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Maryland Career Outlook: Fastest Growing Maryland (MD) Careers

Maryland (MD) has a number of different sectors that will grow substantially and hire more workers in the near future. Mining machine operators, earth drillers, personal care aides, and home health aides will be some of the fastest growing jobs in Maryland from 2014-2024.

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Overview and Economy

Maryland was named after Queen Henrietta Maria, who was the wife of King Charles I, in the early 1600s. Annapolis became the capital in 1695; and in 1791, the state donated land for the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. As of May 2017, Maryland had a reported average hourly wage of $27.53 for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In April 2018, the civilian labor force was approximately 3.2 million, and the state had an unemployment rate of 4.3%.

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  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
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Fastest-Growing Careers

These are projected to be the fastest-growing occupations in Maryland, between 2014-2024, according to CareerOneStop, a website of the U.S. Department of Labor. During the ten-year period, these jobs are likely to have anywhere from 47% growth to more than 100% growth. Mining machine operators and earth drillers are at the very high end of this range, with 117% and 96% growth expected, respectively.

  • Continuous Mining Machine Operators
  • Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
  • Choreographers
  • Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Home Health Aides
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
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