We’ve spent the week analyzing the five highest-growth jobs in the nation at the associate’s-degree level, and today we culminate the series by looking at the occupation at the top of the heap — geological and petroleum technicians.
According to EMSI’s Analyst, there are an estimated 15,389 geo techs (19-4041) in the U.S., an increase of 14.8% since 2006. And of the five occupations we’ve looked at in this series of posts, geo techs have experienced by far the most fluctuation from one state to the next.
Arkansas has seen the most growth (60.7%), while 10 states actually lost jobs during the selected time frame — with Michigan (-9.6%) and Washington, D.C. (-14.5%) at the bottom.
Below is an interactive map that shows three pieces of data on physical therapy assistants geo techs for each state and D.C.:
- Percentage growth from ‘06-10
- Ranking by percentage growth
- 2010 total jobs
Here are the top 10 states ranked by percentage growth
And here are the top 10 states ranked by 2010 jobs: