These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Montana In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Montana 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 Montana.

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

  1. Physical Therapist
  2. Foreman
  3. Construction Worker
  4. Electrician
  5. Personal Care Assistant
  6. Plumber
  7. Cost Estimator
  8. Groom
  9. Registered Nurse
  10. Mechanic

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that physical therapistss and first-line supervisorss of construction trades and extraction workers 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 Montana 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 Montana 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 92 occupations in Montana.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 92.

At the end of the day, the data showed that physical therapistss will be the fastest growing job in Montana.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Montana 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 Montana 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 therapistss to first-line supervisorss of construction trades and extraction workers, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Montana

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Physical Therapist 129.0% $77,110 1,380
2 Foreman 126.2% $62,790 3,470
3 Construction Worker 123.5% $37,570 5,250
4 Electrician 123.4% $61,580 2,320
5 Personal Care Assistant 123.2% $22,730 6,580
6 Plumber 122.9% $58,440 2,360
7 Cost Estimator 122.2% $56,220 1,320
8 Groom 122.1% $27,210 1,490
9 Registered Nurse 122.1% $64,300 11,930
10 Mechanic 121.8% $43,600 1,620
11 Accountant 121.6% $64,900 3,880
12 Carpenter 120.7% $40,360 4,840
13 Paralegal 120.6% $44,590 1,110
14 Civil Engineer 120.6% $71,960 1,580
15 Crew Member 120.2% $20,440 13,350
16 Mental Health Counselor 119.5% $40,210 1,590
17 Packer 118.8% $23,880 1,010
18 Assistant Manager 118.7% $32,650 4,190
19 Medical Records Clerk 118.3% $36,320 1,290
20 Customer Service Representative 118.3% $32,570 5,300
21 Pharmacy Technician Internship 118.3% $33,970 1,490
22 Fitness Trainer 118.3% $34,690 1,490
23 Front Desk Clerk 118.1% $22,470 2,680
24 Detailer 117.9% $24,910 1,450
25 Housekeeper 117.6% $23,730 7,690
26 Medical Assistant 117.3% $31,910 1,150
27 Landscaper 117.0% $27,350 5,220
28 Medical Receptionist 116.9% $31,890 2,210
29 Medical Director 116.5% $87,490 1,410
30 Billing Specialist 116.5% $34,060 1,840
31 Operator 116.3% $48,810 3,630
32 Certified Nursing Assistant 115.6% $25,950 6,880
33 Computer Technician 115.6% $44,970 2,370
34 Customer Service Clerk 115.3% $28,340 1,880
35 General Manager 115.3% $97,120 5,280
36 Recreation Leader 115.3% $26,250 1,510
37 Sales Representative 115.2% $51,480 1,740
38 Maintenance Technician 115.2% $35,540 4,920
39 Bartender 115.1% $20,600 5,630
40 Dishwasher/busser 114.8% $20,000 2,490
41 Installer 114.6% $39,880 1,100
42 Delivery Driver 114.3% $32,940 3,430
43 Fast Food Cook 113.8% $20,660 2,230
44 Security Guard 113.8% $27,150 2,230
45 Insurance Agent 113.6% $56,910 2,000
46 Butcher 113.2% $32,390 1,030
47 Loan Officer 113.2% $65,600 1,460
48 Correction Officer 112.9% $37,810 1,310
49 Police Officer 112.8% $52,880 1,680
50 Volunteer 112.5% $28,490 1,530
51 Retail Sales Consultant 112.5% $27,810 16,770
52 Office Manager 112.5% $51,450 4,150
53 Pharmacist 112.4% $111,660 1,360
54 Licensed Practical Nurse 112.1% $40,920 2,880
55 Janitor 112.1% $27,420 8,930
56 Server 111.5% $21,590 9,310
57 Receptionist 111.2% $28,170 3,280
58 Student Admissions Clerk 111.1% $36,310 1,000
59 Attorney 111.0% $83,330 2,830
60 Cashier 110.9% $22,070 17,040
61 Maintenance Supervisor 110.9% $61,720 1,940
62 Welder 110.7% $41,230 1,660
63 Food Preparer 110.5% $21,590 2,830
64 Highway Maintenance Worker 110.3% $43,670 1,070
65 Property Manager 110.1% $50,390 1,310
66 Material Handler 109.9% $29,390 5,640
67 Stock Clerk 109.8% $25,980 5,390
68 Automotive Technician 109.7% $37,620 3,610
69 Office Clerk 109.7% $30,630 9,060
70 Interviewer 109.7% $32,590 1,020
71 Social Worker 109.6% $35,050 1,370
72 Human Resources Generalist 109.3% $52,690 1,410
73 Business Consultant 109.2% $62,720 2,970
74 Dental Assistant 108.7% $34,610 1,250
75 Bus Driver 108.2% $31,210 1,980
76 Preschool Teacher 108.0% $27,500 1,210
77 Child Care Provider 108.0% $20,760 3,230
78 Driver 108.0% $44,700 8,120
79 Secretary 107.5% $32,080 10,140
80 Forklift Operator 107.5% $34,260 1,150
81 Public Relations Internship 107.4% $51,360 1,020
82 Teller 106.9% $26,410 2,180
83 Cook 106.7% $26,070 2,220
84 Supervisor 105.6% $59,740 1,710
85 Shipping And Receiving Clerk 104.2% $31,620 1,240
86 Mobile Equipment Mechanic 103.0% $51,780 1,030
87 Construction Manager 101.6% $87,170 1,880
88 Taxi Driver 100.9% $23,110 1,080
89 Bookkeeper 100.6% $35,170 9,960
90 Stylist 100.0% $26,840 1,700
91 Executive Assistant 100.0% $50,540 1,130
92 Manager 99.5% $70,860 2,180

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