These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Missouri In 2017

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

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

Fastest Growing Jobs In Missouri

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Missouri 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 Missouri.

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

  1. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  2. Physical Therapist Assistant
  3. Operations Analyst
  4. Physical Therapist
  5. Interpreter And Translator
  6. Home Health Aid
  7. Personal Care Assistant
  8. Millwright
  9. Web Developer
  10. Computer Numerical Controller Machinist

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that occupational therapy assistantss and physical therapist 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.

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

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How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri.

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 occupational therapy assistantss will be the fastest growing job in Missouri.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Missouri 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 Missouri 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 occupational therapy assistantss to physical therapist assistantss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Missouri

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Occupational Therapy Assistant 141.7% $56,800 1,360
2 Physical Therapist Assistant 138.1% $50,840 2,720
3 Operations Analyst 133.3% $73,020 1,280
4 Physical Therapist 127.8% $78,800 5,200
5 Interpreter And Translator 127.2% $58,360 1,450
6 Home Health Aid 127.1% $22,440 10,320
7 Personal Care Assistant 126.8% $20,810 52,460
8 Millwright 126.6% $51,700 1,190
9 Web Developer 126.5% $61,150 2,530
10 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 125.2% $36,920 4,870
11 Nurse Practitioner 124.9% $93,140 4,370
12 Occupational Therapist 123.8% $74,170 3,700
13 Phlebotomist 123.7% $29,850 2,450
14 Cardiovascular Technician 122.4% $50,220 1,200
15 Business Analyst 122.2% $90,000 14,050
16 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 122.0% $69,580 1,330
17 Clinical Psychology Internship 119.7% $64,560 2,370
18 Veterinary Technician 119.0% $36,370 1,440
19 Information Security Analyst 118.2% $87,140 2,530
20 Industrial Mechanic 117.8% $53,560 6,210
21 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 117.5% $69,140 4,490
22 Optician 117.4% $31,870 1,690
23 Pharmacy Technician Internship 117.2% $29,420 11,190
24 Software Developer 116.5% $95,740 14,420
25 Security Technician 116.4% $42,980 1,280
26 Miner 116.2% $64,390 2,580
27 Physician Assistant 116.1% $95,150 1,440
28 Finance Representative 116.1% $85,030 4,550
29 Community Health Representative 116.0% $38,490 1,380
30 Information Technology Manager 116.0% $130,980 7,270
31 Instructor 115.9% $37,590 4,750
32 Research Assistant 115.6% $42,950 1,110
33 Electrician 115.5% $59,550 12,810
34 Marketing Internship 115.5% $65,220 9,030
35 X-Ray Technician 115.5% $45,650 2,690
36 Securities Clerk 115.3% $45,930 2,570
37 Loan Officer 114.8% $75,530 8,690
38 Community Organizer 114.7% $41,060 1,090
39 Massage Therapist 114.7% $33,600 2,660
40 Dental Hygienist 114.6% $68,990 3,620
41 Loan Processor 114.2% $35,930 5,700
42 Audio Visual Technician 114.1% $41,270 1,540
43 Meeting Planner 114.0% $47,440 2,610
44 Sterile Processing Technician 113.9% $31,060 1,310
45 Dental Assistant 113.6% $35,660 5,750
46 Registered Nurse 113.5% $60,830 77,370
47 Medical Laboratory Technician 113.3% $37,610 4,590
48 Mental Health Counselor 113.3% $41,620 2,810
49 Dietitian 113.3% $48,740 1,450
50 Fundraising Chairperson 113.2% $51,850 2,060
51 Hvac Technician 113.1% $48,470 5,510
52 Taxi Driver 113.1% $24,110 4,220
53 Substance Abuse Counselor 113.1% $36,850 2,250
54 Computer Technician 112.9% $47,350 17,370
55 Crew Member 112.9% $19,700 83,660
56 Volunteer 112.9% $28,400 7,350
57 Mental Health Worker 112.8% $35,510 3,800
58 Animal Care Technician 112.7% $23,530 4,440
59 Supervisor 112.7% $35,610 5,510
60 Veterinary Technician Assistant 112.6% $24,350 2,410
61 Respiratory Therapist 112.4% $53,200 2,810
62 Director 112.3% $57,020 3,010
63 Plumber 112.3% $63,460 8,970
64 Medical Receptionist 112.1% $32,710 14,600
65 Vice President 111.9% $101,510 2,440
66 Surgical Technician 111.9% $42,610 1,880
67 Coordinator 111.7% $61,410 1,430
68 Orderly 111.7% $22,370 1,050
69 Finance Technician 111.6% $40,390 1,250
70 Medical Director 111.6% $101,980 6,160
71 Assembler 111.5% $34,900 30,050
72 Plastic Technician 111.5% $46,350 2,620
73 Emergency Medical Technician 111.5% $34,170 6,420
74 Assistant Manager 111.2% $30,530 23,180
75 Customer Service Representative 111.1% $34,200 57,860
76 Environmental Engineer 111.1% $73,860 1,000
77 Construction Worker 111.1% $42,660 24,880
78 Cargo Agent 111.0% $42,560 2,220
79 Appraiser 111.0% $50,260 2,320
80 Refuse Collector 110.9% $30,590 2,330
81 Automotive Painter 110.9% $42,860 4,470
82 Medical Assistant 110.9% $30,730 10,570
83 Roofer 110.9% $43,940 2,440
84 Mechanic 110.9% $43,710 5,710
85 Medical Technologist 110.8% $57,990 3,380
86 Cement Mason 110.8% $47,870 4,010
87 Certified Nursing Assistant 110.6% $24,690 53,480
88 Stylist 110.5% $27,710 11,420
89 Vocational Training Instructor 110.5% $49,130 2,000
90 Veterinarian 110.5% $90,220 1,580
91 Health Educator 110.3% $45,530 1,280
92 Insurance Agent 110.2% $63,280 12,640
93 Groom 110.1% $25,420 3,580
94 Helper 110.1% $33,020 1,090
95 Billing Specialist 110.1% $34,840 11,660
96 Executive Chef 109.9% $44,580 2,100
97 Meat Processor 109.9% $25,320 1,330
98 Medical Records Clerk 109.8% $40,920 5,710
99 Management Consultant 109.6% $81,020 7,970
100 Recreation Leader 109.4% $25,380 7,650

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