Statistician Leads 10 Fastest Growing Jobs of 462 Occupations In Florida For 2017

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Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers in demand

Florida 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. Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers, above, are currently in high demand in Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida 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 50 or 60 years ago are unheard of these days. Jobs that will be popular in 50 or 60 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 Florida.

Here are the top 10, and below, we’ll show you the top 100:

  1. Statisticians
  2. Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
  3. Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
  4. Nurse Practitioners
  5. Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  6. Insulation Workers, Mechanical
  7. Physician Assistants
  8. Helpers–Roofers
  9. Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
  10. Stonemasons

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that statisticians and reinforcing iron and rebar workers 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 Florida 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 Florida 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 462 occupations in Florida.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 462.

At the end of the day, the data showed that Clinical Data Manager is the fastest growing job in Florida.

Why the Fastest Growing Jobs In Florida 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 Florida 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 statisticians to stonemasons, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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

Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Florida

RANK JOB GROWTH % AVERAGE WAGE JOBS IN 2024
1 Statisticians 59.76% $63,420 1,310
2 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 53.16% $41,050 1,210
3 Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 49.49% $25,350 1,480
4 Nurse Practitioners 46.65% $95,780 12,040
5 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 46.07% $35,090 5,580
6 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 45.65% $38,650 2,010
7 Physician Assistants 44.86% $101,480 7,330
8 Helpers–Roofers 44.74% $27,550 1,650
9 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 43.2% $34,130 15,380
10 Stonemasons 42.11% $37,390 1,080
11 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 41.67% $34,350 4,080
12 Physical Therapist Assistants 40.18% $61,610 6,070
13 Occupational Therapy Assistants 40.0% $62,240 2,310
14 Mechanical Door Repairers 39.76% $36,010 1,160
15 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 39.7% $62,160 6,580
16 Roofers 38.99% $31,880 23,850
17 Fence Erectors 38.0% $33,570 1,380
18 Helpers–Electricians 37.7% $25,500 7,780
19 Web Developers 37.36% $60,890 12,170
20 Helpers–Carpenters 37.21% $27,960 2,360
21 Parking Lot Attendants 36.91% $20,090 21,590
22 Interpreters and Translators 36.86% $39,210 3,490
23 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 36.26% $23,230 18,000
24 Physical Therapist Aides 35.68% $25,770 3,080
25 Biomedical Engineers 35.53% $76,900 1,030
26 Therapists, All Other 35.33% $62,310 2,030
27 Home Health Aides 35.28% $22,920 34,930
28 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 35.25% $30,930 11,280
29 Nurse Anesthetists 34.78% $145,740 4,340
30 Operations Research Analysts 34.77% $63,930 8,450
31 Anesthesiologists 34.63% $250,480 2,760
32 Construction Laborers 34.61% $28,030 87,970
33 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 34.53% $47,410 5,610
34 Physical Therapists 34.3% $85,110 16,130
35 Computer Systems Analysts 33.65% $82,120 26,530
36 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 33.53% $37,230 4,460
37 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 33.39% $40,160 36,950
38 Personal Financial Advisors 33.24% $119,350 18,880
39 Medical Assistants 33.17% $30,170 60,420
40 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 33.08% $31,830 3,460
41 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 33.0% $57,740 51,670
42 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 32.71% $61,620 29,660
43 Surgeons 32.7% $250,880 2,800
44 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 32.65% $26,690 1,300
45 Information Security Analysts 32.63% $83,710 5,040
46 Optometrists 32.53% $109,880 3,300
47 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 32.47% $123,680 1,020
48 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 32.43% $23,140 16,540
49 Cost Estimators 32.32% $57,520 17,400
50 Electricians 32.23% $42,600 44,760
51 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 32.02% $30,530 7,710
52 Personal Care Aides 31.67% $21,750 31,100
53 Elevator Installers and Repairers 31.58% $61,050 2,250
54 Phlebotomists 31.48% $29,510 9,480
55 Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 31.44% $26,290 4,850
56 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 31.43% $30,410 1,840
57 Radiation Therapists 30.71% $92,660 1,660
58 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 30.58% $47,130 15,500
59 Software Developers, Applications 30.54% $85,930 40,090
60 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 30.48% $36,320 18,580
61 Opticians, Dispensing 30.45% $39,760 6,940
62 Biochemists and Biophysicists 30.43% $89,620 1,500
63 Community Health Workers 29.96% $34,500 2,950
64 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 29.93% $243,560 1,910
65 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 29.7% $31,870 35,720
66 Occupational Therapists 29.53% $85,520 7,500
67 Tile and Marble Setters 29.47% $32,080 10,060
68 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 29.07% $37,450 7,770
69 Psychologists, All Other 29.0% $90,310 2,580
70 Carpenters 29.0% $36,260 67,210
71 Massage Therapists 28.91% $42,240 17,970
72 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 28.9% $38,330 11,240
73 Forensic Science Technicians 28.76% $47,490 1,970
74 Technical Writers 28.7% $61,010 2,780
75 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 28.67% $75,190 13,600
76 Cooks, Restaurant 28.63% $25,330 119,250
77 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 28.48% $36,160 2,120
78 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 28.42% $71,810 4,880
79 Sheet Metal Workers 28.36% $35,930 9,370
80 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 28.31% $39,170 28,600
81 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 28.28% $47,380 1,270
82 Crane and Tower Operators 28.19% $48,890 2,910
83 Marriage and Family Therapists 27.97% $43,790 3,340
84 Management Analysts 27.85% $82,440 63,990
85 Healthcare Social Workers 27.78% $51,380 7,130
86 Speech-Language Pathologists 27.75% $78,790 9,760
87 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 27.72% $37,170 23,590
88 Glaziers 27.65% $33,720 4,570
89 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 27.64% $199,720 24,010
90 Film and Video Editors 27.59% $42,960 2,220
91 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 27.18% $29,390 1,310
92 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 27.15% $40,720 1,920
93 Mental Health Counselors 27.09% $42,980 5,630
94 Flight Attendants 26.96% $50,770 9,370
95 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 26.83% $65,350 1,560
96 Medical Secretaries 26.77% $31,250 24,480
97 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 26.65% $80,090 6,510
98 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 26.23% $22,550 13,090
99 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 26.2% $45,740 8,670
100 Surgical Technologists 26.15% $41,040 8,250

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