In a rapidly transforming job market, the best way to guarantee your own job security is to pick a field that’s on the upswing. But hot careers can vary widely by location — from software developer to animal trainer to credit counselor. (Hello, Michigan.)
To find the hottest up-and-coming jobs across the country, MONEY zeroed in on the fastest-growing occupation in every state, using short-term projections from Projections Managing Partnership, an organization associated with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Using each occupation’s percentage of projected change between 2017 and 2019, we identified every state’s fastest-growing job, along with that occupation’s median salary.
(MONEY did not consider occupations with fewer than 100 workers.)