Fastest Growing Job in Michigan
June 16, 2021
To determine the fastest-growing jobs, employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in March of 2021 was analyzed. The data looked at employment growth rates from May 2015 to 2020.
Oh yeah, and unclear groupings of jobs or jobs that had "all other" in the name were left off the list because they don’t reflect an accurate portrayal of one specific job. Also, jobs of less than 1,000 employed were also removed from the dataset.
So, what’s the fastest growing job in Michigan? You might be surprised to find that it's Chemical Equipment Operators! These folks are responsible for monitoring and controlling the chemical reactions that are required to create industrial and consumer products.
Here’s the raw data about this job:
- Five-year growth rate: 229.7%
- 2014 employment: 1,450
- 2019 employment: 13,240
- Median annual income: $58,070
- Total Nationwide Employment: 4,146,600
They are trained to work with equipment like de-vulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels through apprenticeships or hands-on training. Attention to detail, flexibility, and a basic knowledge of chemistry are all attributes required of those looking to enter the field.
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