Fastest Growing Industries

Industries with the fastest growing wage and salary employment*

 These are some of the fastest growing industries according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry description

Sector

2007 NAICS

Thousands of jobs

Change

Average annual rate of change

2008

2018

2008-18

2008-18

Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

Professional and business services

5416 1,008.9 1,844.1 835.2 6.2

Other educational services

Educational services

6114-7 578.9 894.9 316.0 4.5

Individual and family services

Health care and social asistance

6241 1,108.6 1,638.8 530.2 4.0

Home health care services

Health care and social asistance

6216 958.0 1,399.4 441.4 3.9

Specialized design services

Professional and business services

5414 143.1 208.7 65.6 3.8

Data processing, hosting, related services, and other information services

Information

518, 519 395.2 574.1 178.9 3.8

Computer systems design and related services

Professional and business services

5415 1,450.3 2,106.7 656.4 3.8

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works)

Financial activities

533 28.2 37.9 9.7 3.0

Offices of health practitioners

Health care and social asistance

6211, 6212, 6213 3,713.3 4,978.6 1,265.3 3.0

Personal care services

Other services

8121 621.6 819.1 197.5 2.8

Outpatient, laboratory, and other ambulatory care services

Health care and social asistance

6214, 6215, 6219 989.5 1,297.9 308.4 2.8

Facilities support services

Professional and business services

5612 132.7 173.6 40.9 2.7

Software publishers

Information

5112 263.7 342.8 79.1 2.7

Independent artists, writers, and performers

Leisure and hospitality

7115 50.4 64.8 14.4 2.5

Local government passenger transit

State and local government

NA 268.6 342.6 74.0 2.5

Elementary and secondary schools

Educational services

6111 854.9 1,089.7 234.8 2.5

Scientific research and development services

Professional and business services

5417 621.7 778.9 157.2 2.3

Waste management and remediation services

Professional and business services

562 360.2 451.0 90.8 2.3

Other miscellaneous manufacturing

Manufacturing

3399 321.0 399.4 78.4 2.2

Community and vocational rehabilitation services

Health care and social asistance

6242, 6243 540.9 672.0 131.1 2.2
Source: Employment Projections Program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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