These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Rhode Island In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

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

  1. Welder
  2. Software Developer
  3. Software Engineer
  4. Business Analyst
  5. Information Technology Manager
  6. Marketing Internship
  7. Electrician
  8. Physical Therapist
  9. Machinist
  10. Home Health Aid

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that welders, cutters, solderers, and brazerss and software developers, applicationss 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 103 occupations in Rhode Island.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 103.

At the end of the day, the data showed that welders, cutters, solderers, and brazerss will be the fastest growing job in Rhode Island.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 welders, cutters, solderers, and brazerss to software developers, applicationss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Rhode Island

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Welder 139.7% $42,410 1,900
2 Software Developer 126.2% $92,310 2,020
3 Software Engineer 124.1% $108,820 2,320
4 Business Analyst 123.9% $93,500 2,180
5 Information Technology Manager 123.8% $141,240 1,350
6 Marketing Internship 122.6% $68,920 1,680
7 Electrician 122.4% $53,130 2,730
8 Physical Therapist 121.7% $83,800 1,570
9 Machinist 121.5% $43,170 1,580
10 Home Health Aid 118.9% $27,330 4,600
11 Personal Care Assistant 118.0% $24,770 5,440
12 Management Consultant 117.6% $85,630 5,010
13 Foreman 115.3% $68,980 2,040
14 Financial Analyst Internship 114.6% $77,730 1,570
15 Loan Processor 114.6% $38,370 1,180
16 Plumber 114.5% $59,400 2,440
17 Construction Worker 114.5% $42,540 3,560
18 Loan Officer 114.1% $70,210 1,050
19 Crew Member 113.8% $22,050 12,290
20 Accountant 113.7% $77,410 5,060
21 Food Runner 113.6% $24,560 1,000
22 Baker 113.3% $34,310 1,190
23 Bartender 112.8% $23,830 3,800
24 Assistant Manager 112.3% $37,150 3,640
25 Paralegal 112.1% $56,090 1,300
26 Certified Nursing Assistant 111.9% $29,560 10,560
27 Customer Service Representative 111.7% $37,610 10,090
28 Registered Nurse 111.5% $75,200 14,250
29 Computer Technician 111.4% $54,350 1,860
30 Forklift Operator 111.3% $37,400 1,080
31 Bus Driver 111.3% $36,700 1,670
32 Carpenter 111.3% $50,260 4,430
33 Cook 110.5% $34,160 1,160
34 Instructor 110.0% $38,880 1,430
35 Ride Operator 109.9% $26,100 1,450
36 Pharmacy Technician Internship 109.7% $33,120 1,360
37 Dental Hygienist 109.6% $74,350 1,140
38 Barista 109.6% $21,710 3,990
39 Packer 109.5% $25,080 2,530
40 Material Handler 109.5% $30,370 6,350
41 Business Consultant 109.5% $75,620 2,080
42 Sales Representative 109.3% $62,090 2,000
43 Volunteer 109.2% $32,820 2,620
44 Maintenance Technician 109.1% $43,320 4,680
45 Office Manager 108.7% $58,600 6,620
46 Security Guard 108.4% $30,010 2,960
47 Medical Director 108.3% $118,370 1,690
48 Maintenance Supervisor 108.3% $65,880 1,560
49 Claims Adjuster 108.2% $70,220 1,190
50 Supervisor 108.0% $39,520 1,620
51 Delivery Driver 108.0% $35,510 3,380
52 Recreation Leader 107.4% $26,570 1,160
53 Inspector 107.3% $38,370 1,620
54 Retail Sales Consultant 107.2% $32,050 16,320
55 Insurance Processor 107.1% $42,270 1,050
56 Housekeeper 107.1% $25,610 3,640
57 Licensed Practical Nurse 107.0% $55,410 1,220
58 Hostess 107.0% $22,860 2,140
59 Insurance Agent 107.0% $64,500 1,530
60 Mechanical Engineer 106.8% $91,590 1,100
61 Packaging Operator 106.8% $28,280 1,100
62 Preschool Teacher 106.7% $33,920 1,740
63 Janitor 106.5% $28,810 7,660
64 Driver 106.5% $29,820 1,810
65 Network Administrator 106.5% $86,200 1,810
66 Billing Specialist 106.5% $39,040 1,650
67 Human Resources Generalist 106.3% $68,110 1,350
68 Painter 106.2% $40,040 1,530
69 Landscaper 106.2% $30,810 5,830
70 Production Worker 106.2% $23,730 1,900
71 Protection Specialist 105.8% $32,360 1,470
72 Stock Clerk 105.6% $28,670 6,760
73 Manager 105.5% $118,610 2,490
74 Server 105.5% $23,850 10,190
75 Assembler 105.4% $29,670 3,740
76 Public Relations Internship 105.3% $75,170 1,190
77 Stylist 105.2% $27,440 2,810
78 Customer Service Clerk 104.7% $32,110 1,560
79 Food Preparer 104.7% $24,720 3,820
80 Medical Assistant 104.2% $34,430 2,720
81 Automotive Technician 104.2% $41,720 2,990
82 Social Worker 104.0% $59,660 2,100
83 Medical Receptionist 103.9% $37,020 2,410
84 Grounds Maintenance Supervisor 103.7% $50,010 1,130
85 Electronics Engineer 103.5% $118,690 1,170
86 Pharmacist 103.2% $111,530 1,290
87 Property Manager 103.0% $93,460 1,390
88 Office Clerk 102.9% $35,050 9,680
89 Secretary 102.8% $40,140 7,290
90 Child Care Provider 102.7% $24,620 3,380
91 Police Officer 102.5% $57,180 2,020
92 Firefighter/paramedic 102.4% $55,820 1,710
93 Receptionist 102.0% $32,160 4,150
94 Cashier 101.8% $23,730 11,570
95 Sales Coordinator 101.0% $99,300 2,090
96 Dishwasher/busser 100.0% $22,150 2,280
97 Shipping And Receiving Clerk 98.9% $35,270 1,870
98 Teller 98.9% $29,060 1,760
99 Computer Programmer 95.9% $77,190 1,170
100 Grill Cook 95.3% $25,660 1,430

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