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Baltimore, MD Job Outlook: Fastest Growing Baltimore Careers

May 10, 2018

Looking for a job in Baltimore, MD? You may be interested to learn about employment opportunities that exist not just in Baltimore City but also in Baltimore County and some of the surrounding counties as well.

Where Can You Work in Baltimore?

While Maryland is home to four Fortune 500 companies, according to Baltimore Business Journal in 2016, Baltimore itself is the only one of America's 30 largest cities, population-wise, to not have a single Fortune 500 company. However, you may be surprised at the variety of industries thriving in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Below you'll be able to find some of the hottest jobs these days in the Baltimore area.

As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of 2017 Baltimore workers earned an average hourly wage of $27.12, which is 11% higher than the national average. However, the unemployment rate in the city was 4.6% in March 2018, somewhat higher than the total U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1%.

Jobs in Baltimore City

Despite the unemployment rate in Baltimore, there are many occupations that should see a rise in demand over the next several years. According to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations (MDOL), the jobs expected to increase the fastest from 2014-2024 include the following:

  • Sailors and Marine Oilers
  • Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
  • Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Statisticians
  • Mathematicians
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Forensic Science Technicians
  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Jobs in Baltimore County and Surrounding Counties

Jobs in demand can vary from one county to another. The MDOL projected that the following positions would be among those to increase the fastest over the 2014-2024 decade in the Baltimore County Workforce Region, followed by some surrounding counties. There are a few jobs that are in demand in all of these counties, such as positions in physical therapy.

Baltimore County

  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Credit Counselors
  • Web Developers
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
  • Physical Therapist Aides
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Home Health Aides
  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
  • Mathematicians

Mid Maryland

  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Statisticians
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Home Health Aides
  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Susquehanna County

  • Medical Appliance Technicians
  • Forensic Science Technicians
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Physical Therapists
  • Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Web Developers
  • Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
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