
  29-1242.00 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric    
  29-1243.00 Pediatric Surgeons    
  29-1249.00 Surgeons, All Other    
88% 29-1171.00 Nurse Practitioners Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 26,000
88% 29-1215.00 Family Medicine Physicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,500
88% 29-1216.00 General Internal Medicine Physicians  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,500
87% 29-1123.00 Physical Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 15,600
87% 29-2053.00 Psychiatric Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,000
86% 29-1141.00 Registered Nurses Bright Outlook  Average   Average 194,500
  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    
86% 29-2051.00 Dietetic Technicians  Average   Average 2,200
85% 29-2061.00 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses  Average   Average 60,700
85% Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 25,900
  29-2011.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2011.01 * Cytogenetic Technologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2011.02 Cytotechnologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2011.04 Histotechnologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook    
  29-2012.01 Histology Technicians Bright Outlook    
83% 29-1023.00 Orthodontists  Average   Average 200
82% 29-1021.00 Dentists, General  Average   Average 4,300
81% 29-1125.00 Recreational Therapists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,900
80% 29-1122.00 Occupational Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,100
  29-1122.01 Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists Bright Outlook    
80% 29-1223.00 Psychiatrists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,200
80% 29-9092.00 Genetic Counselors Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 300
80% 29-1022.00 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons  Average   Average 200
79% 21-1022.00 Healthcare Social Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 20,400
78% Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric  Slower than average   Slower than average 13,400
  29-1212.00 Cardiologists    
  29-1213.00 Dermatologists    
  29-1214.00 Emergency Medicine Physicians    
  29-1217.00 Neurologists    
  29-1222.00 Physicians, Pathologists    
  29-1224.00 Radiologists    
  29-1229.00 Physicians, All Other    
  29-1229.01 Allergists and Immunologists    
  29-1229.02 Hospitalists    
  29-1229.03 Urologists    
  29-1229.04 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians    
  29-1229.05 Preventive Medicine Physicians    
  29-1229.06 Sports Medicine Physicians    
  29-1241.00 Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric    
75% 11-9111.00 Medical and Health Services Managers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 51,800
75% 21-1023.00 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 14,000
75% 31-1133.00 Psychiatric Aides  Average   Average 7,200
75% 29-1024.00 Prosthodontists  Average   Average
74% Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 41,000
  21-1011.00 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Bright Outlook    
  21-1014.00 Mental Health Counselors Bright Outlook    
74% 21-1013.00 Marriage and Family Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,500
74% 29-1181.00 Audiologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 800
73% Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other  Average   Average 27,400
  29-2036.00 Medical Dosimetrists    
  29-2072.00 Medical Records Specialists    
  29-2099.00 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other    
  29-2099.01 Neurodiagnostic Technologists    
  29-2099.05 Ophthalmic Medical Technologists    
  29-2099.08 Patient Representatives    
73% 29-1081.00 Podiatrists  Slower than average   Slower than average 900
72% 53-3011.00 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,900
71% 21-1015.00 Rehabilitation Counselors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,200
70% 29-1041.00 Optometrists  Average   Average 1,700
69% 29-1011.00 Chiropractors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,800
68% Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics  Faster than average   Faster than average 20,700
  29-2042.00 Emergency Medical Technicians Bright Outlook    
  29-2043.00 Paramedics Bright Outlook    
68% 11-9031.00 Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,300
66% 35-3041.00 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 45,700
65% 39-9041.00 Residential Advisors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 17,500
64% Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,900
  29-9021.00 Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars Bright Outlook    
  29-9093.00 Surgical Assistants Bright Outlook    
  29-9099.00 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other Bright Outlook    
  29-9099.01 Midwives Bright Outlook    
64% 29-1031.00 Dietitians and Nutritionists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,900
63% 21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 59,100
61% 25-2011.00 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 59,600
61% 43-4111.00 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan  Decline   Decline 20,100
61% 31-9099.00 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 13,900
  31-9099.01 Speech-Language Pathology Assistants Bright Outlook    
  31-9099.02 Endoscopy Technicians Bright Outlook    
57% 11-9151.00 Social and Community Service Managers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 18,300
55% 29-2081.00 Opticians, Dispensing  Average   Average 5,900
54% 21-1094.00 Community Health Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,600
54% 29-1029.00 Dentists, All Other Specialists  Average   Average 200
52% 31-9094.00 Medical Transcriptionists  Decline   Decline 6,600
51% 29-1127.00 Speech-Language Pathologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 15,200
50% 21-1091.00 Health Education Specialists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 7,400
47% 43-4171.00 Receptionists and Information Clerks Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 134,000
47% 29-9091.00 Athletic Trainers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,100
45% 43-2021.00 Telephone Operators  Decline   Decline 400
43% 43-3021.00 Billing and Posting Clerks  Slower than average   Slower than average 48,900
43% Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists  Faster than average   Faster than average 9,400
  19-3033.00 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists Bright Outlook    
  19-3034.00 School Psychologists Bright Outlook    
42% 35-2012.00 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria  Average   Average 61,600
41% 43-2011.00 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service  Decline   Decline 4,500
40% 21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 36,700
40% Crematory Operators and Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 13,900
  39-4012.00 Crematory Operators Bright Outlook    
  39-9099.00 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other Bright Outlook    
38% 29-2091.00 Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,000
35% 29-1128.00 Exercise Physiologists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,500
33% 39-9011.00 Childcare Workers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 150,300
  39-9011.01 Nannies Bright Outlook    
33% 29-1129.00 Therapists, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,400
  29-1129.01 Art Therapists Bright Outlook    
  29-1129.02 Music Therapists Bright Outlook    
32% 29-1051.00 Pharmacists  Decline   Decline 11,300
32% 25-2051.00 Special Education Teachers, Preschool Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,800
32% 29-2092.00 Hearing Aid Specialists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 700
30% First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service and Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 28,600
  39-1014.00 First-Line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services Bright Outlook    
  39-1022.00 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers Bright Outlook    
30% 21-1099.00 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,700
29% 39-9032.00 Recreation Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 64,600
27% Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,600
  29-1291.00 Acupuncturists    
  29-1299.00 Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other    
  29-1299.01 Naturopathic Physicians    
  29-1299.02 Orthoptists    
26% 21-1019.00 Counselors, All Other  Average   Average 5,700
24% 19-1042.00 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 12,600
23% 31-9011.00 Massage Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 23,300
23% 51-9083.00 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,000
22% 49-9062.00 Medical Equipment Repairers  Average   Average 6,300
21% 29-2052.00 Pharmacy Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 31,700
20% 51-6011.00 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 26,600
20% 19-1041.00 Epidemiologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 900
19% 37-2012.00 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 183,300
19% 21-1029.00 Social Workers, All Other  Average   Average 7,100
19% 39-6012.00 Concierges Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 6,000
19% 51-8021.00 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators  Average   Average 4,000
17% 43-4071.00 File Clerks  Decline   Decline 9,600
16% 43-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Bright Outlook  Decline   Decline 142,700
16% 13-1131.00 Fundraisers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 12,000
16% 31-9095.00 Pharmacy Aides  Decline   Decline 4,100
15% 43-5021.00 Couriers and Messengers  Decline   Decline 11,800
15% 51-9082.00 Medical Appliance Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,200
14% 43-4161.00 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping  Decline   Decline 10,600
14% 51-9081.00 Dental Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,900
13% Administrative Services and Facilities Managers  Average   Average 29,200
  11-3012.00 Administrative Services Managers    
  11-3013.00 Facilities Managers    
  11-3013.01 Security Managers    
13% 27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,400
13% 19-2012.00 Physicists  Average   Average 1,300
12% 43-9061.00 Office Clerks, General Bright Outlook  Decline   Decline 324,600
12% 13-1151.00 Training and Development Specialists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 35,200
12% 19-4021.00 Biological Technicians  Average   Average 11,800
12% 39-5094.00 Skincare Specialists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,100
12% 25-2059.00 Special Education Teachers, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,000
  25-2059.01 Adapted Physical Education Specialists Bright Outlook    
12% 11-9161.00 Emergency Management Directors  Average   Average 1,000
11% 43-6014.00 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Bright Outlook  Decline   Decline 195,100
11% Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary  Average   Average 136,400
  25-9042.00 Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education    
  25-9043.00 Teaching Assistants, Special Education    
  25-9049.00 Teaching Assistants, All Other    
11% 13-1071.00 Human Resources Specialists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 73,400
11% 35-2019.00 Cooks, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,500
11% 13-2071.00 Credit Counselors  Average   Average 3,000
10% 43-3051.00 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks  Decline   Decline 11,400
10% 43-3061.00 Procurement Clerks  Decline   Decline 5,200
10% 53-2012.00 Commercial Pilots Bright Outlook  Faster than average   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.