Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Massachusetts

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 For Massachusetts: Long-term Employment Projections through 2018*

Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Massachusetts

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1.  Personal and Home Care Aides

In Massachusetts, there is a 2008 base of 17,410 in this field, with a projected increase of 5,290 to a high of 22,700 (increase of 30%). The average annual number of job openings is 750.

2.  Home Health Aides
In Massachusetts, there is a 2008 base of 17,640 in this field, with a projected 39% increase to 24,580 (increase of 6,940).  The average annual number of job openings is 870.

3.  Biomedical Engineers
In Massachusetts, there is a 2008 base of 1,460 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 2,510 (up 1,050 or 72%).  The average annual number of job openings is 140.

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4.  Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
In Massachusetts, there is a 2008 base of 790 in this field, with a projected increase of 190 to a high of 990 (increase of 24%). The average annual number of job openings is 50.

5.  Computer Systems Analysts
In Massachusetts, there is a 2008 base of 19,730 in this field, with a projected 12% increase to 22,200 (increase of 2,460). The average annual number of job openings is 670.

 

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6.  Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
In Massachusetts, there is a 2008 base of 3,250 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 4,380 (up 1,130 or 34%). The average annual number of job openings is 200.

7.  Registered Nurses
In Massachusetts, there is a 2008 base of 83,320 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 98,010 (up 14,690 or 17%).  The average annual number of job openings is 2,930.

8.  Physical Therapist Assistants
In Massachusetts, there is a 2008 base of 2,470 in this field, with a projected increase of 510 to a high of 2,980 (increase of 20%). The average annual number of job openings is 90.

9.  Respiratory Therapists
In Massachusetts, there is a 2008 base of 2,160 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 2,590 (up 420 or 19%).  The average annual number of job openings is 80.

10.  Meeting and Convention Planners 
In Massachusetts, there is a 2008 base of 2,930 in this field, with a projected increase of 240 to a high of 3,170 (increase of 8%). The average annual number of job openings is 90.

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If you have additional questions, or need more information about Massachusetts Employment opportunities, contact the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development HERE: http://www.mass.gov/lwd/employment-services/

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*Source: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm   The projections are from 2008-2018.

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