These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Maryland In 2017

We used projected job growth data to find the fastest growing jobs in MD.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFastest Growing Jobs, Rankings - 3 months ago

Fastest Growing Jobs In Maryland

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Maryland 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 Maryland.

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

  1. Interpreter And Translator
  2. Information Security Analyst
  3. Home Health Aid
  4. Personal Care Assistant
  5. Meeting Planner
  6. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  7. Physical Therapist Assistant
  8. Marketing Internship
  9. Fitness Trainer
  10. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that interpreters and translatorss 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.

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

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How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Maryland 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 Maryland 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 329 occupations in Maryland.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 329.

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

Why the fastest growing jobs in Maryland 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 Maryland 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 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 Old Line State for 2017.

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Maryland

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Interpreter And Translator 154.6% $66,800 1,530
2 Information Security Analyst 152.1% $104,830 5,340
3 Home Health Aid 149.5% $25,080 17,030
4 Personal Care Assistant 149.4% $24,900 23,280
5 Meeting Planner 147.5% $54,620 4,190
6 Occupational Therapy Assistant 146.7% $65,350 1,100
7 Physical Therapist Assistant 143.1% $57,670 2,390
8 Marketing Internship 141.3% $65,370 13,790
9 Fitness Trainer 139.8% $47,810 9,590
10 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 139.7% $71,690 2,710
11 Instructor 139.6% $46,670 11,390
12 Physical Therapy Aide 139.2% $27,610 2,380
13 Preschool Teacher 138.4% $35,090 14,060
14 Education Director 138.0% $51,510 1,490
15 Taxi Driver 137.1% $27,850 9,100
16 Operations Analyst 137.0% $93,910 4,370
17 Business Analyst 136.6% $95,890 21,570
18 Volunteer 136.0% $35,460 8,950
19 Medical Receptionist 135.9% $36,880 19,800
20 Software Engineer 135.3% $118,090 21,830
21 Lifeguard/swim Instructor 135.2% $20,190 3,840
22 Community Health Representative 135.2% $41,930 2,190
23 Licensed Practical Nurse 135.1% $51,980 16,850
24 Software Developer 134.8% $103,580 18,270
25 Physical Therapist 134.6% $87,750 7,590
26 Marriage And Family Therapist 134.4% $49,520 1,210
27 Logistics Coordinator 134.4% $89,490 6,060
28 Massage Therapist 134.1% $51,650 2,400
29 Residential Advisor 133.6% $28,940 7,390
30 Veterinary Technician 133.6% $34,570 3,100
31 Mental Health Counselor 133.5% $42,690 3,430
32 Nurse Practitioner 133.4% $108,170 4,470
33 Food Runner 133.3% $23,640 6,320
34 Web Developer 132.8% $66,720 6,430
35 Tree Trimmer 132.8% $41,460 1,540
36 Rehabilitation Counselor 132.2% $38,570 2,380
37 Human Resources Manager 132.2% $133,500 3,000
38 Program Manager 132.2% $77,140 3,370
39 Physician Assistant 131.9% $96,110 4,960
40 Mental Health Worker 131.9% $47,560 2,690
41 Occupational Therapist 131.6% $86,170 4,580
42 Certified Nursing Assistant 130.8% $29,700 42,960
43 Instructional Designer 130.8% $69,980 13,340
44 Computer Technician 130.6% $54,320 16,430
45 Substance Abuse Counselor 130.4% $46,170 3,300
46 Dental Hygienist 129.6% $82,750 4,330
47 Fitness Director 129.6% $101,140 5,250
48 Recreation Leader 129.4% $27,670 6,160
49 Financial Analyst Internship 129.4% $98,110 8,230
50 Pest Control Technician 129.2% $42,010 1,680
51 Trainer 129.1% $64,480 11,180
52 Cardiovascular Technician 128.9% $58,870 2,630
53 Database Administrator 128.2% $87,440 5,180
54 Statistician 128.1% $101,300 4,010
55 Ophthalmic Technician 128.0% $39,610 1,190
56 Training Manager 127.9% $125,100 1,330
57 Miner 127.7% $43,490 2,580
58 Surgical Technician 127.7% $52,390 4,200
59 Dietitian 127.4% $67,440 1,580
60 Counselor 127.4% $38,330 1,070
61 Internship 127.1% $63,230 13,220
62 Public Relations 127.0% $117,970 1,790
63 Network Engineer 126.9% $110,710 7,210
64 Vocational Training Instructor 126.9% $45,120 2,690
65 Fundraising Chairperson 126.9% $63,400 2,220
66 Supervisor 126.8% $42,250 5,530
67 Computer Scientist 126.8% $113,110 3,220
68 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 126.6% $82,410 4,520
69 Scientist 126.5% $84,940 2,050
70 Bus Driver 126.4% $39,760 10,300
71 Survey Researcher 126.4% $87,870 1,150
72 Food Service Director 126.2% $66,170 1,060
73 Child Care Provider 126.1% $25,060 18,010
74 Clinical Psychology Internship 125.9% $75,780 3,060
75 Technical Writer 125.8% $78,010 2,730
76 Medical Laboratory Technician 125.7% $42,090 9,640
77 Medical Assistant 125.6% $35,030 15,140
78 Research Assistant 125.5% $50,570 6,110
79 Information Technology Manager 125.5% $146,240 12,270
80 Quality Control Analyst 125.4% $59,390 6,360
81 Network Administrator 125.3% $106,000 17,810
82 Billing Specialist 125.1% $38,460 9,820
83 Marine Technician 125.0% $44,410 1,000
84 Social Worker 124.4% $51,210 8,010
85 Assistant Buyer 124.3% $54,530 2,250
86 Phlebotomist 124.2% $38,060 3,080
87 X-Ray Technician 124.1% $47,020 4,580
88 Mri Technologist 123.7% $73,340 1,410
89 None 123.6% $48,150 4,290
90 Hostess 123.4% $21,750 5,800
91 Adult Education Instructor 123.1% $56,670 1,650
92 Housekeeper Supervisor 123.1% $38,590 6,500
93 Environmental Engineer 123.1% $94,680 1,440
94 Civil Engineer 123.0% $86,370 8,170
95 Industrial Mechanic 122.9% $52,330 4,020
96 Grounds Maintenance Supervisor 122.9% $52,340 3,060
97 Protection Specialist 122.8% $37,320 3,820
98 Chimney Sweep 122.7% $23,560 2,760
99 Environmental Scientist 122.5% $78,530 2,880
100 Community Organizer 122.4% $44,770 2,680

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