Fastest Increasing Jobs and Fastest Disappearing Jobs Revealed


Looking at occupations that are projected to add 20,000 jobs or more from 2017 to 2022, the following are those that will grow the fastest:

Occupation

2017 jobs

2022 jobs

Jobs Added
2017 to 2022

2017 to 2022
% Change

Median Hourly
Earnings

Personal Care Aides

2,008,531

2,339,769

331,238

16%

$10.89

Home Health Aides

1,013,137

1,178,352

165,215

16%

$11.25

Web Developers

177,110

202,855

25,745

15%

$30.75

Nurse Practitioners

150,044

171,123

21,079

14%

$50.14

Physical Therapists

233,420

261,573

28,152

12%

$41.57

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

346,418

386,926

40,508

12%

$24.65

Computer Systems Analysts

616,296

687,511

71,215

12%

$43.04

Software Developers, Applications

821,693

915,772

94,080

11%

$50.03

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

572,386

635,200

62,814

11%

$31.52

Personal Financial Advisors

258,216

285,099

26,882

10%

$43.87

Fastest-Declining Jobs Across Wage Categories
Looking at occupations that are projected to lose 5,000 jobs or more from 2017 to 2022, the following are those that will decline the fastest:

Occupation

2017 jobs

2022 jobs

Jobs Lost
2017 to 2022

2017 to 2022
% Change

Median Hourly
Earnings

Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service

101,294

89,751

(11,542)

(11%)

$13.23

Door to Door Sales, News and Street Vendors and Related Workers

75,297

67,435

(7,863)

(10%)

$10.25

Printing Press Operators

173,754

165,857

(7,897)

(5%)

$17.22

Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders

133,711

127,773

(5,939)

(4%)

$14.27

Cutting, Punching and Press Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders

190,134

182,368

(7,766)

(4%)

$15.30

Sewing Machine Operators

155,204

148,875

(6,330)

(4%)

$11.38

Tellers

500,188

481,234

(18,955)

(4%)

$12.56

Construction Managers

361,317

349,077

(12,240)

(3%)

$34.25

Cooks, Fast Food

539,776

531,022

(8,755)

(2%)

$9.67

Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks

1,757,866

1,736,082

(21,784)

(1%)

$18.23

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