The Hot Fields, Jobs, and Trades in Colorado Today

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The Hot Fields, Jobs, and Trades in Colorado Today

Are you looking to get into a new trade? Maybe you’re wondering if a move to Colorado is right for you. Or maybe, you’re just wondering if your trade is in-demand today in the Colorado job market.

It turns out that Colorado is one of the best states for job seekers, with three of our cities making the list of the 60 best places to find a job in the US in 2018. Here are some of the hottest jobs in Colorado right now.


Colorado’s Top Industries

Colorado is known for many things: our beautiful mountains, positive culture, laid-back living, and the home of Coors. There are 14 key industries, however, that keep Colorado moving.

Advanced manufacturing, aerospace, infrastructure engineering, electronics, technology, energy & natural resources, food & agriculture, and transportation & logistics all provide us with opportunities for skilled laborers to find employment.

Two of the most lucrative fields in Colorado include bioscience, and health & wellness. Of the top-paying jobs in Colorado, employees in these fields account for 8 of the top 10 positions. If you’re looking to retrain in a new industry, this is a great choice for both growth and return on investment.

The other industries rounding out the top 14 include creative industries, homeland security, financial services, tourism, and outdoor recreation. If you like working outdoors, there are some great options for you here, at all levels of training. If you’re looking for opportunities for growth, though, we need to look at Colorado’s fastest-growing industries.


Colorado’s Fastest Growing Industries

The careers found in this top 10 list run the gamut from health and beauty to skilled trades. Zippia, “the Career Expert”, is predicting that, by 2024, there will be as many as 30,000 jobs available in some of these fields. There’s no time like the present to get into these fields, especially if you’re looking for a secure paycheck. Here are the top 10, ranked by largest number of available jobs in the next six years:

  1. Personal Care Assistant – 32,110
  2. Home Health Aid – 24,890
  3. Cement Mason – 7,600 (ROLINC has many finisher, framer and other cement and concrete masonry positions)
  4. Physician Assistant – 3,180
  5. Miner – 2,700
  6. Interpreter and Translator – 2,410
  7. Information Security Analyst – 2,320
  8. Esthetician – 2,220
  9. Insulation Installer – 1,740
  10.  Diagnostic Medical Sonographer – 1,300

As you can see, there is something for everyone on this list – whether you like working with people, or prefer a job you can do solo. If you’re already in one of these fields, know that your opportunities for employment will only increase with time. If you’re looking to retrain in a new trade, consider one of these as your target.


ROLINC Can Get You into a Colorado Top Industry

Of the top industries in our state, ROLINC supports eight of the top 14:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Infrastructure Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Bioscience (Equipment Manufacturing)

When you’re ready to start looking for a job, come see us at ROLINC. Our services are FREE for you as the employee – all costs for our services are covered by the employers. Sign up with ROLINC now, and we can help connect you with employment in some of the fastest-growing industries in Colorado. What are you waiting for?

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