Hawaii 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 Hawaii.
Here are the top 10, and below, we’ll show you the top 100:
Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that home health aides and computer systems analysts 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.
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 Hawaii 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 131 occupations in Hawaii.
Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 131.
At the end of the day, the data showed that Home Health Aid is the fastest growing job in Hawaii.
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 Hawaii 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 home health aides to healthcare social workers, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
And now, here’s a look at the 100 fastest growing jobs in the Aloha State for 2017.
|1||Home Health Aides||32.58%|
|2||Computer Systems Analysts||20.69%|
|4||Personal Care Aides||20.05%|
|5||Software Developers, Applications||18.63%|
|6||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||17.39%|
|9||Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||17.0%|
|10||Healthcare Social Workers||16.09%|
|12||Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists||14.29%|
|13||Self-Enrichment Education Teachers||13.98%|
|15||Bus Drivers, School or Special Client||13.89%|
|19||Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs||12.0%|
|21||First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers||11.07%|
|24||Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists||10.76%|
|26||Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators||10.76%|
|27||Insurance Sales Agents||10.53%|
|28||Community Health Workers||10.0%|
|29||Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters||9.92%|
|31||Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food||9.46%|
|34||Computer User Support Specialists||9.17%|
|35||Billing and Posting Clerks||8.98%|
|36||Social and Human Service Assistants||8.95%|
|37||Customer Service Representatives||8.85%|
|39||Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses||8.66%|
|40||Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors||8.65%|
|41||Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels||8.65%|
|42||First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers||8.57%|
|43||First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers||8.35%|
|45||Accountants and Auditors||8.22%|
|46||Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers||8.2%|
|47||Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment||7.66%|
|48||Transportation Workers, All Other||7.53%|
|49||Amusement and Recreation Attendants||7.52%|
|50||General and Operations Managers||7.17%|
|51||Maintenance and Repair Workers, General||6.92%|
|53||First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers||6.67%|
|54||Sheet Metal Workers||6.67%|
|55||Painters, Construction and Maintenance||6.65%|
|56||Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors||6.62%|
|57||Healthcare Support Workers, All Other||6.54%|
|58||Sales Representatives, Services, All Other||6.48%|
|59||Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity||6.45%|
|60||Chefs and Head Cooks||6.42%|
|61||Coaches and Scouts||6.4%|
|62||Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers||6.38%|
|63||Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education||6.25%|
|65||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products||6.09%|
|66||Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||6.06%|
|67||Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand||6.04%|
|68||Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners||5.87%|
|69||Baggage Porters and Bellhops||5.83%|
|70||Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop||5.8%|
|71||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||5.61%|
|72||First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers||5.56%|
|75||Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks||5.45%|
|76||First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers||5.38%|
|78||Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other||5.31%|
|79||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||5.26%|
|80||Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners||5.11%|
|81||Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers||5.1%|
|82||Musicians and Singers||5.1%|
|83||Food Servers, Nonrestaurant||5.07%|
|84||Graduate Teaching Assistants||5.06%|
|85||Food Preparation Workers||5.06%|
|86||Stock Clerks and Order Fillers||4.99%|
|87||Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians||4.93%|
|88||Paralegals and Legal Assistants||4.92%|
|89||Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products||4.9%|
|90||First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers||4.85%|
|91||Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||4.81%|
|92||Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers||4.78%|
|93||Public Relations Specialists||4.72%|
|95||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||4.38%|
|96||Parking Lot Attendants||4.23%|
|98||Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers||3.92%|
|99||Counter and Rental Clerks||3.9%|