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Job growth is the expansion of the number of people engaged in an occupation over a period of time. This is generally driven by technological, social and economic change. For example, the demographics of an aging population could drive demand for healthcare professionals. The following are current forecasts of occupations with relatively high job growth followed by professions with historically high job growth.
2023 to 2031 Forecast
Nurse practitioners
AI and ML specialists
Restaurant cooks
Animal caretakers
Software developers
Medical and health services managers
2018
Solar photovoltaic technicians
Wind turbine technicians
Home health aides
Physical therapist assistants
Genetic counselors
2012
Software developers
Data scientists
Physician assistants
Information security analysts
Market research analysts
2008
Biotechnology researchers
Personal care aides
Sustainability specialists
Financial examiners
Computer systems analysts
2003
Network systems & data communications analysts
Biomedical engineers
Financial analysts
Occupational therapists
Physical therapists
1998
Web developers
Genetic counselors
Personal financial advisors
Biomedical engineers
Network administrators
1993
Systems analysts
Multimedia artists and animators
Substance abuse counselors
Human resources managers
Database administrators
1988
Computer programmers
Market research analysts
Environmental engineers
Occupational therapy assistants
Financial managers
1983
Microcomputer technicians
Genetic counselors
Financial advisors
Biotechnologists
Database administrators
1978
Network systems & data communications analysts
Biomedical engineers
Financial managers
Occupational therapists
Physical therapists
1973
Software engineers
Environmental scientists
Paralegals and legal assistants
Personal financial planners
Social and community service managers
1968
Systems analysts
Computer programmers
Financial analysts
Graphic designers
Physical therapists
1963
Data processors and computer operators
Medical technologists and lab technicians
Insurance agents and brokers
Social workers
Advertising and marketing professionals
1958
Aerospace engineers
Airline personnel
Computer programmers
Market researchers
Real estate agents
1953
Computer operators
Nuclear scientists and engineers
Telecommunications engineers
Advertising professionals
Office managers and administrators
1948
Electronics technicians
Television and radio repair technicians
Construction workers
Teachers and educators
Accountants and bookkeepers
1943
Manufacturing workers
Military personnel
Engineers
Nurses and healthcare workers
Telecommunications technicians
1938
Aircraft mechanics & technicians
Drafters and blueprint preparers
Airline pilots and flight attendants
Retail salespersons
Photographers and photojournalists
1933
Civil engineers
Public works construction workers
Social workers
Accountants
Radio repair technicians
1928
Radio technicians and operators
Automotive mechanics
Radio announcers
Secretaries and stenographers
Electricians
1923
Telephone operators
Salespersons
Teachers
Construction workers
Nurses and healthcare workers

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References

The Future of Jobs Report 2023 - World Economic Forum
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupations with the most job growth 2021 and projected 2031, September 8, 2022
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics - National: History
Ian D. Wyatt and Daniel E. Hecker, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational changes during the 20th century, March 2006.
Harold F. Williamson, The Growth of the American Economy, 1944.

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