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Hot Top Ten: 2012-2020

According to the US Dept of Labor, these are projected to be the FASTEST GROWING jobs in the nation from 2012-2020.  They represent all education levels, from on-the-job training to Ph.D. 

Many of the fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare or computers.  This growth reflects increased demand for medicine by an aging population and increased use of computers.

Top 10 Jobs:
Fastest Growth
% Change Education Required
Industrial psychologists 53% MA/MS
Personal care/home health aides 48% OJT
Insulation workers 47% OJT
Interpreters/translators 46% BA/BS
Medical sonographers 46% AA/AS
Construction masons 43% OJT
OT assistants 43% AA/AS
Genetic counselors 41% MA/MS
PT aides & assistants 41% AA/AS
Physician assistants 38% MA/MS
US Dept of Labor, June 2014

Check with Montana Dept of Labor for local projections.  In Montana, these jobs are projected to be the FASTEST GROWING from 2010-2020:

Top 10 Jobs:
Fastest Growth
%
Change
Education Required
Geological & petroleum technicians 62% AA/AS
Medical sonographers 58% AA/AS
Veterinary techs 55% AA/AS
Cardiovascular techs 48% AA/AS
Respiratory therapists 47% AA/AS
PT & OT assistants 43% AA/AS
Nuclear medicine techs 34% AA/AS
Radiation therapists 32% AA/AS
Avionics techs 31% AA/AS
Dental hygienists 31% AA/AS
CareerOneStop, June 2014

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