What are the Fastest Growing Occupations? Here is the latest job growth info for 2021 and beyond

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, below are the 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment growth between 2019-2029. The data was last updated in April 2021. 

When we analyze the occupations, seven of the occupations are healthcare related:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Occupational therapy assistants
  • Home health and personal care aides
  • Physician assistants
  • Medical and health services managers
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors 

These healthcare jobs pay anywhere from $115,390 – $116,680 per year for physician assistants and nurse practitioners, to $27,080 on the low end for home health and personal care aides.  You may be eligible to start working in one of these occupations with your current education and experience. 

You probably know that Louisville is a major center for the health care and medical sciences industries. But did you know the healthcare services industry is the largest employer, bigger even than UPS?  Combined, Norton Healthcare, Humana, UofL Health, Baptist Healthcare System, Robley Rex VA Medical Center, Kindred Healthcare, Clark Memorial Health and BrightSpring Health Services employ more than 38,000 people in Louisville (Source:  Greater Louisville Inc). 


If you like to help people, see yourself as trustworthy and friendly and like to be around other people, then a career in healthcare might be for you. 

At Shultz Career Consulting we offer a variety of assessments to determine your suitability and interest in a career field by analyzing your values, interests, personality type and more. Contact us for a free, no obligation 30-minute consultation and learn how we could help determine if healthcare is the right career for you.    

To learn more about all 20 positions, click here:  Fastest Growing Occupations.