These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Colorado In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Colorado

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Colorado 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 Colorado.

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

  1. Interpreter And Translator
  2. Miner
  3. Personal Care Assistant
  4. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  5. Home Health Aid
  6. Esthetician
  7. Information Security Analyst
  8. Cement Mason
  9. Physician Assistant
  10. Insulation Installer

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that interpreters and translatorss and brickmasons and blockmasonss 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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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 321 occupations in Colorado.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 321.

At the end of the day, the data showed that interpreters and translatorss will be the fastest growing job in Colorado.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Colorado 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 Colorado 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 interpreters and translatorss to brickmasons and blockmasonss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Colorado

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Interpreter And Translator 167.4% $67,510 2,410
2 Miner 164.6% $46,920 2,700
3 Personal Care Assistant 162.0% $23,840 32,110
4 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 160.5% $81,830 1,300
5 Home Health Aid 158.0% $27,080 24,890
6 Esthetician 154.2% $47,260 2,220
7 Information Security Analyst 152.6% $102,280 2,320
8 Cement Mason 152.6% $40,280 7,600
9 Physician Assistant 150.7% $100,140 3,180
10 Insulation Installer 150.0% $33,740 1,740
11 Marketing Internship 146.3% $73,300 19,940
12 Physical Therapist Assistant 146.0% $53,220 1,460
13 Physical Therapist 145.9% $77,660 6,710
14 Electrician 145.4% $50,580 22,760
15 Surgical Technician 145.3% $49,720 2,150
16 Plumber 145.1% $49,610 13,520
17 Medical Receptionist 145.0% $38,020 11,270
18 Meeting Planner 143.9% $44,910 4,520
19 Crossing Guard 143.8% $29,440 2,200
20 Veterinary Technician 143.7% $32,720 4,470
21 Cost Estimator 143.4% $69,790 7,960
22 Hvac Technician 143.3% $54,190 7,110
23 Logistics Coordinator 143.1% $79,540 4,220
24 Medical Laboratory Technician 142.5% $41,920 2,580
25 Nurse Practitioner 142.4% $107,160 2,990
26 Iron Worker 142.2% $48,260 1,180
27 Operations Analyst 140.9% $87,310 1,240
28 Pipe Layer 140.6% $43,460 1,420
29 Sheet Metal Mechanic 140.6% $45,550 4,610
30 Painter 139.7% $38,610 8,100
31 Construction Worker 139.4% $34,370 34,740
32 Installer 139.2% $37,260 1,420
33 Software Engineer 139.1% $120,860 16,220
34 Industrial Mechanic 139.0% $58,200 8,480
35 Carpenter 138.5% $43,580 28,110
36 Foreman 138.4% $68,590 20,280
37 Substance Abuse Counselor 138.4% $43,570 2,090
38 Glazier 138.4% $43,080 1,550
39 Massage Therapist 138.2% $47,240 10,170
40 Web Developer 138.0% $64,510 5,450
41 Dental Hygienist 137.8% $80,150 5,540
42 Operator 137.6% $48,050 12,290
43 Phlebotomist 137.4% $36,230 2,460
44 Business Analyst 137.3% $95,690 14,280
45 X-Ray Technician 136.9% $49,370 3,300
46 Combat Engineer 136.7% $129,550 3,350
47 Occupational Therapist 136.4% $86,420 3,860
48 Environmental Engineer 136.3% $97,080 2,930
49 Health Claims Examiner 135.8% $53,670 1,630
50 Medical Assistant 135.2% $34,510 12,510
51 Mental Health Counselor 135.2% $48,930 6,070
52 None 134.9% $48,740 1,160
53 Software Developer 134.8% $105,640 31,380
54 Drywall Sander 134.6% $43,550 3,810
55 Computer Technician 134.6% $60,020 18,600
56 Geoscientist 134.5% $114,170 3,700
57 Equipment Operator 134.3% $41,440 2,230
58 Medical Director 134.3% $115,740 5,520
59 Electrical Drafter 133.8% $68,160 1,070
60 Management Consultant 133.5% $94,390 13,870
61 Registered Nurse 133.1% $70,550 59,660
62 Respiratory Therapist 132.9% $59,940 2,340
63 Radiologic Technician 132.8% $63,650 3,930
64 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 132.7% $37,650 1,500
65 Civil Engineer 132.7% $88,920 9,750
66 Emergency Medical Technician 132.6% $42,280 4,680
67 Roofer 132.3% $37,100 4,510
68 Crew Member 132.1% $21,310 88,140
69 Medical Records Clerk 132.1% $48,730 3,090
70 Sterile Processing Technician 131.7% $38,220 1,080
71 Licensed Practical Nurse 131.5% $48,690 7,430
72 Architect 131.3% $69,580 4,700
73 Animal Care Technician 131.2% $23,100 6,980
74 Paralegal 131.1% $54,240 7,420
75 Optometrist 131.0% $132,980 1,100
76 Dietitian 130.8% $59,800 1,360
77 Mental Health Worker 130.8% $43,480 2,040
78 Environmental Field Technician 130.3% $45,860 1,160
79 Certified Nursing Assistant 130.3% $30,150 24,450
80 Atmospheric Scientist 130.3% $99,810 2,280
81 Pharmacy Technician Internship 130.2% $34,820 5,780
82 Rehabilitation Counselor 129.8% $42,000 1,960
83 Production Operator 129.8% $33,820 2,570
84 Audio Visual Technician 129.8% $41,970 1,830
85 Education Director 129.7% $50,190 1,180
86 Billing Specialist 129.6% $40,390 7,880
87 Assistant Manager 129.4% $38,900 20,000
88 Service Operator 129.2% $52,680 5,750
89 Database Administrator 129.0% $94,810 3,430
90 Preschool Teacher 128.9% $30,170 10,090
91 Pharmacist 128.7% $117,760 6,320
92 Dental Assistant 128.7% $38,590 7,810
93 Volunteer 128.6% $33,880 3,780
94 Optician 128.6% $39,070 1,800
95 Construction Manager 128.0% $92,370 16,720
96 Environmental Scientist 127.7% $88,830 4,010
97 Library Assistant 127.6% $27,990 1,940
98 Driller 127.5% $41,970 4,770
99 Child Care Provider 127.5% $26,660 17,300
100 Customer Service Representative 127.4% $35,440 60,100

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