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Idaho’s 10 Hottest Jobs 2012-2022
SOC CodeOccupationTotal Jobs 2012New Jobs by 2022Annual Growth RateAnnual New OpeningsAnnual Replacement OpeningsMedian Hourly Wage
29-1051 Pharmacists 1,332 431 8% 43 32 $53.82
29-1141 Registered Nurses 12,276 3,235 4% 324 238 $28.36
29-1123 Physical Therapists 1,142 360 8% 36 28 $37.43
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 1,732 385 0% 38 22 $33.62
29-1071 Physician Assistants 676 223 9% 22 12 $42.38
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,788 548 7% 55 52 $22.39
47-2111 Electricians 2902 844 6% 84 55 $21.21
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 1,116 241 0% 24 29 $35.02
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 1,485 474 8% 47 20 $24.31
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners 556 167 7% 17 11 $42.71

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.