Mississippi Job Outlook & Top Growing Career Opportunities

Looking to move south? Consider the friendly, hospitable state of Mississippi (MS). In 2012, Mississippi had a population of nearly 3 million. As of 2013, roughly 43% of the inhabitants were in the labor force which, by number, ranked 35th nationally. Read this article to find out about the top career opportunities awaiting you there.

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Mississippi Career Outlook: Top Growing Career Opportunities in Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi is a state known for its hospitality, warm friendly people and southern comfort food. Mississippi also offers job seekers careers in a number of areas that are expected to grow rapidly now and in the future.

Careers in Healthcare

Allied health jobs are among the fastest-growing career paths in Mississippi from 2012-2022, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Some career choices include the following:

  • Personal Healthcare Aide
  • Home Health Aide
  • Postsecondary Health Specialties Teacher
  • Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teacher
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Physical Therapist Aide
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Aide
  • Audiologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Medical Secretary
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Skincare Specialist

Careers in Information Technology (IT)

The field of information technology continues to grow rapidly. Some IT occupations in Mississippi that are growing much faster than the average for all state occupations include:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software Developer, Systems Software
  • Software Developer, Applications
  • Computer Systems Analyst

Other Top Career Opportunities in Mississippi

Are healthcare and/or computers not your cup of tea? Then consider a career in one of the following jobs, all of which are among the 50 fastest growing occupations in the state of Mississippi from 2012-2022:

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Interpreter and Translator
  • Traffic Technician
  • Cartographer and Photogrammetrist
  • Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist
  • Meeting, Convention and Event Planner
  • Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teacher
  • Welding, Soldering and Brazing Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Sawing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Wood
  • Correctional Officers and Jailers
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