These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Washington In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Washington

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Washington 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 Washington.

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

  1. Web Developer
  2. Chiropractic Physician
  3. Massage Therapist
  4. Physical Therapy Aide
  5. Hardware Engineer
  6. Software Developer
  7. Optician
  8. Security Technician
  9. Pest Control Technician
  10. Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that web developerss and chiropractorss 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 380 occupations in Washington.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 380.

At the end of the day, the data showed that web developerss will be the fastest growing job in Washington.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Washington 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 Washington 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 web developerss to chiropractorss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Washington

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Web Developer 151.6% $90,260 8,430
2 Chiropractic Physician 146.2% $62,370 2,120
3 Massage Therapist 141.3% $55,920 14,460
4 Physical Therapy Aide 138.9% $28,910 1,250
5 Hardware Engineer 137.8% $108,540 2,480
6 Software Developer 137.5% $129,440 83,090
7 Optician 136.8% $44,720 1,820
8 Security Technician 136.6% $47,630 1,270
9 Pest Control Technician 136.5% $44,830 1,310
10 Grounds Maintenance Supervisor 136.0% $51,820 5,290
11 Telemarketer 135.8% $30,170 8,270
12 Marketing Internship 135.5% $79,190 22,760
13 Veterinary Technician 135.1% $36,770 2,620
14 Optometrist 134.5% $110,300 1,520
15 Environmental Field Technician 134.5% $63,870 1,170
16 Rod Buster 134.2% $64,150 1,060
17 Physical Therapist Assistant 133.8% $58,770 1,820
18 Interpreter And Translator 133.6% $42,280 3,380
19 Physicist 133.3% $110,420 1,040
20 3d Artist 132.7% $76,130 4,180
21 Sales Assistant 132.5% $49,710 3,630
22 Landscaper 132.0% $34,080 40,730
23 Producer 131.2% $69,540 3,620
24 Production Operator 131.1% $31,440 3,540
25 Physical Therapist 130.7% $88,150 6,730
26 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 130.7% $86,970 1,960
27 Computer Technician 130.4% $56,460 19,150
28 Marketing Manager 130.1% $142,580 7,520
29 Business Analyst 130.0% $93,790 24,290
30 Animal Care Technician 129.7% $28,080 7,690
31 Security Guard 129.5% $35,200 25,350
32 Environmental Scientist 129.5% $76,470 5,090
33 Computer Operator 128.8% $49,950 1,030
34 Pesticides Applicator 128.6% $37,800 1,890
35 Statistician 128.6% $87,990 1,260
36 Home Health Aid 128.4% $25,640 12,330
37 Cardiovascular Technician 128.4% $66,320 1,220
38 Table Games Dealer 128.4% $27,690 8,280
39 Nurse Practitioner 128.4% $107,400 3,260
40 Mutuel Teller 128.3% $27,510 1,270
41 Gaming Host 127.8% $49,490 1,930
42 Motor Vehicle Operator 127.7% $37,370 1,060
43 Art Director 127.4% $101,000 2,370
44 Management Consultant 127.3% $101,660 29,110
45 Ophthalmic Technician 127.3% $43,760 1,260
46 Nail Technician 127.1% $30,650 10,610
47 Technical Writer 127.0% $80,410 1,550
48 Information Security Analyst 127.0% $99,430 2,350
49 Security Supervisor 126.9% $54,480 1,840
50 Project Manager 126.7% $86,760 7,930
51 Veterinarian 126.4% $89,820 2,630
52 Geoscientist 126.4% $86,320 1,340
53 Veterinary Technician Assistant 126.4% $29,320 3,210
54 Database Administrator 126.0% $93,240 3,200
55 Crossing Guard 125.7% $60,370 1,320
56 Editor 125.7% $61,120 3,770
57 Sales Representative 125.6% $59,230 21,660
58 Software Engineer 125.3% $114,320 16,560
59 Esthetician 125.2% $41,190 1,390
60 Phlebotomist 125.0% $36,890 2,850
61 Occupational Therapist 125.0% $81,670 3,250
62 Health Claims Examiner 124.9% $95,450 2,460
63 Network Administrator 124.8% $88,770 9,950
64 Stylist 124.6% $38,160 20,590
65 Janitor 124.6% $31,420 57,580
66 Physician Assistant 124.5% $113,900 2,590
67 Sales Engineer 124.4% $125,600 1,480
68 Electrical Assembler 124.3% $38,180 5,680
69 Line Leader 124.1% $53,670 1,700
70 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 124.1% $73,950 3,660
71 Kitchen Steward 124.0% $22,760 1,240
72 Emergency Medical Technician 123.9% $65,320 3,060
73 Semiconductor Processor 123.8% $39,130 1,510
74 Tile Installer 123.7% $51,860 2,400
75 Graphic Designer 123.7% $55,780 8,770
76 Assistant Buyer 123.6% $62,440 5,130
77 Senior Copywriter 123.4% $65,670 6,070
78 Substance Abuse Counselor 123.0% $39,030 4,390
79 Painter 122.8% $42,870 22,110
80 Housekeeper Supervisor 122.8% $40,500 5,170
81 Photographer 122.6% $44,220 4,010
82 Medical Receptionist 122.3% $42,470 12,110
83 Food Runner 122.2% $25,730 5,990
84 Hvac Technician 122.2% $57,020 6,010
85 Advertising Manager 122.0% $126,930 1,000
86 Human Resources Generalist 122.0% $67,950 17,720
87 Personal Care Assistant 121.9% $25,910 61,510
88 Network Technician 121.9% $72,230 4,230
89 Dental Hygienist 121.9% $90,150 7,630
90 Electrician 121.8% $65,260 20,230
91 Refuse Collector 121.7% $46,340 2,920
92 Computer Programmer 121.5% $116,170 20,600
93 Clinical Research Coordinator 121.5% $139,390 1,920
94 Food Service Director 121.5% $58,000 5,930
95 Miner 121.5% $73,180 1,470
96 Human Resources Manager 121.5% $119,910 4,130
97 Medical Laboratory Technician 121.4% $45,280 3,690
98 Accountant 121.0% $72,020 37,850
99 Roofer 121.0% $48,100 6,060
100 Cement Mason 120.9% $52,840 4,170

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