These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Nebraska In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Nebraska

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Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

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

  1. Web Developer
  2. Home Health Aid
  3. Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
  4. Physical Therapy Aide
  5. Industrial Mechanic
  6. Physical Therapist
  7. Business Analyst
  8. Software Developer
  9. Occupational Therapist
  10. Physician Assistant

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that web developerss 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 193 occupations in Nebraska.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 193.

At the end of the day, the data showed that web developerss will be the fastest growing job in Nebraska.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 web developerss 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 Cornhusker State for 2017.

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Nebraska

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Web Developer 132.5% $59,810 1,550
2 Home Health Aid 132.4% $24,790 1,920
3 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 131.8% $35,370 1,740
4 Physical Therapy Aide 131.2% $24,230 1,010
5 Industrial Mechanic 128.6% $47,570 4,630
6 Physical Therapist 128.4% $74,780 1,900
7 Business Analyst 124.9% $75,930 4,160
8 Software Developer 124.5% $87,090 5,180
9 Occupational Therapist 123.5% $75,810 1,050
10 Physician Assistant 122.6% $98,010 1,030
11 Taxi Driver 122.2% $24,420 1,930
12 Nurse Practitioner 122.0% $94,130 1,220
13 Marketing Internship 121.7% $58,420 4,260
14 Software Engineer 120.7% $85,280 2,160
15 Machinist 120.0% $40,530 4,930
16 Information Technology Manager 119.9% $118,770 1,870
17 Management Consultant 119.7% $80,330 3,770
18 Personal Care Assistant 119.3% $24,490 7,600
19 Loan Officer 119.3% $77,980 3,960
20 Electrician 119.2% $47,530 5,780
21 Hvac Technician 119.0% $47,590 2,380
22 Loan Processor 118.8% $39,410 2,020
23 Computer Technician 118.4% $46,840 4,510
24 Mental Health Counselor 118.3% $49,540 1,550
25 Mechanic 118.1% $43,350 3,400
26 Medical Assistant 117.7% $31,530 4,050
27 Network Engineer 117.7% $89,200 1,200
28 Veterinarian 117.1% $73,320 1,030
29 Cement Mason 117.0% $36,000 2,680
30 Paralegal 116.2% $46,100 1,580
31 Construction Worker 116.2% $30,150 5,390
32 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 116.1% $65,860 1,300
33 Medical Director 115.9% $100,220 3,350
34 Roofer 115.3% $35,320 1,130
35 Accountant 115.2% $66,730 11,510
36 Medical Laboratory Technician 115.0% $39,040 1,760
37 Crew Member 115.0% $21,220 24,420
38 Database Administrator 114.8% $80,690 1,240
39 Civil Engineer 114.7% $81,670 1,640
40 Licensed Practical Nurse 114.6% $40,630 7,240
41 Mechanical Engineer 114.3% $78,800 1,120
42 Volunteer 114.3% $26,320 6,170
43 Foreman 113.9% $58,720 5,390
44 Bartender 113.9% $21,440 6,980
45 Sales Representative 113.8% $54,820 6,370
46 Network Technician 113.7% $56,410 1,160
47 Child Care Provider 113.7% $22,140 12,690
48 Assistant Manager 113.7% $31,030 7,380
49 Registered Nurse 113.5% $60,370 25,680
50 Respiratory Therapist 113.5% $52,530 1,180
51 Supervisor 113.4% $35,490 2,030
52 Marketing Manager 113.3% $104,330 1,280
53 Preschool Teacher 113.2% $41,970 2,480
54 Carpenter 113.2% $36,840 11,750
55 Rehabilitation Counselor 113.2% $39,440 1,030
56 Program Manager 113.1% $61,140 1,120
57 Medical Records Clerk 113.1% $39,110 1,900
58 Food Runner 113.0% $22,150 2,690
59 Recreation Leader 113.0% $24,850 2,700
60 Medical Receptionist 113.0% $34,190 3,050
61 Animal Care Technician 112.9% $24,550 2,270
62 Industrial Engineer 112.9% $84,590 1,310
63 Network Administrator 112.9% $73,940 3,850
64 Pharmacy Technician Internship 112.8% $30,400 2,900
65 Baker 112.8% $25,240 1,150
66 Paper Machine Operator 112.6% $32,120 1,610
67 Financial Analyst Internship 112.5% $73,420 1,980
68 Customer Service Representative 112.4% $33,090 21,080
69 Billing Specialist 112.3% $35,360 3,570
70 Cost Estimator 112.2% $58,070 1,560
71 Lineman 112.2% $59,260 1,840
72 Operator 112.1% $40,180 2,690
73 Tractor Operator 111.8% $34,510 3,610
74 Medical Technologist 111.7% $57,160 1,810
75 Refuse Collector 111.7% $31,000 1,240
76 Certified Nursing Assistant 111.6% $26,260 15,460
77 Office Manager 111.4% $50,820 12,390
78 Welder 111.1% $38,610 4,800
79 Barista 111.1% $20,520 3,210
80 Fitness Trainer 111.0% $35,280 2,720
81 Trainer 111.0% $55,370 2,730
82 Dental Hygienist 110.9% $66,490 1,420
83 Dental Assistant 110.9% $35,220 2,040
84 Compliance Specialist 110.7% $64,880 3,730
85 Business Consultant 110.7% $74,650 4,770
86 Radiologic Technician 110.6% $52,030 2,080
87 Grain Elevator Operator 110.6% $30,460 1,670
88 Food Preparer 110.6% $21,730 5,130
89 Interviewer 110.5% $27,920 4,300
90 General Manager 110.5% $101,800 13,770
91 Painter 110.4% $34,490 2,450
92 Hostess 110.3% $21,490 1,920
93 Bus Driver 110.2% $35,060 3,890
94 Field Service Technician 110.2% $39,890 2,060
95 Cook 110.0% $25,640 5,190
96 Administrative Manager 109.9% $90,320 2,440
97 Production Coordinator 109.8% $40,530 1,900
98 Maintenance Technician 109.8% $37,380 9,610
99 Manager 109.6% $102,590 2,510
100 Food Service Director 109.6% $48,500 1,370

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

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