Top 10 Fastest-Growing Occupations in the US

And the Top 10 Occupations with the Most Openings in the US

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Occupations in the US

Here is a list of the top 10 occupations projected to grow the fastest between 2014 and 2024 for those holding a bachelor’s degree. This data was provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Rank

Occupation

Employment 2014

Employment 2024

% Change

1

Operations Research Analysts

91,300

118,900

30%

2

Personal Financial Advisors

249,400

323,200

30%

3

Cartographers and Photogrammetists

12,300

15,900

29%

4

Interpreters and Translators

61,00

78,500

29%

5

Forensic Science Technicians

14,400

18,200

27%

6

Biomedical Engineers

22,100

27,200

23%

7

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

94,00

116,200

22%

8

Athletic Trainers

25,400

30,800

21%

9

Computer System Analysts

567,800

686,300

21%

10

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

117,800

140,000

19%

Here are the top 10 occupations projected to have the highest projected number of annual openings for those holding a bachelor’s degree.

Rank

Occupation

Employment 2014

Projected Annual Job Openings

1

Registered Nurses

2,751,000

108,840

2

General and Operations Managers

2,124,100

68,880

3

Accountants and Auditors

1,332,700

49,800

4

Elementary School Teachers

1,358,000

37,870

5

Secondary School Teachers

961,600

28,400

6

Software Developers, Applications

718,400

23,800

7

Management Analysts

758,000

20,850

8

Computer Systems Analysts

567,800

19,160

9

Middle School Teachers

627,500

17,550

10

Financial Managers

555,900

16,930

You can see that fastest-growing doesn’t necessarily mean that there are a tremendous amount of job openings for that occupation. Computer Systems Analysts is the only occupation that appears on both lists. This information is credited to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/emp/ and www.careerinfonet.org.

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