Occupation Projected percent change
in employment, 2016–26
Median annual
wage in 2016
Projected
employment in 2026
Solar photovoltaic installers 105.3% $39,240 23,200
Wind turbine service technicians 96.1 $52,260 11,300
Home health aides 46.7 $22,600 1,337,000
Personal care aides 37.4 $21,920 2,770,100
Physician assistants 37.4 $101,480 145,900
Nurse practitioners 36.0 $100,910 211,500
Statisticians 33.4 $80,500 49,600
Physical therapist assistants 30.8 $56,610 115,500
Software developers, applications 30.5 $100,080 1,084,600
Mathematicians 29.4 $105,810 4,000
Bicycle repairers 29.4 $27,630 16,100
Medical assistants 29.1 $31,540 819,000
Physical therapist aides 29.1 $25,680 67,100
Occupational therapy assistants 28.9 $59,010 50,700
Information security analysts 28.4 $92,600 128,500
Genetic counselors 28.3 $74,120 3,900
Operations research analysts 27.4 $79,200 145,300
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists 26.6 $36,230 2,200
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 25.9 $99,360 294,000
Derrick operators, oil and gas 25.7 $48,130 13,900
Physical therapists 25.0 $85,400 299,800
Occupational therapy aides 24.7 $28,330 9,300
Roustabouts, oil and gas 24.5 $37,340 62,300
Phlebotomists 24.4 $32,710 152,600
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 24.2 $54,430 20,800
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 24.0 $69,130 84,200
Massage therapists 23.5 $39,860 198,100
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 23.4 $48,610 51,100
Respiratory therapists 23.4 $58,670 160,600
Diagnostic medical sonographers 23.2 $69,650 82