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These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Michigan In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Fastest Growing Jobs, Rankings - 6 months ago
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Michigan

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Michigan 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 Michigan.

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

  1. Credit Counselor
  2. Operations Analyst
  3. Interpreter And Translator
  4. Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
  5. Dental Laboratory Technician
  6. Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor
  7. Physical Therapist Assistant
  8. Industrial Mechanic
  9. Home Health Aid
  10. Occupational Therapy Assistant

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that credit counselorss and operations research 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.

How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Michigan 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 Michigan 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 379 occupations in Michigan.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 379.

At the end of the day, the data showed that credit counselorss will be the fastest growing job in Michigan.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Michigan 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 Michigan 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 credit counselorss to operations research analystss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Michigan

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Credit Counselor 136.1% $47,760 1,660
2 Operations Analyst 135.7% $84,010 2,700
3 Interpreter And Translator 131.2% $45,440 1,640
4 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 130.6% $37,180 13,910
5 Dental Laboratory Technician 128.7% $39,460 2,020
6 Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor 128.7% $49,330 2,020
7 Physical Therapist Assistant 128.6% $50,640 4,770
8 Industrial Mechanic 127.1% $51,700 18,030
9 Home Health Aid 126.2% $22,560 47,870
10 Occupational Therapy Assistant 126.1% $51,520 1,160
11 Physical Therapy Aide 125.2% $25,950 1,490
12 Veterinary Technician 124.8% $32,390 3,730
13 Web Developer 124.6% $64,170 3,590
14 Nurse Practitioner 123.5% $97,790 3,570
15 Business Analyst 122.6% $86,770 17,710
16 Physical Therapist 121.9% $87,440 10,570
17 Marketing Internship 121.5% $66,410 14,720
18 Miner 121.4% $47,770 2,670
19 Personal Care Assistant 121.1% $22,480 34,420
20 Massage Therapist 120.6% $42,970 3,750
21 Information Security Analyst 120.4% $88,520 2,360
22 Millwright 120.1% $63,920 3,530
23 Software Developer 120.0% $87,220 18,930
24 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 119.7% $61,490 2,980
25 Software Engineer 119.5% $86,770 15,160
26 Physician Assistant 119.4% $96,350 4,500
27 Machinist 119.0% $41,150 31,760
28 Cardiovascular Technician 119.0% $55,630 2,510
29 Instructor 118.9% $35,620 8,310
30 Mechanical Engineer 118.1% $88,700 47,310
31 Cargo Agent 118.1% $44,480 1,960
32 Plastic Technician 117.1% $43,590 2,880
33 Emergency Medical Technician 116.9% $31,260 8,010
34 Information Technology Manager 116.6% $124,860 10,740
35 Occupational Therapist 116.3% $78,490 5,420
36 Environmental Engineer 116.3% $89,620 1,930
37 Substance Abuse Counselor 116.0% $38,930 1,380
38 Hvac Technician 115.6% $47,640 8,660
39 Engineer 115.4% $90,850 10,620
40 Security Technician 115.4% $45,190 1,200
41 Phlebotomist 115.0% $29,980 2,840
42 Veterinary Technician Assistant 114.7% $25,550 2,180
43 Contact Lens Technician 114.5% $35,580 1,340
44 Optician 114.5% $35,470 3,710
45 Computer Technician 114.3% $51,670 25,300
46 Electrician 114.1% $56,600 21,800
47 Meeting Planner 114.1% $45,950 3,080
48 Fundraising Chairperson 114.1% $59,880 2,760
49 Database Administrator 114.0% $86,630 3,340
50 Mechanic 113.9% $42,840 8,030
51 None 113.8% $34,630 4,220
52 Cabinet Builder 113.6% $36,060 1,750
53 Accountant 113.6% $74,360 33,550
54 Industrial Engineer 113.5% $86,990 25,610
55 Tractor Operator 113.5% $35,160 2,610
56 Veterinarian 113.5% $88,970 2,700
57 Insurance Processor 113.4% $40,880 9,310
58 Animal Care Technician 113.4% $22,990 6,790
59 Recreation Therapist 113.2% $50,910 1,030
60 Mechanical Technician 113.1% $57,410 5,340
61 Music Therapist 113.0% $62,670 1,300
62 Optometrist 112.9% $113,090 1,310
63 Cement Mason 112.9% $43,530 3,240
64 X-Ray Technician 112.9% $43,990 3,510
65 Marketing Manager 112.8% $125,100 4,310
66 Environmental Scientist 112.8% $66,980 2,300
67 Field Service Technician 112.7% $39,660 1,420
68 Mental Health Worker 112.6% $49,420 5,350
69 Environmental Field Technician 112.6% $47,930 1,340
70 Registered Nurse 112.4% $69,100 105,290
71 Community Health Representative 112.3% $38,860 2,370
72 Civil Engineer 112.0% $76,560 7,070
73 Executive Chef 112.0% $49,120 3,070
74 Technical Writer 111.9% $67,040 1,220
75 Roofer 111.9% $41,280 3,380
76 Architect 111.9% $75,320 2,540
77 Detailer 111.9% $22,200 10,560
78 Construction Worker 111.8% $38,080 30,450
79 Production Operator 111.8% $37,020 11,380
80 Bartender 111.7% $22,290 21,410
81 Line Leader 111.7% $48,460 1,620
82 Crew Member 111.7% $20,350 110,190
83 Mental Health Counselor 111.7% $48,190 2,870
84 Sheet Metal Mechanic 111.7% $51,460 4,310
85 Motor Vehicle Operator 111.5% $30,040 1,850
86 Network Engineer 111.4% $102,000 2,440
87 Insurance Agent 111.4% $63,360 20,250
88 Trainer 111.4% $59,760 6,650
89 Network Technician 111.4% $62,720 6,170
90 Audio Visual Technician 111.4% $45,830 1,960
91 Plumber 111.4% $59,220 12,650
92 Assistant Manager 111.3% $32,990 29,630
93 Engineering Technician 111.3% $60,780 2,950
94 Loan Processor 111.3% $36,360 5,920
95 Chemical Technician 111.3% $46,070 3,060
96 Generator Assembler 111.2% $47,150 3,070
97 Volunteer 111.1% $29,440 12,150
98 Research Fellow 111.0% $65,940 2,820
99 Property Manager 111.0% $63,260 8,590
100 Residential Advisor 110.9% $27,930 2,140

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

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