These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In North Carolina In 2017

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

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

Fastest Growing Jobs In North Carolina

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North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

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

  1. Statistician
  2. Credit Counselor
  3. Nurse Practitioner
  4. Operations Analyst
  5. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  6. Physical Therapist Assistant
  7. Physician Assistant
  8. Home Health Aid
  9. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  10. Physical Therapy Aide

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that statisticianss and credit counselorss 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 North Carolina job scene here:

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How we determined the fastest growing jobs in North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 377 occupations in North Carolina.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 377.

At the end of the day, the data showed that statisticianss will be the fastest growing job in North Carolina.

Why the fastest growing jobs in North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 statisticianss to credit counselorss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In North Carolina

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Statistician 145.6% $102,510 1,340
2 Credit Counselor 142.2% $50,270 1,010
3 Nurse Practitioner 139.5% $103,090 4,840
4 Operations Analyst 139.2% $75,070 2,450
5 Occupational Therapy Assistant 137.7% $60,690 1,790
6 Physical Therapist Assistant 135.1% $58,880 3,310
7 Physician Assistant 134.9% $100,480 5,290
8 Home Health Aid 134.7% $20,170 65,370
9 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 134.2% $64,630 2,590
10 Physical Therapy Aide 133.3% $26,010 1,280
11 Phlebotomist 133.0% $29,930 6,210
12 Veterinary Technician 132.9% $30,680 3,920
13 Cardiovascular Technician 132.5% $63,320 1,670
14 Web Developer 132.1% $72,030 5,190
15 Lineman 130.9% $57,240 6,560
16 Miner 130.8% $38,050 3,860
17 Taxi Driver 129.6% $24,230 5,950
18 Medical Laboratory Technician 129.1% $39,610 10,080
19 Physical Therapist 129.0% $82,320 7,520
20 Business Analyst 128.9% $91,700 22,260
21 Marketing Internship 128.4% $69,080 17,520
22 Information Security Analyst 128.2% $99,570 3,960
23 X-Ray Technician 128.0% $38,030 6,910
24 Mental Health Counselor 127.2% $48,280 4,860
25 Mental Health Worker 127.2% $46,490 4,630
26 Optician 126.8% $40,470 2,130
27 Massage Therapist 126.8% $43,780 6,160
28 Substance Abuse Counselor 126.7% $44,480 2,230
29 Dental Hygienist 126.3% $67,700 7,340
30 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 126.2% $71,850 5,300
31 Compliance Analyst 126.2% $85,810 1,590
32 Medical Technologist 126.0% $58,820 6,580
33 Occupational Therapist 126.0% $81,570 4,120
34 Information Technology Manager 125.7% $137,230 15,420
35 Certified Nursing Assistant 125.4% $23,630 66,810
36 Medical Assistant 125.3% $31,460 17,940
37 Dental Assistant 125.2% $40,560 11,370
38 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 124.2% $39,100 6,720
39 Roofer 124.1% $33,620 3,660
40 Cement Mason 124.0% $34,620 5,590
41 Clinical Psychology Internship 123.9% $73,150 4,460
42 Credit Analyst 123.8% $86,230 3,330
43 Ophthalmic Technician 123.8% $34,550 2,290
44 Sterile Processing Technician 123.5% $30,030 2,000
45 Medical Receptionist 123.3% $31,980 13,380
46 Management Consultant 123.3% $93,940 19,530
47 Personal Care Assistant 123.2% $20,820 21,140
48 Helper 123.0% $27,130 1,660
49 Surgical Technician 122.8% $41,720 3,710
50 Technical Writer 122.7% $82,150 2,540
51 Financial Analyst Internship 122.7% $87,710 9,510
52 Loan Processor 122.6% $40,110 8,070
53 Nurse Anesthetist 122.6% $164,670 3,360
54 Veterinary Technician Assistant 122.5% $26,250 3,210
55 Loan Officer 122.4% $72,800 13,840
56 Registered Nurse 122.3% $61,330 111,490
57 Human Resources Manager 122.0% $121,060 4,430
58 Medical Director 122.0% $113,370 9,970
59 Insulation Installer 121.9% $35,770 1,670
60 Instructor 121.4% $37,050 7,710
61 Software Developer 121.3% $98,300 26,710
62 Respiratory Therapist 121.2% $54,310 4,750
63 Research Fellow 121.2% $100,180 5,500
64 Crew Member 121.0% $18,530 169,230
65 Emergency Medical Technician 120.9% $34,150 12,310
66 Environmental Field Technician 120.8% $41,440 1,450
67 Drywall Sander 120.8% $34,340 2,440
68 Securities Clerk 120.7% $45,750 1,460
69 Orderly 120.6% $24,490 1,290
70 Fitness Trainer 120.5% $36,400 11,110
71 Veterinarian 120.4% $102,660 3,480
72 Pharmacy Technician Internship 120.4% $29,430 15,010
73 Construction Worker 120.3% $28,080 28,250
74 Industrial Mechanic 120.3% $48,960 11,930
75 Medical Records Clerk 120.2% $35,620 6,200
76 Food Runner 120.1% $19,970 5,070
77 Dietitian 119.9% $53,480 2,290
78 Painter 119.9% $32,650 8,260
79 Bartender 119.8% $24,160 12,930
80 Assistant Manager 119.4% $32,820 39,730
81 Line Leader 119.2% $37,890 2,730
82 Audio Visual Technician 119.0% $41,600 2,260
83 Mri Technologist 118.3% $65,390 1,230
84 Database Administrator 118.3% $86,490 3,240
85 Carpenter 117.8% $35,560 25,690
86 Foreman 117.7% $57,710 27,230
87 Licensed Practical Nurse 117.6% $42,510 18,670
88 Ride Operator 117.6% $19,440 13,570
89 Installer 117.5% $34,530 3,750
90 Lifeguard/swim Instructor 117.5% $19,250 6,040
91 Cost Estimator 117.5% $60,980 6,710
92 Billing Specialist 117.3% $35,470 17,500
93 Residential Advisor 117.1% $30,020 2,190
94 Software Engineer 116.9% $108,290 12,720
95 Receptionist 116.9% $27,480 33,400
96 Customer Service Representative 116.8% $33,430 105,880
97 Pipe Layer 116.7% $33,160 2,650
98 Computer Technician 116.7% $51,770 23,130
99 Meeting Planner 116.7% $46,750 2,450
100 Executive Chef 116.5% $49,810 2,540

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