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The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

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Health care and technology industries are booming in the United States, but which specific jobs are expected to grow over the next decade?

Using projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on job growth from 2012 to 2022, we've identified the fastest-growing jobs in America.

There's something for everyone, with at least 10 jobs that don't require any education beyond high school, several that require only an associate's degree, as well as jobs for those with master's and doctoral degrees.

We ranked the jobs on projected percentage growth from 2012 to 2022. We also included the number of jobs expected to be added during that period, typical education needed, and the average salary.

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

1. 30. Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

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Percent growth: 30.4%

Jobs added through 2022: 15,700

Median salary: $52,070

Typical education needed: Associate's degree

 

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The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

2. 29. Helpers, construction trades

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Percent growth: 30.6%

Jobs added through 2022: 65,300

Median salary: $26,570

Typical education needed: Not indicated

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

3. 28. Marriage and family therapists

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Percent growth: 30.6%

Jobs added through 2022: 11,600

Median salary: $46,670

Typical education needed: Master's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

4. 27. Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

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Percent growth: 31.1%

Jobs added through 2022: 5,900

Median salary: $23,440

Typical education needed: High school diploma or equivalent

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

5. 26. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

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Percent growth: 31.4%

Jobs added through 2022: 28,200

Median salary: $38,520

Typical education needed: High school diploma or equivalent

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

6. 25. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

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Percent growth: 31.6%

Jobs added through 2022: 131,500

Median salary: $60,300

Typical education needed: Bachelor's degree

 

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The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

7. 24. Meeting, convention, and event planners

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Percent growth: 33.2%

Jobs added through 2022: 31,300

Median salary: $45,810

Typical education needed: Bachelor's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

8. 23. Dental hygienists

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Percent growth: 33.3%

Jobs added through 2022: 64,200

Median salary: $70,210

Typical education needed: Associate's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

9. 22. Audiologists

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Percent growth: 33.6%

Jobs added through 2022: 4,300

Median salary: $69,720

Typical education needed: Doctoral or professional degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

10. 21. Nurse practitioners

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Percent growth: 33.7%

Jobs added through 2022: 37,100

Median salary: $89,960

Typical education needed: Master's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

11. 20. Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons

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Percent growth: 34.5%

Jobs added through 2022: 29,300

Median salary: $44,950

Typical education needed: High school diploma or equivalent

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

12. 19. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

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Percent growth: 35.4%

Jobs added through 2022: 24,000

Median salary: $64,850

Typical education needed: Master's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

13. 18. Orthotists and prosthetists

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Percent growth: 35.5%

Jobs added through 2022: 3,000

Median salary: $62,670

Typical education needed: Master's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

14. 17. Medical secretaries

Percent growth: 36.0%

Jobs added through 2022: 189,200

Median salary: $31,350

Typical education needed: High school diploma or equivalent

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

15. 16. Physical therapists

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Percent growth: 36.0%

Jobs added through 2022: 73,500

Median salary: $79,860

Typical education needed: Doctoral or professional degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

16. 15. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

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Percent growth: 36.1%

Jobs added through 2022: 68,600

Median salary: $81,140

Typical education needed: Doctoral or professional degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

17. 14. Information security analysts

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Percent growth: 36.5%

Jobs added through 2022: 27,400

Median salary: $86,170

Typical education needed:Bachelor's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

18. 13. Helpers of electricians

Percent growth: 36.9%

Jobs added through 2022: 22,400

Median salary: $27,670

Typical education needed: High school diploma or equivalent

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

19. 12. Insulation workers

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Percent growth: 37.6%

Jobs added through 2022: 19,600

Median salary: $35,940

Typical education needed: High school diploma or equivalent

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

20. 11. Segmental pavers

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Percent growth: 38.1%

Jobs added through 2022: 700

Median salary: $33,720

Typical education needed: High school diploma or equivalent

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

21. 10. Physician assistants

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Percent growth: 38.4%

Jobs added through 2022: 33,300

Median salary: $90,930

Typical education needed: Master's degree

 

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The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

22. 9. Skincare specialists

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Percent growth: 39.8%

Jobs added through 2022: 17,700

Median salary: $28,640

Typical education needed: Postsecondary non-degree award

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

23. 8. Occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides

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Percent growth: 40.8%

Jobs added through 2022: 65,300

Median salary: $42,120

Typical education needed: Associate's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

24. 7. Genetic counselors

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Percent growth: 41.2%

Jobs added through 2022: 900

Median salary: $56,800

Typical education needed: Master's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

25. 6. Helpers of brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters

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Percent growth: 43.0%

Jobs added through 2022: 10,500?

Median salary: $28,220

Typical education needed: Less than high school

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

26. 5. Diagnostic medical sonographers

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Percent growth: 46.0%

Jobs added through 2022: 27,000

Median salary: $65,860

Typical education needed: Associate's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

27. 4. Interpreters and translators

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Percent growth: 46.1%

Jobs added through 2022: 29,300

Median salary: $45,430

Typical education needed: Bachelor's degree

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

28. 3. Home health aides

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Percent growth: 48.5%

Jobs added through 2022: 424,200

Median salary: $20,820

Typical education needed: Less than high school

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

29. 2. Personal care aides

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Percent growth: 48.8%

Jobs added through 2022: 580,800

Median salary: $19,910

Typical education needed: Less than high school

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

30. 1. Industrial-organizational psychologists

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Percent growth: 53.4%

Jobs added through 2022: 2,500

Median salary: $83,580

Typical education needed: Master's degree