This is Currently The Fastest Growing Job in North Carolina


As our state continues to expand beyond textile and banking jobs, we’re starting to see some unique new industries dominate Tar Heel career sites.

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and projections from the government-backed Projections Managing Partnership (PMP), Yahoo Finance just released the fastest-growing jobs in each state.

North Carolina joined Florida, California, and several other states in having ‘Solar Panel Installer’ as the fastest-growing job in the state;

According to Yahoo’s new report, “A solar panel installer is the fastest-growing job in eight different states, including California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota, and New Jersey. It is also known as a “PV installer,” and “assembles, installs, and maintains solar panel systems on rooftops or other structures.””

In 2017, the occupation saw a median pay of $18.98 per hour, or $39,490 per year. It’s projected to grow 105% by 2026, which is significantly faster than the national rate.

North Carolina is second in the nation for overall solar capacity. Currently, in North Carolina, there are over 6,000 residents with private solar systems – with a total capacity of just over 50 megawatts.

New solar systems can now be purchased for between $1-$1.50 per watt here.




  1. Very good news, I thought more similar vacancies would appear in the summer. I am also glad that people will contribute to the recovery of the country’s economy. I think we need to motivate more and more people to look for a job for themselves. For example, I found myself a job as a programmer at GlobalLogic thanks to the service, where I was helped to write a resume, I could not write it myself since I am a rather modest person and cannot find positive qualities in myself.