These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Oregon In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Oregon 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 Oregon.

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

  1. Health Claims Examiner
  2. Physical Therapy Aide
  3. Web Developer
  4. Operations Analyst
  5. Physical Therapist
  6. Physician Assistant
  7. Nurse Practitioner
  8. Industrial Mechanic
  9. Interpreter And Translator
  10. Home Health Aid

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all others and physical therapist 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 297 occupations in Oregon.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 297.

At the end of the day, the data showed that health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all others will be the fastest growing job in Oregon.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Oregon 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 Oregon 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 health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all others to physical therapist aideses, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Oregon

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Health Claims Examiner 152.8% $82,870 1,390
2 Physical Therapy Aide 152.2% $28,920 1,020
3 Web Developer 142.2% $64,300 4,850
4 Operations Analyst 141.5% $75,710 1,160
5 Physical Therapist 137.5% $83,700 3,780
6 Physician Assistant 135.1% $110,310 1,540
7 Nurse Practitioner 134.5% $113,380 1,950
8 Industrial Mechanic 133.8% $55,900 6,140
9 Interpreter And Translator 133.6% $41,610 1,630
10 Home Health Aid 133.2% $23,960 6,860
11 Tile Installer 131.7% $43,510 1,080
12 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 130.8% $40,000 2,890
13 Painter 130.6% $36,040 6,960
14 Marketing Internship 130.1% $67,110 6,310
15 Optician 129.6% $37,250 1,490
16 Personal Care Assistant 129.4% $24,130 25,030
17 Brand Ambassador 128.9% $28,860 2,230
18 Drywall Sander 128.7% $46,960 2,200
19 Software Developer 128.5% $99,670 9,840
20 Business Analyst 128.2% $87,290 6,550
21 Cement Mason 127.1% $47,400 2,300
22 Roofer 126.0% $42,140 3,340
23 Chiropractic Physician 125.5% $77,830 1,280
24 Clinical Psychology Internship 124.7% $87,170 2,270
25 Taxi Driver 124.7% $28,310 2,730
26 Medical Assistant 124.7% $35,860 12,080
27 Medical Receptionist 124.4% $37,750 18,240
28 Occupational Therapist 124.4% $84,430 1,430
29 Bartender 124.3% $25,290 13,080
30 Carpenter 124.2% $47,650 20,530
31 Veterinary Technician 123.4% $35,230 1,900
32 Architect 123.4% $74,300 2,430
33 Residential Advisor 123.3% $29,460 1,270
34 Substance Abuse Counselor 123.3% $46,230 1,430
35 Information Technology Manager 123.1% $125,770 5,600
36 Grill Cook 122.8% $23,840 1,510
37 X-Ray Technician 122.7% $51,050 2,430
38 Human Resources Manager 122.5% $101,850 2,500
39 Millwright 122.2% $52,360 1,100
40 Crew Member 122.2% $22,930 40,050
41 Cabinet Builder 122.2% $33,170 1,930
42 Food Runner 122.0% $25,290 3,050
43 Mental Health Counselor 122.0% $55,670 3,220
44 Fast Food Cook 121.8% $22,430 9,270
45 Cost Estimator 121.7% $64,780 4,540
46 Accountant 121.5% $67,010 15,330
47 Server 121.4% $26,240 34,350
48 Dishwasher/busser 121.0% $22,400 7,650
49 Assistant Manager 121.0% $31,730 13,320
50 Instructor 121.0% $44,210 3,580
51 Construction Worker 120.9% $37,720 17,130
52 Industrial Engineer 120.8% $101,540 4,300
53 Manager 120.6% $54,280 6,550
54 Phlebotomist 120.4% $36,710 2,010
55 Massage Therapist 120.3% $55,890 4,330
56 Machinist 120.2% $48,210 3,930
57 Foreman 119.8% $68,260 5,930
58 Executive Chef 119.5% $47,970 1,900
59 Computer Technician 119.5% $51,580 9,510
60 Real Estate Broker 119.4% $71,280 5,970
61 Billing Specialist 119.4% $39,230 7,460
62 Mechanic 119.4% $47,130 4,130
63 Software Engineer 119.2% $101,560 5,780
64 Batch Maker 119.2% $29,360 2,860
65 Excavator 119.1% $50,100 1,310
66 Financial Analyst Internship 119.0% $89,840 2,750
67 Mental Health Worker 119.0% $46,330 2,500
68 Emergency Medical Technician 118.9% $39,170 2,450
69 Civil Engineer 118.9% $82,570 5,410
70 Marketing Manager 118.8% $118,100 4,980
71 Animal Care Technician 118.6% $26,470 3,250
72 Packaging Operator 118.5% $30,110 7,110
73 Maintenance Worker 118.4% $37,960 1,160
74 Mechanical Engineer 118.3% $85,890 3,230
75 Child Care Provider 118.3% $24,460 10,530
76 Database Administrator 118.3% $84,540 1,360
77 Medical Records Clerk 118.0% $44,530 3,800
78 Production Operator 118.0% $33,010 11,800
79 Baker 117.8% $29,450 2,840
80 Real Estate Agent 117.8% $50,040 10,810
81 Meeting Planner 117.7% $48,920 1,460
82 Food Service Director 117.7% $50,810 4,530
83 Management Consultant 117.7% $84,030 7,400
84 Customer Service Representative 117.4% $34,960 31,060
85 Medical Laboratory Technician 117.4% $43,840 1,550
86 Environmental Scientist 117.4% $74,400 1,350
87 Volunteer 117.3% $35,610 8,130
88 Network Engineer 117.2% $121,250 1,430
89 Detailer 117.2% $26,790 5,190
90 Program Manager 117.2% $64,290 3,550
91 Supervisor 117.1% $36,340 2,670
92 Art Director 117.0% $86,190 1,580
93 Housekeeper 116.9% $24,880 16,920
94 Pharmacy Technician Internship 116.7% $37,990 5,720
95 Project Manager 116.7% $78,570 6,700
96 Tax Preparer 116.6% $51,020 1,830
97 Certified Nursing Assistant 116.5% $31,660 14,100
98 Electrical Engineer 116.5% $92,380 1,770
99 Hvac Technician 116.4% $50,980 3,480
100 Medical Director 116.3% $112,650 4,710

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