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Occupations With the Most Growth


The fastest growing occupations for projected growth between now and 2014 are concentrated in the health and technology sectors.

Home health aides lead the list, with a 56% increase. Next on the list is network systems analyst at 55%, followed by medical assistants with a 52% projected increase. Physician assistants can expect a 50% increase in job openings, while physical therapy assistant jobs are at 44%. Dental hygienists, computer software engineers, and dental assistant jobs are all projected to increase by 43%. Last on the list of the top ten fastest growing occupations are personal and home care aides at 41%.

Top 10 Fastest Growing Occupations: 2004 - 2014

  • Home health aides
  • Network systems and data communications analysts
  • Medical assistants
  • Physician assistants
  • Computer software engineers
  • Physical therapist assistants
  • Dental hygienists
  • Computer software engineers
  • Dental assistants
  • Personal and home care aides
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