Where Will the Jobs Be?
Montana Job Projections 2016-2026
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.
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
|Solar photovoltaic installers||105|
|Wind turbine service technicians||96|
|Home health aides||47|
|Personal care aides||37|
|Physical therapist assistants||31|
|Software developers, applications||30|
|Physical therapist aides||29|
|Occupational therapy assistants||29|
|Information security analysts||28|
|Operations research analysts||27|
|Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists||27|
|Health specialties teachers, postsecondary||26|
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.
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||754,000|
|Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food||579,900|
|Home Health Aides||425,600|
|Software developers, applications||253,400|
|Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners||233,000|
|General and operations managers||205,900|
|Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand||200,800|
|Waiters and waitresses||182,500|
|Accountants and auditors||140,300|
|Market research analysts and marketing specialists||136,000|
|Customer service representatives||136,000|
|Landscaping and groundskeeping workers||123,300|
|Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers||113,800|
|Maintenance and repair workers, general||112,700|