These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Florida In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Florida 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 Florida.

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

  1. Statistician
  2. Rod Buster
  3. Nurse Practitioner
  4. Miner
  5. Pipe Insulator
  6. Physician Assistant
  7. Cement Mason
  8. Physical Therapist Assistant
  9. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  10. Mechanical Installer

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that statisticianss and reinforcing iron and rebar workerss 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 Florida 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 Florida 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 450 occupations in Florida.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 450.

At the end of the day, the data showed that statisticianss will be the fastest growing job in Florida.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Florida 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 Florida 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 statisticianss to reinforcing iron and rebar workerss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Florida

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Statistician 159.8% $69,180 1,310
2 Rod Buster 153.2% $39,530 1,210
3 Nurse Practitioner 146.6% $95,650 12,040
4 Miner 146.1% $35,960 5,580
5 Pipe Insulator 145.6% $37,990 2,010
6 Physician Assistant 144.9% $103,200 7,330
7 Cement Mason 143.2% $34,320 15,380
8 Physical Therapist Assistant 140.2% $62,730 6,070
9 Occupational Therapy Assistant 140.0% $61,670 2,310
10 Mechanical Installer 139.8% $38,060 1,160
11 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 139.7% $62,650 6,580
12 Roofer 139.0% $32,510 23,850
13 Web Developer 137.4% $62,320 12,170
14 Helper 137.2% $28,770 2,360
15 Parking Lot Attendant 136.9% $20,350 21,590
16 Interpreter And Translator 136.9% $42,170 3,490
17 Animal Care Technician 136.3% $23,930 18,000
18 Physical Therapy Aide 135.7% $25,860 3,080
19 Biomedical Engineer 135.5% $77,000 1,030
20 Music Therapist 135.3% $62,920 2,030
21 Home Health Aid 135.3% $23,410 34,930
22 Veterinary Technician 135.2% $31,800 11,280
23 Operations Analyst 134.8% $64,750 8,450
24 Construction Worker 134.6% $29,120 87,970
25 Cardiovascular Technician 134.5% $50,240 5,610
26 Physical Therapist 134.3% $86,520 16,130
27 Insulation Installer 133.8% $35,150 2,140
28 Business Analyst 133.7% $82,830 26,530
29 Ophthalmic Technician 133.5% $36,400 4,460
30 Hvac Technician 133.4% $40,660 36,950
31 Medical Assistant 133.2% $31,080 60,420
32 Equipment Operator 133.1% $33,280 3,460
33 Foreman 133.0% $59,830 51,670
34 Marketing Internship 132.7% $64,070 29,660
35 Information Security Analyst 132.6% $84,440 5,040
36 Taxi Driver 132.4% $23,970 16,540
37 Cost Estimator 132.3% $59,760 17,400
38 Electrician 132.2% $44,310 44,760
39 Drywall Sander 132.0% $31,960 7,710
40 Personal Care Assistant 131.7% $22,460 31,100
41 Phlebotomist 131.5% $30,100 9,480
42 Radiation Therapist 130.7% $97,710 1,660
43 Industrial Mechanic 130.6% $48,370 15,500
44 Software Developer 130.5% $88,300 40,090
45 Operator 130.5% $38,040 18,580
46 Optician 130.4% $37,620 6,940
47 Scientist 130.4% $87,430 1,500
48 Community Health Representative 130.0% $35,810 2,950
49 Painter 129.7% $32,290 35,720
50 Occupational Therapist 129.5% $84,150 7,500
51 Tile Installer 129.5% $31,870 10,060
52 Medical Laboratory Technician 129.1% $38,080 7,770
53 Psychotherapist 129.0% $91,920 2,580
54 Carpenter 129.0% $39,190 67,210
55 Massage Therapist 128.9% $43,310 17,970
56 X-Ray Technician 128.9% $40,340 11,240
57 Forensic Scientist 128.8% $47,740 1,970
58 Technical Writer 128.7% $63,460 2,780
59 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 128.5% $36,530 2,120
60 Clinical Psychology Internship 128.4% $74,670 4,880
61 Sheet Metal Mechanic 128.4% $38,440 9,370
62 Plumber 128.3% $40,690 28,600
63 Electrical Drafter 128.3% $50,360 1,270
64 Crane Operator 128.2% $49,530 2,910
65 Marriage And Family Therapist 128.0% $48,140 3,340
66 Management Consultant 127.8% $80,010 63,990
67 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 127.8% $78,740 9,760
68 Instructor 127.7% $37,020 23,590
69 Production Operator 127.7% $26,280 8,580
70 Glazier 127.6% $34,540 4,570
71 Iron Worker 127.6% $41,710 4,710
72 Video Editor 127.6% $45,950 2,220
73 Cut Off Saw Operator 127.2% $27,790 1,310
74 Coordinator 127.2% $48,440 1,920
75 Mental Health Counselor 127.1% $44,490 5,630
76 Security Technician 126.8% $42,070 7,670
77 Medical Receptionist 126.8% $31,610 24,480
78 Architect 126.6% $85,190 6,510
79 Guest Lecturer 126.2% $23,740 13,090
80 Meeting Planner 126.2% $46,260 8,670
81 Surgical Technician 126.2% $42,350 8,250
82 Audio Visual Technician 126.0% $40,760 5,620
83 Civil Engineer 126.0% $86,520 18,930
84 Billing Specialist 125.9% $34,790 41,560
85 Substance Abuse Counselor 125.7% $46,010 6,010
86 Arborist 125.7% $30,410 3,520
87 Environmental Engineer 125.6% $71,240 3,680
88 Interior Designer 125.5% $49,090 7,080
89 Emergency Medical Technician 125.5% $31,750 11,920
90 Sterile Processing Technician 125.3% $30,160 5,350
91 Registered Nurse 125.3% $64,630 207,930
92 Excavator 125.2% $38,150 3,230
93 Detailer 125.2% $23,400 29,410
94 Information Technology Manager 125.1% $136,560 13,210
95 Crew Member 125.1% $20,050 276,070
96 Construction Inspector 125.0% $57,880 8,340
97 Credit Counselor 124.8% $44,510 4,120
98 Medical Director 124.8% $118,540 15,180
99 Construction Manager 124.8% $94,550 34,500
100 Marketing Manager 124.8% $121,920 9,110

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