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Idaho’s 10 Hottest Jobs 2016-2026
SOC CodeOccupationTotal Jobs 2020 Growth Rate Projected Annual  OpeningsMedian Hourly Wage 2020
29-1141 Registered Nurses 15,352 19.9% 1,114 $34.27
15-1256 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers 4,206 30.2% 208 $44.03
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners 810 35.1% 61 $54.26
29-1071 Physician Assistants 857 22.8% 69 $53.79
15-1212 Information Security Analysts  427 30.3% 55 $41.62
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,862 23.2% 282 $24.73
13-1161 Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialists 1,918 27.7% 192 $26.89
29-1051 Pharmacists 1,522 16.7% 98 $60.09
29-1123 Physical Therapists 1,773 26.43% 64 $39.83
13-2072 Loan Officers 2,477 20.3% 300 $25.93

Source: Idaho Department of Labor

High School students that are interested in health care careers have countless options when it comes to choosing a specific position in this field.  Below are some resources that provide specific information about health care careers, qualifications, trends, areas of growth and labor statistics.