These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Massachusetts In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Massachusetts

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Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

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

  1. Photographer
  2. Taxi Driver
  3. Clinical Psychology Internship
  4. Psychotherapist
  5. Medical Transcriptionist
  6. None
  7. MRI Technologist
  8. Tax Preparer
  9. Physical Therapy Aide
  10. Orderly

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that photographerss and taxi drivers and chauffeurss 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 354 occupations in Massachusetts.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 354.

At the end of the day, the data showed that photographerss will be the fastest growing job in Massachusetts.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 photographerss to taxi drivers and chauffeurss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Massachusetts

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Photographer 117.1% $60,130 3,840
2 Taxi Driver 114.5% $28,430 11,620
3 Clinical Psychology Internship 111.9% $75,550 8,100
4 Psychotherapist 110.6% $80,230 1,040
5 Medical Transcriptionist 109.8% $47,710 1,340
6 None 108.8% $45,190 1,360
7 Mri Technologist 108.1% $83,750 1,330
8 Tax Preparer 108.1% $76,230 3,460
9 Physical Therapy Aide 108.1% $30,720 1,070
10 Orderly 108.0% $34,460 2,290
11 Ophthalmic Technician 108.0% $40,840 1,350
12 Radiologic Technician 108.0% $71,100 5,140
13 Phlebotomist 108.0% $38,930 2,840
14 Veterinarian 108.0% $120,140 2,030
15 Cardiovascular Technician 107.9% $76,020 1,630
16 Surgical Technician 107.9% $51,710 3,400
17 Sterile Processing Technician 107.8% $42,880 1,380
18 Medical Assistant 107.7% $38,990 17,540
19 Medical Director 107.7% $121,260 12,190
20 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 107.7% $81,050 1,820
21 Medical Laboratory Technician 107.7% $44,020 6,450
22 Dental Hygienist 107.7% $81,050 6,740
23 Legal Secretary 107.6% $53,480 6,200
24 Nurse Practitioner 107.6% $117,860 5,650
25 Respiratory Therapist 107.6% $71,090 2,690
26 Medical Receptionist 107.6% $42,270 22,990
27 Research Fellow 107.6% $94,590 10,940
28 Physical Therapist 107.5% $86,110 8,260
29 Dental Assistant 107.5% $44,070 7,840
30 Medical Technologist 107.5% $72,690 6,850
31 Veterinary Technician 107.5% $40,730 2,860
32 Dietitian 107.5% $60,620 2,150
33 Medical Records Clerk 107.3% $47,980 6,040
34 Veterinary Technician Assistant 107.2% $34,900 2,070
35 Management Consultant 107.2% $105,950 28,120
36 Home Health Aid 107.1% $29,200 24,370
37 Physician Assistant 107.1% $106,220 2,860
38 Interviewer 107.1% $40,640 2,710
39 Registered Nurse 107.1% $89,060 87,020
40 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 107.1% $81,010 4,240
41 Architect 107.1% $95,900 4,700
42 Architectural Internship 107.0% $58,480 2,740
43 Certified Nursing Assistant 106.9% $30,960 45,290
44 Occupational Therapist 106.8% $85,280 5,010
45 Dietetic Technician 106.8% $34,200 1,730
46 X-Ray Technician 106.7% $56,920 2,230
47 Stylist 106.7% $35,020 19,980
48 Labour Relations Representative 106.6% $63,840 2,750
49 Research Assistant 106.6% $52,180 5,020
50 Occupational Therapy Assistant 106.6% $56,130 1,300
51 Physical Therapist Assistant 106.5% $60,210 2,450
52 Substance Abuse Counselor 106.5% $45,520 4,250
53 Paralegal 106.5% $55,250 7,360
54 Real Estate Broker 106.4% $114,620 1,990
55 Internship 106.4% $65,890 7,640
56 Pest Control Technician 106.4% $48,230 1,170
57 Computer Programmer 106.3% $95,510 9,570
58 Nail Technician 106.3% $24,770 5,930
59 Laundry Attendant 106.2% $25,440 6,300
60 Statistician 106.2% $85,120 2,560
61 Front Desk Clerk 106.1% $29,560 3,980
62 Actuarial Internship 106.1% $104,780 1,040
63 Biologist 106.1% $69,530 2,090
64 Food Runner 106.1% $26,300 6,970
65 Mental Health Worker 106.1% $44,960 6,280
66 Emergency Medical Technician 106.1% $39,660 7,160
67 Personal Care Assistant 106.0% $28,260 35,590
68 Fitness Trainer 106.0% $52,980 11,680
69 Credit Counselor 106.0% $62,740 1,240
70 Fundraising Chairperson 105.9% $61,390 3,220
71 Housekeeper 105.9% $30,130 26,460
72 Public Relations Internship 105.9% $68,520 7,880
73 Receptionist 105.9% $32,150 21,080
74 Groom 105.8% $28,920 1,090
75 Health Educator 105.8% $59,290 2,550
76 Database Administrator 105.8% $87,790 4,020
77 Cook 105.8% $34,760 8,220
78 Licensed Practical Nurse 105.8% $55,190 17,410
79 Bartender 105.8% $29,620 18,950
80 Hostess 105.8% $25,120 10,120
81 File Clerk 105.7% $34,980 2,580
82 Server 105.7% $28,160 61,960
83 Dishwasher/busser 105.7% $24,210 15,830
84 Fast Food Cook 105.7% $25,110 8,780
85 Construction Manager 105.7% $109,900 9,170
86 Advertising Account Executive 105.6% $76,940 3,380
87 Securities Clerk 105.6% $54,460 2,070
88 Helper 105.6% $35,300 1,320
89 Information Security Analyst 105.6% $97,750 2,830
90 Instructional Designer 105.6% $67,310 3,790
91 Public Relations 105.6% $126,490 3,600
92 Usher 105.6% $24,200 2,850
93 Network Engineer 105.6% $117,160 4,750
94 Child Care Provider 105.5% $27,610 23,270
95 Mental Health Counselor 105.5% $45,030 9,630
96 Barista 105.5% $22,680 33,280
97 Crew Member 105.5% $24,430 52,020
98 Ride Operator 105.5% $25,050 6,580
99 Environmental Scientist 105.4% $80,790 2,520
100 Security Guard 105.4% $31,530 22,090

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