This is the first in a series of posts outlining the five fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. that require — on average — an associate’s degree, and where each state ranks in terms of growth in that occupation.
The labor market information, using a 2006-10 time frame, comes from EMSI’s Analyst. We sorted all occupations at the associate’s-degree education level by percentage growth to come up with the top five:
- Geological and petroleum technicians
- Physical therapist assistants
- Veterinary technologists and technicians
- Occupational therapist assistants
- Cardiovascular technologists and technicians
We’ve tossed data for each occupation into interactive maps to see how states stack up against one another. First up is the fifth-fastest growing occupation, cardiovascular technologists and technicians (SOC 29-2031). Nationally, it grew by 12% from ’06-10 with 52,247 estimated total jobs in 2010.
Mouse over each state to see the percentage growth of cardio techs, the state’s rank (No. 1 is Idaho; No. 51 is Hawaii), and how many workers are in the occupation.
Lastly, here’s a chart showing the top 10 states by rank:
If you have any questions on the map or would like to see this data for your region, please email Josh Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208.883.3500.