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Occupations with the Largest Projected Increase in Jobs by Share of Women in the Occupation

 

 

Occupations with the Largest Projected Increase in Jobs by Share of Women in the Occupation
2016 National Employment Title SOC Code Employment
2016
Employment
2026
Change
2016-2026
Numbers
Change
2016-2026
Percent
Median annual wage
2018 1
Typical education needed for entry Percent women
2017 2
Total, all occupations 00-0000 156,063.8 167,582.3 11,518.6 7.4 $38,640 - 43.1
Personal care aides 39-9021 2,016.1 2,793.8 777.6 38.6 $24,020 High school diploma or equivalent 80.4
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 35-3021 3,452.2 4,032.1 579.9 16.8 $21,250 No formal educational credential 61.5
Registered nurses 29-1141 2,955.2 3,393.2 438.1 14.8 $71,730 Bachelor's degree 87.3
Home health aides 31-1011 911.5 1,342.7 431.2 47.3 $24,200 High school diploma or equivalent 86.1
Software developers, applications 15-1132 831.3 1,086.6 255.4 30.7 $103,620 Bachelor's degree 18.7
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 37-2011 2,384.6 2,621.2 236.5 9.9 $26,110 No formal educational credential 25.8
General and operations managers 11-1021 2,263.1 2,468.3 205.2 9.1 $100,930 Bachelor's degree 29.9
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 53-7062 2,628.4 2,828.1 199.7 7.6 $28,260 No formal educational credential 17.9
Medical assistants 31-9092 634.4 818.4 183.9 29.0 $33,610 Postsecondary nondegree award 91.3
Waiters and waitresses 35-3031 2,600.5 2,783.0 182.5 7.0 $21,780 No formal educational credential 63.7
Nursing assistants 31-1014 1,510.3 1,683.7 173.4 11.5 $28,540 Postsecondary nondegree award 86.1
Construction laborers 47-2061 1,216.7 1,367.1 150.4 12.4 $35,800 No formal educational credential 2.9
Cooks, restaurant 35-2014 1,231.9 1,377.2 145.3 11.8 $26,530 No formal educational credential 36.8
Accountants and auditors 13-2011 1,397.7 1,537.6 139.9 10.0 $70,500 Bachelor's degree 59.9
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 13-1161 595.4 733.7 138.3 23.2 $63,120 Bachelor's degree 56.0
Customer service representatives 43-4051 2,784.5 2,920.8 136.3 4.9 $33,750 High school diploma or equivalent 65.1
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 37-3011 1,197.9 1,333.1 135.2 11.3 $29,000 No formal educational credential 4.7
Medical secretaries 43-6013 574.2 703.2 129.0 22.5 $35,760 High school diploma or equivalent 94.1
Management analysts 13-1111 806.4 921.6 115.2 14.3 $83,610 Bachelor's degree 42.3
Maintenance and repair workers, general 49-9071 1,432.6 1,545.1 112.5 7.9 $38,300 High school diploma or equivalent 3.4
Teacher assistants 25-9041 1,308.1 1,417.6 109.5 8.4 $26,970 Some college, no degree 87.1
Financial managers 11-3031 580.4 689.0 108.6 18.7 $127,990 Bachelor's degree 51.9
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 53-3032 1,871.7 1,980.1 108.4 5.8 $43,680 Postsecondary nondegree award 5.3
Elementary school teachers, except special education 25-2021 1,410.9 1,514.9 104.1 7.4 $58,230 Bachelor's degree 77.9
Stock clerks and order fillers 43-5081 2,008.6 2,109.6 100.9 5.0 $25,700 High school diploma or equivalent 34.8
Teachers and instructors, all other 25-3099 993.9 1,091.8 98.0 9.9 $30,850 Bachelor's degree 53.8
Receptionists and information clerks 43-4171 1,053.7 1,149.2 95.5 9.1 $29,140 High school diploma or equivalent 89.3
Sales representatives, services, all other 41-3099 983.0 1,077.9 94.9 9.7 $54,550 High school diploma or equivalent 29.9
Business operations specialists, all other 13-1199 1,023.9 1,114.3 90.3 8.8 $70,530 Bachelor's degree 53.3
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 29-2061 724.5 813.4 88.9 12.3 $46,240 Postsecondary nondegree award 86.7

1 Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.
2 Data are from the American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau. Includes wage and salary and self-employed full-time, year-round civilian employed.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupations with the Fastest Projected Growth by Share of Women in the Occupation

 

 

Occupations with the Fastest Projected Growth by Share of Women in the Occupation
2016 National Employment Title SOC Code Employment - 2016 Employment - 2026 Change 2016-2026 Numbers Change 2016-2026 Percent Median annual wage, 2018 1 Typical education needed for entry Percent women, 2017 2
Total, all occupations 00-0000 156,063.8 167,582.3 11,518.6 7.4 $38,640 - 43.1
Solar photovoltaic installers 47-2231 11.3 23.1 11.8 104.9 $42,680 High school diploma or equivalent 2.0
Wind turbine service technicians 49-9081 5.8 11.3 5.6 96.3 $54,370 Postsecondary nondegree award 4.6
Home health aides 31-1011 911.5 1,342.7 431.2 47.3 $24,200 High school diploma or equivalent 86.1
Personal care aides 39-9021 2,016.1 2,793.8 777.6 38.6 $24,020 High school diploma or equivalent 80.4
Physician assistants 29-1071 106.2 145.9 39.6 37.3 $108,610 Master's degree 65.7
Nurse practitioners 29-1171 155.5 211.6 56.1 36.1 $107,030 Master's degree 88.1
Statisticians 15-2041 37.2 49.8 12.6 33.8 $87,780 Master's degree 48.0
Physical therapist assistants 31-2021 88.3 115.8 27.4 31.0 $58,040 Associate's degree 67.8
Software developers, applications 15-1132 831.3 1,086.6 255.4 30.7 $103,620 Bachelor's degree 18.7
Mathematicians 15-2021 3.1 4.0 0.9 29.7 $101,900 Master's degree 8.3
Physical therapist aides 31-2022 52.0 67.2 15.3 29.4 $26,240 High school diploma or equivalent 67.8
Bicycle repairers 49-3091 12.4 16.1 3.6 29.3 $28,960 High school diploma or equivalent 1.8
Medical assistants 31-9092 634.4 818.4 183.9 29.0 $33,610 Postsecondary nondegree award 91.3
Genetic counselors 29-9092 3.1 4.0 0.9 29.0 $80,370 Master's degree -
Occupational therapy assistants 31-2011 39.3 50.7 11.4 28.9 $60,220 Associate's degree 84.3
Information security analysts 15-1122 100.0 128.5 28.5 28.5 $98,350 Bachelor's degree 16.8
Physical therapists 29-1123 239.8 306.9 67.1 28.0 $87,930 Doctoral or professional degree 59.0
Operations research analysts 15-2031 114.0 145.3 31.3 27.4 $83,390 Bachelor's degree 48.8
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists 33-2022 1.7 2.2 0.5 26.6 $39,600 High school diploma or equivalent 16.8
Massage therapists 31-9011 160.3 202.4 42.1 26.3 $41,420 Postsecondary nondegree award 77.5
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 25-1071 233.5 294.0 60.6 25.9 $97,370 Doctoral or professional degree -
Derrick operators, oil and gas 47-5011 11.1 13.9 2.8 25.7 $46,120 No formal educational credential 2.1
Roustabouts, oil and gas 47-5071 50.0 62.4 12.4 24.8 $37,580 No formal educational credential 0.0
Occupational therapy aides 31-2012 7.5 9.3 1.8 24.7 $28,160 High school diploma or equivalent 84.3
Phlebotomists 31-9097 122.7 152.8 30.1 24.5 $34,480 Postsecondary nondegree award 84.9
Nonfarm animal caretakers 39-2021 241.5 300.0 58.5 24.2 $23,760 High school diploma or equivalent 72.3
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 47-5012 16.7 20.8 4.0 24.2 $53,800 No formal educational credential 2.1
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 25-1072 67.9 84.2 16.3 24.0 $73,490 Doctoral or professional degree -
Occupational therapists 29-1122 130.4 161.4 31.0 23.8 $84,270 Master's degree 88.0
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 47-5013 41.4 51.1 9.7 23.4 $47,860 No formal educational credential 2.1

1 Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.
2 Data are from the American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau. Includes wage and salary and self-employed full-time, year-round civilian employed.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics