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.


30 fastest growing occupations

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 30 Occupations with the Largest Employment Growth 2008 – 2018


% Employment Change  
Network systems and data communications  53.4
Home health aides 50.0
Personal and home care aides 46.0
Computer software engineers, applications 34.0
Medical assistants 33.9
Management analysts 23.9
Registered nurses 22.2
Medical assistants 35.4
Physicians and surgeons 21.8
Accountants and auditors 21.7
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 20.7
Construction laborers 20.5
Nursing aides and orderlies 18.8
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 18.0
Customer service representatives 17.7
Elementary school teachers, except special education 15.8
Receptionists and information clerks 15.2
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 14.6
Security guards 14.2
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 13.0
Carpenters 12.9
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 12.8
Office clerks, general 11.9
First-line supervisors/managers of office & admin support 11.0
Maintenance and repair workers, general 10.9
Child care workers 10.9
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 10.3
Teacher assistants 10.3
Retail salespersons 8.4
Waiters and waitresses 6.4