Of 10 most in-demand jobs, 8 are in healthcare: Projected job growth and median salary for each

In its annual roundup of the fastest-growing jobs in the country, eight of the top 10 jobs on the CareerCast.com 2017 list are in healthcare.

 

Listed below is each job along with its projected job growth and median salary.

  1. Home health aide: 384,400 new jobs by 2024, $22,600
  2. Physical therapist: 71,800 new jobs by 2024, $85,400
  3. Emergency medical technician: 58,500 new jobs by 2024, $32,670
  4. Nurse practitioner: 53,400 new jobs by 2024, $107,460
  5. Occupational therapist: 30,400 new jobs by 2024, $81,910
  6. Physician assistant: 28,700 new jobs by 2024, $101,480
  7. Diagnostic medical sonographer: 27,600 new jobs by 2024, $64,280
  8. Optician: 17,800 new jobs by 2024, $35,530

 

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