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Career
2020 Jobs
2030 Jobs
Growth
Salary
Education
Wind Turbine Service Technicians 6,900 11,700 68% $56,200 Some college
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 81,500 131,900 62% $25,100 Some high school
Nurse Practitioners 220,300 335,200 52% $111,700 Master's degree or higher
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 11,800 17,900 52% $46,500 High school diploma
Cooks, Restaurant 1,153,200 1,716,700 49% $28,800 Some high school
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 18,700 27,300 46% $75,400 Bachelor's degree
Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors 309,800 431,400 39% $40,500 High school diploma
Athletes and Sports Competitors 16,700 23,000 38% $50,900 Some high school
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 3,100 4,200 37% $106,900 Some college
Occupational Therapy Assistants 43,300 58,900 36% $62,900 Associate's degree
Statisticians 42,000 56,900 35% $92,300 Master's degree or higher
Physical Therapist Assistants 93,800 126,900 35% $59,800 Associate's degree
Animal Caretakers 272,400 366,100 34% $26,100 High school diploma
Home Health Aides 3,470,700 4,600,600 33% $27,100 High school diploma
Bartenders 492,300 652,300 33% $25,000 Some high school
Medical and Health Services Managers 429,800 569,400 33% $104,300 Bachelor's degree
Information Security Analysts 141,200 188,300 33% $103,600 Bachelor's degree
Manicurists and Pedicurists 123,000 163,100 33% $27,900 Some college
Film and Video Editors 33,000 43,900 33% $67,300 Bachelor's degree
Actors 51,600 68,300 32% $0 Some college
Massage Therapists 144,600 191,100 32% $43,600 Some college
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 264,400 349,800 32% $24,800 Some high school
Choreographers 4,600 6,100 32% $43,700 High school diploma
Physician Assistants 129,400 169,500 31% $115,400 Master's degree or higher
Data Scientists 63,200 83,000 31% $98,200 Bachelor's degree
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 43,500 56,400 30% $39,400 Some high school
Shampooers 10,800 14,100 30% $24,200 Some high school
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 9,000 11,700 30% $47,900 Some high school
Dancers 9,000 11,700 30% $0 Some high school
Flight Attendants 102,500 133,600 30% $59,100 High school diploma
Logisticians 191,000 247,300 30% $76,300 Bachelor's degree
Epidemiologists 7,800 10,200 30% $74,600 Master's degree or higher
Speech-Language Pathologists 158,100 203,500 29% $80,500 Master's degree or higher
Skincare Specialists 68,700 88,400 29% $36,500 Some college
Animal Trainers 60,200 77,400 29% $31,500 High school diploma
Tour Guides and Escorts 44,000 56,800 29% $29,500 High school diploma
Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners 8,000 10,300 29% $25,200 High school diploma
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 20,200 26,200 29% $28,900 High school diploma
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers 27,100 34,500 27% $57,700 Some college
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 389,000 492,500 27% $25,000 Some high school
Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 707,400 887,900 26% $32,300 Some high school
Coaches and Scouts 249,900 313,800 26% $36,300 Bachelor's degree
Audio and Video Technicians 73,900 93,300 26% $47,900 Some college
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 12,000 15,200 26% $26,700 High school diploma
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 15,200 19,200 26% $53,800 Some high school
Genetic Counselors 2,400 3,100 26% $85,700 Master's degree or higher
Actuaries 27,700 34,500 25% $111,000 Bachelor's degree
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 28,600 35,600 25% $27,100 High school diploma
Physical Therapist Aides 46,700 58,500 25% $28,500 High school diploma
Operations Research Analysts 104,100 129,700 25% $86,200 Bachelor's degree
Crematory Operators 80,500 100,500 25% $28,400 High school diploma
Chefs and Head Cooks 110,700 138,700 25% $53,400 High school diploma
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 117,500 146,300 25% $25,000 Some high school
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 333,600 417,800 25% $23,900 Some high school
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 242,700 301,600 24% $99,100 Master's degree or higher
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service and Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services 200,400 248,800 24% $42,000 High school diploma
Self-Enrichment Teachers 336,700 415,900 24% $40,000 High school diploma
Gambling Dealers 74,100 91,900 24% $23,700 High school diploma
Producers and Directors 131,000 162,500 24% $76,400 Bachelor's degree
Interpreters and Translators 81,400 100,700 24% $52,300 Bachelor's degree
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film 30,300 37,600 24% $57,200 Bachelor's degree
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 3,000 3,700 24% $42,200 High school diploma
Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas 43,100 52,900 23% $47,400 Some high school
Athletic Trainers 30,000 37,000 23% $49,900 Bachelor's degree
Respiratory Therapists 135,100 166,200 23% $62,800 Associate's degree
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 327,500 402,600 23% $47,700 Bachelor's degree
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 740,900 904,500 22% $65,800 Bachelor's degree
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers 1,847,900 2,257,400 22% $110,100 Bachelor's degree
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 72,600 88,900 22% $75,500 Master's degree or higher
Phlebotomists 129,600 158,400 22% $36,300 Some college
Computer and Information Research Scientists 33,000 40,200 22% $126,800 Master's degree or higher
Curators 13,400 16,300 22% $57,000 Master's degree or higher
Museum Technicians and Conservators 13,500 16,300 21% $45,700 Bachelor's degree
First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers 22,000 26,700 21% $50,400 High school diploma
Community Health Workers 64,100 77,600 21% $42,000 High school diploma
Physical Therapists 239,200 288,300 21% $91,000 Master's degree or higher
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 915,400 1,106,100 21% $34,600 High school diploma
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 391,800 475,300 21% $55,500 High school diploma
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 165,200 200,000 21% $45,900 High school diploma
Occupational Therapy Aides 5,800 7,000 21% $30,200 High school diploma
Gambling Managers 3,900 4,700 20% $75,500 High school diploma
Waiters and Waitresses 2,023,200 2,430,700 20% $23,700 Some high school
Concierges 37,100 44,500 20% $32,400 High school diploma
Gambling Cage Workers 11,300 13,500 20% $28,700 High school diploma
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 75,900 90,300 19% $75,900 Associate's degree
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 569,600 680,100 19% $27,400 Some college
Dishwashers 408,500 486,300 19% $25,300 Some high school
Medical Assistants 720,900 853,500 18% $35,900 Some college
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 469,600 556,000 18% $31,900 Associate's degree
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 125,900 148,000 18% $51,600 Bachelor's degree
Occupational Therapists 131,600 154,600 18% $86,300 Master's degree or higher
Financial Examiners 70,800 83,500 18% $81,400 Bachelor's degree
Barbers 53,000 62,300 18% $32,500 Some college
Gambling Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 14,700 17,300 18% $27,100 Some high school
Orthotists and Prosthetists 10,100 12,000 18% $70,200 Master's degree or higher
Commercial Divers 4,000 4,700 17% $54,800 Some college
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 15,400 18,100 17% $40,500 High school diploma
Sound Engineering Technicians 13,100 15,400 17% $53,500 Some college
Veterinarians 86,800 101,300 17% $99,300 Master's degree or higher
Photographers 110,500 129,400 17% $41,300 High school diploma
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 133,900 156,600 17% $91,500 Master's degree or higher

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Data sourced from the United States Department of Labor.

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