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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in California

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in California

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 California increased from 14,001,730 to 15,119,730 with a net gain of 1,118,000. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive with 82,950 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand with 82,950 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
14,001,730
15,119,730 1,118,000 7.98% $37,870
2 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
123,950
206,900 82,950 66.92% $35,880
3 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
228,010
287,090 59,080 25.91% $24,420
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
261,460
318,640 57,180 21.87% $18,960
5 Personal Care Aides
44,400
99,690 55,290 124.53% $21,280
6 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
71,530
112,320 40,790 57.03% $55,560
7 General and Operations Managers
226,480
262,660 36,180 15.97% $109,580
8 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
145,060
180,040 34,980 24.11% $18,620
9 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
40,390
74,780 34,390 85.14% $67,310
10 Cooks, Restaurant
94,910
126,360 31,450 33.14% $23,890
11 Waiters and Waitresses
231,710
262,970 31,260 13.49% $18,740
12 Cashiers
343,680
374,730 31,050 9.03% $19,800
13 Retail Salespersons
429,730
460,360 30,630 7.13% $21,430
14 Software Developers, Applications
78,150
106,660 28,510 36.48% $100,840
15 Accountants and Auditors
118,550
144,240 25,690 21.67% $67,910
16 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
195,440
219,470 24,030 12.30% $22,390
17 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
201,790
220,130 18,340 9.09% $23,790
18 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
120,050
137,560 17,510 14.59% $56,780
19 Security Guards
131,780
148,740 16,960 12.87% $24,100
20 Food Preparation Workers
99,760
115,140 15,380 15.42% $19,410
21 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
27,180
40,930 13,750 50.59% $78,390
22 Insurance Sales Agents
22,690
36,370 13,680 60.29% $61,420
23 Management Analysts
68,450
81,870 13,420 19.61% $82,630
24 Software Developers, Systems Software
69,040
82,450 13,410 19.42% $108,300
25 Computer Systems Analysts
55,060
67,720 12,660 22.99% $80,010
26 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other
15,260
27,840 12,580 82.44% $35,660
27 Customer Service Representatives
185,750
198,200 12,450 6.70% $35,470
28 Bartenders
45,510
57,450 11,940 26.24% $19,060
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
115,640
127,330 11,690 10.11% $40,480
30 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
13,290
24,870 11,580 87.13% $21,730
31 Computer and Information Systems Managers
38,380
49,760 11,380 29.65% $133,990
32 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
90,940
101,660 10,720 11.79% $20,850
33 Administrative Services Managers
27,790
38,410 10,620 38.22% $86,070
34 Bakers
17,600
27,900 10,300 58.52% $24,940
35 Carpenters
63,610
73,040 9,430 14.82% $53,020
36 Sales Managers
54,470
63,830 9,360 17.18% $101,880
37 Counter and Rental Clerks
72,230
81,520 9,290 12.86% $23,250
38 Social and Human Service Assistants
33,740
42,820 9,080 26.91% $33,250
39 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
21,500
30,320 8,820 41.02% $29,610
40 Helpers--Production Workers
38,670
47,300 8,630 22.32% $21,090
41 Dishwashers
66,860
75,390 8,530 12.76% $18,760
42 Computer Hardware Engineers
17,780
26,030 8,250 46.40% $109,580
43 Financial Managers
65,780
73,700 7,920 12.04% $116,070
44 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
57,630
65,180 7,550 13.10% $18,720
45 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
15,980
23,060 7,080 44.31% $38,970
46 Family and General Practitioners
10,350
17,320 6,970 67.34% $160,930
47 Human Resources Managers
8,510
15,300 6,790 79.79% $113,850
48 Parts Salespersons
16,810
23,410 6,600 39.26% $32,480
49 Financial Analysts
25,280
31,840 6,560 25.95% $84,600
50 Graduate Teaching Assistants
9,610
15,940 6,330 65.87% $37,940

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 pump operators, except wellhead pumpers with a growth rate of 269.23%. It is followed by the profession of models which grew by 246.67% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
260
960 700 269.23% $50,770
2 Models
150
520 370 246.67% $45,980
3 Gas Plant Operators
470
1,520 1,050 223.40% $66,860
4 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs
510
1,520 1,010 198.04% $35,440
5 Anthropologists and Archeologists
690
1,960 1,270 184.06% $59,100
6 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
590
1,630 1,040 176.27% $37,810
7 Orthotists and Prosthetists
360
980 620 172.22% $63,130
8 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
180
480 300 166.67% $37,280
9 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other
260
690 430 165.38% $39,390
10 Shampooers
670
1,730 1,060 158.21% $18,840
11 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
420
1,040 620 147.62% $73,950
12 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
1,030
2,380 1,350 131.07% $44,160
13 Personal Care Aides
44,400
99,690 55,290 124.53% $21,280
14 Dietetic Technicians
1,780
3,940 2,160 121.35% $33,410
15 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
870
1,820 950 109.20% $52,970
16 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
480
1,000 520 108.33% $40,200
17 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
2,260
4,660 2,400 106.19% $65,500
18 Petroleum Engineers
1,060
2,150 1,090 102.83% $108,840
19 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
2,370
4,720 2,350 99.16% $93,480
20 Residential Advisors
2,380
4,480 2,100 88.24% $29,450
21 Biological Scientists, All Other
4,110
7,710 3,600 87.59% $70,340
22 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
13,290
24,870 11,580 87.13% $21,730
23 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
40,390
74,780 34,390 85.14% $67,310
24 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
1,540
2,840 1,300 84.42% $22,400
25 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other
180
330 150 83.33% $40,080
26 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,920
3,520 1,600 83.33% $31,870
27 Actuaries
950
1,740 790 83.16% $87,540
28 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other
15,260
27,840 12,580 82.44% $35,660
29 Material Moving Workers, All Other
3,640
6,580 2,940 80.77% $55,990
30 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
1,740
3,130 1,390 79.89% $28,540
31 Human Resources Managers
8,510
15,300 6,790 79.79% $113,850
32 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
1,070
1,910 840 78.50% $33,490
33 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
1,900
3,330 1,430 75.26% $67,870
34 Recreational Therapists
840
1,460 620 73.81% $59,990
35 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
4,160
7,200 3,040 73.08% $50,540
36 Ship Engineers
480
830 350 72.92% $61,920
37 Economists
1,530
2,610 1,080 70.59% $89,780
38 Family and General Practitioners
10,350
17,320 6,970 67.34% $160,930
39 Film and Video Editors
6,030
10,080 4,050 67.16% $71,270
40 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
123,950
206,900 82,950 66.92% $35,880
41 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
1,890
3,150 1,260 66.67% $50,610
42 Graduate Teaching Assistants
9,610
15,940 6,330 65.87% $37,940
43 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other
1,220
2,010 790 64.75% $22,380
44 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
1,150
1,880 730 63.48% $63,070
45 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other
780
1,270 490 62.82% $26,850
46 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
650
1,050 400 61.54% $100,430
47 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
3,000
4,840 1,840 61.33% $35,270
48 Food Scientists and Technologists
1,310
2,110 800 61.07% $64,780
49 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
3,120
5,020 1,900 60.90% $55,350
50 Insurance Sales Agents
22,690
36,370 13,680 60.29% $61,420

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