These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Texas In 2017

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Fastest Growing Jobs In Texas

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Texas 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 Texas.

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

  1. Wind Turbine Technician
  2. Statistician
  3. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  4. Nurse Practitioner
  5. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  6. Operations Analyst
  7. Rod Buster
  8. Physical Therapist Assistant
  9. Cardiovascular Technician
  10. Physician Assistant

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that wind turbine service technicianss and statisticianss 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 Texas 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 Texas 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 502 occupations in Texas.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 502.

At the end of the day, the data showed that wind turbine service technicianss will be the fastest growing job in Texas.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Texas 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 Texas 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 wind turbine service technicianss to statisticianss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Texas

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Wind Turbine Technician 229.2% $53,650 3,140
2 Statistician 151.4% $75,830 2,090
3 Occupational Therapy Assistant 149.5% $74,070 5,560
4 Nurse Practitioner 148.0% $110,060 11,970
5 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 145.5% $77,370 6,650
6 Operations Analyst 145.0% $82,260 11,570
7 Rod Buster 144.1% $43,680 5,520
8 Physical Therapist Assistant 143.4% $71,780 8,760
9 Cardiovascular Technician 142.9% $54,230 6,530
10 Physician Assistant 142.8% $97,420 8,510
11 Interpreter And Translator 142.6% $50,670 6,930
12 Cartographer 141.7% $63,480 2,040
13 Forensic Scientist 141.3% $51,700 1,300
14 Home Health Aid 139.6% $20,550 88,710
15 Personal Care Assistant 138.9% $18,620 274,460
16 Biomedical Engineer 137.1% $90,570 1,440
17 Audiologist 137.1% $79,130 1,220
18 Web Developer 136.6% $71,140 13,810
19 Crew Member 135.3% $19,520 386,490
20 X-Ray Technician 135.3% $42,430 8,860
21 Physical Therapist 134.7% $95,240 17,660
22 Ophthalmic Technician 134.7% $34,010 4,660
23 Physical Therapy Aide 134.5% $25,820 7,450
24 Medical Assistant 134.3% $30,270 74,690
25 Millwright 134.3% $47,210 4,270
26 Phlebotomist 134.3% $31,480 11,480
27 Assistant Manager 134.1% $38,720 104,410
28 Actuarial Internship 134.0% $121,300 1,420
29 Nurse Anesthetist 133.9% $152,670 4,110
30 Miner 133.8% $43,770 6,850
31 Occupational Therapist 133.7% $96,800 10,920
32 Bartender 133.0% $26,800 50,170
33 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 132.6% $80,060 17,370
34 Kitchen Steward 132.5% $20,990 7,050
35 Security Technician 132.4% $44,840 9,400
36 Marketing Internship 132.4% $78,440 37,830
37 Business Analyst 132.1% $93,610 77,430
38 Medical Receptionist 132.1% $32,050 110,800
39 Pipe Insulator 131.9% $46,620 5,990
40 Radiation Therapist 131.4% $73,270 1,590
41 Registered Nurse 131.2% $70,390 258,880
42 Veterinary Technician 131.2% $29,750 11,100
43 Information Security Analyst 131.2% $92,890 9,460
44 Credit Counselor 130.9% $51,380 4,240
45 Respiratory Therapist 130.7% $58,070 14,120
46 Medical Laboratory Technician 130.7% $40,060 15,200
47 Substance Abuse Counselor 130.3% $41,090 5,290
48 Surgical Technician 130.0% $46,330 12,560
49 Certified Nursing Assistant 130.0% $25,410 108,950
50 Emergency Medical Technician 129.9% $35,870 23,090
51 Medical Records Clerk 129.7% $39,710 21,510
52 Executive Chef 129.6% $46,730 10,720
53 Mechanical Installer 129.5% $38,280 2,150
54 Hvac Technician 129.4% $44,050 29,630
55 Medical Technologist 129.4% $59,390 16,000
56 Sterile Processing Technician 129.3% $32,780 4,280
57 Video Editor 129.1% $59,520 1,510
58 Dietitian 128.9% $59,010 5,580
59 Medical Director 128.8% $104,740 25,400
60 Lineman 128.8% $54,380 13,780
61 Marriage And Family Therapist 128.7% $42,690 1,480
62 Barista 128.6% $19,300 58,610
63 Food Preparer 128.5% $21,700 78,260
64 Massage Therapist 128.5% $40,310 12,540
65 Tree Trimmer 128.1% $31,630 6,010
66 Health Educator 127.9% $54,740 3,390
67 Electrician 127.8% $46,410 73,240
68 Hostess 127.8% $19,970 45,700
69 Roofer 127.6% $33,230 8,420
70 Fabrication Department Supervisor 127.6% $28,120 2,500
71 Industrial Mechanic 127.4% $52,880 40,420
72 Instructor 127.4% $39,170 27,070
73 Software Developer 127.4% $104,910 63,120
74 Paralegal 127.1% $54,480 28,250
75 Licensed Practical Nurse 126.7% $46,110 87,610
76 Dental Assistant 126.7% $35,770 32,320
77 Dental Hygienist 126.7% $72,980 15,960
78 Mechanic 126.6% $45,740 32,040
79 Dietetic Technician 126.6% $25,560 2,330
80 Pesticides Applicator 126.5% $38,710 2,340
81 Optician 126.5% $32,110 7,790
82 Cement Mason 126.4% $33,850 22,870
83 Driver 126.3% $29,510 61,390
84 Gas Station Attendant 126.2% $25,110 13,390
85 Mental Health Counselor 126.2% $47,210 6,120
86 Landscaper 126.2% $26,800 105,970
87 Billing Specialist 126.2% $36,460 54,130
88 Orderly 126.2% $24,030 5,880
89 Animal Care Technician 126.0% $22,570 19,920
90 Cargo Agent 125.8% $47,460 12,140
91 Construction Worker 125.8% $30,400 163,250
92 Field Service Technician 125.6% $39,620 3,430
93 Community Health Representative 125.6% $41,400 4,900
94 Environmental Engineer 125.6% $88,130 3,480
95 Painter 125.6% $35,040 39,630
96 Server 125.5% $23,250 256,870
97 Pharmacy Technician Internship 125.5% $33,080 38,960
98 Counselor 125.5% $60,900 8,510
99 Janitor 125.5% $22,800 218,880
100 Mri Technologist 125.2% $68,360 2,630

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