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Louisiana Degrees Open Doors to Fast-Growing Industries

Louisiana has a diverse economy and boasts a solid position in numerous industries. The state's main industries are mineral production (oil, natural gas, sulphur, lime, salt), petroleum refining, chemical and petrochemical manufacturing, tourism, and forestry. Others are pulp, plywood, and papermaking, agriculture and food processing, commercial fishing, shipping and international trade, shipbuilding, and general manufacturing.

Newer, growing sectors include digital media, energy, entertainment, life science, nuclear technology, and logistics and transportation. Hot Louisiana job markets include Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport-Bossier City.

The Job Market in Louisiana

The Louisiana jobs expected to grow the fastest between 2008 and 2018, along with their annual median wages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are:

  • Home health aides: $20,480
  • Personal and home care aides: $19,680
  • Network systems and data communications analysts: $73,250
  • Skin care specialists: $28,580

In addition, Louisiana is one of the Top 10 states for the fastest growth of high-tech jobs. The industry projected to experience the greatest expansion during the same time period is health care and social assistance, particularly ambulatory health care services, social assistance, and nursing and residential care facilities. Next is accommodation and food services, followed by professional, scientific, and technical services.

Louisiana Degrees: The Advantages

For a competitive edge over fellow job seekers and to land a well-paying position, postsecondary Louisiana degrees may help in your career growth. A large number of Louisiana's fastest-growing jobs require either an associate's or bachelor's degree. You may obtain a degree through an online school or one of Louisiana's campus-based schools.

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