In-Demand Occupations

​​Occupation
​Average Hourly Earnings​2016 Jobs​2025 Jobs​2016–2025 % Growth
Web Developers​$25.69​618​866​42%
Registered Nurses​$27.13​8684​9937​17%
General and Operations Managers​$50.39​8498​9543​15%
​Software Developers, Applications​$41.23​3189​3899​24%
​Computer Systems Analysts​$38.97​3130​3819​23%
Financial Managers​$58.49​3499​4093​20%
Accountants and Auditors​$32.19​4030​4547​14%
Management Analysts​$38.38​2310​2761​22%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists​$31.84​1976​2392​24%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other​$31.86​4726​5173​10%
Computer and Information Systems Managers​$57.48​1093​1382​29%
Managers, All Other​$32.75​2011​2289​15%
Financial Analysts​$40.59​1280​1498​22%
Software Developers, Systems Software​$43.05​999​1251​26%
Medical and Health Services Managers​$39.73​1603​1809​15%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers​$24.78​3988​4856​27%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers​$18.11​3745​3970​6%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks​$18.86​2091​2415​21%
Medical Secretaries​$15.93​1754​2077​23%
Billing and Posting Clerks​$18.38​1259​1476​20%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General​$18.60​4310​4749​13%
Carpenters​$19.14​3841​4345​22%
​Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters​$24.58​1459​1726​35%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers​$20.96​9083​9803​9%
​Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics​$19.70​2609​2821​10%
Construction Laborers​$17.18​4801​5711​28%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistances, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive​$17.14​6411​7098​13%
Computer User Support Specialists​$22.17​1560​1887​22%
Medical Assistants​$17.94​1471​1822​30%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses​$19.83​1527​1857​25%
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers​$18.15​945​1109​31%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers​$15.61​441​577​62%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers​$24.19​1812​2095​28%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics​$23.10​1476​1817​24%
Electricians​$25.86​2450​2886​27%


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