These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In New York In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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New York 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 New York.

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

  1. Gaming Cashier
  2. Statistician
  3. Home Health Aid
  4. Writer
  5. Web Developer
  6. Interpreter And Translator
  7. Physical Therapy Aide
  8. Nurse Practitioner
  9. Biomedical Engineer
  10. Personal Care Assistant

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that gaming cage workerss and statisticianss 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 New York 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 New York 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 443 occupations in New York.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 443.

At the end of the day, the data showed that gaming cage workerss will be the fastest growing job in New York.

Why the fastest growing jobs in New York 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 New York 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 gaming cage workerss to statisticianss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In New York

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Gaming Cashier 177.7% $28,400 1,670
2 Statistician 154.9% $87,560 2,200
3 Home Health Aid 145.3% $24,150 235,310
4 Writer 138.5% $28,710 1,330
5 Web Developer 134.7% $81,140 14,550
6 Interpreter And Translator 134.4% $55,180 5,900
7 Physical Therapy Aide 133.8% $28,220 4,750
8 Nurse Practitioner 132.1% $113,450 15,080
9 Biomedical Engineer 131.7% $99,490 1,040
10 Personal Care Assistant 131.1% $25,510 215,950
11 Physical Therapist Assistant 130.4% $53,470 5,830
12 Operations Analyst 130.2% $106,260 6,990
13 Business Analyst 130.1% $98,090 48,860
14 Occupational Therapy Assistant 129.6% $58,030 2,980
15 Environmental Technician 129.6% $51,530 1,710
16 Physical Therapist 129.3% $85,730 21,650
17 Software Developer 129.3% $113,120 60,710
18 Emergency Medical Technician 129.1% $41,140 21,270
19 Massage Therapist 129.0% $62,270 9,870
20 Audiologist 128.9% $82,300 1,250
21 Crew Member 128.5% $21,770 204,100
22 Rod Buster 128.2% $84,690 2,000
23 Bartender 127.8% $28,740 55,170
24 Instructor 127.6% $53,220 54,530
25 Sheet Metal Mechanic 127.6% $64,900 9,120
26 Assistant Manager 127.5% $39,190 62,810
27 Physician Assistant 127.1% $107,030 14,590
28 Software Engineer 126.8% $111,720 23,690
29 Protection Specialist 126.6% $29,090 17,500
30 Hvac Technician 126.5% $55,650 18,320
31 Marketing Internship 126.4% $77,720 58,550
32 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 126.4% $71,570 6,660
33 Executive Chef 126.4% $47,070 15,010
34 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 126.3% $36,700 5,860
35 Plumber 125.8% $76,750 35,280
36 Cement Mason 125.7% $67,190 6,310
37 Pipe Layer 125.4% $53,590 1,430
38 Pipe Insulator 125.4% $84,640 1,580
39 Cost Estimator 125.2% $73,040 12,710
40 Millwright 125.0% $67,700 1,200
41 Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor 125.0% $49,470 1,350
42 Substance Abuse Counselor 124.8% $50,350 11,770
43 Phlebotomist 124.8% $37,910 6,740
44 Roofer 124.7% $62,880 6,710
45 Ophthalmic Technician 124.7% $39,640 2,830
46 Hostess 124.0% $25,860 42,100
47 Construction Worker 123.8% $48,080 87,300
48 Medical Assistant 123.7% $35,530 31,540
49 Taxi Driver 123.7% $32,860 22,680
50 Optician 123.6% $51,290 3,670
51 Mental Health Counselor 123.3% $42,070 8,100
52 Miner 123.0% $73,990 7,650
53 Electrician 123.0% $73,010 50,300
54 Security Technician 122.9% $47,840 4,730
55 Kitchen Steward 122.7% $24,690 2,000
56 Medical Assembler 122.7% $37,880 1,190
57 Iron Worker 122.6% $85,890 5,210
58 Audio Visual Technician 122.6% $54,000 9,170
59 Medical Receptionist 122.6% $39,360 15,580
60 Veterinary Technician 122.6% $43,760 5,270
61 Fundraising Chairperson 122.5% $62,740 9,130
62 Mental Health Worker 122.5% $56,430 14,580
63 Fitness Trainer 122.4% $61,660 22,360
64 Nail Technician 122.4% $21,200 26,580
65 Shampoo Assistant 122.4% $21,390 3,610
66 Equipment Operator 122.4% $68,510 3,230
67 Occupational Therapist 122.3% $86,940 11,940
68 Barista 122.3% $23,540 34,910
69 Community Health Representative 122.3% $43,740 4,010
70 Management Consultant 122.2% $107,620 63,150
71 Prior 122.0% $32,600 1,440
72 Esthetician 122.0% $39,440 4,660
73 Scientist 121.8% $83,760 2,960
74 Meeting Planner 121.8% $64,370 12,130
75 Environmental Field Technician 121.7% $50,620 3,590
76 Geoscientist 121.7% $78,650 1,460
77 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 121.5% $88,510 13,320
78 Industrial Mechanic 121.5% $54,780 13,300
79 Glazier 121.4% $57,420 3,680
80 Accountant 121.4% $93,280 132,330
81 Music Therapist 121.2% $68,700 2,060
82 Ride Operator 121.1% $23,820 17,990
83 Guest Lecturer 121.1% $29,110 6,080
84 Drywall Sander 121.1% $68,220 4,820
85 None 121.1% $44,920 3,100
86 Health Claims Examiner 120.9% $76,760 3,940
87 Baker 120.8% $27,470 11,630
88 Environmental Engineer 120.7% $89,190 4,140
89 Cardiovascular Technician 120.7% $59,890 3,680
90 Front Desk Clerk 120.6% $30,790 10,940
91 Dental Hygienist 120.6% $75,860 12,830
92 Mechanic 120.6% $53,190 16,180
93 Helper 120.5% $32,670 3,930
94 Tile Installer 120.4% $72,080 3,780
95 Food Runner 120.3% $30,050 21,290
96 Hazardous Materials Handler 120.3% $62,790 4,500
97 Environmental Scientist 119.9% $77,420 3,730
98 Dietitian 119.9% $64,900 6,260
99 Technical Writer 119.8% $77,770 2,480
100 Director 119.8% $41,700 4,960

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