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These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Utah In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Fastest Growing Jobs, Rankings - 10 months ago
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Utah

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Utah 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 Utah.

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

  1. Veterinary Technician
  2. Operations Analyst
  3. Software Developer
  4. Web Developer
  5. Interpreter And Translator
  6. Personal Banker
  7. Marketing Internship
  8. Miner
  9. Business Analyst
  10. Helper

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that veterinary technologists and technicianss and operations research analystss 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 Utah 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 Utah 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 257 occupations in Utah.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 257.

At the end of the day, the data showed that veterinary technologists and technicianss will be the fastest growing job in Utah.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Utah 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 Utah 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 veterinary technologists and technicianss to operations research analystss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Utah

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Veterinary Technician 179.5% $28,410 1,490
2 Operations Analyst 160.6% $80,570 1,060
3 Software Developer 158.8% $95,190 14,040
4 Web Developer 155.2% $64,420 3,290
5 Interpreter And Translator 154.6% $43,840 1,670
6 Personal Banker 152.3% $87,650 2,940
7 Marketing Internship 151.4% $59,250 8,370
8 Miner 150.0% $39,820 2,490
9 Business Analyst 149.5% $80,660 5,710
10 Helper 147.1% $29,300 1,280
11 Physical Therapy Aide 146.5% $22,200 1,040
12 Nurse Practitioner 146.1% $102,070 2,250
13 Information Technology Manager 145.1% $113,210 4,470
14 Personal Care Assistant 144.6% $22,870 12,190
15 Home Health Aid 144.3% $26,620 4,170
16 Computer Technician 144.2% $46,570 11,250
17 Cement Mason 143.9% $38,700 4,100
18 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 143.5% $36,250 1,650
19 Management Consultant 143.2% $76,210 9,640
20 Software Engineer 142.9% $101,890 4,360
21 Substance Abuse Counselor 142.9% $43,070 1,200
22 Tax Preparer 142.5% $50,830 1,140
23 Taxi Driver 142.1% $24,410 2,430
24 Phlebotomist 141.6% $28,200 1,600
25 Physical Therapist 141.3% $83,530 2,190
26 Massage Therapist 141.0% $32,150 3,130
27 Mental Health Worker 140.8% $47,140 2,070
28 Physician Assistant 140.8% $105,690 1,450
29 Sales Representative 140.1% $51,210 19,870
30 Network Engineer 140.0% $101,040 1,120
31 Meeting Planner 140.0% $39,930 1,190
32 Instructor 139.9% $36,160 5,470
33 Crew Member 138.8% $19,460 51,290
34 Drywall Sander 138.7% $36,230 3,190
35 Marketing Manager 138.5% $114,730 2,340
36 Notary Public 138.5% $38,220 3,060
37 Database Administrator 138.0% $88,000 1,270
38 Accountant 138.0% $70,220 15,620
39 Tile Installer 137.9% $40,960 2,290
40 Medical Laboratory Technician 137.6% $34,960 2,890
41 Clinical Psychology Internship 137.4% $66,920 2,570
42 Medical Technologist 137.3% $54,980 3,200
43 Industrial Mechanic 137.2% $54,330 4,540
44 Construction Worker 137.1% $30,790 21,110
45 Roofer 136.6% $37,630 2,350
46 Customer Service Representative 136.6% $31,930 56,610
47 Mental Health Counselor 136.1% $61,080 1,620
48 Assistant Manager 135.9% $30,310 10,330
49 Animal Care Technician 135.8% $23,880 2,350
50 Network Technician 135.8% $56,420 2,200
51 Audio Visual Technician 135.8% $43,710 1,290
52 Machinist 135.8% $46,900 4,860
53 Painter 135.7% $36,390 5,090
54 Network Administrator 135.6% $76,080 5,140
55 Construction Inspector 135.5% $59,750 1,450
56 Surgical Technician 135.2% $40,000 1,650
57 Esthetician 134.9% $28,560 1,160
58 Carpenter 134.8% $38,820 17,180
59 Billing Specialist 134.7% $34,860 5,470
60 Production Operator 134.2% $26,160 1,020
61 None 134.1% $35,110 1,810
62 Glass Blower 134.0% $34,430 1,260
63 Hvac Technician 133.8% $48,500 3,840
64 Appraiser 133.6% $49,860 1,510
65 Emergency Medical Technician 133.5% $33,890 3,190
66 Certified Nursing Assistant 133.4% $24,910 14,540
67 Insurance Agent 133.0% $62,560 5,040
68 Detailer 133.0% $23,370 5,080
69 Electrician 132.9% $51,900 9,730
70 Photographer 132.7% $32,490 1,500
71 Project Manager 132.7% $71,370 3,530
72 Foreman 132.7% $59,760 10,510
73 Industrial Engineer 132.6% $88,090 2,440
74 Registered Nurse 132.6% $62,360 27,150
75 Trainer 132.4% $54,420 5,310
76 Line Leader 132.3% $48,050 1,270
77 Automotive Painter 132.2% $43,980 2,010
78 Medical Records Clerk 132.1% $40,000 2,140
79 Mechanical Engineer 132.1% $82,010 4,240
80 Stylist 132.1% $24,300 5,480
81 Food Runner 131.8% $20,820 1,450
82 Finance Representative 131.7% $72,180 3,860
83 Cost Estimator 131.6% $64,670 3,040
84 Plastic Technician 131.5% $47,970 1,420
85 Medical Assistant 131.5% $31,350 9,610
86 Medical Director 131.4% $101,870 3,390
87 Vice President 131.2% $97,210 1,680
88 Recreation Leader 131.2% $25,910 4,790
89 Human Resources Manager 131.2% $100,730 1,220
90 Respiratory Therapist 131.0% $58,970 1,140
91 Executive Chef 130.8% $42,610 1,400
92 Vocational Training Instructor 130.7% $52,900 2,980
93 Supervisor 130.7% $31,700 2,600
94 Child Care Provider 130.6% $21,840 9,940
95 Gas Station Attendant 130.5% $24,230 1,370
96 Transportation Manager 130.5% $79,850 1,670
97 Pharmacy Technician Internship 130.4% $35,100 4,590
98 Chemical Processor 130.4% $37,170 1,030
99 Bartender 130.4% $27,220 3,090
100 Chemical Operator 130.2% $33,150 2,670

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