Rhode Island Career Guide: Overview of Hot Careers in Rhode Island (RI)

Residents of Rhode Island interested in a fast-growing career may want to consider becoming a marketing research analyst or marketing specialist, a cutter, welder, solderer or brazer or an applications software developer. Read on to learn more about the duties and salaries of these hot career opportunities in Rhode Island.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in January 2016, Rhode Island had a civilian work force of 551,800 and a 5.3% unemployment rate, which ranked it 33rd nationally. In the same month, the national unemployment rate was 4.9%, as reported by the BLS. The following are profiles of some of the fast-growing careers in Rhode Island.

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialist

Marketing research analysts and marketing specialists investigate and perform research on the conditions that exist in a certain area. They may collect vital data on the competition that exists as well as the potential for success in presentation of their company's product. Data is also used to develop an effective and strategically sound marketing campaign.

Job Outlook and Salary

According to CareerOneStop, an employment resource sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, employment opportunities for market research analysts and marketing specialists in Rhode Island were expected to increase by 36% from 2012 to 2022.

As of May 2014, the BLS noted that market research analysts and marketing specialists in Rhode Island earned a mean annual wage of $63,970.

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Cutters, Welders, Solderers and Brazers

These are the professional tradesmen who ensure that we can relay on the use of metal in products that we may use in our jobs, hobbies and everyday lives. They may solder, weld, cut and braze or finish the various seams, indentations, holes and other flaws that often come about in the fabrication of metal objects, tools and other sundry devices

Job Outlook and Salary

CareerOneStop reported that employment opportunities in Rhode Island for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers were expected to increase 35% from 2012-2022.

As of May 2014, according to the BLS, welders, cutters, solderers and brazers in Rhode Island earned a mean annual salary of $42,560.

Applications Software Developers

These specialists analyze user needs and then formulate solutions that fill these needs, by way of software applications. They may also work as part of a team that develops specialized databases. Their work may encompass specialized or general applications. They often oversee computer programmers.

Job Outlook and Salary

For the 2012-2022 decade, CareerOneStop estimated a 26% increase in applications software developer jobs in Rhode Island.

Applications software developers working in Rhode Island earned a mean annual salary of $93,560 as of May 2014, according to the BLS.

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