Parenthood can make you reassess your career path for many reasons, like finding a more flexible job, weighing your employment options after taking time off or figuring out how to reintegrate at work after maternity leave. If you’re on the hunt for a new job, you might want to check out some of the newest rapidly growing industries.

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and projections from the Projections Managing Partnership (PMP), Yahoo! Finance mapped out the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. Construction, maintenance, repair services, mathematical and technology-based jobs are among the careers leading the pack.

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The jobs on the rise vary by state, however, there are a few that are consistently gaining steam across the country. A solar panel installer, for example, is the fastest growing job in eight states including California, Florida, Hawaii, New Mexico, North Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota and New Jersey. Wind turbine technicians are also growing quickly in several states including Colorado, Texas, Nebraska and Iowa.

In other states, however, you’ll find some more eclectic careers trending, like animal trainers in Oregon and exhibit designers in Idaho. You can check out the full chart of jobs by state here.

—Shahrzad Warkentin



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