Overview of Michigan's Fastest Growing Careers

May 21, 2018

Michigan has numerous nicknames, such as 'The Great Lakes State' or 'The Wolverine State'. It is known as the place where the automobile industry got its start. Find out which careers offer the most opportunities in Michigan today.

A Look at Michigan

According the the World Population Review in 2018, Michigan was the 10th most populated state in the U.S. It also had the 10th largest labor force in the country in 2017. Michigan's unemployment rate has been holding fairly steady throughout 2018; as of April, it was reported to be 4.7% by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In May 2017, the BLS showed that the average hourly rate for workers across all occupations in the state was $23.22.

Michigan Careers: Overview of the Fastest Growing Careers in Michigan

Computers, finance, healthcare: the list of the fastest growing careers in Michigan features a diverse range of industries. All of the occupations listed below will experience between a 20%-35% growth rate through 2024. This list is compiled by Michigan's Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives:

  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Web Developers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Physical Therapists
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Millwrights
  • Software Developers, Applications

Other Career Opportunities

This theme mostly continues when looking at other careers that will experience double-digit growth over the 2014-2024 period, with many in areas of computers and healthcare. The following is a listing of other positions projected to be among those careers that will see a 14%-19% employment growth rate, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives:

  • Software Developers, Systems Software
  • Physician Assistants
  • Machinists
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
  • Healthcare Social Workers
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Management Analysts
  • Electricians
  • Database Administrators
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