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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Colorado

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Colorado

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 Colorado increased from 2,157,690 to 2,367,780 with a net gain of 210,090. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of office clerks, general with 9,050 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of market research analysts and marketing specialists* with 9,050 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
2,157,690
2,367,780 210,090 9.74% $36,770
2 Office Clerks, General
22,270
31,320 9,050 40.64% $28,160
3 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
3,240
12,040 8,800 271.60% $64,090
4 Cashiers
44,450
52,950 8,500 19.12% $19,090
5 Waiters and Waitresses
41,920
50,250 8,330 19.87% $18,050
6 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
12,690
20,790 8,100 63.83% $55,980
7 Retail Salespersons
73,190
80,330 7,140 9.76% $22,700
8 Personal Care Aides
10,130
16,880 6,750 66.63% $20,040
9 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
22,810
28,830 6,020 26.39% $24,800
10 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
54,600
59,570 4,970 9.10% $32,750
11 Business Operations Specialists, All Other*
36,530
41,440 4,910 13.44% $63,430
12 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
20,770
25,490 4,720 22.73% $39,660
13 Customer Service Representatives
40,590
45,120 4,530 11.16% $31,330
14 Accountants and Auditors
28,530
31,900 3,370 11.81% $62,570
15 Cooks, Restaurant
21,510
24,850 3,340 15.53% $22,690
16 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
28,330
31,530 3,200 11.30% $23,260
17 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
14,320
17,430 3,110 21.72% $19,790
18 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
1,050
4,150 3,100 295.24% $40,300
19 Construction Laborers
15,770
18,860 3,090 19.59% $30,180
20 Software Developers, Applications
19,960
22,680 2,720 13.63% $89,280
21 Medical Assistants
6,780
9,380 2,600 38.35% $31,710
22 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
6,360
8,760 2,400 37.74% $46,600
23 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
1,660
4,040 2,380 143.37% $18,400
24 Construction Managers
3,300
5,590 2,290 69.39% $85,900
25 Massage Therapists
1,810
4,060 2,250 124.31% $36,060
26 Electricians
11,720
13,880 2,160 18.43% $47,170
27 Insurance Sales Agents
6,750
8,760 2,010 29.78% $54,170
28 Home Health Aides
13,360
15,350 1,990 14.90% $21,580
29 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
3,890
5,740 1,850 47.56% $47,360
30 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
3,230
5,010 1,780 55.11% $37,640
31 Receptionists and Information Clerks
18,760
20,520 1,760 9.38% $26,470
32 Mechanical Engineers
4,520
6,220 1,700 37.61% $89,110
33 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
10,390
12,090 1,700 16.36% $62,570
34 Cooks, Fast Food
3,770
5,430 1,660 44.03% $18,230
35 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
18,470
20,040 1,570 8.50% $50,610
36 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
7,730
9,240 1,510 19.53% $18,510
37 Lawyers
10,540
11,970 1,430 13.57% $107,590
38 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
23,120
24,550 1,430 6.19% $47,080
39 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
7,020
8,440 1,420 20.23% $41,680
40 Managers, All Other
5,860
7,230 1,370 23.38% $101,850
41 Computer and Information Systems Managers
4,550
5,910 1,360 29.89% $120,060
42 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
2,550
3,910 1,360 53.33% $19,480
43 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
5,620
6,910 1,290 22.95% $27,800
44 Sales Managers
3,360
4,630 1,270 37.80% $107,710
45 Food Preparation Workers
11,160
12,420 1,260 11.29% $20,550
46 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
16,690
17,950 1,260 7.55% $37,220
47 Driver/Sales Workers
6,000
7,260 1,260 21.00% $20,580
48 Computer Hardware Engineers
2,460
3,710 1,250 50.81% $104,070
49 Compliance Officers
3,320
4,550 1,230 37.05% $61,630
50 Financial Managers
4,220
5,430 1,210 28.67% $112,960

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 service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining with a growth rate of 295.24%. It is followed by the profession of market research analysts and marketing specialists* which grew by 271.60% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
1,050
4,150 3,100 295.24% $40,300
2 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
3,240
12,040 8,800 271.60% $64,090
3 Counselors, All Other
100
330 230 230.00% $
4 Designers, All Other
110
360 250 227.27% $27,760
5 Psychiatric Aides
110
350 240 218.18% $29,330
6 Wellhead Pumpers
270
770 500 185.19% $49,850
7 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
380
1,080 700 184.21% $21,200
8 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
270
710 440 162.96% $49,430
9 Environmental Engineering Technicians
230
580 350 152.17% $41,690
10 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
1,660
4,040 2,380 143.37% $18,400
11 Tax Preparers
590
1,430 840 142.37% $38,990
12 Internists, General
250
600 350 140.00% $149,230
13 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
150
340 190 126.67% $59,510
14 Massage Therapists
1,810
4,060 2,250 124.31% $36,060
15 Economists
130
290 160 123.08% $88,620
16 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
590
1,300 710 120.34% $62,210
17 Multimedia Artists and Animators
190
410 220 115.79% $51,510
18 Plant and System Operators, All Other
190
400 210 110.53% $51,890
19 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
110
230 120 109.09% $53,410
20 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
110
230 120 109.09% $41,180
21 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other
180
370 190 105.56% $29,680
22 Athletic Trainers
180
360 180 100.00% $41,080
23 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
280
560 280 100.00% $32,650
24 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
1,150
2,280 1,130 98.26% $32,790
25 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
540
1,040 500 92.59% $21,390
26 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
120
230 110 91.67% $
27 Fashion Designers
100
190 90 90.00% $56,840
28 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
200
380 180 90.00% $41,910
29 Bicycle Repairers
460
870 410 89.13% $23,810
30 Human Resources Managers
750
1,410 660 88.00% $105,920
31 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
160
300 140 87.50% $26,980
32 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
600
1,120 520 86.67% $34,040
33 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
110
200 90 81.82% $35,020
34 Petroleum Engineers
1,020
1,850 830 81.37% $127,420
35 Statisticians
250
450 200 80.00% $70,100
36 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
100
180 80 80.00% $49,010
37 Credit Analysts
760
1,350 590 77.63% $64,500
38 Crossing Guards
860
1,520 660 76.74% $26,790
39 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
680
1,200 520 76.47% $31,530
40 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
420
740 320 76.19% $22,910
41 Commercial and Industrial Designers
280
490 210 75.00% $53,230
42 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
360
630 270 75.00% $36,950
43 Medical Equipment Repairers
580
1,010 430 74.14% $45,950
44 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
190
330 140 73.68% $63,390
45 Manicurists and Pedicurists
550
940 390 70.91% $19,980
46 Physical Therapist Assistants
590
1,000 410 69.49% $42,080
47 Construction Managers
3,300
5,590 2,290 69.39% $85,900
48 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners*
1,250
2,110 860 68.80% $44,350
49 Occupational Therapy Assistants
350
590 240 68.57% $38,220
50 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
190
320 130 68.42% $30,380

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