These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Kansas In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Kansas 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 Kansas.

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

  1. Interpreter And Translator
  2. Personal Care Assistant
  3. Marketing Internship
  4. Logistics Coordinator
  5. Meeting Planner
  6. Home Health Aid
  7. Marketing Manager
  8. Physician Assistant
  9. Web Developer
  10. Business Analyst

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that interpreters and translatorss and personal care aideses 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 Kansas 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 Kansas 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 239 occupations in Kansas.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 239.

At the end of the day, the data showed that interpreters and translatorss will be the fastest growing job in Kansas.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Kansas 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 Kansas 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 interpreters and translatorss to personal care aideses, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Kansas

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Interpreter And Translator 137.8% $35,060 1,020
2 Personal Care Assistant 137.3% $20,720 27,520
3 Marketing Internship 130.2% $61,970 6,250
4 Logistics Coordinator 129.9% $70,030 1,520
5 Meeting Planner 127.7% $46,200 1,200
6 Home Health Aid 123.8% $23,980 7,590
7 Marketing Manager 122.4% $125,740 1,800
8 Physician Assistant 121.7% $97,420 1,120
9 Web Developer 121.5% $58,510 1,580
10 Business Analyst 121.3% $77,880 4,330
11 Picker 121.2% $26,160 6,690
12 Software Engineer 120.8% $99,250 3,480
13 Financial Analyst Internship 120.0% $75,290 1,680
14 Substance Abuse Counselor 120.0% $35,570 1,020
15 Human Resources Manager 119.2% $101,000 1,240
16 Physical Therapist 119.0% $81,890 2,070
17 Nurse Practitioner 118.6% $97,450 1,660
18 Medical Receptionist 118.5% $33,000 2,690
19 Industrial Mechanic 118.4% $52,260 4,770
20 Crew Member 118.2% $18,930 25,500
21 Medical Laboratory Technician 117.9% $36,920 1,910
22 Massage Therapist 117.9% $29,130 1,450
23 Software Developer 117.8% $85,340 4,500
24 Management Consultant 117.6% $80,800 5,740
25 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 117.5% $36,620 2,480
26 Operations Analyst 117.3% $73,260 1,290
27 Computer Technician 117.1% $45,050 8,170
28 Information Technology Manager 117.0% $113,740 3,030
29 Surgical Technician 116.8% $40,250 1,110
30 Paralegal 116.6% $44,480 2,250
31 Assistant Manager 116.4% $28,680 10,640
32 Occupational Therapist 116.0% $79,810 1,380
33 Architect 115.8% $69,710 1,170
34 Pharmacy Technician Internship 115.7% $31,070 4,650
35 Manager 115.6% $94,160 10,010
36 Animal Care Technician 115.5% $21,810 2,680
37 Civil Engineer 115.1% $79,520 1,830
38 Electrical Engineer 114.8% $92,010 1,940
39 Trainer 114.6% $59,330 3,760
40 Database Administrator 114.1% $81,010 1,130
41 Taxi Driver 113.9% $21,770 1,480
42 Bartender 113.7% $19,830 6,410
43 Medical Assistant 113.6% $29,900 4,850
44 Cost Estimator 113.5% $67,980 2,430
45 Insurance Agent 113.3% $68,410 5,870
46 Tractor Operator 113.2% $35,790 1,630
47 Social Worker 113.2% $40,130 2,660
48 Groom 112.9% $23,670 1,920
49 Property Manager 112.9% $57,840 2,720
50 Optician 112.8% $28,580 1,150
51 Assistant Buyer 112.8% $53,940 1,680
52 Program Manager 112.7% $58,260 1,240
53 Accountant 112.5% $64,010 14,130
54 Service Operator 112.4% $51,290 1,360
55 Library Assistant 112.3% $23,360 1,190
56 Refuse Collector 112.2% $29,680 1,560
57 Medical Director 111.7% $90,160 3,430
58 Community Organizer 111.7% $39,780 1,430
59 Veterinarian 111.6% $77,060 1,060
60 Customer Service Representative 111.6% $33,860 31,420
61 Plastic Technician 111.6% $43,510 1,350
62 Finance Manager 111.4% $117,600 4,600
63 Pharmacist Clerk 111.2% $23,760 1,090
64 Food Runner 111.1% $18,830 4,020
65 Claims Adjuster 110.9% $61,750 4,260
66 Billing Specialist 110.9% $34,470 7,300
67 Stylist 110.9% $26,810 5,800
68 Customer Service Clerk 110.8% $29,790 4,740
69 Insurance Processor 110.7% $35,620 3,200
70 Engineering Manager 110.7% $120,010 1,760
71 Medical Records Clerk 110.7% $35,820 2,700
72 Mechanical Engineer 110.6% $77,980 2,500
73 Real Estate Agent 110.6% $63,640 1,460
74 Payroll Specialist 110.5% $41,000 2,850
75 Transportation Manager 110.4% $102,170 1,490
76 Bookkeeper 110.3% $36,060 19,320
77 Environmental Scientist 110.3% $76,630 1,070
78 Pharmacist 110.3% $118,510 3,640
79 Sales Representative 110.2% $64,280 8,560
80 Fitness Trainer 110.2% $34,590 3,790
81 Administrative Manager 110.2% $87,590 2,710
82 Gas Station Attendant 110.0% $23,040 1,320
83 Driver 109.8% $29,080 5,810
84 Server 109.7% $20,070 25,830
85 Dental Assistant 109.7% $35,070 2,940
86 General Manager 109.6% $99,940 20,860
87 Computer Programmer 109.6% $72,120 3,190
88 Collector 109.5% $33,370 5,620
89 Loan Processor 109.5% $38,790 2,640
90 Loan Officer 109.5% $83,060 4,260
91 Child Care Provider 109.5% $19,890 10,270
92 Vocational Training Instructor 109.5% $53,270 1,040
93 Material Handler 109.5% $29,210 23,830
94 Attorney 109.4% $106,470 5,570
95 Secretary 109.4% $32,020 33,740
96 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 109.3% $70,150 1,520
97 Machinist 109.2% $42,240 5,320
98 Office Manager 109.1% $51,120 13,420
99 Executive Chef 109.1% $37,070 1,200
100 Cement Mason 109.1% $40,420 2,890

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