These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Louisiana In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Louisiana

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Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

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

  1. Software Engineer
  2. Software Developer
  3. Home Health Aid
  4. Physical Therapist Assistant
  5. Operations Analyst
  6. Business Analyst
  7. Physical Therapy Aide
  8. Web Developer
  9. Personal Care Assistant
  10. Veterinary Technician

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that software developers, systems softwares and software developers, applicationss 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 269 occupations in Louisiana.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 269.

At the end of the day, the data showed that software developers, systems softwares will be the fastest growing job in Louisiana.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 software developers, systems softwares to software developers, applicationss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Louisiana

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Software Engineer 158.8% $72,270 1,540
2 Software Developer 154.6% $74,000 1,840
3 Home Health Aid 133.4% $19,820 15,470
4 Physical Therapist Assistant 131.0% $46,060 1,310
5 Operations Analyst 130.8% $47,830 1,360
6 Business Analyst 130.3% $71,510 2,750
7 Physical Therapy Aide 129.7% $23,300 1,660
8 Web Developer 127.9% $52,620 1,100
9 Personal Care Assistant 125.8% $18,580 41,330
10 Veterinary Technician 125.8% $27,910 1,660
11 Physical Therapist 125.7% $84,210 3,470
12 Industrial Mechanic 125.7% $53,640 9,980
13 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 125.6% $42,350 1,570
14 Nurse Practitioner 124.6% $98,470 3,040
15 Cardiovascular Technician 123.7% $41,470 1,150
16 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 123.1% $56,130 1,120
17 Medical Records Clerk 121.3% $33,460 3,470
18 Marketing Internship 121.0% $51,500 2,300
19 Occupational Therapist 120.8% $81,510 1,800
20 Personal Banker 120.6% $95,150 1,990
21 Front Desk Clerk 119.4% $21,180 4,550
22 Network Administrator 119.1% $64,820 3,810
23 Computer Programmer 118.9% $69,130 2,520
24 Information Technology Manager 118.3% $99,460 2,070
25 X-Ray Technician 117.2% $33,680 2,180
26 Optician 117.1% $32,310 1,640
27 Phlebotomist 116.9% $28,960 2,280
28 Computer Technician 116.9% $45,960 4,150
29 Machinist 116.9% $49,500 7,960
30 Registered Nurse 116.3% $63,370 48,770
31 Medical Assistant 116.3% $27,350 8,080
32 Bartender 115.5% $19,640 9,980
33 Mental Health Counselor 115.4% $36,020 2,170
34 Chemical Engineer 115.4% $111,670 2,550
35 Mental Health Worker 115.3% $37,270 1,130
36 Environmental Scientist 115.3% $64,060 1,660
37 Crew Member 115.3% $18,260 29,340
38 Plastic Technician 115.2% $47,920 2,420
39 Respiratory Therapist 115.2% $53,060 2,500
40 Network Technician 115.0% $50,080 1,760
41 Volunteer 115.0% $29,410 3,840
42 Instructor 115.0% $31,430 1,460
43 Surgical Technician 114.9% $38,930 2,310
44 Millwright 114.7% $50,570 1,170
45 Gas Station Attendant 114.7% $24,640 1,170
46 Safety Specialist 114.7% $76,500 1,170
47 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 114.5% $63,200 2,520
48 Bus Driver 114.5% $38,410 1,740
49 Orderly 114.3% $20,730 1,040
50 Management Consultant 114.1% $75,630 4,200
51 Aircraft Mechanic 114.1% $59,710 1,860
52 Taxi Driver 114.0% $23,700 4,070
53 Social Worker 113.8% $49,580 2,310
54 Chemical Technician 113.6% $60,220 2,000
55 Medical Laboratory Technician 113.5% $34,940 2,860
56 Veterinary Technician Assistant 113.5% $23,520 1,430
57 Mechanic 113.1% $44,540 3,200
58 Pharmacy Technician Internship 113.0% $30,080 6,620
59 Assistant Manager 112.9% $29,900 17,530
60 Medical Technologist 112.6% $51,150 3,120
61 Marketing Manager 112.5% $89,330 1,080
62 Paralegal 112.5% $44,960 4,060
63 Certified Nursing Assistant 112.5% $21,610 26,740
64 Human Resources Manager 112.2% $81,710 1,650
65 Kitchen Steward 112.2% $17,920 1,470
66 Accountant 112.2% $64,410 14,440
67 Medical Director 112.0% $92,480 3,350
68 Security Technician 112.0% $36,880 1,120
69 Engineer 111.9% $86,440 4,320
70 Mechanical Engineer 111.9% $104,020 3,010
71 Customer Service Representative 111.8% $30,580 23,850
72 Engineering Manager 111.8% $144,770 1,900
73 Coordinator 111.8% $46,570 1,900
74 Pipe Insulator 111.7% $45,630 2,580
75 Civil Engineer 111.2% $94,290 4,260
76 Medical Receptionist 111.2% $29,380 3,270
77 Massage Therapist 111.2% $39,280 1,090
78 Inspector 110.8% $47,790 11,090
79 Nurse Anesthetist 110.8% $140,980 1,130
80 Business Consultant 110.5% $56,000 13,120
81 Housekeeper 110.4% $19,500 18,650
82 Retail Sales Consultant 110.4% $24,760 68,450
83 Electrical Engineer 110.2% $92,240 1,830
84 Chemical Processor 110.2% $59,310 2,600
85 Licensed Practical Nurse 110.1% $38,070 22,340
86 Billing Specialist 110.0% $32,900 6,580
87 Executive Chef 109.9% $38,660 1,880
88 Baker 109.9% $22,920 1,990
89 Food Preparer 109.9% $18,260 37,100
90 Preschool Teacher 109.8% $36,790 3,690
91 Detailer 109.6% $22,110 4,470
92 Food Runner 109.5% $19,430 3,010
93 Student Admissions Clerk 109.4% $34,620 3,840
94 Chemical Operator 109.4% $66,110 5,250
95 Animal Care Technician 109.3% $22,070 2,350
96 Hvac Technician 109.2% $44,740 5,940
97 Project Manager 109.1% $65,830 2,390
98 Loan Processor 109.1% $33,940 2,280
99 Sales Representative 109.0% $53,800 7,270
100 Crane Operator 109.0% $48,250 4,860

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