Within the Columbus metropolitan area, JobsOhio has gathered data that shows where the job market will grow, where it will shrink by 2024.

GROWTH AREAS

Job

Growth Expected*

Median Wage/Hr.**

Physical Therapy Assistants

47.4%

$26.79

Home Health Aides

42.4%

$10.69

Interpreters & Translators

31.6%

$22.24

Occupational Therapists

29.2%

$35.55

Lic. Practical & Vocational Nurses

28.7%

$20.12

Operations Research

28.6%

$39.61

Physical Therapists

27.8%

$37.05

Massage Therapists

27.8%

$15.80

Optometrists

27.5%

$48.91

Emergency Medical Techs

26.9%

$12.39

Health Technologists

26.2%

$19.99

Commercial Pilots

24.3%

$52,371 (annual)

Web Developers

23.8%

$36.65

Mental Health Counselors

24.2%

$21.51

Sub. Abuse & Behavioral Counselors

24%

$22.24

 

SHRINKING AREAS

Job

Growth Expected*

Median Wage/Hr.**

Postal Service Sorters

-37.4%

$28.12

Switchboard Operators

-30.8%

$14.14

Postal Service Carriers

-30.7%

$28.22

Travel Agents

-15.4%

$12.54

Editors

-12.8%

$21.88

*Selected growth/shrink professions employed more than 500 people in 2014. Percentages have been rounded to the nearest decimal.

**Median wage/hr. is based on June 2016 figures.

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