These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Arkansas In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Arkansas

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Arkansas is, and has been since its founding, a state in change. We’re growing, we’re progressing, we’re constantly on the move, it seems, financially, industrially, technologically, and of course, in the work force.

Some jobs that were popular fifty or sixty years ago are unheard of these days. Jobs that will be popular in fifty or sixty years — we may not even be able to guess.

But today, what we can guess are which jobs are going to be the most beneficial in one year, or even a few. Because we’ve crunched the data, and we’ve come up with a list of the fastest growing jobs in Arkansas.

Here are the top 10 fastest growing jobs in Arkansas, and below, we’ll show you the top 100:

  1. Physical Therapist Assistant
  2. Nurse Practitioner
  3. Physical Therapist
  4. Occupational Therapist
  5. Phlebotomist
  6. Medical Assistant
  7. Crew Member
  8. Speech-Language Pathology Internship
  9. Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
  10. Emergency Medical Technician

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that physical therapist assistantss and nurse practitionerss would be so in demand?

Not only does this mean we’re progressing in some important areas, but it also means you might just be able to snag yourself a more secure job.

We’ll get to the details of said jobs in a moment. First, here’s how we came up with this list.

How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Arkansas in 2017

Every couple of years each state’s Department of Labor works in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile projections for job growth by occupation. The government last completed this research in 2014 with projections going out until 2024.

Because this is America and the government never makes it easy, we had to gather the data from all the states individually to develop a master database.

We then identified the occupations in Arkansas that are projected to have at least 1,000 workers in 2024 so that the jobs will still be relevant. This left us with data for 212 occupations in Arkansas.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 212.

At the end of the day, the data showed that physical therapist assistantss will be the fastest growing job in Arkansas.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Arkansas matter

Sure, it’s certainly interesting to see what sort of trends jobs will take over the next decade, because jobs are a great way to see what direction Arkansas is heading.

But aside from being merely ‘interesting,’ it’s also good to note which jobs will be more secure, and more readily available now and in the coming years. If you’re looking for something that will last–take a look at this list.

From physical therapist assistantss to nurse practitionerss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

And now, here’s a look at the 100 fastest growing jobs in the Natural State for 2017.

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Arkansas

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Physical Therapist Assistant 142.0% $57,410 1,590
2 Nurse Practitioner 137.0% $89,440 1,480
3 Physical Therapist 135.2% $77,040 2,420
4 Occupational Therapist 130.3% $80,850 1,290
5 Phlebotomist 128.0% $27,910 1,190
6 Medical Assistant 126.7% $30,160 3,420
7 Crew Member 125.5% $18,820 30,180
8 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 125.4% $72,440 2,070
9 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 125.3% $36,780 2,080
10 Emergency Medical Technician 124.9% $28,770 2,760
11 Business Analyst 124.1% $67,600 3,400
12 Industrial Mechanic 124.0% $46,780 5,900
13 Marketing Internship 123.8% $62,970 3,070
14 Assistant Manager 123.7% $27,920 11,130
15 Taxi Driver 121.6% $21,610 2,310
16 Medical Laboratory Technician 120.8% $34,820 1,860
17 Dental Assistant 120.3% $32,280 2,960
18 Information Technology Manager 120.2% $112,320 2,080
19 Dental Hygienist 119.8% $65,450 1,630
20 Vocational Training Instructor 119.4% $50,470 1,290
21 Software Developer 119.3% $86,890 2,530
22 Bartender 119.0% $20,800 2,260
23 Database Administrator 118.3% $76,470 1,230
24 Medical Receptionist 118.0% $29,280 3,470
25 Medical Records Clerk 117.8% $33,410 1,990
26 Personal Care Assistant 117.3% $19,720 19,260
27 Server 116.9% $19,300 22,840
28 Software Engineer 116.8% $71,890 1,250
29 Vice President 116.4% $97,020 1,630
30 Volunteer 116.4% $28,440 4,050
31 Director 116.3% $39,850 1,140
32 Hvac Technician 116.3% $37,470 3,000
33 Electrician 116.2% $42,540 6,390
34 Food Service Director 116.0% $46,950 2,970
35 Food Runner 116.0% $19,350 2,250
36 Billing Specialist 115.9% $31,290 4,590
37 Home Health Aid 115.7% $19,820 8,390
38 Machinist 115.7% $39,700 3,170
39 Food Preparer 115.6% $20,090 8,290
40 Paralegal 115.6% $39,700 1,630
41 Medical Director 115.6% $81,600 3,410
42 Refuse Collector 115.5% $27,240 2,010
43 Crane Operator 115.5% $42,290 1,120
44 Registered Nurse 115.4% $57,630 25,620
45 Certified Nursing Assistant 115.3% $22,760 21,080
46 Water Plant Operator 115.0% $34,570 1,760
47 Logistics Coordinator 114.9% $60,190 1,000
48 Mechanic 114.7% $38,720 4,070
49 Baker 114.5% $23,160 1,260
50 Instructor 114.4% $36,190 1,190
51 Medical Technologist 114.4% $50,400 1,270
52 Management Consultant 114.0% $60,690 4,960
53 Barista 113.9% $19,750 2,540
54 Clinical Psychology Internship 113.6% $64,480 1,000
55 Attorney 113.6% $103,980 5,360
56 Accountant 113.4% $65,740 7,720
57 Real Estate Agent 113.3% $34,190 2,380
58 Program Manager 113.3% $54,300 1,450
59 Customer Service Representative 113.2% $31,770 21,150
60 Computer Technician 113.0% $40,350 4,000
61 Insurance Processor 113.0% $34,470 1,480
62 Retail Sales Consultant 113.0% $24,640 45,120
63 Firefighter/paramedic 112.8% $35,590 3,170
64 Plumber 112.8% $38,570 3,880
65 Sergeant 112.7% $53,790 1,330
66 Police Officer 112.7% $38,020 6,580
67 Pharmacy Technician Internship 112.5% $29,340 3,860
68 Cement Mason 112.5% $33,910 1,260
69 Highway Maintenance Worker 112.4% $29,310 2,090
70 Property Manager 112.2% $42,780 3,220
71 Court Clerk 112.1% $29,720 1,300
72 Administrative Manager 112.0% $86,620 2,430
73 Recreation Leader 111.9% $21,870 1,780
74 Gas Station Attendant 111.9% $24,790 1,220
75 Library Assistant 111.9% $22,090 1,320
76 Notary Public 111.8% $30,750 2,840
77 Trainer 111.8% $51,960 1,800
78 Licensed Practical Nurse 111.8% $36,800 12,930
79 Loan Officer 111.6% $62,730 2,590
80 Fitness Trainer 111.6% $31,840 1,440
81 Helper 111.5% $25,490 1,740
82 Respiratory Therapist 111.4% $49,280 1,170
83 Construction Worker 111.4% $25,750 11,030
84 Office Manager 111.3% $48,170 16,510
85 Business Consultant 111.3% $69,160 9,630
86 Equipment Operator 111.2% $35,670 1,090
87 Probation Officer 111.1% $37,870 1,100
88 Cost Estimator 111.1% $57,340 1,200
89 Field Service Technician 111.1% $33,970 1,000
90 Correction Officer 111.1% $33,600 5,930
91 Supervisor 111.0% $31,730 1,920
92 Dispatcher 111.0% $35,560 1,720
93 Mechanical Engineer 110.9% $74,380 1,420
94 Preschool Teacher 110.9% $31,700 2,540
95 Internship 110.8% $53,550 2,150
96 Child Care Provider 110.8% $19,700 14,100
97 Loan Processor 110.7% $38,080 1,650
98 General Manager 110.7% $84,770 19,840
99 Sheet Metal Mechanic 110.6% $37,360 1,360
100 Sales Representative 110.5% $42,930 3,880

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