The Fastest-Growing Jobs in Each State
This article originally appeared on Monster.com.
“What are some good jobs near me?” you wonder. Glad you asked!
Financial technology company SmartAsset recently revealed the fastest growing jobs in each state—and Monster has plenty of openings for them. Some jobs—especially in STEM, medical, manufacturing, and education—are growing at much faster rate in certain states than others.
Nationwide, the study found that the fastest growing job is solar photovoltaic installer, which involves maintaining, assembling, and installing solar panels on roofs. As far as great entry-level jobs go, this one’s a winner—only a high school education is required, and people in this job typically make an average salary of $39,240 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A deeper dive into the analysis shows that some jobs are the fastest growing in multiple states. For example, jobs for financial examiners are on the rise in nearly every state and were the No. 1 fastest-growing job in New Jersey, Florida, and Ohio; jobs for occupational health and safety technicians were the fastest growing occupation in Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri.
To see the fastest growing job in your state, click through the list of jobs below.
Fastest-growing jobs by state:
Alabama: Medical scientists
Arkansas: Physician assistants
Colorado: Psychiatric aides
Connecticut: Preschool special education teachers
District of Columbia: Postsecondary education teachers
Florida: Financial examiners
Illinois: Postsecondary law teachers
Indiana: Medical appliance technicians
Iowa: Traffic technicians
Kansas: Forensic science technicians
Kentucky: Engine and other machine assemblers
Louisiana: Occupational health and safety technicians
Maryland: Avionics technicians
Minnesota: Hand sewers
Mississippi: Chemical plant and system operators
Nevada: Recordkeeping checkers
New Jersey: Financial examiners
New Mexico: Machine feeders
New York: Sociologists
North Carolina: Skincare specialists
North Dakota: Postal service clerks
Ohio: Financial examiners
Oklahoma: Electro-mechanical technicians
Oregon: Medical scientists
Pennsylvania: Wood sawing machine operators
Rhode Island: Substitute teachers
South Carolina: Postsecondary health specialties teachers
Tennessee: Food batchmakers
Utah: Personal care aides
Vermont: Library technicians
Washington: Auto damage insurance appraisers
Wisconsin: Psychiatric aides