According to job search site Zippia, occupational and physical therapist jobs are among the fastest growing in Ohio. In this photo from December 2016, Carol Fisher, a physical therapist who specializes in dance medicine for Kettering Sports Medicine (left), works with Halliet Slack, a dancer with the Dayton Ballet who has a plantar fascia injury. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Health care field dominates fastest growing Ohio jobs

According to job search site Zippia, these are the top 10 fastest growing jobs in Ohio this year.

1. occupational therapy assistants

2. home health aides

3. physical therapist assistants

4. ambulance drivers and attendants, (except emergency medical technicians)

5. physical therapist aides

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6. statisticians

7. physical therapists

8. physician assistants

9. nurse practitioners

10. operations research analysts

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“Ohio is, and has been since its founding, a state in change,” the site says. “We’re growing, we’re progressing, we’re constantly on the move, it seems, financially, industrially, technologically, and of course, in the work force.

“Some jobs that were popular fifty or sixty years ago are unheard of these days. Jobs that will be popular in fifty or sixty years — we may not even be able to guess,” said Zippia.

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The site says it mined Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor data, relying on government projections until 2024.

Data was developed for each state individually to develop what the site called a “master database.”

The site then identified jobs in Ohio that are projected to have at least 1,000 workers in 2024 so that the jobs will still be “relevant.” That resulted in 416 occupations total in Ohio.

To see the whole list of what are said to be the 100 fastest growing jobs, go here.


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