California’s Fastest Growing Jobs in 2016

California is, and has been since its founding, a state in change. We’re growing, we’re progressing, we’re constantly on the move, it seems, financially, industrially, technologically, and of course, in the work force.

Some jobs that were popular fifty or sixty years ago are unheard of these days. Jobs that will be popular in fifty or sixty years — we may not even be able to guess.

But today, what we can guess are which jobs are going to be the most beneficial in one year, or even a few. Because we’ve crunched the data, and we’ve come up with a list of the fastest growing jobs in California this year.

Here are the top 10, and below, we’ll show you the top 100:

  1. Wind Turbine Technician
  2. Iron Worker
  3. Mason
  4. Stone Mason
  5. Roofer
  6. Mason Tender
  7. Web Developer
  8. Insulator
  9. Clinical Data Manager
  10. Solar Installer

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that wind turbine technician and iron worker would be so in demand? Not only does this mean we’re progressing in some important areas, but it also means you might just be able to snag yourself a more secure job.

We’ll get to the details of said jobs in a moment. First, here’s how we came up with this list.

Why the fastest growing jobs in California matter

Sure, it’s certainly interesting to see what sort of trends jobs will take over the next decade, because jobs are a great way to see what direction California is heading.

But aside from being merely “interesting,” it’s also good to note which jobs will be more secure, and more readily available now and in the coming years. If you’re looking for something that will last–take a look at this list. From wind turbine technician to solar installer, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

And now, here’s a look at the 100 fastest growing jobs in the Golden State for 2016.




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