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Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry 2017
Average Annual OES Wage
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
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311011 Home Health Aides 22,749 31,287 8,538 37.53 % 1,368 854 514 No formal educational credential $30,740 
152041 Statisticians 2,412 3,249 837 34.70 % 126 84 42 Master's degree $99,550 
273091 Interpreters and Translators 2,326 3,066 740 31.81 % 111 74 37 Bachelor's degree $53,530 
291171 Nurse Practitioners 5,250 6,799 1,549 29.50 % 279 155 124 Master's degree $120,140 
312021 Physical Therapist Assistants 2,295 2,968 673 29.32 % 133 67 66 Associate's degree $62,400 
152031 Operations Research Analysts 3,219 4,162 943 29.29 % 151 94 57 Bachelor's degree $77,400 
312022 Physical Therapist Aides 994 1,285 291 29.28 % 58 29 29 High school diploma or equivalent $32,240 
533011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 825 1,062 237 28.73 % 38 24 14 High school diploma or equivalent $31,690 
299092 Genetic Counselors 160 203 43 26.88 % Master's degree $80,030 
259021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 106 134 28 26.42 % Master's degree $25,470 
151111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 822 1,039 217 26.40 % 33 22 11 Doctoral or professional degree $131,620 
291123 Physical Therapists 7,676 9,640 1,964 25.59 % 402 196 206 Doctoral or professional degree $89,130 
292032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,687 2,111 424 25.13 % 74 42 32 Associate's degree $82,450 
399021 Personal Care Aides 33,580 41,886 8,306 24.74 % 1,103 831 272 No formal educational credential $28,810 
292031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,513 1,877 364 24.06 % 65 36 29 Associate's degree $77,500 
291071 Physician Assistants 2,670 3,312 642 24.04 % 124 64 60 Master's degree $106,770 
291181 Audiologists 456 565 109 23.90 % 22 11 11 Doctoral or professional degree $79,050 
312011 Occupational Therapy Assistants 1,224 1,510 286 23.37 % 64 29 35 Associate's degree $58,160 
172031 Biomedical Engineers 2,265 2,769 504 22.25 % 110 50 60 Bachelor's degree $94,360 
292041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 6,750 8,250 1,500 22.22 % 261 150 111 Postsecondary non-degree award $39,920 
151134 Web Developers 4,651 5,675 1,024 22.02 % 162 102 60 Associate's degree $81,770 
251112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 977 1,184 207 21.19 % 38 21 17 Doctoral or professional degree $144,250 
251111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 349 422 73 20.92 % 13 Doctoral or professional degree $72,500 
292099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 2,088 2,524 436 20.88 % 65 44 21 High school diploma or equivalent $56,100 
319097 Phlebotomists 2,634 3,164 530 20.12 % 108 53 55 Postsecondary non-degree award $39,720 
211013 Marriage and Family Therapists 461 552 91 19.74 % 19 10 Master's degree $53,400 
291161 Nurse Midwives 331 396 65 19.64 % 14 Master's degree $119,700 
499041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 3,913 4,678 765 19.55 % 178 76 102 High school diploma or equivalent $55,900 
211011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 3,989 4,767 778 19.50 % 161 78 83 Bachelor's degree *** 
251072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,130 1,350 220 19.47 % 42 22 20 Master's degree $82,200 
193039 Psychologists, All Other 941 1,122 181 19.23 % 38 18 20 Master's degree $82,440 
291041 Optometrists 1,094 1,303 209 19.10 % 60 21 39 Doctoral or professional degree $146,720 
212011 Clergy 757 900 143 18.89 % 30 14 16 Bachelor's degree $59,240 
312012 Occupational Therapy Aides 682 810 128 18.77 % 33 13 20 High school diploma or equivalent $37,300 
251071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 4,848 5,752 904 18.65 % 176 90 86 Doctoral or professional degree $117,520 
193031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 7,237 8,570 1,333 18.42 % 288 133 155 Doctoral or professional degree $83,660 
291122 Occupational Therapists 4,691 5,554 863 18.40 % 177 86 91 Master's degree $87,380 
319011 Massage Therapists 2,867 3,385 518 18.07 % 73 52 21 Postsecondary non-degree award $46,590 
291129 Therapists, All Other 322 380 58 18.01 % Bachelor's degree $70,750 
514012 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 688 810 122 17.73 % 33 12 21 High school diploma or equivalent $60,980 
292081 Opticians, Dispensing 1,821 2,143 322 17.68 % 80 32 48 High school diploma or equivalent $62,540 
132052 Personal Financial Advisors 7,827 9,208 1,381 17.64 % 334 138 196 Bachelor's degree $109,370 
151121 Computer Systems Analysts 16,530 19,428 2,898 17.53 % 503 290 213 Bachelor's degree $93,030 
151122 Information Security Analysts 2,677 3,144 467 17.44 % 81 47 34 Bachelor's degree $106,520 
152011 Actuaries 979 1,143 164 16.75 % 45 16 29 Bachelor's degree $110,070 
452091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 236 275 39 16.53 % 10 No formal educational credential $32,380 
292091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 177 206 29 16.38 % Master's degree $84,520 
274032 Film and Video Editors 592 687 95 16.05 % 15 10 Bachelor's degree $59,350 
291031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,999 2,319 320 16.01 % 47 32 15 Bachelor's degree $63,160 
251022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,281 1,486 205 16.00 % 43 20 23 Doctoral or professional degree $90,530 
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