Biggest Job Growth Expected in Health Care & Renewable Energy

By Laurie MeislerLaurie Meisler
A General Electric Co. renewable energy technician walks on a turbine at the Colorado Highlands Wind Farm in Fleming, Colorado. Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The occupation expected to grow the most over the next several years isn’t for the faint of heart. Jobs for wind turbine technicians—the people who install, maintain and repair wind turbines—are expected to increase 108 percent by 2024, more than any other profession. But it’s still a small industry overall. Hundreds of thousands of new health care jobs dominate the list of 25 occupations with the biggest expected employment growth.

Job projections for 2024