These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Wisconsin In 2017

Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Wisconsin

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Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

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

  1. Operations Analyst
  2. Personal Care Assistant
  3. Home Health Aid
  4. Business Analyst
  5. Industrial Mechanic
  6. Taxi Driver
  7. Web Developer
  8. Interpreter And Translator
  9. Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor
  10. Marine Mammal Trainer

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that operations research analystss and personal care aideses 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 340 occupations in Wisconsin.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 340.

At the end of the day, the data showed that operations research analystss will be the fastest growing job in Wisconsin.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 operations research analystss to personal care aideses, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Wisconsin

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Operations Analyst 133.1% $68,760 2,290
2 Personal Care Assistant 128.7% $22,400 80,390
3 Home Health Aid 128.0% $26,120 9,380
4 Business Analyst 127.7% $77,090 18,680
5 Industrial Mechanic 123.8% $50,700 10,990
6 Taxi Driver 123.0% $23,670 7,370
7 Web Developer 122.2% $51,960 3,190
8 Interpreter And Translator 122.2% $48,940 2,370
9 Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor 121.8% $51,640 1,840
10 Marine Mammal Trainer 121.5% $29,430 1,980
11 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 121.4% $42,170 13,050
12 Marketing Internship 119.0% $57,420 13,770
13 Software Developer 118.8% $83,040 13,440
14 Chemical Processor 118.8% $45,800 1,010
15 Chemist 118.4% $68,200 2,830
16 Nurse Practitioner 118.0% $98,250 2,880
17 Cardiovascular Technician 117.5% $53,030 1,680
18 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 117.3% $72,920 1,560
19 Supervisor 117.2% $38,120 8,380
20 Information Technology Manager 116.7% $119,080 7,410
21 Music Therapist 116.7% $55,070 1,120
22 Physical Therapist Assistant 116.1% $50,250 1,510
23 Occupational Therapy Assistant 116.1% $40,570 1,080
24 Excavator 116.1% $51,550 1,440
25 Miner 116.1% $53,480 2,090
26 Residential Advisor 115.9% $25,560 3,140
27 Instructor 115.8% $36,100 9,810
28 Chemical Technician 115.8% $45,080 1,910
29 Architect 115.4% $74,080 1,720
30 Helper 115.2% $33,690 1,590
31 Physician Assistant 115.2% $96,810 2,050
32 Mechanic 114.9% $45,360 7,850
33 Optician 114.5% $32,770 2,050
34 Management Consultant 114.1% $78,930 13,150
35 Civil Engineer 114.0% $75,440 5,460
36 Computer Programmer 113.9% $74,740 7,810
37 Environmental Scientist 113.8% $64,140 1,320
38 Loan Processor 113.7% $37,770 4,830
39 Crew Member 113.6% $19,010 71,750
40 Fundraising Chairperson 113.5% $51,510 2,600
41 Database Administrator 113.5% $77,320 2,270
42 Certified Nursing Assistant 113.4% $27,980 38,820
43 Finance Representative 113.4% $75,950 5,930
44 Real Estate Agent 113.3% $53,640 1,960
45 Tractor Operator 113.3% $34,120 4,520
46 Loan Officer 113.2% $71,390 7,440
47 Physical Therapist 113.2% $77,870 5,230
48 Meeting Planner 113.1% $44,580 2,670
49 Veterinary Technician 113.1% $32,920 2,330
50 Food Runner 112.8% $20,990 6,360
51 Animal Care Technician 112.7% $20,240 5,610
52 Construction Worker 112.4% $41,450 18,820
53 Forester 112.4% $54,000 1,000
54 Compliance Analyst 112.2% $74,280 1,290
55 Human Resources Manager 112.1% $106,060 3,140
56 Rehabilitation Counselor 112.1% $34,290 1,670
57 Financial Analyst Internship 112.1% $78,050 5,020
58 Hvac Technician 112.0% $48,850 5,510
59 Assistant Manager 112.0% $29,910 15,250
60 Plastic Technician 111.9% $48,960 3,760
61 Preschool Teacher 111.8% $26,360 13,410
62 Volunteer 111.8% $33,810 14,550
63 Park Ranger 111.7% $64,030 1,050
64 Education Director 111.6% $45,090 1,440
65 Occupational Therapist 111.5% $67,710 3,590
66 Accountant 111.5% $66,070 25,670
67 Cement Mason 111.5% $50,760 4,380
68 Research Assistant 111.4% $38,730 1,960
69 Grounds Maintenance Supervisor 111.3% $50,010 2,760
70 Landscaper 111.2% $28,140 23,630
71 Massage Therapist 110.8% $38,480 3,600
72 Marriage And Family Therapist 110.8% $45,650 1,030
73 Electrician 110.7% $57,910 12,520
74 Executive Chef 110.7% $47,240 2,280
75 Public Relations 110.6% $97,200 1,560
76 Marketing Manager 110.6% $118,040 3,770
77 Senior Copywriter 110.4% $46,750 2,230
78 Insurance Agent 110.4% $73,840 9,980
79 Program Manager 110.2% $63,270 4,870
80 Pharmacy Technician Internship 110.1% $31,190 7,950
81 Public Relations Internship 110.1% $58,700 8,190
82 Software Engineer 110.1% $85,930 3,720
83 Operator 110.0% $57,650 8,050
84 Bartender 109.9% $20,590 29,390
85 Finance Manager 109.9% $124,040 10,510
86 Foreman 109.9% $68,920 9,450
87 Recreation Leader 109.9% $24,070 16,270
88 Civil Engineering Technician 109.7% $51,050 1,690
89 Finance Specialist 109.6% $56,060 1,830
90 Mental Health Counselor 109.6% $44,890 2,860
91 Millwright 109.6% $55,420 1,260
92 Valet 109.5% $24,590 1,500
93 Registered Nurse 109.5% $67,930 61,540
94 Computer Technician 109.5% $49,460 12,010
95 Roofer 109.4% $37,770 2,790
96 Community Organizer 109.4% $37,750 2,330
97 Substance Abuse Counselor 109.3% $47,830 1,640
98 Network Engineer 109.3% $91,030 2,580
99 Fitness Trainer 109.3% $32,960 12,260
100 Parts Sales Associate 109.2% $34,440 5,450

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