If you’re looking for a job in the midst of the tight labor market, it helps to know which sectors are growing the most and where.
On Monday, SmartAsset released a report that showed the fastest-growing jobs in each state, as well as Washington, D.C.
The financial institution looked at changes in occupations listed with the Bureau of Labor Statistics over the last 5 years and compared employment data in each state from 2014 with employment data from 2018.
Production jobs are growing the fastest in seven states — the highest number of states to have growth in one industry. Those states include Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Wisconsin, though the individual jobs in those industries varied.
In Alabama, those jobs were molding, coremaking and casting machine setters, operators and tenders — which grew 174 percent from 2014 to 2018 — and in Mississippi, those jobs were food batchmakers — which grew 173 percent.
According to SmartAsset, the state with the highest growth in production jobs was Arizona, which grew in machine tool setters, operators and tenders by 503 percent from 2014 to 2018. The analysis also found that Georgia had the highest percentage increase of all the states, with an increase of 686 percent for audio-visual and multimedia collections specialists.
Here's a full list of the fastest growing jobs in all 50 states — and Washington, D.C. — and their job growth percentages, per SmartAsset.
District of Columbia: Transportation attendants, except flight attendants - 550 percent
Alabama: Molding, coremaking and casting machine setters, operators and tenders (metal and plastic) - 174 percent
Alaska: Industrial production managers - 129 percent
Arizona: Multiple machine tool setters, operators and tenders (metal and plastic) - 503 percent
Arkansas: Statisticians - 171 percent
California: Personal care aides - 460 percent
Colorado: Computer and information research scientists - 182 percent
Connecticut: Electrical and electronics repairers (powerhouse, substation and relay) - 130 percent
Delaware: Information security analysts - 142 percent
Florida: Conservation scientists - 386 percent
Georgia: Audio-visual and multimedia collections specialists - 686 percent
Hawaii: Orderlies - 217 percent
Idaho: Graduate teaching assistants - 338 percent
Illinois: Bailiffs - 278 percent
Indiana: Engine and other machine assemblers - 127 percent
Iowa: Adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors - 220 percent
Kansas: Physics teachers (postsecondary) - 175 percent
Kentucky: Camera operators (television, video and motion picture) - 182 percent
Louisiana: Occupational health and safety technicians - 253 percent
Maine: Biochemists and biophysicists - 130 percent
Maryland: Food scientists and technologists - 511 percent
Massachusetts: Traffic technicians - 460 percent
Michigan: Transportation attendants, except flight attendants - 271 percent
Minnesota: Epidemiologists - 188 percent
Mississippi: Food batchmakers - 173 percent
Missouri: Real estate brokers - 309 percent
Montana: Environmental engineers - 119 percent
Nebraska: Parking lot attendants - 490 percent
Nevada: Psychiatric technicians - 410 percent
New Hampshire: Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating and still machine setters, operators and tenders - 188 percent
New Jersey: Aerospace engineers - 384 percent
New Mexico: Occupational health and safety technicians - 260 percent
New York: Financial examiners - 190 percent
North Carolina: Financial examiners - 223 percent
North Dakota: Property, real estate and community association managers - 179 percent
Ohio: Community health workers - 234 percent
Oklahoma: Psychiatric Aides - 455 percent
Oregon: Real estate brokers - 134 percent
Pennsylvania: Bailiffs - 243 percent
Rhode Island: Credit analysts - 270 percent
South Carolina: Occupational health and safety technicians - 185 percent
South Dakota: Software developers (systems software) - 187 percent
Tennessee: Forging machine setters, operators and tenders (metal and plastic) - 283 percent
Texas: Graders and sorters (agricultural products) - 172 percent
Utah: Graduate teaching assistants - 328 percent
Vermont: Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service - 158 percent
Virginia: Actors - 177 percent
Washington: Fashion designers - 317 percent
West Virginia: Civil engineering technicians - 210 percent
Wisconsin: Food and tobacco roasting, baking and drying machine operators and tenders - 458 percent
Wyoming: Insurance claims and policy processing clerks - 146 percent