These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Connecticut In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Connecticut

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Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

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

  1. Operations Analyst
  2. Web Developer
  3. Nurse Practitioner
  4. Business Analyst
  5. Personal Care Assistant
  6. Home Health Aid
  7. Software Engineer
  8. Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
  9. Software Developer
  10. Industrial Mechanic

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that operations research analystss and web developerss 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 255 occupations in Connecticut.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 255.

At the end of the day, the data showed that operations research analystss will be the fastest growing job in Connecticut.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 operations research analystss to web developerss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Connecticut

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Operations Analyst 135.3% $86,670 1,610
2 Web Developer 125.5% $73,970 2,020
3 Nurse Practitioner 125.4% $113,550 3,450
4 Business Analyst 123.8% $94,760 9,770
5 Personal Care Assistant 123.7% $27,210 33,500
6 Home Health Aid 123.6% $27,490 10,770
7 Software Engineer 122.8% $103,320 5,430
8 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 122.6% $46,410 3,260
9 Software Developer 122.4% $100,620 10,810
10 Industrial Mechanic 121.3% $55,960 2,900
11 Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor 121.2% $63,280 1,030
12 Clinical Psychology Internship 120.8% $86,950 4,360
13 Residential Advisor 120.6% $32,870 2,340
14 Mechanical Engineer 120.6% $86,780 7,320
15 Massage Therapist 119.8% $49,020 2,780
16 Optician 119.8% $41,650 1,150
17 Mechanical Technician 119.6% $68,990 1,100
18 Physician Assistant 119.2% $116,670 2,360
19 Physical Therapist 119.1% $91,480 4,680
20 Marketing Internship 118.5% $71,590 8,500
21 Substance Abuse Counselor 118.4% $48,660 3,860
22 Veterinary Technician 117.5% $38,990 1,880
23 Medical Assistant 117.1% $36,090 8,490
24 Rehabilitation Counselor 117.1% $42,630 3,020
25 Mental Health Counselor 116.9% $51,200 3,250
26 Taxi Driver 116.8% $30,460 5,920
27 Actuarial Internship 116.0% $118,510 1,160
28 Management Consultant 115.5% $96,910 13,850
29 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 115.4% $75,800 1,350
30 Aide 115.0% $35,870 1,380
31 Housekeeper 114.8% $25,430 22,570
32 Cement Mason 114.8% $51,230 1,010
33 Machinist 114.7% $49,250 8,640
34 Miner 114.7% $61,820 1,090
35 Plastic Technician 114.4% $50,140 1,350
36 Occupational Therapist 114.3% $89,340 2,080
37 Instructor 113.7% $44,350 3,990
38 Program Manager 113.6% $72,690 4,770
39 Mental Health Worker 113.5% $60,450 2,520
40 Medical Receptionist 113.3% $42,110 4,840
41 Mechanical Designer 113.3% $62,950 2,040
42 Computer Technician 113.3% $56,680 8,260
43 X-Ray Technician 113.2% $54,200 1,030
44 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 112.9% $92,160 2,190
45 Electrician 112.8% $57,470 9,110
46 Volunteer 112.4% $40,180 9,090
47 Child Care Provider 112.3% $25,340 20,210
48 Financial Analyst Internship 112.2% $104,880 6,920
49 Network Technician 112.1% $79,600 1,300
50 Roofer 112.0% $54,380 1,310
51 Plumber 111.7% $61,830 6,380
52 Construction Worker 111.7% $44,670 11,350
53 Forklift Operator 111.6% $39,760 2,690
54 Supervisor 111.5% $43,970 5,430
55 Community Organizer 111.4% $49,510 1,950
56 Emergency Medical Technician 111.4% $46,320 3,610
57 Engineer 111.1% $103,120 1,700
58 Crew Member 111.1% $23,760 31,640
59 Student Admissions Clerk 110.9% $41,640 1,730
60 Mechanic 110.8% $54,410 2,660
61 Network Engineer 110.8% $115,560 1,440
62 Valet 110.7% $29,490 1,240
63 Animal Care Technician 110.6% $26,570 2,930
64 Medical Records Clerk 110.5% $48,090 1,690
65 Billing Specialist 110.2% $46,030 6,140
66 Chemist 110.2% $94,800 1,510
67 Dental Hygienist 110.2% $82,920 4,230
68 Dental Assistant 109.9% $42,630 4,200
69 Internship 109.9% $62,680 5,210
70 Accountant 109.9% $80,470 20,180
71 Dietitian 109.9% $65,900 1,000
72 Fundraising Chairperson 109.8% $61,650 1,900
73 Network Administrator 109.6% $89,080 4,100
74 Cost Estimator 109.6% $75,790 2,390
75 Database Administrator 109.5% $92,420 1,620
76 Executive Chef 109.4% $50,200 2,330
77 Vice President 109.3% $91,640 2,120
78 Foreman 109.2% $78,200 7,970
79 Phlebotomist 109.1% $39,110 1,790
80 Operator 108.9% $65,050 3,320
81 Veterinarian 108.8% $112,510 1,240
82 Industrial Engineer 108.7% $87,370 4,640
83 Notary Public 108.6% $28,730 6,300
84 Assistant Manager 108.6% $38,040 9,000
85 Public Relations 108.5% $120,420 1,270
86 Project Manager 108.5% $97,560 1,660
87 Stylist 108.5% $33,980 11,150
88 Hvac Technician 108.5% $56,750 3,850
89 Licensed Practical Nurse 108.4% $55,720 9,590
90 Sales Representative 108.3% $71,860 10,580
91 Property Manager 108.3% $79,130 4,180
92 Customer Service Representative 108.3% $40,860 32,240
93 Veterinary Technician Assistant 108.2% $36,240 1,050
94 Detailer 108.2% $26,960 3,950
95 Carpenter 108.1% $53,510 16,320
96 Receptionist 108.0% $33,440 14,290
97 Sheet Metal Mechanic 108.0% $53,070 1,350
98 Bartender 107.9% $23,930 8,170
99 Fitness Trainer 107.9% $43,750 4,910
100 Nail Technician 107.9% $22,490 2,460

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