Top 100 Fastest Growing Occupations in Los Angeles County, 2016-2026
Occupation TitleEmploymentPercent
Change
20162026
Mathematicians13019046.2%
Home Health Aides7,40010,46041.4%
Personal Care Aides207,050289,60039.9%
Genetic Counselors 32044037.5%
Physician Assistants1,9302,65037.3%
  
Statisticians8701,19036.8%
Nurse Practitioners2,9003,91034.8%
Archivists32043034.4%
Software Developers, Applications16,36021,88033.7%
Physical Therapist Assistants1,4801,95031.8%
  
Physical Therapist Aides1,4101,84030.5%
Occupational Therapy Assistants53069030.2%
Massage Therapists6,9709,05029.8%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food92,620120,13029.7%
Atmospheric and Space Scientists14018028.6%
  
Athletic Trainers39050028.2%
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles50064028.0%
Therapists, All Other54069027.8%
Medical and Health Services Managers9,28011,85027.7%
Operations Research Analysts2,6203,34027.5%
  
Respiratory Therapists5,3406,81027.5%
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors4,0905,21027.4%
Medical Assistants21,54027,38027.1%
Physical Therapists5,6707,20027.0%
Museum Technicians and Conservators67085026.9%
  
Carpet Installers1,9902,52026.6%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators7901,00026.6%
Phlebotomists4,3205,46026.4%
Cooks, Restaurant37,00046,64026.1%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers1,2701,59025.2%
  
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics4,1505,19025.1%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*24,00029,95024.8%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters8901,11024.7%
Tile and Marble Setters2,8603,56024.5%
Curators41051024.4%
  
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners21026023.8%
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary1,5701,94023.6%
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs8,29010,24023.5%
Actuaries47058023.4%
Glaziers1,3701,69023.4%
  
Models30037023.3%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors2,1902,70023.3%
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers65080023.1%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers1,0401,28023.1%
Marriage and Family Therapists3,3904,17023.0%
  
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators31038022.6%
Shampooers49060022.4%
Manicurists and Pedicurists5,5606,80022.3%
Food Service Managers14,36017,55022.2%
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary9001,10022.2%
  
Nurse Anesthetists32039021.9%
Barbers64078021.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers26,20031,93021.9%
Roofers3,1003,78021.9%
Flight Attendants7,0408,58021.9%
  
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians8301,01021.7%
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary23028021.7%
Law Teachers, Postsecondary51062021.6%
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists37045021.6%
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters74090021.6%
  
Chefs and Head Cooks5,5506,75021.6%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers1,9502,37021.5%
Helpers--Carpenters56068021.4%
Soil and Plant Scientists14017021.4%
Nurse Midwives14017021.4%
  
Dietitians and Nutritionists2,4402,96021.3%
Counselors, All Other38046021.1%
Healthcare Social Workers4,7105,70021.0%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop14,43017,43020.8%
Medical Secretaries19,43023,44020.6%
  
Brickmasons and Blockmasons1,0701,29020.6%
Motorcycle Mechanics34041020.6%
Occupational Therapists2,7703,34020.6%
Physicists39047020.5%
Animal Trainers1,3201,59020.5%
  
Gaming Dealers3,7804,55020.4%
Waiters and Waitresses77,09092,60020.1%
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers3,4404,13020.1%
Stonemasons35042020.0%
Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other40048020.0%
  
Astronomers10012020.0%
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary15018020.0%
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists13,61016,32019.9%
Health Educators2,5303,03019.8%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers21,03025,17019.7%
  
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers4,8605,81019.5%
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons8701,04019.5%
Mental Health Counselors5,5206,58019.2%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses20,99025,03019.2%
Computer and Information Research Scientists9401,12019.1%
  
Paralegals and Legal Assistants*8,90010,59019.0%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters9,87011,75019.0%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary5,7806,87018.9%
Forensic Science Technicians69082018.8%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance12,00014,26018.8%
  
Structural Iron and Steel Workers9601,14018.8%
Social and Human Service Assistants13,79016,37018.7%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary1,0201,21018.6%
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary27032018.5%
Skin Care Specialists1,9502,31018.5%
  
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