These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Hawaii In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Hawaii

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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:

  1. Home Health Aides
  2. Computer Systems Analysts
  3. Physical Therapists
  4. Personal Care Aides
  5. Software Developers, Applications
  6. Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
  7. Nursing Assistants
  8. Massage Therapists
  9. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  10. Healthcare Social Workers

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.

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How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Hawaii 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 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.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Hawaii 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 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.

Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Hawaii

Rank Job Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Home Health Aides 32.58% $26,410 3,500
2 Computer Systems Analysts 20.69% $78,140 1,400
3 Physical Therapists 20.69% $88,110 1,050
4 Personal Care Aides 20.05% $23,990 5,210
5 Software Developers, Applications 18.63% $86,950 1,210
6 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 17.39% $82,610 1,350
7 Nursing Assistants 17.21% $30,780 6,130
8 Massage Therapists 17.02% $44,980 2,750
9 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 17.0% $55,650 1,170
10 Healthcare Social Workers 16.09% $59,280 1,010
11 Construction Laborers 15.25% $52,200 6,500
12 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 14.29% $56,360 1,200
13 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 13.98% $48,550 2,120
14 Electricians 13.91% $70,610 3,850
15 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 13.89% $39,090 1,230
16 Registered Nurses 13.3% $90,130 12,350
17 Roofers 12.36% $50,940 1,000
18 Cost Estimators 12.22% $69,900 1,010
19 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 12.0% $28,450 1,960
20 Cooks, Restaurant 11.74% $31,540 9,990
21 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 11.07% $75,170 2,910
22 Medical Secretaries 11.02% $37,750 1,310
23 Medical Assistants 11.0% $33,890 3,230
24 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 10.76% $38,020 1,750
25 Recreation Workers 10.76% $34,330 1,750
26 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 10.76% $70,920 1,750
27 Insurance Sales Agents 10.53% $69,230 1,260
28 Community Health Workers 10.0% $37,970 1,100
29 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 9.92% $66,520 2,770
30 Pharmacy Technicians 9.68% $36,220 1,700
31 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 9.46% $22,230 13,880
32 Carpenters 9.34% $66,760 7,490
33 Management Analysts 9.24% $74,290 2,720
34 Computer User Support Specialists 9.17% $49,150 1,310
35 Billing and Posting Clerks 8.98% $38,170 1,820
36 Social and Human Service Assistants 8.95% $33,520 2,070
37 Customer Service Representatives 8.85% $37,190 7,870
38 Retail Salespersons 8.74% $26,860 28,500
39 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 8.66% $46,820 1,380
40 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 8.65% $41,390 1,130
41 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 8.65% $53,690 1,130
42 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 8.57% $42,940 1,140
43 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 8.35% $36,810 4,930
44 Bartenders 8.31% $35,960 4,300
45 Accountants and Auditors 8.22% $59,630 5,660
46 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 8.2% $57,940 1,320
47 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 7.66% $27,150 2,250
48 Transportation Workers, All Other 7.53% $43,280 1,570
49 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 7.52% $27,160 1,430
50 General and Operations Managers 7.17% $101,630 11,660
51 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 6.92% $44,820 7,880
52 Civil Engineers 6.8% $78,950 2,200
53 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 6.67% $53,320 6,400
54 Sheet Metal Workers 6.67% $65,440 1,120
55 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 6.65% $55,280 3,370
56 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 6.62% $52,910 1,450
57 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 6.54% $37,380 1,140
58 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 6.48% $51,650 3,120
59 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 6.45% $41,370 2,640
60 Chefs and Head Cooks 6.42% $44,650 1,990
61 Coaches and Scouts 6.4% $53,630 1,330
62 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 6.38% $44,770 4,170
63 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 6.25% $35,760 1,700
64 Bakers 6.25% $34,550 1,700
65 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 6.09% $45,980 3,830
66 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 6.06% $31,790 1,050
67 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6.04% $34,440 8,080
68 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5.87% $35,060 15,510
69 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 5.83% $26,860 1,270
70 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 5.8% $23,500 4,010
71 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 5.61% $218,860 1,130
72 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 5.56% $42,080 1,900
73 Childcare Workers 5.52% $20,280 3,630
74 Instructional Coordinators 5.51% $64,620 1,340
75 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 5.45% $38,180 2,320
76 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 5.38% $51,350 1,370
77 Teacher Assistants 5.33% $27,830 7,120
78 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 5.31% $32,400 2,180
79 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 5.26% $61,140 2,600
80 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5.11% $26,780 14,600
81 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 5.1% $33,180 5,150
82 Musicians and Singers 5.1% $0 1,030
83 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 5.07% $25,590 1,450
84 Graduate Teaching Assistants 5.06% $41,920 1,870
85 Food Preparation Workers 5.06% $24,290 8,720
86 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4.99% $28,880 8,210
87 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 4.93% $65,180 1,490
88 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4.92% $47,570 1,280
89 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 4.9% $45,850 1,070
90 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4.85% $73,150 2,810
91 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 4.81% $56,960 1,960
92 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 4.78% $29,840 4,820
93 Public Relations Specialists 4.72% $57,910 1,110
94 Security Guards 4.53% $29,120 10,380
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 4.38% $73,550 1,430
96 Parking Lot Attendants 4.23% $23,180 1,970
97 Pharmacists 4.2% $115,520 1,240
98 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 3.92% $64,940 3,180
99 Counter and Rental Clerks 3.9% $30,710 2,130
100 Firefighters 3.88% $54,550 2,140