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Nebraska Job Outlook & Overview of the Fastest Growing Jobs

Are you a job seeker who lives in or is thinking of moving to the state of Nebraska (NE)? Boasting only a 2.8% unemployment rate in 2018, Nebraska might present you with some excellent career opportunities. Read the following article to find out what the fastest growing careers are in Nebraska.

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Nebraska Job Outlook: Overview of the Fastest Growing Careers in Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska is known as the 'Cornhusker State', which is a nod to the state's agriculture industry. In 2012, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service ranked Nebraska 4th nationally in total value of agricultural products sold. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an average hourly wage of $21.89 for all occupations in the state, as of May 2017. Additionally, the state had a civilian labor force of approximately 1 million and an unemployment rate of 2.8% in April 2018.

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  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Other Career Opportunities

Nebraska has plenty to offer the job seeker. Consider one of the following jobs, all of which are projected to be in the fastest-growing careers in Nebraska between 2014-2024. These occupations can expect anywhere from 31% - 45% growth during that timespan.

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Statisticians
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Home Health Aides
  • Web Developers
  • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
  • Operation Research Analysts
  • Medical Appliance Technicians
  • Physical Therapist Aides
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