These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Iowa In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Iowa 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 Iowa.

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

  1. Operations Analyst
  2. Information Security Analyst
  3. Physical Therapist Assistant
  4. Web Developer
  5. Home Health Aid
  6. Occupational Therapist
  7. Physical Therapist
  8. Business Analyst
  9. Nurse Practitioner
  10. Industrial Mechanic

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that operations research analystss and information security analystss 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 Iowa 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 Iowa 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 272 occupations in Iowa.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 272.

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

Why the fastest growing jobs in Iowa 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 Iowa 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 information security analystss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Iowa

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Operations Analyst 139.7% $75,850 1,020
2 Information Security Analyst 139.3% $74,270 2,480
3 Physical Therapist Assistant 138.3% $46,690 1,120
4 Web Developer 132.3% $55,580 1,270
5 Home Health Aid 132.1% $26,990 13,260
6 Occupational Therapist 129.2% $75,000 1,150
7 Physical Therapist 129.1% $81,110 2,220
8 Business Analyst 127.9% $80,430 6,790
9 Nurse Practitioner 127.4% $97,970 1,070
10 Industrial Mechanic 126.8% $49,480 5,670
11 Personal Care Assistant 126.1% $23,700 8,800
12 Taxi Driver 123.8% $23,220 2,700
13 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 123.8% $72,170 1,350
14 Massage Therapist 123.6% $43,660 1,100
15 Millwright 122.6% $54,770 1,030
16 Software Developer 122.5% $85,950 4,790
17 Mental Health Counselor 121.7% $48,140 1,010
18 Optician 121.5% $32,490 1,130
19 Insurance Agent 121.4% $54,050 7,780
20 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 121.2% $37,970 3,430
21 Mental Health Worker 120.8% $45,380 1,860
22 Electrician 120.3% $51,960 8,880
23 Marketing Internship 120.3% $58,180 3,020
24 X-Ray Technician 119.6% $42,140 1,650
25 Substance Abuse Counselor 119.5% $42,620 1,590
26 Loan Processor 119.3% $37,160 4,140
27 Compensation Analyst 119.3% $63,110 1,730
28 Computer Technician 119.1% $44,090 5,730
29 Construction Worker 119.1% $35,850 13,150
30 Management Consultant 118.7% $76,800 6,220
31 Hvac Technician 118.7% $50,100 3,940
32 Insurance Processor 118.4% $40,290 3,860
33 Medical Assistant 118.4% $32,920 4,380
34 Mechanic 117.8% $41,410 4,960
35 Motor Vehicle Operator 117.7% $34,110 1,330
36 Database Administrator 117.7% $83,350 1,000
37 Roofer 117.1% $34,680 2,190
38 Finance Technician 116.9% $40,940 2,010
39 Miner 116.8% $45,470 2,020
40 Information Technology Manager 116.6% $120,020 3,090
41 Emergency Medical Technician 116.4% $33,850 2,700
42 Customer Service Representative 116.4% $34,030 28,790
43 Registered Nurse 116.3% $56,290 37,260
44 Medical Director 116.3% $84,970 5,640
45 Loan Officer 116.2% $69,500 6,020
46 Fitness Trainer 116.2% $30,520 3,370
47 Billing Specialist 116.2% $36,120 5,750
48 Community Organizer 116.1% $39,580 7,650
49 Accountant 116.1% $65,470 15,110
50 Claims Adjuster 115.9% $59,560 4,450
51 Machinist 115.8% $38,640 6,070
52 Program Manager 115.6% $56,050 2,820
53 Software Engineer 115.4% $89,260 3,220
54 Medical Laboratory Technician 115.3% $42,040 1,730
55 Administrative Manager 115.2% $84,090 3,330
56 Volunteer 115.2% $33,070 5,850
57 Medical Receptionist 115.1% $34,900 5,020
58 Cement Mason 114.8% $38,550 4,650
59 Chiropractic Physician 114.7% $78,960 1,090
60 Food Runner 114.7% $20,770 2,960
61 Certified Nursing Assistant 114.6% $27,310 26,790
62 Notary Public 114.6% $34,350 6,910
63 Financial Analyst Internship 114.6% $78,740 2,280
64 Clinical Psychology Internship 114.5% $75,070 1,500
65 Supervisor 114.5% $35,700 1,500
66 Front Desk Clerk 114.3% $20,930 3,520
67 Property Manager 114.1% $51,270 1,940
68 Preschool Teacher 114.1% $26,950 4,850
69 Veterinarian 114.1% $90,200 1,700
70 Rehabilitation Counselor 114.0% $33,780 2,520
71 Architect 114.0% $73,130 1,060
72 Medical Technologist 113.8% $55,070 1,810
73 Foreman 113.8% $59,560 6,510
74 Instructor 113.7% $36,050 2,070
75 Social Work Internship 113.7% $59,250 2,240
76 Front Desk Manager 113.7% $39,960 1,080
77 Quality Control Analyst 113.4% $51,080 1,440
78 Valet 113.4% $22,390 2,710
79 Plumber 113.4% $48,660 7,370
80 Finance Representative 113.4% $81,460 3,560
81 Pharmacy Technician Internship 113.4% $30,070 4,240
82 Civil Engineer 113.3% $79,370 1,960
83 Network Technician 113.2% $56,610 1,880
84 Respiratory Therapist 113.1% $51,590 1,120
85 Cost Estimator 113.0% $60,370 2,350
86 Crew Member 112.9% $19,230 38,710
87 Marketing Manager 112.9% $107,420 1,930
88 Plastic Technician 112.9% $43,950 1,580
89 Automotive Painter 112.8% $39,720 2,460
90 Sales Assistant 112.8% $44,270 5,630
91 Finance Manager 112.8% $110,290 6,780
92 Finance Specialist 112.7% $66,920 3,010
93 Courier 112.6% $26,500 1,070
94 Sales Representative 112.6% $57,950 6,790
95 Medical Records Clerk 112.6% $39,620 2,240
96 Attorney 112.4% $108,660 4,880
97 Bartender 112.4% $19,980 9,220
98 Housekeeper 112.2% $21,980 15,210
99 Dental Assistant 112.2% $40,070 3,220
100 Installer 112.1% $37,020 4,540

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