These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Pennsylvania In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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

  1. Interpreter And Translator
  2. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  3. Physical Therapist Assistant
  4. Physical Therapy Aide
  5. Nurse Practitioner
  6. Operations Analyst
  7. Home Health Aid
  8. Physical Therapist
  9. Biomedical Engineer
  10. Web Developer

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that interpreters and translatorss and occupational therapy assistantss 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 437 occupations in Pennsylvania.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 437.

At the end of the day, the data showed that interpreters and translatorss will be the fastest growing job in Pennsylvania.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 interpreters and translatorss to occupational therapy assistantss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Pennsylvania

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Interpreter And Translator 134.8% $55,290 1,900
2 Occupational Therapy Assistant 133.3% $48,940 3,360
3 Physical Therapist Assistant 129.2% $50,850 6,100
4 Physical Therapy Aide 128.0% $27,720 2,880
5 Nurse Practitioner 128.0% $94,540 5,120
6 Operations Analyst 127.5% $78,430 3,660
7 Home Health Aid 126.4% $23,340 72,840
8 Physical Therapist 125.7% $85,480 13,970
9 Biomedical Engineer 124.0% $77,890 1,290
10 Web Developer 123.6% $67,360 5,700
11 Physician Assistant 122.4% $92,860 6,060
12 Industrial Mechanic 121.8% $49,690 19,230
13 Occupational Therapist 121.4% $78,420 7,820
14 Personal Care Assistant 121.1% $22,810 75,310
15 Business Analyst 120.8% $89,100 29,030
16 Lineman 120.6% $74,390 4,680
17 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 120.6% $37,640 10,310
18 Millwright 120.4% $54,090 1,590
19 Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor 120.4% $49,630 1,120
20 Cardiovascular Technician 120.0% $53,070 3,540
21 Massage Therapist 119.3% $38,350 3,770
22 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 118.8% $66,010 2,900
23 X-Ray Technician 118.6% $46,230 2,800
24 Veterinary Technician 118.3% $34,210 5,040
25 Miner 118.2% $54,820 4,350
26 Software Engineer 118.0% $97,890 18,660
27 Substance Abuse Counselor 117.9% $42,890 10,200
28 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 117.9% $77,030 5,870
29 Marketing Internship 117.2% $66,650 28,340
30 Information Technology Manager 117.2% $143,260 13,090
31 Information Security Analyst 117.0% $90,210 2,890
32 Mental Health Counselor 116.7% $43,480 14,200
33 Survey Researcher 116.3% $58,080 3,280
34 Mental Health Worker 116.1% $37,600 12,380
35 Clinical Psychology Internship 115.7% $72,640 8,610
36 Security Technician 115.5% $45,760 3,570
37 Refuse Collector 115.5% $35,100 6,550
38 Marriage And Family Therapist 115.5% $47,980 1,490
39 Dietitian 115.5% $56,300 4,100
40 Cement Mason 115.4% $46,640 6,210
41 Emergency Medical Technician 115.1% $33,480 15,260
42 Software Developer 115.1% $95,200 20,790
43 Construction Worker 115.1% $38,710 50,300
44 Medical Director 115.0% $99,260 16,300
45 Medical Assistant 114.6% $31,430 27,410
46 Optometrist 114.6% $114,570 1,880
47 Helper 114.4% $28,600 1,110
48 Community Health Representative 114.4% $41,350 1,430
49 Statistician 114.3% $73,040 2,470
50 Hardware Engineer 114.3% $94,480 2,800
51 Tractor Operator 114.2% $32,090 2,970
52 Optician 114.1% $36,950 3,640
53 Registered Nurse 114.0% $68,770 148,240
54 Electrician 113.9% $60,160 26,610
55 Phlebotomist 113.8% $34,130 6,090
56 Dietetic Technician 113.7% $28,630 1,330
57 Volunteer 113.6% $32,630 27,030
58 Equipment Operator 113.5% $42,810 2,700
59 Mechanic 113.3% $44,340 14,630
60 Health Educator 113.1% $60,590 3,200
61 Food Runner 113.0% $22,100 15,180
62 Medical Receptionist 113.0% $34,600 24,810
63 Instructor 113.0% $36,460 15,240
64 Surgical Technician 112.9% $43,210 3,940
65 Front Desk Clerk 112.8% $22,710 9,320
66 Actuarial Internship 112.7% $118,360 1,780
67 Taxi Driver 112.4% $25,150 11,220
68 Rehabilitation Counselor 112.3% $37,620 8,670
69 Medical Records Clerk 112.3% $38,650 9,050
70 Audio Visual Technician 112.2% $40,200 2,570
71 Pipe Layer 112.2% $51,150 2,020
72 Crew Member 112.2% $19,260 150,800
73 Machinist 112.1% $41,910 22,230
74 Medical Laboratory Technician 112.1% $41,950 10,850
75 Animal Care Technician 112.0% $23,120 8,280
76 Roofer 112.0% $38,930 5,320
77 Sterile Processing Technician 112.0% $35,590 2,150
78 Respiratory Therapist 111.9% $58,300 5,900
79 Program Manager 111.9% $66,860 7,270
80 Computer Technician 111.8% $52,090 28,460
81 Certified Nursing Assistant 111.7% $29,190 88,350
82 Environmental Field Technician 111.6% $45,450 2,020
83 Environmental Engineer 111.6% $83,200 3,660
84 Ophthalmic Technician 111.5% $36,630 1,260
85 Hvac Technician 111.4% $49,650 14,860
86 Recreation Therapist 111.3% $45,310 1,570
87 Plastic Technician 111.3% $47,280 5,210
88 Management Consultant 111.2% $88,550 29,770
89 Esthetician 111.2% $35,390 1,780
90 Nail Technician 111.2% $22,560 5,280
91 Shampoo Assistant 111.1% $19,030 1,000
92 Medical Technologist 111.0% $58,360 9,570
93 Assistant Manager 111.0% $36,390 33,760
94 Bartender 111.0% $21,620 35,000
95 Nurse Anesthetist 110.9% $159,700 2,330
96 Drywall Sander 110.8% $47,550 2,260
97 Meeting Planner 110.6% $50,380 3,650
98 Production Operator 110.6% $36,260 4,080
99 Foreman 110.5% $71,010 23,410
100 Executive Chef 110.5% $51,330 5,590

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