Missouri Career Guide: Overview of Hot Careers in Missouri (MO)

Are you looking for a job in the great state of Missouri (MO), home of Daniel Boone, Jesse James and Mark Twain? Read the following article to find out about hot career choices in the 'Show Me State'.

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Missouri Career Guide: Overview of Hot Careers in Missouri (MO)

Missouri is rich in history and scenic beauty, boasting two great waterways - the powerful Mississippi and the Missouri. What does Missouri have to offer the job seeker? Read on to learn about the fast-growing jobs in this state.

Careers in Construction and Extraction

According to CareerInfoNet (www.careerinfonet.org), 4 out of the top 5 fastest growing occupations from 2012-2022 will be in the field of construction and extraction. The following jobs are expected to increase between 28% - 49% by 2022:

  • Mechanical Insulation Workers (49%)
  • Brickmason, Blockmason, Stonemason, and Tile and Marble Setter Helpers (40%)
  • Electrician Helpers (38%)
  • Floor, Ceiling and Wall Insulation Workers (38%)
  • Brickmasons and Blockmasons (32%)
  • Fence Erectors (28%)

Careers in Healthcare

As the population ages, there will be an increasing demand for healthcare services and workers. High-demand occupations include the following, all of which appear on the CareerInfoNet list of what are projected to be the top 25 fastest-growing jobs in Missouri from 2012-2022:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
  • Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
  • Medical Equipment Repairers
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Home Health Aides

Other Hot Careers

Don't see yourself in healthcare? Don't want to spend all day on a construction site? Then consider these other hot Missouri career choices:

  • Riggers
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
  • Meeting, Convention and Events Planners
  • Operations Research Analysts
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