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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Alaska

What professions added the most jobs in Alaska? 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 Alaska is computed from data published by BLS [1] in May 2015.

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Alaska

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 Alaska increased from 308,050 to 324,970 with a net gain of 16,920. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of personal care aides with 2,700 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive with 2,700 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
308,050
324,970 16,920 5.49% $41,640
2 Personal Care Aides
2,310
5,010 2,700 116.88% $29,910
3 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
3,510
5,900 2,390 68.09% $38,000
4 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
2,280
3,750 1,470 64.47% $62,750
5 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
1,330
2,580 1,250 93.98% $20,330
6 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
3,580
4,550 970 27.09% $18,840
7 Construction Laborers
2,600
3,420 820 31.54% $45,890
8 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
940
1,760 820 87.23% $89,240
9 Cooks, Restaurant
1,570
2,360 790 50.32% $26,860
10 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
320
1,110 790 246.88% $55,160
11 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
3,180
3,880 700 22.01% $25,640
12 Cargo and Freight Agents
550
1,240 690 125.45% $30,250
13 Food Preparation Workers
2,760
3,370 610 22.10% $23,580
14 Home Health Aides
1,570
2,090 520 33.12% $30,280
15 Waiters and Waitresses
3,850
4,370 520 13.51% $18,490
16 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
4,350
4,810 460 10.57% $38,710
17 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
3,900
4,310 410 10.51% $41,890
18 Medical Secretaries
930
1,330 400 43.01% $36,630
19 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
660
1,050 390 59.09% $64,310
20 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
1,130
1,510 380 33.63% $77,370
21 Construction Managers
790
1,150 360 45.57% $105,760
22 Parts Salespersons
490
840 350 71.43% $37,160
23 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
630
980 350 55.56% $45,210
24 Medical Assistants
1,110
1,440 330 29.73% $37,260
25 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
480
810 330 68.75% $68,510
26 Firefighters
860
1,180 320 37.21% $49,170
27 Customer Service Representatives
2,720
3,040 320 11.76% $34,420
28 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
760
1,080 320 42.11% $65,840
29 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
1,320
1,620 300 22.73% $66,140
30 Cooks, Fast Food
590
890 300 50.85% $19,230
31 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
140
440 300 214.29% $39,750
32 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
1,160
1,450 290 25.00% $33,540
33 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
590
880 290 49.15% $38,050
34 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
580
860 280 48.28% $18,370
35 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
160
440 280 175.00% $82,000
36 Network and Computer Systems Administrators*
960
1,230 270 28.12% $68,440
37 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
590
860 270 45.76% $19,480
38 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
5,760
6,020 260 4.51% $29,570
39 Civil Engineering Technicians
310
560 250 80.65% $55,340
40 Dishwashers
1,310
1,560 250 19.08% $18,830
41 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
790
1,040 250 31.65% $54,670
42 Medical and Health Services Managers
720
960 240 33.33% $77,790
43 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
300
540 240 80.00% $38,430
44 Mental Health Counselors
420
650 230 54.76% $53,640
45 Massage Therapists
240
470 230 95.83% $89,120
46 Cooks, All Other
230
460 230 100.00% $31,680
47 Sailors and Marine Oilers
710
940 230 32.39% $42,690
48 Business Operations Specialists, All Other*
2,480
2,700 220 8.87% $65,370
49 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
200
410 210 105.00% $59,850
50 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
240
440 200 83.33% $47,680

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 sales representatives, services, all other with a growth rate of 246.88%. It is followed by the profession of eligibility interviewers, government programs which grew by 214.29% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
320
1,110 790 246.88% $55,160
2 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
140
440 300 214.29% $39,750
3 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
160
440 280 175.00% $82,000
4 Helpers--Carpenters
120
300 180 150.00% $38,530
5 Cargo and Freight Agents
550
1,240 690 125.45% $30,250
6 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other
130
290 160 123.08% $31,900
7 Personal Care Aides
2,310
5,010 2,700 116.88% $29,910
8 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
110
230 120 109.09% $35,550
9 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
200
410 210 105.00% $59,850
10 Cooks, All Other
230
460 230 100.00% $31,680
11 Massage Therapists
240
470 230 95.83% $89,120
12 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
1,330
2,580 1,250 93.98% $20,330
13 Education Administrators, Postsecondary
100
190 90 90.00% $98,320
14 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
170
320 150 88.24% $67,020
15 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
940
1,760 820 87.23% $89,240
16 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
240
440 200 83.33% $47,680
17 Civil Engineering Technicians
310
560 250 80.65% $55,340
18 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
200
360 160 80.00% $65,750
19 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
300
540 240 80.00% $38,430
20 Coaches and Scouts
230
400 170 73.91% $39,770
21 Parts Salespersons
490
840 350 71.43% $37,160
22 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
160
270 110 68.75% $55,960
23 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
480
810 330 68.75% $68,510
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
3,510
5,900 2,390 68.09% $38,000
25 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
2,280
3,750 1,470 64.47% $62,750
26 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
100
160 60 60.00% $39,850
27 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
660
1,050 390 59.09% $64,310
28 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
190
300 110 57.89% $73,470
29 Public Relations Specialists
330
520 190 57.58% $56,990
30 Tire Repairers and Changers
280
440 160 57.14% $25,600
31 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
350
550 200 57.14% $55,870
32 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
630
980 350 55.56% $45,210
33 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
290
450 160 55.17% $76,990
34 Mental Health Counselors
420
650 230 54.76% $53,640
35 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
220
340 120 54.55% $64,370
36 Cooks, Fast Food
590
890 300 50.85% $19,230
37 Cooks, Restaurant
1,570
2,360 790 50.32% $26,860
38 Medical Transcriptionists
100
150 50 50.00% $43,920
39 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
590
880 290 49.15% $38,050
40 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
580
860 280 48.28% $18,370
41 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
590
860 270 45.76% $19,480
42 Construction Managers
790
1,150 360 45.57% $105,760
43 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
110
160 50 45.45% $68,920
44 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
110
160 50 45.45% $34,930
45 Machinists
230
330 100 43.48% $40,150
46 Medical Secretaries
930
1,330 400 43.01% $36,630
47 Speech-Language Pathologists
210
300 90 42.86% $81,230
48 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
760
1,080 320 42.11% $65,840
49 Veterinarians
120
170 50 41.67% $84,440
50 Real Estate Sales Agents
120
170 50 41.67% $55,320

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