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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Arkansas

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Arkansas

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 Arkansas increased from 1,135,560 to 1,158,790 with a net gain of 23,230. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of personal care aides with 6,140 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of retail salespersons with 6,140 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
1,135,560
1,158,790 23,230 2.05% $27,860
2 Personal Care Aides
8,940
15,080 6,140 68.68% $17,270
3 Retail Salespersons
33,930
39,140 5,210 15.36% $18,850
4 Office Clerks, General
24,340
29,510 5,170 21.24% $21,590
5 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
29,120
33,610 4,490 15.42% $35,320
6 General and Operations Managers
14,690
17,810 3,120 21.24% $73,730
7 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
20,960
23,760 2,800 13.36% $16,510
8 Customer Service Representatives
15,940
18,500 2,560 16.06% $26,490
9 Cashiers
28,750
31,100 2,350 8.17% $17,490
10 Childcare Workers
5,880
7,850 1,970 33.50% $17,070
11 Cooks, Restaurant
7,320
9,210 1,890 25.82% $18,560
12 Waiters and Waitresses
17,620
19,400 1,780 10.10% $17,180
13 Management Analysts
1,430
2,870 1,440 100.70% $62,880
14 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
1,090
2,390 1,300 119.27% $54,750
15 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
6,500
7,600 1,100 16.92% $44,770
16 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
260
1,320 1,060 407.69% $45,670
17 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
23,830
24,880 1,050 4.41% $20,580
18 Cooks, Fast Food
9,590
10,590 1,000 10.43% $16,920
19 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
410
1,370 960 234.15% $31,960
20 Sales Managers
2,260
3,210 950 42.04% $84,640
21 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
830
1,780 950 114.46% $68,900
22 Counter and Rental Clerks
2,720
3,670 950 34.93% $19,050
23 Managers, All Other
1,740
2,680 940 54.02% $91,300
24 Medical Assistants
1,790
2,720 930 51.96% $25,190
25 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
12,730
13,660 930 7.31% $49,930
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
19,260
20,190 930 4.83% $24,990
27 Medical Secretaries
2,100
2,970 870 41.43% $26,560
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
15,530
16,380 850 5.47% $19,120
29 Medical and Health Services Managers
2,050
2,860 810 39.51% $72,840
30 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
360
1,150 790 219.44% $21,150
31 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
13,100
13,820 720 5.50% $29,700
32 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
2,330
3,050 720 30.90% $39,750
33 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
930
1,650 720 77.42% $26,470
34 Education Administrators, Postsecondary
710
1,420 710 100.00% $76,440
35 Software Developers, Applications
1,360
2,060 700 51.47% $65,400
36 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
1,100
1,800 700 63.64% $53,990
37 Food Preparation Workers
6,430
7,100 670 10.42% $17,630
38 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
13,900
14,570 670 4.82% $37,750
39 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
16,420
17,070 650 3.96% $18,850
40 Insurance Sales Agents
2,220
2,870 650 29.28% $40,550
41 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
350
1,000 650 185.71% $39,110
42 Accountants and Auditors
5,130
5,770 640 12.48% $51,450
43 Business Operations Specialists, All Other*
7,840
8,470 630 8.04% $55,540
44 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
3,060
3,680 620 20.26% $20,780
45 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
560
1,170 610 108.93% $17,480
46 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
800
1,400 600 75.00% $29,800
47 Electricians
4,450
5,000 550 12.36% $40,570
48 Family and General Practitioners
880
1,400 520 59.09% $
49 Physical Therapist Assistants
610
1,130 520 85.25% $46,360
50 Demonstrators and Product Promoters
450
970 520 115.56% $22,900

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 health specialties teachers, postsecondary with a growth rate of 407.69%. It is followed by the profession of chemical technicians which grew by 238.89% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
260
1,320 1,060 407.69% $45,670
2 Chemical Technicians
180
610 430 238.89% $37,040
3 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
410
1,370 960 234.15% $31,960
4 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
360
1,150 790 219.44% $21,150
5 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
210
650 440 209.52% $26,650
6 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
350
1,000 650 185.71% $39,110
7 Farm and Home Management Advisors
100
280 180 180.00% $36,320
8 Wellhead Pumpers
110
300 190 172.73% $38,930
9 Physician Assistants
120
310 190 158.33% $77,030
10 Internists, General
140
350 210 150.00% $
11 Occupational Therapy Assistants
120
280 160 133.33% $49,440
12 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
1,090
2,390 1,300 119.27% $54,750
13 Psychiatrists
160
350 190 118.75% $142,060
14 Demonstrators and Product Promoters
450
970 520 115.56% $22,900
15 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
830
1,780 950 114.46% $68,900
16 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
160
340 180 112.50% $46,010
17 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
560
1,170 610 108.93% $17,480
18 Management Analysts
1,430
2,870 1,440 100.70% $62,880
19 Education Administrators, Postsecondary
710
1,420 710 100.00% $76,440
20 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
140
280 140 100.00% $44,780
21 Brokerage Clerks
130
260 130 100.00% $36,280
22 Legal Support Workers, All Other
160
310 150 93.75% $43,330
23 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
310
590 280 90.32% $22,760
24 Physical Therapist Assistants
610
1,130 520 85.25% $46,360
25 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
930
1,650 720 77.42% $26,470
26 Producers and Directors
170
300 130 76.47% $43,000
27 Crane and Tower Operators
550
970 420 76.36% $37,270
28 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
800
1,400 600 75.00% $29,800
29 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
380
660 280 73.68% $37,870
30 Upholsterers
350
600 250 71.43% $21,750
31 Personal Care Aides
8,940
15,080 6,140 68.68% $17,270
32 Operations Research Analysts
250
420 170 68.00% $48,450
33 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
700
1,170 470 67.14% $25,930
34 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
150
250 100 66.67% $63,140
35 Real Estate Sales Agents
600
990 390 65.00% $30,180
36 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
1,100
1,800 700 63.64% $53,990
37 Marketing Managers
670
1,090 420 62.69% $89,860
38 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
290
470 180 62.07% $30,450
39 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
130
210 80 61.54% $36,200
40 Industrial Engineering Technicians
310
500 190 61.29% $42,000
41 Family and General Practitioners
880
1,400 520 59.09% $
42 Biological Technicians
370
580 210 56.76% $34,450
43 Commercial Pilots
370
580 210 56.76% $63,450
44 Managers, All Other
1,740
2,680 940 54.02% $91,300
45 Conservation Scientists
130
200 70 53.85% $68,870
46 Medical Assistants
1,790
2,720 930 51.96% $25,190
47 Software Developers, Applications
1,360
2,060 700 51.47% $65,400
48 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
350
530 180 51.43% $36,430
49 Legal Secretaries
980
1,480 500 51.02% $30,240
50 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
740
1,110 370 50.00% $52,080

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