These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Mississippi In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Mississippi

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Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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

  1. Physical Therapist Assistant
  2. Home Health Aid
  3. Industrial Mechanic
  4. Physical Therapist
  5. Nurse Practitioner
  6. Personal Care Assistant
  7. Driller
  8. Plastic Technician
  9. Refuse Collector
  10. Software Developer

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that physical therapist assistantss and home health aideses 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 191 occupations in Mississippi.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 191.

At the end of the day, the data showed that physical therapist assistantss will be the fastest growing job in Mississippi.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 physical therapist assistantss to home health aideses, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Mississippi

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Physical Therapist Assistant 132.9% $47,650 1,130
2 Home Health Aid 132.8% $21,200 9,140
3 Industrial Mechanic 128.7% $47,800 4,440
4 Physical Therapist 128.5% $89,270 2,030
5 Nurse Practitioner 128.3% $99,880 2,810
6 Personal Care Assistant 124.6% $19,880 7,200
7 Driller 123.3% $38,900 1,060
8 Plastic Technician 123.1% $41,260 1,490
9 Refuse Collector 122.2% $26,780 1,540
10 Software Developer 121.7% $91,580 1,010
11 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 121.1% $63,090 1,720
12 Marketing Internship 119.1% $57,380 1,310
13 Emergency Medical Technician 118.8% $35,330 2,470
14 Machinist 118.7% $41,650 2,540
15 Preschool Teacher 117.9% $28,950 3,090
16 Phlebotomist 117.7% $27,960 1,000
17 Crew Member 116.2% $18,810 17,150
18 Business Analyst 116.0% $66,740 1,890
19 Mechanical Engineer 115.6% $89,060 1,040
20 Pharmacy Technician Internship 115.4% $29,710 3,820
21 Taxi Driver 115.4% $22,520 1,350
22 Construction Worker 115.3% $28,960 10,840
23 Medical Assistant 115.3% $29,080 2,490
24 Assistant Manager 114.8% $28,310 10,550
25 Welder 114.6% $43,600 7,680
26 Mental Health Counselor 114.6% $43,680 1,100
27 Correction Officer 114.5% $27,260 9,170
28 Registered Nurse 114.0% $57,010 32,280
29 Information Technology Manager 113.9% $94,520 1,230
30 Industrial Engineer 113.9% $82,110 1,890
31 Plumber 113.4% $44,650 5,320
32 Executive Chef 113.0% $43,070 1,040
33 Medical Receptionist 112.9% $30,880 1,920
34 Carpenter 112.9% $36,290 6,130
35 Medical Director 112.9% $85,220 2,890
36 Landscaper 112.8% $24,000 9,410
37 Foreman 112.8% $54,980 6,010
38 Internship 112.6% $48,640 2,050
39 Medical Laboratory Technician 112.6% $35,420 2,230
40 Management Consultant 112.5% $76,110 2,070
41 Electrical Assembler 112.5% $30,670 1,620
42 Security Guard 112.3% $24,700 11,580
43 Vice President 112.3% $89,780 1,460
44 Child Care Provider 112.3% $18,900 10,600
45 Installer 112.0% $46,130 1,030
46 Respiratory Therapist 111.9% $48,390 1,790
47 Grounds Maintenance Supervisor 111.8% $37,050 1,700
48 Medical Records Clerk 111.7% $31,350 2,950
49 Surgical Technician 111.5% $37,810 1,360
50 Certified Nursing Assistant 111.2% $21,640 17,390
51 Supervisor 111.1% $34,560 1,300
52 Computer Technician 111.1% $44,510 2,500
53 Hostess 111.1% $18,970 3,310
54 Food Preparer 111.0% $18,920 11,940
55 Electrician 111.0% $48,250 7,290
56 Billing Specialist 110.8% $31,420 3,990
57 Material Handler 110.7% $24,570 27,900
58 Janitor 110.7% $21,400 20,020
59 Operator 110.5% $38,810 3,480
60 Production Coordinator 110.4% $44,660 2,540
61 Water Plant Operator 110.4% $36,150 1,060
62 Front Desk Clerk 110.4% $19,750 2,860
63 Assembler 110.4% $31,530 20,490
64 Electrical Technician 110.2% $56,850 1,400
65 Fitness Trainer 110.2% $34,080 1,510
66 Loan Processor 110.1% $34,450 1,420
67 Instructor 110.0% $37,990 2,200
68 Student Admissions Clerk 110.0% $39,580 1,100
69 Cut Off Saw Operator 109.9% $26,780 1,770
70 Engineering Manager 109.9% $118,360 1,110
71 Civil Engineer 109.9% $84,730 2,000
72 Housekeeper Supervisor 109.9% $29,400 2,450
73 Recreation Leader 109.8% $25,600 1,910
74 Manager 109.7% $89,370 2,140
75 Paralegal 109.7% $46,590 1,690
76 Barista 109.7% $19,030 5,640
77 Accountant 109.7% $56,380 6,200
78 Vocational Training Instructor 109.7% $53,190 1,590
79 Production Operator 109.5% $27,600 1,500
80 Medical Technologist 109.4% $56,560 1,630
81 Delivery Driver 109.4% $31,890 8,180
82 Dental Hygienist 109.1% $57,960 1,080
83 Server 109.0% $19,340 20,250
84 Loan Officer 108.9% $65,590 2,820
85 Food Service Director 108.7% $47,380 1,750
86 Cost Estimator 108.7% $55,530 1,000
87 Retail Sales Consultant 108.6% $26,290 44,060
88 Equipment Operator 108.6% $32,730 1,010
89 Dental Assistant 108.4% $32,740 2,440
90 Plant Manager 108.1% $92,900 1,860
91 Helper 108.1% $26,760 1,340
92 Courier 107.9% $22,230 1,090
93 Highway Maintenance Worker 107.8% $27,900 2,630
94 Library Technician 107.7% $26,600 1,400
95 Administrative Manager 107.7% $67,680 3,230
96 Licensed Practical Nurse 107.6% $36,840 10,060
97 Mechanic 107.4% $37,280 2,310
98 Packaging Operator 107.4% $28,020 3,200
99 Court Clerk 107.3% $29,960 1,610
100 Finance Manager 107.3% $102,490 3,380

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