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

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Fastest Growing Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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Fastest Growing Jobs In South Carolina

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South 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 South Carolina.

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

  1. Home Health Aid
  2. Nurse Practitioner
  3. Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
  4. Operations Analyst
  5. Physical Therapist Assistant
  6. Web Developer
  7. Physician Assistant
  8. Physical Therapist
  9. Lineman
  10. Industrial Mechanic

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that home health aideses and nurse practitionerss 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 South 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 South 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 267 occupations in South Carolina.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 267.

At the end of the day, the data showed that home health aideses will be the fastest growing job in South Carolina.

Why the fastest growing jobs in South 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 South 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 home health aideses to nurse practitionerss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In South Carolina

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Home Health Aid 133.4% $20,710 14,680
2 Nurse Practitioner 132.3% $94,930 1,720
3 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 131.5% $38,670 4,880
4 Operations Analyst 131.4% $71,810 1,130
5 Physical Therapist Assistant 131.2% $60,080 1,810
6 Web Developer 126.9% $65,760 1,320
7 Physician Assistant 126.6% $92,360 1,190
8 Physical Therapist 124.2% $81,820 3,650
9 Lineman 124.0% $54,830 3,560
10 Industrial Mechanic 124.0% $51,330 9,160
11 Personal Care Assistant 123.7% $19,820 16,480
12 Business Analyst 123.4% $77,120 7,500
13 Massage Therapist 122.5% $38,950 2,450
14 Software Developer 121.7% $86,080 3,980
15 Miner 120.5% $36,130 1,000
16 Optician 120.3% $35,770 1,480
17 Medical Assistant 120.3% $30,380 10,150
18 Occupational Therapist 120.2% $77,660 2,320
19 Millwright 120.0% $47,360 1,500
20 Cardiovascular Technician 119.8% $53,860 1,210
21 Veterinary Technician 119.8% $29,990 1,880
22 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 119.6% $71,650 2,200
23 Machinist 119.4% $40,690 9,850
24 Information Security Analyst 119.0% $73,170 1,250
25 Clinical Psychology Internship 118.9% $61,910 1,700
26 Phlebotomist 118.7% $28,190 1,590
27 Software Engineer 118.3% $80,400 2,580
28 Instructor 118.3% $43,660 4,260
29 Helper 118.1% $29,280 2,020
30 Information Technology Manager 117.7% $118,710 4,060
31 Emergency Medical Technician 117.3% $32,970 6,440
32 Dietetic Technician 117.0% $24,070 1,240
33 Taxi Driver 117.0% $22,030 2,070
34 Medical Receptionist 116.9% $33,060 7,060
35 Certified Nursing Assistant 116.1% $24,590 22,620
36 Orderly 115.8% $22,600 4,040
37 Computer Technician 115.6% $46,160 7,700
38 Crew Member 115.5% $18,200 52,760
39 Medical Records Clerk 115.3% $38,090 3,390
40 Medical Director 115.2% $91,980 5,520
41 Hvac Technician 114.7% $42,110 5,070
42 Mechanic 114.6% $40,430 4,320
43 Registered Nurse 114.5% $63,470 47,920
44 Medical Laboratory Technician 114.4% $38,750 2,140
45 Construction Worker 114.4% $29,770 19,650
46 Dental Hygienist 114.1% $59,720 3,070
47 Electrician 114.1% $43,560 8,650
48 Billing Specialist 114.1% $33,830 7,610
49 Roofer 113.9% $33,480 1,310
50 Dental Assistant 113.8% $37,540 4,030
51 Assistant Manager 113.7% $31,930 17,340
52 Bartender 113.6% $21,460 8,790
53 Management Consultant 113.4% $75,540 11,600
54 Medical Technologist 113.1% $52,460 2,940
55 Assembler 113.1% $33,000 52,120
56 Network Engineer 112.9% $90,920 1,400
57 Cement Mason 112.7% $35,420 1,770
58 Surgical Technician 112.5% $39,000 1,800
59 Dietitian 112.4% $49,830 1,000
60 Material Handler 112.3% $27,250 49,450
61 Plastic Technician 112.2% $49,230 1,750
62 Plumber 112.1% $43,060 6,000
63 Production Coordinator 112.0% $46,270 7,350
64 Customer Service Representative 111.9% $31,000 50,070
65 Executive Chef 111.9% $34,320 2,350
66 Network Administrator 111.9% $73,730 4,610
67 Food Runner 111.8% $20,130 2,940
68 Licensed Practical Nurse 111.7% $40,090 10,890
69 Human Resources Manager 111.6% $98,530 1,730
70 Database Administrator 111.5% $76,530 1,260
71 Animal Care Technician 111.3% $22,430 5,200
72 Foreman 111.2% $58,080 11,160
73 Health Educator 111.1% $52,080 1,000
74 Cost Estimator 111.1% $57,770 2,910
75 Detailer 111.0% $23,260 4,330
76 Sales Representative 111.0% $49,010 6,170
77 Industrial Engineer 110.9% $80,870 7,150
78 Appraiser 110.8% $44,800 1,540
79 Stylist 110.5% $24,250 6,730
80 Accountant 110.4% $61,340 17,440
81 Civil Engineer 110.3% $78,240 6,300
82 Hostess 110.3% $19,390 4,820
83 Respiratory Therapist 110.3% $55,560 2,150
84 Baker 110.3% $23,720 2,150
85 Janitor 110.1% $22,060 34,800
86 Meeting Planner 110.0% $38,890 1,210
87 Trainer 110.0% $55,870 3,640
88 Network Technician 109.9% $54,370 2,320
89 Landscaper 109.9% $24,350 20,840
90 Mechanical Engineer 109.8% $88,770 6,380
91 Security Guard 109.8% $29,900 16,250
92 Supervisor 109.8% $36,690 3,590
93 Marketing Manager 109.8% $106,090 1,350
94 Operator 109.7% $38,020 5,520
95 Barista 109.7% $18,530 4,400
96 Packaging Operator 109.6% $29,250 4,320
97 Woodworking Shop Hand 109.6% $41,360 1,490
98 Insurance Agent 109.5% $49,960 6,440
99 Financial Analyst Internship 109.5% $71,450 1,390
100 Automotive Painter 109.5% $38,860 2,200

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

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