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Study: Web, software developers among fastest growing jobs in Utah

By Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted Oct 19th, 2016 @ 3:33pm


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SALT LAKE CITY— Utah.gov recently released data findings from the Department of Workforce Services that show where the most job openings lie in the state and where different industries are headed in the next eight years.

The data shows that the jobs with the most openings annually include combined food prep and serving workers, customer service representatives, retail salespersons, general and operations managers and cashiers.

The occupations with the fastest growth rates include software developers, which grows by 5.9 percent annually; health specialties teachers, which grows by 5.7 percent annually; web developers, which grows by 5.5 percent annually and personal finance advisors, which grows by 5.2 percent annually, according to the Department of Workforce Services.

To see data for each occupation, hover over the blue bars and scroll.

The Department of Workforce Services' findings also show annual job openings based on level of education. According to the data, there are an average of 197,640 job openings for those with no formal education. For those with a bachelor’s degree, there is an annual average of 151,200 job openings. The quality of the jobs range from one to five stars, rated by Star Rating.

Jobs that require no formal education or, at minimum, a high school diploma or GED, are typically rated with 0-1 stars. Occupations with 4-5 star ratings are more likely to require at minimum, a bachelor’s degree, but are also likely to accept a high school diploma.

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