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Manufacturing jobs are dominant. Different from national-level trends, at the state level, manufacturing jobs—for example, machine tool setters, machine tool operators, and industrial machinery mechanics—appear frequently. Out of all jobs, manufacturing occupations are the fastest-growing in nine states.Teaching jobs are also highly represented. Seven states have some type of teaching job as the fastest-growing job. While typical K-12 jobs are absent from the final list, jobs such as graduate teaching assistants, health specialties teachers, vocational instructors, and substitute teachers are present.Personal care aide positions are growing. Also notable is the increase in personal care aides, which was the fastest-growing job in three states and the fastest-growing job in the nation overall at 62 percent. Because of the large aging population in the U.S., this occupation is likely to see continued growth. The demand for personal care aides reflects a shift away from nursing homes and long-term care facilities toward in-home care.A mix of low and high-paying jobs. Among the fastest-growing jobs in each state, 30 fall below the national median wage of $38,640. The highest-paying jobs are in technology and financial services with software developers, financial advisors, and electronics engineers commanding the best pay.

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