Where Will the Jobs Be?

Montana Job Projections 2015-2022

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry develops occupational job projections that predict which jobs are likely to be in demand in the future. The report includes information on current job levels, projected job levels, projected annual openings, median wages, and educational requirements.

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Informational Wage Rates by Occupation

Look up median wages and employment numbers for hundreds of Montana occupations. Statewide and regional numbers are included when possible.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

For hundreds of different types of jobs the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.


20 fastest growing occupations

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics fastest growing occupations: 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2014-24.


% Employment Change  
Wind turbine service technicians 108
Occupational therapy assistants 43
Physical therapist assistants 41
Physical therapist aides 38
Home health aides 38
Commercial divers 37
Nurse practitioners 35
Physical therapists 34
Statisticians 34
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 33
Occupational therapy aides 31
Physician assistants 30
Operations research analysts 30
Personal financial advisors 30
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 29
Genetic counselors 29
Interpreters and translators 29
Audiologists 29
Hearing aid specialists 27
Optometrists 27
20 occupations with the most new jobs

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Most new jobs: 20 occupations with the highest projected numeric change in employment.


# of new jobs  
Personal care aides 458,100
Registered nurses 439,300
Home health aides 348,400
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 343,500
Retail salespersons 314,200
Nursing assistants 262,000
Customer service representatives 252,900
Cooks, restaurant 158,900
General and operations managers 151,100
Construction laborers 147,400
Accountants and auditors 142,400
Medical assistants 138,900
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 136,300
Software developers, applications 135,300
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 125,100
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers 121,200
Computer systems analysts 118,600
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 117,300
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 111,700
Medical secretaries 108,200