These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Maine In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Maine 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 Maine.

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

  1. Nurse Practitioner
  2. Physician Assistant
  3. Physical Therapist
  4. Software Developer
  5. Taxi Driver
  6. Business Analyst
  7. Occupational Therapist
  8. Home Health Aid
  9. Mechanic
  10. Registered Nurse

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that nurse practitionerss and physician assistantss 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 Maine 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 Maine 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 138 occupations in Maine.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 138.

At the end of the day, the data showed that nurse practitionerss will be the fastest growing job in Maine.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Maine 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 Maine 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 nurse practitionerss to physician assistantss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Maine

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Nurse Practitioner 124.6% $99,140 1,470
2 Physician Assistant 119.0% $104,520 1,130
3 Physical Therapist 117.3% $75,280 1,560
4 Software Developer 116.0% $85,440 1,740
5 Taxi Driver 115.7% $25,400 1,400
6 Business Analyst 115.4% $81,220 1,870
7 Occupational Therapist 114.6% $64,620 1,100
8 Home Health Aid 114.3% $24,690 3,760
9 Mechanic 113.8% $43,180 2,150
10 Registered Nurse 110.9% $63,800 16,220
11 Customer Service Representative 110.9% $34,820 10,060
12 Information Technology Manager 110.5% $115,770 1,260
13 Medical Assistant 110.3% $32,760 3,540
14 Medical Receptionist 110.0% $32,820 4,050
15 Personal Care Assistant 109.8% $22,710 12,970
16 Management Consultant 109.4% $68,040 1,510
17 Certified Nursing Assistant 109.1% $26,220 10,020
18 Bartender 109.1% $24,410 3,120
19 Dental Assistant 108.8% $39,990 1,240
20 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 108.7% $46,090 1,000
21 Medical Records Clerk 108.7% $37,250 1,250
22 Medical Director 108.5% $90,820 2,050
23 Crew Member 108.4% $19,290 10,830
24 Dental Hygienist 108.0% $62,040 1,220
25 Aide 107.9% $29,010 1,090
26 Instructor 107.9% $34,930 1,500
27 Mental Health Worker 107.4% $59,360 1,450
28 Computer Technician 107.2% $50,020 2,090
29 Billing Specialist 107.0% $34,870 3,040
30 Paralegal 106.8% $46,050 1,100
31 Recreation Leader 106.8% $26,310 1,580
32 Volunteer 106.5% $33,180 3,910
33 Accountant 106.4% $64,190 5,120
34 Pharmacy Technician Internship 106.4% $30,280 2,160
35 Emergency Medical Technician 106.4% $33,470 1,840
36 Massage Therapist 106.3% $42,390 1,340
37 Firefighter/paramedic 105.9% $33,380 2,340
38 Police Officer 105.2% $45,700 2,220
39 Public Relations Internship 105.2% $54,000 1,220
40 Assistant Manager 105.1% $35,280 4,150
41 Housekeeper 105.0% $21,490 7,280
42 Security Guard 104.5% $27,260 2,080
43 Licensed Practical Nurse 104.5% $43,680 1,400
44 Front Desk Clerk 104.5% $25,000 2,570
45 Loan Officer 104.4% $63,810 1,190
46 Program Manager 104.4% $58,040 1,200
47 Sales Representative 104.2% $52,320 2,220
48 Landscaper 104.2% $31,830 6,010
49 Supervisor 103.9% $35,370 1,590
50 Compliance Specialist 103.9% $63,570 1,070
51 Ride Operator 103.8% $19,930 1,090
52 Civil Engineer 103.7% $78,320 1,110
53 Network Administrator 103.6% $68,430 1,420
54 Business Consultant 103.6% $63,120 2,860
55 Fitness Trainer 103.5% $38,720 1,190
56 Correction Officer 103.3% $39,400 1,580
57 Court Clerk 103.2% $34,640 1,270
58 Barista 103.2% $19,420 4,530
59 Highway Maintenance Worker 103.1% $34,170 2,020
60 Refuse Collector 103.0% $27,870 1,020
61 Radiologic Technician 103.0% $57,870 1,020
62 Finance Manager 102.9% $109,080 2,820
63 Cook 102.9% $27,800 1,800
64 Office Manager 102.8% $49,320 5,450
65 Administrative Manager 102.7% $72,050 1,540
66 Construction Worker 102.6% $31,050 3,940
67 Retail Sales Consultant 102.5% $26,710 20,820
68 Parts Sales Associate 102.3% $32,910 1,780
69 Telemarketer 102.3% $25,580 2,250
70 Stylist 102.2% $26,430 4,100
71 Laundry Attendant 102.0% $22,250 1,020
72 Industrial Mechanic 101.7% $50,770 1,190
73 Customer Service Clerk 101.6% $24,710 1,900
74 Machinist 101.6% $45,960 1,300
75 General Manager 101.4% $92,740 11,520
76 Attorney 101.3% $106,270 3,210
77 Janitor 101.1% $28,040 11,100
78 Grounds Maintenance Supervisor 101.0% $50,590 1,000
79 Property Manager 101.0% $56,130 1,020
80 Delivery Driver 101.0% $31,630 4,160
81 Human Resources Generalist 100.8% $56,210 1,240
82 Pharmacist 100.8% $123,250 1,280
83 Foreman 100.7% $55,980 2,780
84 Child Care Provider 100.7% $22,970 5,860
85 Operator 100.7% $38,550 1,520
86 Hvac Technician 100.5% $46,540 2,170
87 Server 100.3% $23,000 11,320
88 Insurance Processor 100.0% $39,070 1,380
89 Sales Coordinator 100.0% $67,150 1,330
90 Food Service Director 100.0% $55,130 2,010
91 Sales Manager 100.0% $122,410 1,010
92 Receptionist 99.7% $29,150 3,640
93 Material Handler 99.5% $27,830 6,390
94 Driver 99.5% $30,350 1,830
95 Social Worker 99.4% $50,580 1,630
96 Stock Clerk 99.3% $26,380 8,600
97 Manager 99.1% $95,770 2,300
98 Insurance Agent 99.1% $53,720 4,550
99 Painter 98.9% $40,570 2,710
100 Electrician 98.7% $48,850 3,650

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Maine job scene here:

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