These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Oklahoma In 2017

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

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

Fastest Growing Jobs In Oklahoma

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Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma.

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

  1. Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
  2. Personal Care Assistant
  3. Industrial Mechanic
  4. Home Health Aid
  5. Physical Therapist Assistant
  6. Nurse Practitioner
  7. Web Developer
  8. Physical Therapist
  9. Machinist
  10. Personal Banker

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastics and personal care 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.

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

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How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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 273 occupations in Oklahoma.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 273.

At the end of the day, the data showed that computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastics will be the fastest growing job in Oklahoma.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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 computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastics to personal care aideses, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Oklahoma

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 137.6% $37,730 3,880
2 Personal Care Assistant 130.9% $19,630 18,740
3 Industrial Mechanic 130.4% $50,400 6,770
4 Home Health Aid 130.2% $24,770 9,750
5 Physical Therapist Assistant 129.7% $57,000 1,310
6 Nurse Practitioner 125.0% $85,920 1,450
7 Web Developer 124.2% $53,430 1,130
8 Physical Therapist 123.9% $80,980 2,280
9 Machinist 123.2% $42,960 8,750
10 Personal Banker 122.4% $83,360 1,910
11 Plastic Technician 121.6% $42,300 2,650
12 Physician Assistant 121.3% $102,580 2,050
13 Occupational Therapist 121.3% $78,620 1,140
14 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 121.2% $81,020 1,940
15 Emergency Medical Technician 121.2% $29,290 4,340
16 Lineman 120.9% $51,550 2,720
17 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 120.6% $66,470 1,110
18 Business Analyst 120.5% $79,830 3,880
19 X-Ray Technician 120.4% $43,650 1,240
20 Veterinary Technician 120.2% $30,280 1,190
21 Assistant 119.8% $34,860 1,510
22 None 119.8% $49,490 2,540
23 Software Engineer 119.7% $79,520 2,250
24 Phlebotomist 119.5% $29,540 1,590
25 Generator Assembler 119.3% $40,850 1,110
26 Gaming Cashier 118.9% $24,530 1,570
27 Substance Abuse Counselor 118.8% $44,650 1,580
28 Ophthalmic Technician 118.5% $33,540 1,090
29 Marketing Internship 118.4% $60,190 3,340
30 Software Developer 118.3% $86,730 5,110
31 Woodworking Shop Hand 118.2% $36,640 2,010
32 Clinical Psychology Internship 117.9% $56,860 1,980
33 Taxi Driver 117.5% $21,630 1,880
34 Dietitian 117.4% $53,590 1,010
35 Geoscientist 117.4% $122,950 1,550
36 Accountant 117.4% $67,260 19,200
37 Water Plant Operator 117.2% $34,090 2,180
38 Mental Health Counselor 117.1% $49,350 2,050
39 Petroleum Engineer 116.5% $126,620 4,390
40 Mental Health Worker 116.1% $35,430 1,660
41 Medical Assistant 116.1% $29,660 9,040
42 Crew Member 116.0% $18,190 36,000
43 Electrician 115.9% $48,560 7,670
44 Welder 115.8% $44,040 13,170
45 Tax Preparer 115.7% $40,450 1,250
46 Highway Maintenance Worker 115.7% $32,250 2,650
47 Hvac Technician 115.7% $45,360 4,860
48 Mechanical Engineer 115.6% $81,200 2,960
49 Test Technician 115.6% $59,160 2,000
50 Mechanic 115.3% $42,500 4,600
51 Bus Driver 115.1% $27,540 1,520
52 Medical Receptionist 114.9% $30,670 9,160
53 Table Games Dealer 114.8% $23,640 3,180
54 Police Officer 114.5% $44,650 9,540
55 Ride Operator 114.5% $19,680 1,820
56 Forklift Operator 114.5% $33,010 7,280
57 Construction Worker 114.3% $29,510 18,940
58 Assistant Manager 114.2% $28,170 14,030
59 Plumber 114.2% $49,180 6,910
60 Pharmacy Technician Internship 114.2% $29,880 6,600
61 Refuse Collector 114.2% $31,800 1,610
62 Firefighter/paramedic 114.2% $42,490 3,220
63 Correction Officer 114.1% $33,950 7,200
64 Safety Specialist 114.0% $68,150 1,300
65 Sergeant 114.0% $71,070 1,300
66 Gas Station Attendant 114.0% $27,180 1,140
67 Financial Analyst Internship 113.9% $74,760 1,480
68 Instructor 113.8% $36,320 2,550
69 Registered Nurse 113.8% $60,630 35,450
70 Orderly 113.7% $23,120 1,490
71 Bartender 113.7% $22,430 6,380
72 Medical Laboratory Technician 113.6% $33,430 2,420
73 Cement Mason 113.6% $32,210 3,010
74 Foreman 113.5% $65,170 10,400
75 Roofer 113.5% $32,680 2,020
76 Operator 113.5% $39,280 7,490
77 Executive Chef 113.5% $40,180 1,770
78 Medical Director 113.4% $86,390 7,040
79 Construction Inspector 113.2% $49,480 1,200
80 Information Technology Manager 113.1% $104,670 3,450
81 Management Consultant 113.1% $76,590 7,100
82 Gaming Host 113.0% $36,020 1,650
83 Inspector 112.9% $39,990 7,860
84 Computer Technician 112.9% $45,310 8,130
85 Driller 112.9% $38,590 6,300
86 Billing Specialist 112.9% $32,930 5,250
87 Equipment Operator 112.8% $35,440 1,680
88 Service Operator 112.7% $45,530 4,960
89 Cost Estimator 112.6% $59,560 1,960
90 Dental Hygienist 112.6% $70,390 1,960
91 Medical Records Clerk 112.5% $34,400 4,490
92 Electrical Engineer 112.4% $91,460 1,450
93 Customer Service Representative 112.2% $32,130 33,550
94 Animal Care Technician 112.2% $21,990 2,480
95 Security Guard 112.2% $29,820 13,140
96 Insurance Agent 112.2% $54,300 6,260
97 Baker 112.2% $23,670 2,210
98 Marketing Manager 112.2% $102,100 1,750
99 Court Clerk 112.1% $32,910 2,310
100 Dental Assistant 112.0% $34,410 4,680

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