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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Alabama

What professions added the most jobs in Alabama? 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 2014 (Table 1). Secondly we show the top 50 jobs that had the highest growth rate from year 2010 to 2014 (Table 2). The employment and salary information in Alabama is computed from data published by BLS [1] in May 2015.

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Alabama

Table 1 shows the top 50 jobs that added the most workers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014, the total employment in Alabama increased from 1,807,480 to 1,857,530 with a net gain of 50,050. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food with 9,970 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of personal care aides with 9,970 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
1,807,480
1,857,530 50,050 2.77% $29,570
2 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
37,210
47,180 9,970 26.79% $16,860
3 Personal Care Aides
3,800
11,720 7,920 208.42% $17,380
4 Team Assemblers
26,720
34,400 7,680 28.74% $32,350
5 Retail Salespersons
55,560
59,840 4,280 7.70% $19,110
6 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
40,690
44,400 3,710 9.12% $29,820
7 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
33,600
37,230 3,630 10.80% $20,770
8 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
7,010
10,260 3,250 46.36% $28,600
9 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
9,530
12,600 3,070 32.21% $21,010
10 Cashiers
66,020
68,790 2,770 4.20% $17,310
11 Food Preparation Workers
9,530
12,090 2,560 26.86% $17,850
12 Customer Service Representatives
27,890
30,300 2,410 8.64% $26,910
13 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
350
2,590 2,240 640.00% $54,240
14 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,540
3,520 1,980 128.57% $34,700
15 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
2,780
4,750 1,970 70.86% $20,690
16 Cooks, Restaurant
12,640
14,590 1,950 15.43% $19,940
17 Medical Secretaries
2,880
4,830 1,950 67.71% $27,100
18 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
3,720
5,580 1,860 50.00% $38,580
19 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
7,380
9,160 1,780 24.12% $32,050
20 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29,080
30,750 1,670 5.74% $36,340
21 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
280
1,850 1,570 560.71% $33,330
22 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
810
2,300 1,490 183.95% $22,260
23 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
1,230
2,680 1,450 117.89% $21,360
24 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
1,030
2,480 1,450 140.78% $52,300
25 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
11,690
13,010 1,320 11.29% $50,370
26 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
1,360
2,610 1,250 91.91% $53,310
27 Electrical Engineers
4,000
5,190 1,190 29.75% $83,260
28 Legal Secretaries
3,410
4,590 1,180 34.60% $35,070
29 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
1,620
2,750 1,130 69.75% $17,740
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
26,590
27,710 1,120 4.21% $18,920
31 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
2,910
4,020 1,110 38.14% $52,310
32 Psychiatric Aides
1,240
2,310 1,070 86.29% $23,210
33 Industrial Engineers
3,190
4,250 1,060 33.23% $72,950
34 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
7,780
8,830 1,050 13.50% $32,940
35 Electricians
8,070
9,070 1,000 12.39% $39,860
36 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
3,280
4,250 970 29.57% $
37 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
1,450
2,410 960 66.21% $39,870
38 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
8,520
9,470 950 11.15% $45,610
39 Insurance Sales Agents
5,170
6,100 930 17.99% $41,070
40 Computer and Information Systems Managers
2,390
3,310 920 38.49% $103,280
41 Bartenders
2,570
3,480 910 35.41% $17,370
42 Pharmacy Technicians
6,390
7,260 870 13.62% $23,730
43 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
8,520
9,350 830 9.74% $47,280
44 Machinists
5,910
6,730 820 13.87% $36,320
45 Financial Analysts
500
1,310 810 162.00% $60,930
46 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
1,780
2,550 770 43.26% $23,960
47 Computer Programmers
4,790
5,550 760 15.87% $69,260
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
13,990
14,740 750 5.36% $26,900
49 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
1,730
2,480 750 43.35% $27,570
50 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
3,840
4,590 750 19.53% $19,680

Table 2. 50 Jobs with Fastest Growth Rate

Table 2 shows the top 50 jobs that had the fastest growth rate from 2010 to 2014. We note that the profession that grew the fastest is the profession of postsecondary teachers, all other with a growth rate of 640.00%. It is followed by the profession of layout workers, metal and plastic which grew by 560.71% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
350
2,590 2,240 640.00% $54,240
2 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
280
1,850 1,570 560.71% $33,330
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
130
580 450 346.15% $16,750
4 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
160
530 370 231.25% $40,570
5 Personal Care Aides
3,800
11,720 7,920 208.42% $17,380
6 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
810
2,300 1,490 183.95% $22,260
7 Cooks, All Other
130
350 220 169.23% $19,750
8 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
160
430 270 168.75% $28,210
9 Financial Analysts
500
1,310 810 162.00% $60,930
10 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
1,030
2,480 1,450 140.78% $52,300
11 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,540
3,520 1,980 128.57% $34,700
12 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
160
350 190 118.75% $36,670
13 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
110
240 130 118.18% $39,130
14 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
1,230
2,680 1,450 117.89% $21,360
15 Fallers
250
540 290 116.00% $32,270
16 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
270
580 310 114.81% $21,340
17 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other
290
620 330 113.79% $34,980
18 Carpet Installers
120
240 120 100.00% $30,150
19 Manicurists and Pedicurists
260
510 250 96.15% $21,150
20 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
1,360
2,610 1,250 91.91% $53,310
21 Human Resources Managers
640
1,210 570 89.06% $90,730
22 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
310
580 270 87.10% $90,020
23 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
230
430 200 86.96% $24,100
24 Psychiatric Aides
1,240
2,310 1,070 86.29% $23,210
25 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
210
390 180 85.71% $25,640
26 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
260
470 210 80.77% $32,960
27 Chemical Engineers
340
610 270 79.41% $86,990
28 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
360
640 280 77.78% $17,730
29 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
620
1,100 480 77.42% $32,060
30 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
330
580 250 75.76% $38,110
31 Athletic Trainers
240
420 180 75.00% $41,420
32 Farm and Home Management Advisors
490
840 350 71.43% $49,980
33 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
2,780
4,750 1,970 70.86% $20,690
34 Chiropractors
200
340 140 70.00% $70,350
35 Occupational Therapy Assistants
300
510 210 70.00% $49,960
36 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
1,620
2,750 1,130 69.75% $17,740
37 Medical Secretaries
2,880
4,830 1,950 67.71% $27,100
38 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
150
250 100 66.67% $31,010
39 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
1,450
2,410 960 66.21% $39,870
40 Rail Car Repairers
340
560 220 64.71% $39,150
41 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
500
820 320 64.00% $25,940
42 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
220
360 140 63.64% $69,450
43 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
300
490 190 63.33% $32,900
44 Radiation Therapists
250
400 150 60.00% $67,770
45 Massage Therapists
150
240 90 60.00% $20,110
46 Real Estate Brokers
240
370 130 54.17% $44,840
47 Baggage Porters and Bellhops
260
400 140 53.85% $18,020
48 Dental Laboratory Technicians
680
1,040 360 52.94% $30,920
49 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
380
580 200 52.63% $26,650
50 Medical Equipment Repairers
530
800 270 50.94% $39,420

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