Idaho Career Guide: Fastest Growing Idaho (ID) Careers

As of 2013, Idaho's labor force was over 775,000 strong. In 2012, the median household income was $47,900. The fastest growing areas of employment are in the skilled construction trades and healthcare.

Fastest Growing Careers in Idaho (ID)

Numerous jobs will be added to the healthcare sector in the coming years in Idaho. Many of these will be for diagnostic medical sonographers, who are expected to see the fastest job growth in the healthcare field, according to America's Career InfoNet (www.careerinfonet.org). Employment for diagnostic medical sonographers in ID will rise to 630 positions in 2022, an increase of 51% over the figure recorded in 2012. In the construction trades industry, almost 70 additional jobs are projected to be available by 2022 to mechanical insulation workers, who have the fastest growing job rate in Idaho at 80%.

Other Fast Growing Idaho Careers

Also among the top 25 fastest-growing jobs in Idaho are the following:

  • Helpers - Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons and Tile and Marble Setters
  • Mechanical Door Repairers
  • Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
  • Home Health Aides

Careers with the Most Openings in Idaho

Retail salespersons will see the largest number of positions added to their sector by 2022. Nearly 4,300 jobs for salespersons will open up by that time. Coming in second are cashiers, who will have approximately 2,300 additional jobs by 2022. Other occupations that will have a large number of additional openings include:

  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Registered Nurses

Idaho Careers with a Decrease in Available Positions

Fallers (lumberjacks) will lose the largest percentage of available jobs in the coming years. Fallers will see a decrease of about 37% in available jobs by the year 2022. Word processors and typists will also lose a sizable portion of their jobs. Approximately 25% of these jobs are expected to be lost by 2022.

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