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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in USA

What professions added the most jobs in USA? In this article we look into this issue from two angles. First we show the top 50 jobs that added the most workers from 2010 to 2012 (Table 1). Secondly we show the top 50 jobs that had the highest growth rate from year 2010 to 2012 (Table 2). The employment and salary information in USA is computed from data published by BLS [1].

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in USA

Table 1 shows the top 50 jobs that added the most workers from 2010 to 2012. We note that from 2010 to 2012, the total employment in the United States increased from 127,097,160 to 130,287,700 with a net gain of 3,190,540. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of food preparation and serving related occupations with 519,540 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of sales and related occupations with 519,540 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2012 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2012 i
1 All Occupations
127,097,160
130,287,700 3,190,540 2.51% $33,840
2 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
11,027,340
11,546,880 519,540 4.71% $18,770
3 Sales and Related Occupations
13,437,980
13,835,090 397,110 2.96% $24,370
4 Personal Care and Service Occupations
3,425,220
3,810,750 385,530 11.26% $20,640
5 Management Occupations
6,022,860
6,390,430 367,570 6.10% $91,440
6 Production Occupations
8,236,340
8,594,170 357,830 4.34% $30,330
7 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
6,090,910
6,419,370 328,460 5.39% $60,670
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
7,346,580
7,649,930 303,350 4.13% $58,490
9 Personal Care Aides
686,030
985,230 299,200 43.61% $19,640
10 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
3,283,950
3,578,220 294,270 8.96% $73,720
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
2,692,170
2,943,810 251,640 9.35% $17,950
12 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
1,841,020
2,085,680 244,660 13.29% $30,830
13 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
8,547,980
8,771,690 223,710 2.62% $28,400
14 General and Operations Managers
1,708,080
1,899,460 191,380 11.20% $94,400
15 Retail Salespersons
4,155,190
4,340,000 184,810 4.45% $20,670
16 Customer Service Representatives
2,146,120
2,299,750 153,630 7.16% $30,460
17 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
531,410
672,080 140,670 26.47% $50,620
18 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
4,928,960
5,069,590 140,630 2.85% $40,120
19 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
261,780
392,740 130,960 50.03% $60,570
20 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
2,024,180
2,143,940 119,760 5.92% $23,460
21 Computer Support Specialists
579,270
693,610 114,340 19.74% $46,260
22 Cooks, Restaurant
901,310
1,000,710 99,400 11.03% $22,140
23 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
1,466,740
1,556,510 89,770 6.12% $37,770
24 Waiters and Waitresses
2,244,480
2,332,020 87,540 3.90% $18,330
25 Software Developers, Applications
499,280
586,340 87,060 17.44% $87,790
26 Team Assemblers
928,170
1,006,980 78,810 8.49% $27,180
27 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
4,175,550
4,246,260 70,710 1.69% $22,490
28 Accountants and Auditors
1,072,490
1,129,340 56,850 5.30% $61,690
29 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
276,290
330,470 54,180 19.61% $70,190
30 Architecture and Engineering Occupations
2,305,530
2,356,530 51,000 2.21% $70,610
31 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
1,367,210
1,414,030 46,820 3.42% $52,440
32 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
773,400
817,600 44,200 5.72% $29,560
33 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
410,750
454,010 43,260 10.53% $33,030
34 Bartenders
495,350
538,220 42,870 8.65% $18,680
35 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
1,172,070
1,214,170 42,100 3.59% $35,820
36 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
1,064,510
1,104,100 39,590 3.72% $58,530
37 Security Guards
1,006,880
1,046,420 39,540 3.93% $23,920
38 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
2,058,610
2,097,380 38,770 1.88% $22,210
39 Construction Laborers
777,700
814,470 36,770 4.73% $29,280
40 Machinists
352,650
388,370 35,720 10.13% $38,520
41 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
1,716,640
1,750,130 33,490 1.95% $42,870
42 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
205,330
237,740 32,410 15.78% $19,430
43 Legal Occupations
992,650
1,023,020 30,370 3.06% $74,580
44 Human Resources Managers
67,700
98,020 30,320 44.79% $99,180
45 Medical Assistants
523,260
553,140 29,880 5.71% $28,860
46 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
865,960
894,920 28,960 3.34% $19,300
47 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
275,370
301,560 26,190 9.51% $45,420
48 Helpers--Production Workers
394,270
419,840 25,570 6.49% $22,450
49 Sales Managers
319,300
344,730 25,430 7.96% $98,530
50 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
342,280
367,700 25,420 7.43% $25,270

Table 2. 50 Jobs with Fastest Growth Rate

Table 2 shows the top 50 jobs that had the fastest growth rate from 2010 to 2012. We note that the profession that grew the fastest is the profession of models with a growth rate of 324.51%. It is followed by the profession of radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairs which grew by 64.55% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2012 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2012 i
1 Models
1,020
4,330 3,310 324.51% $32,920
2 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs
9,590
15,780 6,190 64.55% $39,740
3 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
36,620
57,180 20,560 56.14% $38,920
4 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
261,780
392,740 130,960 50.03% $60,570
5 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
16,360
23,990 7,630 46.64% $45,900
6 Human Resources Managers
67,700
98,020 30,320 44.79% $99,180
7 Personal Care Aides
686,030
985,230 299,200 43.61% $19,640
8 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
8,770
12,380 3,610 41.16% $39,830
9 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
7,410
10,430 3,020 40.76% $73,270
10 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
5,080
7,140 2,060 40.55% $75,650
11 Locomotive Firers
1,130
1,580 450 39.82% $43,510
12 Radio Operators
920
1,280 360 39.13% $44,630
13 Gaming Managers
3,230
4,490 1,260 39.01% $66,960
14 Extraction Workers, All Other
6,660
9,250 2,590 38.89% $39,110
15 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
6,620
9,150 2,530 38.22% $30,680
16 Subway and Streetcar Operators
6,360
8,750 2,390 37.58% $56,880
17 Cooks, Private Household
400
540 140 35.00% $25,570
18 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
15,210
20,520 5,310 34.91% $38,460
19 Barbers
9,360
12,590 3,230 34.51% $23,810
20 Orthotists and Prosthetists
5,940
7,890 1,950 32.83% $65,060
21 Rock Splitters, Quarry
3,390
4,490 1,100 32.45% $30,120
22 Concierges
19,650
25,880 6,230 31.70% $27,860
23 Food Scientists and Technologists
10,480
13,680 3,200 30.53% $60,180
24 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
16,930
21,950 5,020 29.65% $43,470
25 Petroleum Engineers
28,210
36,410 8,200 29.07% $114,080
26 Actors
54,740
70,540 15,800 28.86% $
27 Political Scientists
4,470
5,750 1,280 28.64% $107,420
28 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
38,530
49,430 10,900 28.29% $33,810
29 Residential Advisors
65,610
83,760 18,150 27.66% $24,440
30 Athletic Trainers
16,290
20,780 4,490 27.56% $41,600
31 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
69,480
88,450 18,970 27.30% $38,460
32 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
14,600
18,510 3,910 26.78% $51,470
33 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
531,410
672,080 140,670 26.47% $50,620
34 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
5,650
7,130 1,480 26.19% $31,760
35 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
9,440
11,870 2,430 25.74% $43,740
36 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
86,440
108,510 22,070 25.53% $19,540
37 Foundry Mold and Coremakers
10,040
12,510 2,470 24.60% $30,500
38 Farm Labor Contractors
830
1,030 200 24.10% $29,990
39 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
20,230
25,090 4,860 24.02% $51,980
40 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners*
56,950
70,480 13,530 23.76% $45,260
41 Biomedical Engineers
15,280
18,810 3,530 23.10% $81,540
42 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
69,330
85,110 15,780 22.76% $31,820
43 Motorboat Operators
2,480
3,040 560 22.58% $38,510
44 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
33,310
40,750 7,440 22.34% $36,310
45 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
6,270
7,640 1,370 21.85% $82,870
46 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
48,880
59,320 10,440 21.36% $31,770
47 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
46,250
56,030 9,780 21.15% $45,150
48 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
12,830
15,530 2,700 21.04% $48,410
49 Roof Bolters, Mining
5,610
6,790 1,180 21.03% $49,850
50 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
10,320
12,480 2,160 20.93% $44,850