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Fastest Growing Occupations

Job seekers may have a better chance of becoming employed in occupations that are growing rapidly. The occupations listed here had the highest growth in employment in the past year in the Kansas City region. Download the Top 30 Fastest Growing Occupations for the Kansas City MSA, 2015–2016 >>

 

In order of net job growth, the top 5 fastest-growing occupations from 2015-2016 in the Kansas City region were:

  1. Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
  2. Other Personal Care and Service Workers
  3. Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
  4. Food and Beverage Serving Workers
  5. Health Technologists and Technicians

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Ten-Year Projections

Job seekers may have a better chance of becoming employed in occupations that are growing rapidly. If current trends continue, these occupations will have the highest growth in employment in the Kansas City region over the next 10 years.
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In order of projected net job growth over the next 10 years, the top 5 fastest-growing occupations in the Kansas City region are:

  1. Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
  2. Computer Occupations
  3. Construction Trades Workers
  4. Other Personal Care and Service Workers
  5. Nursing, Psychiatric and Home Health Aides

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Projected Growth Occupations by Education

What level of education do you have now or plan to seek? These charts rank occupations that are projected to have the most growth over the next 10 years for each level of education, from less than high school diploma to advanced degrees.
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