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

Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In South Dakota

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South Dakota 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 Dakota.

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

  1. Industrial Mechanic
  2. Machinist
  3. Field Service Technician
  4. Crew Member
  5. Personal Care Assistant
  6. Home Health Aid
  7. Mechanic
  8. Preschool Teacher
  9. Sales Representative
  10. Hvac Technician

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that industrial machinery mechanicss and machinistss 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 Dakota 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 Dakota 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 99 occupations in South Dakota.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 99.

At the end of the day, the data showed that industrial machinery mechanicss will be the fastest growing job in South Dakota.

Why the fastest growing jobs in South Dakota 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 Dakota 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 industrial machinery mechanicss to machinistss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In South Dakota

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Industrial Mechanic 128.8% $45,130 1,340
2 Machinist 122.0% $37,130 1,110
3 Field Service Technician 119.6% $41,220 1,340
4 Crew Member 117.0% $20,190 9,560
5 Personal Care Assistant 116.8% $22,010 2,360
6 Home Health Aid 115.6% $27,700 1,110
7 Mechanic 115.5% $42,010 1,270
8 Preschool Teacher 114.5% $29,820 1,740
9 Sales Representative 114.1% $90,360 1,860
10 Hvac Technician 114.0% $45,930 1,300
11 Assistant Manager 114.0% $32,980 2,030
12 Loan Processor 113.8% $33,320 2,060
13 Civil Engineer 113.5% $75,260 1,260
14 Loan Officer 112.8% $65,290 1,670
15 Welder 112.6% $36,040 3,660
16 Electrician 112.5% $46,410 2,250
17 Bartender 112.3% $21,860 3,480
18 Parts Sales Associate 112.2% $35,450 1,930
19 Registered Nurse 112.2% $55,920 13,090
20 Cement Mason 112.0% $35,590 1,590
21 Accountant 111.6% $64,040 5,090
22 Computer Technician 110.7% $38,490 1,870
23 Assembler 110.6% $28,140 3,980
24 Material Handler 110.5% $26,020 7,920
25 Attorney 110.2% $101,360 1,080
26 Child Care Provider 110.1% $20,710 5,430
27 Plumber 110.0% $42,350 1,100
28 Insurance Agent 109.9% $68,190 3,000
29 Billing Specialist 109.8% $29,740 1,010
30 Volunteer 109.8% $24,580 1,010
31 Retail Sales Consultant 109.6% $28,230 17,300
32 Driver 109.5% $29,660 1,950
33 Customer Service Representative 109.5% $29,830 9,730
34 Detailer 109.3% $22,200 1,180
35 General Manager 109.2% $121,840 4,500
36 Network Administrator 109.1% $61,570 1,800
37 Front Desk Clerk 109.0% $22,350 2,180
38 Residential Advisor 108.9% $24,950 2,570
39 Pharmacy Technician Internship 108.9% $31,450 1,350
40 Delivery Driver 108.9% $31,430 2,580
41 Forklift Operator 108.9% $32,770 1,230
42 Insurance Processor 108.9% $31,760 1,230
43 Food Service Director 108.7% $53,020 1,130
44 Management Consultant 108.7% $80,160 2,890
45 Supervisor 108.6% $57,600 1,510
46 Hostess 108.5% $20,760 3,060
47 Foreman 108.5% $63,030 1,660
48 Medical Assistant 108.5% $28,820 1,150
49 Landscaper 108.4% $25,770 3,480
50 Janitor 108.4% $24,740 10,490
51 Maintenance Supervisor 108.2% $71,640 1,050
52 Emergency Medical Technician 108.2% $29,900 1,060
53 Medical Records Clerk 108.1% $39,100 1,070
54 Barista 108.1% $20,880 3,480
55 Maintenance Technician 107.9% $35,250 3,020
56 Certified Nursing Assistant 107.8% $24,960 7,030
57 Construction Worker 107.7% $29,160 2,530
58 Housekeeper 107.5% $21,230 5,590
59 Stock Clerk 107.4% $24,690 6,670
60 Server 107.2% $21,320 7,920
61 Property Manager 107.1% $36,800 1,510
62 Compliance Specialist 107.0% $55,310 1,230
63 Food Preparer 106.8% $21,500 3,750
64 Fitness Trainer 106.5% $30,090 1,140
65 Stylist 106.5% $30,870 1,640
66 Carpenter 106.5% $34,950 6,560
67 Sales Coordinator 106.4% $92,210 1,170
68 Cook 106.1% $24,790 2,610
69 Police Officer 105.9% $46,000 1,980
70 Human Resources Generalist 105.8% $52,320 1,100
71 Electrical Assembler 105.7% $27,150 1,660
72 Highway Maintenance Worker 105.6% $32,220 1,880
73 Social Worker 105.6% $40,220 1,700
74 Groom 105.6% $26,100 3,800
75 Ride Operator 105.2% $20,790 1,610
76 Correction Officer 105.2% $36,620 1,620
77 Public Relations Internship 105.2% $48,220 1,020
78 Operator 105.0% $42,070 2,110
79 Receptionist 104.4% $25,670 5,440
80 Pharmacist 104.3% $112,090 1,220
81 Customer Service Clerk 104.0% $26,710 1,030
82 Office Clerk 103.9% $25,030 5,580
83 Bus Driver 103.6% $29,970 1,450
84 Cashier 103.2% $21,280 13,070
85 Radiologic Technician 103.0% $49,440 1,020
86 Shipping And Receiving Clerk 102.9% $32,330 1,060
87 Automotive Technician 102.8% $37,440 2,230
88 Secretary 102.5% $28,160 6,470
89 Packer 101.8% $23,720 2,260
90 Licensed Practical Nurse 101.0% $37,100 2,040
91 Dishwasher/busser 100.6% $20,140 1,560
92 Grill Cook 100.0% $22,030 1,010
93 Picker 99.5% $22,440 2,010
94 Security Guard 99.2% $26,520 1,300
95 Teller 98.1% $26,010 2,030
96 Executive Assistant 94.2% $38,230 2,590
97 Bookkeeper 93.1% $32,260 9,770
98 Collector 93.0% $32,060 3,570
99 Fast Food Cook 88.4% $20,560 2,130

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