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(2018-2028)
Projected Job Openings
(2018-2028)
88% 39-9021.00 Personal Care Aides   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 486,900
86% 29-1141.00 Registered Nurses Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 210,400
  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    
93% 31-1011.00 Home Health Aides Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 140,800
94% 31-9092.00 Medical Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 99,700
92% 43-6013.00 Medical Secretaries Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 82,400
85% 29-2061.00 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 66,300
65% 21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 57,500
10% 53-3041.00 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 51,300
95% 31-9091.00 Dental Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 44,800
74% 11-9111.00 Medical and Health Services Managers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 42,200
33% 39-1021.00 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 34,400
  39-1021.01 Spa Managers Bright Outlook    
86% Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 25,500
  29-2011.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2011.01 Cytogenetic Technologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2011.02 Cytotechnologists Bright Outlook    
  29-2011.03 * Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians Bright Outlook    
  29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook    
23% 31-9011.00 Massage Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 24,200
77% 21-1022.00 Healthcare Social Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 22,200
71% 39-9041.00 Residential Advisors Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 20,000
95% 31-9097.00 Phlebotomists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 18,100
96% 29-2021.00 Dental Hygienists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 17,900
57% 11-9151.00 Social and Community Service Managers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 17,800
87% 29-1123.00 Physical Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 16,900
88% 29-1171.00 Nurse Practitioners Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 16,900
70% 29-2071.00 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 16,800
95% 31-2021.00 Physical Therapist Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 16,500
75% 21-1023.00 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 15,500
32% 19-3031.00 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 14,600
  19-3031.01 School Psychologists Bright Outlook    
  19-3031.02 Clinical Psychologists Bright Outlook    
  19-3031.03 Counseling Psychologists Bright Outlook    
52% 29-1127.00 Speech-Language Pathologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 13,500
91% 29-2099.00 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 11,700
  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    
91% 29-1071.00 Physician Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 11,500
  29-1071.01 Anesthesiologist Assistants Bright Outlook    
93% 29-1126.00 Respiratory Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,600
81% 29-1122.00 Occupational Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,500
  29-1122.01 Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists Bright Outlook    
14% 27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 9,800
11% 39-5094.00 Skincare Specialists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 9,400
54% 21-1094.00 Community Health Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,200
75% 31-1013.00 Psychiatric Aides Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,000
96% 31-2022.00 Physical Therapist Aides Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,000
75% 21-1013.00 Marriage and Family Therapists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,500
86% 29-2053.00 Psychiatric Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,500
92% 31-2011.00 Occupational Therapy Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,000
97% 29-2032.00 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,800
96% 29-2057.00 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,600
62% 29-1031.00 Dietitians and Nutritionists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,500
10% 15-2041.00 Statisticians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,300
  15-2041.01 Biostatisticians Bright Outlook    
  15-2041.02 Clinical Data Managers Bright Outlook    
17% 51-9081.00 Dental Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,100
19% 51-9083.00 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 4,100
43% 21-1019.00 Counselors, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,500
27% 29-1199.00 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,400
  29-1199.01 Acupuncturists Bright Outlook    
  29-1199.04 Naturopathic Physicians Bright Outlook    
  29-1199.05 Orthoptists Bright Outlook    
95% 29-1151.00 Nurse Anesthetists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,200
97% 29-2035.00 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,700
71% 53-3011.00 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,700
44% 29-9091.00 Athletic Trainers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,500
37% 29-1129.00 Therapists, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,200
14% 51-9082.00 Medical Appliance Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,200
20% 19-3039.00 Psychologists, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,600
  19-3039.01 Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists Bright Outlook    
80% 29-1066.00 Psychiatrists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,400
94% 31-2012.00 Occupational Therapy Aides Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,100
37% 29-2091.00 Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 900
76% 29-1181.00 Audiologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 800
31% 29-2092.00 Hearing Aid Specialists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 700
93% 29-1161.00 Nurse Midwives Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 500
74% 29-9092.00 Genetic Counselors Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 300
90% 31-1014.00 Nursing Assistants Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 190,700
26% 39-9032.00 Recreation Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 74,000
44% 43-3021.00 Billing and Posting Clerks Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 60,500
  43-3021.01 Statement Clerks Bright Outlook    
  43-3021.02 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks Bright Outlook    
64% 25-2011.00 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 58,100
57% 35-3041.00 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 46,500
21% 29-2052.00 Pharmacy Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 38,300
12% 13-1151.00 Training and Development Specialists Bright Outlook   Green Occupation Green  Faster than average   Faster than average 37,300
40% 21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 36,900
12% 11-3011.00 Administrative Services Managers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 28,100
68% 29-2041.00 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 19,900
11% 39-9099.00 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 18,100
78% 29-1069.00 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 16,500
  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    
67% 21-1015.00 Rehabilitation Counselors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 14,000
94% 29-2034.00 Radiologic Technologists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 14,000
34% 21-1099.00 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 13,300
25% 19-1042.00 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 13,200
58% 31-9099.00 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,700
  31-9099.01 Speech-Language Pathology Assistants Bright Outlook    
  31-9099.02 Endoscopy Technicians Bright Outlook    
16% 13-1131.00 Fundraisers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,300
11% 35-9099.00 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 10,800
98% 29-2055.00 Surgical Technologists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 10,400
13% 19-4021.00 Biological Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 9,800
51% 21-1091.00 Health Educators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,000
90% 31-9093.00 Medical Equipment Preparers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 7,300
53% 29-2081.00 Opticians, Dispensing Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,600
66% 11-9031.00 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,800
81% 29-1021.00 Dentists, General Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,300
86% 29-1062.00 Family and General Practitioners Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,100
10% 53-2012.00 Commercial Pilots Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,600
10% 11-3131.00 Training and Development Managers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,800
11% 13-2071.00 Credit Counselors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,800
  13-2071.01 Loan Counselors Bright Outlook    
98% 29-2031.00 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,700
12% 25-2059.00 Special Education Teachers, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,200
  25-2059.01 Adapted Physical Education Specialists Bright Outlook    
54% 29-9099.00 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,500
  29-9099.01 Midwives Bright Outlook    
33% 25-2051.00 Special Education Teachers, Preschool Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,100
11% 19-2012.00 Physicists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,800
69% 29-1011.00 Chiropractors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,800
72% 29-1041.00 Optometrists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,700
97% 29-2033.00 Nuclear Medicine Technologists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,200
97% 29-1124.00 Radiation Therapists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,100
78% 29-1125.00 Recreational Therapists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,100
  29-1125.01 Art Therapists Bright Outlook    
  29-1125.02 Music Therapists Bright Outlook    
37% 29-1128.00 Exercise Physiologists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,100
10% 23-1022.00 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 400
82% 29-1023.00 Orthodontists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 300
20% 43-2099.00 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 300
82% 29-1022.00 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 200
78% 29-1024.00 Prosthodontists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average
46% 43-4171.00 Receptionists and Information Clerks Bright Outlook  Average   Average 157,900
12% 25-9041.00 Teacher Assistants Bright Outlook  Average   Average 153,900
10% 13-1071.00 Human Resources Specialists  Average   Average 67,700
40% 35-2012.00 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria  Average   Average 62,500
21% 21-1029.00 Social Workers, All Other  Average   Average 6,600
94% 31-1015.00 Orderlies  Average   Average 6,100
24% 49-9062.00 Medical Equipment Repairers  Average   Average 6,000
14% 39-6012.00 Concierges  Average   Average 5,800
84% 29-2051.00 Dietetic Technicians  Average   Average 3,100
82% 29-1063.00 Internists, General  Average   Average 1,400
91% 29-1061.00 Anesthesiologists  Average   Average 1,200
13% 11-9161.00 Emergency Management Directors  Average   Average 900
17% 19-1041.00 Epidemiologists  Average   Average 700
81% 29-1081.00 Podiatrists  Average   Average 700
44% 29-1029.00 Dentists, All Other Specialists  Average   Average 200
30% 39-9011.00 Childcare Workers Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 177,900
  39-9011.01 Nannies Bright Outlook    
55% 43-4111.00 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan  Slower than average   Slower than average 26,200
19% 43-5021.00 Couriers and Messengers  Slower than average   Slower than average 10,100
18% 51-8021.00 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,700
89% 29-1065.00 Pediatricians, General  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,000
89% 29-1064.00 Obstetricians and Gynecologists  Slower than average   Slower than average 700
15% 43-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Bright Outlook  Little or no change   Little or no change 161,100
17% 51-6011.00 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers  Little or no change   Little or no change 29,000
30% 29-1051.00 Pharmacists  Little or no change   Little or no change 14,100
89% 29-1067.00 Surgeons  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,200
12% 43-9061.00 Office Clerks, General Bright Outlook  Decline   Decline 360,400
10% 43-6014.00 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Bright Outlook  Decline   Decline 233,500
16% 37-2012.00 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Bright Outlook  Decline   Decline 197,000
10% 43-6011.00 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  Decline   Decline 50,500
10% 43-3011.00 Bill and Account Collectors  Decline   Decline 27,700
10% 43-3051.00 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks  Decline   Decline 15,800
13% 43-4161.00 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping  Decline   Decline 13,800
21% 43-4071.00 File Clerks  Decline   Decline 11,900
54% 31-9094.00 Medical Transcriptionists  Decline   Decline 7,700
34% 43-2011.00 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service  Decline   Decline 6,300
13% 31-9095.00 Pharmacy Aides  Decline   Decline 4,000
10% 43-4021.00 Correspondence Clerks  Decline   Decline 700
36% 43-2021.00 Telephone Operators  Decline   Decline 500
90% 29-2054.00 Respiratory Therapy Technicians  Decline   Decline

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2018-2028 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018-2028). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.