These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Tennessee In 2017

We used projected job growth data to find the fastest growing jobs in TN.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFastest Growing Jobs, Rankings - 3 months ago

Fastest Growing Jobs In Tennessee

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Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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

  1. Physical Therapist Assistant
  2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  3. Tax Preparer
  4. Physical Therapy Aide
  5. Physical Therapist
  6. Home Health Aid
  7. Interpreter And Translator
  8. Physician Assistant
  9. Nurse Practitioner
  10. Marketing Internship

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that physical therapist assistantss and diagnostic medical sonographerss 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.

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

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How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 332 occupations in Tennessee.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 332.

At the end of the day, the data showed that physical therapist assistantss will be the fastest growing job in Tennessee.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 physical therapist assistantss to diagnostic medical sonographerss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Tennessee

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Physical Therapist Assistant 155.8% $56,870 3,630
2 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 152.0% $60,710 2,220
3 Tax Preparer 148.5% $50,110 3,400
4 Physical Therapy Aide 148.3% $23,890 1,750
5 Physical Therapist 147.2% $87,530 6,920
6 Home Health Aid 146.7% $20,660 18,370
7 Interpreter And Translator 145.7% $41,350 1,020
8 Physician Assistant 144.4% $85,520 1,950
9 Nurse Practitioner 140.7% $93,790 6,020
10 Marketing Internship 140.3% $61,290 8,250
11 Operations Analyst 139.5% $69,420 1,660
12 Substance Abuse Counselor 138.7% $39,370 1,900
13 Veterinary Technician 138.3% $31,140 2,240
14 Medical Receptionist 136.9% $30,830 8,750
15 Reserve Tube Welder 136.8% $38,760 2,530
16 Personal Care Assistant 136.5% $19,540 33,000
17 Phlebotomist 136.3% $28,360 4,020
18 Cardiovascular Technician 135.9% $47,290 1,250
19 Information Security Analyst 135.7% $80,150 1,140
20 Occupational Therapist 134.9% $82,660 2,510
21 Health Educator 134.9% $37,740 1,120
22 Surgical Technician 134.8% $40,680 4,220
23 Accountant 134.3% $66,330 30,660
24 Meeting Planner 133.9% $40,930 1,620
25 Medical Laboratory Technician 133.8% $37,210 8,790
26 Medical Assistant 132.9% $30,500 18,750
27 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 132.4% $36,750 3,720
28 Financial Analyst Internship 132.3% $75,170 3,440
29 Nurse Anesthetist 132.1% $142,580 2,920
30 Business Analyst 131.0% $74,800 12,370
31 Coordinator 130.7% $53,480 3,660
32 Mental Health Counselor 130.7% $33,890 3,580
33 Medical Director 130.7% $93,570 9,760
34 Billing Specialist 129.7% $34,130 16,200
35 Medical Records Clerk 129.1% $38,270 5,280
36 Emergency Medical Technician 128.8% $35,850 10,380
37 Marketing Manager 128.7% $99,040 4,440
38 Medical Transcriptionist 128.4% $33,060 3,260
39 Mri Technologist 128.2% $57,720 1,090
40 Massage Therapist 128.2% $35,250 2,090
41 Licensed Practical Nurse 127.8% $37,920 29,500
42 Software Developer 127.3% $84,340 6,160
43 Software Engineer 127.2% $87,320 3,320
44 Mental Health Worker 126.9% $35,540 2,310
45 Management Consultant 126.9% $82,010 12,120
46 Optician 126.7% $33,750 1,140
47 Advertising Manager 126.7% $81,870 1,330
48 Human Resources Manager 126.6% $95,300 2,860
49 Computer Technician 126.0% $48,610 9,360
50 Collector 126.0% $36,340 19,790
51 Assembler 125.8% $31,980 55,700
52 Aide 125.7% $20,170 2,840
53 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 125.1% $72,680 2,940
54 Pharmacy Technician Internship 125.1% $30,190 14,960
55 Captain 125.0% $51,700 1,150
56 Helper 124.7% $29,710 2,220
57 Radiologic Technician 124.6% $50,770 7,080
58 Registered Nurse 124.6% $58,410 69,090
59 Residential Advisor 124.2% $20,170 3,280
60 Network Engineer 124.2% $94,780 1,900
61 Dietitian 124.2% $55,210 1,490
62 Animal Care Technician 123.5% $22,380 3,730
63 Security Guard 123.4% $29,910 28,030
64 Dental Hygienist 123.3% $65,390 4,450
65 Payroll Specialist 123.0% $40,700 5,290
66 Information Technology Manager 122.9% $107,500 6,710
67 Trainer 122.7% $60,090 5,840
68 Certified Nursing Assistant 122.5% $23,850 38,800
69 Database Administrator 122.2% $84,290 2,090
70 Contact Lens Technician 122.1% $30,140 1,160
71 Respiratory Therapist 122.0% $49,540 4,050
72 Credit Analyst 121.2% $70,360 1,830
73 Clinical Psychology Internship 121.2% $74,280 2,290
74 Brand Ambassador 121.1% $32,220 1,780
75 Logistics Coordinator 121.0% $65,490 1,440
76 Environmental Engineer 120.8% $89,790 1,220
77 Security Technician 120.3% $46,640 1,660
78 Paralegal 120.1% $49,500 5,790
79 Purchasing Manager 120.1% $87,860 2,390
80 Generator Assembler 120.0% $34,950 1,980
81 Human Resources Generalist 119.9% $56,040 7,890
82 Public Relations 119.7% $97,750 1,580
83 Packaging Operator 119.7% $31,150 16,130
84 Receptionist 119.1% $27,300 24,050
85 Material Handler 119.1% $27,600 92,710
86 Veterinarian 119.0% $86,920 1,440
87 Civil Engineer 118.9% $95,110 4,710
88 Web Developer 118.9% $59,660 2,010
89 Network Administrator 118.9% $78,880 7,240
90 Miner 118.7% $45,930 1,080
91 Office Manager 118.6% $55,380 38,910
92 Production Worker 118.5% $25,640 14,990
93 Finance Manager 118.3% $105,530 14,900
94 Bookkeeper 118.0% $37,620 39,400
95 Customer Service Representative 117.9% $32,260 59,350
96 Assistant Buyer 117.9% $52,430 2,570
97 Crew Member 117.8% $18,800 72,430
98 Sales Representative 117.7% $52,780 14,230
99 Medical Technologist 117.6% $61,310 5,270
100 Machinist 117.6% $42,940 9,960

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