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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Connecticut

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Connecticut

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 Connecticut increased from 1,598,640 to 1,646,510 with a net gain of 47,870. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of personal care aides with 10,510 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food with 10,510 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
1,598,640
1,646,510 47,870 2.99% $40,670
2 Personal Care Aides
9,450
19,960 10,510 111.22% $21,580
3 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
21,760
29,290 7,530 34.60% $19,010
4 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
3,530
8,630 5,100 144.48% $62,280
5 Retail Salespersons
49,670
54,210 4,540 9.14% $22,290
6 Cooks, Fast Food
3,930
7,400 3,470 88.30% $19,090
7 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
22,940
26,170 3,230 14.08% $52,710
8 Cooks, Restaurant
8,020
11,020 3,000 37.41% $26,920
9 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
3,760
6,530 2,770 73.67% $60,930
10 Office Clerks, General
27,670
30,350 2,680 9.69% $31,200
11 General and Operations Managers
29,080
31,660 2,580 8.87% $120,360
12 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
29,480
31,990 2,510 8.51% $37,560
13 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client
7,510
10,020 2,510 33.42% $28,900
14 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
1,830
3,850 2,020 110.38% $28,790
15 Cooks, Short Order
1,630
3,450 1,820 111.66% $25,350
16 Managers, All Other
4,260
5,920 1,660 38.97% $100,130
17 Software Developers, Applications
6,560
8,200 1,640 25.00% $89,440
18 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
11,000
12,580 1,580 14.36% $42,200
19 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
2,430
3,980 1,550 63.79% $
20 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
12,420
13,640 1,220 9.82% $29,210
21 Customer Service Representatives
27,160
28,350 1,190 4.38% $36,470
22 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
2,560
3,610 1,050 41.02% $19,140
23 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
2,170
3,190 1,020 47.00% $22,720
24 Financial Analysts
5,490
6,500 1,010 18.40% $80,090
25 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
6,810
7,810 1,000 14.68% $39,610
26 Medical Assistants
5,940
6,920 980 16.50% $33,400
27 Demonstrators and Product Promoters
490
1,450 960 195.92% $26,160
28 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
21,760
22,720 960 4.41% $25,700
29 Dental Hygienists
3,030
3,980 950 31.35% $81,420
30 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
7,810
8,670 860 11.01% $35,710
31 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
2,100
2,950 850 40.48% $41,220
32 Medical Secretaries
3,530
4,380 850 24.08% $35,810
33 Compliance Officers
2,600
3,430 830 31.92% $66,760
34 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
1,930
2,730 800 41.45% $42,740
35 Civil Engineers
2,920
3,700 780 26.71% $78,390
36 Mechanical Engineers
5,280
6,050 770 14.58% $79,350
37 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,010
1,770 760 75.25% $35,170
38 Management Analysts
8,730
9,480 750 8.59% $79,890
39 Security Guards
10,930
11,640 710 6.50% $26,970
40 Insurance Sales Agents
4,720
5,430 710 15.04% $51,730
41 Industrial Engineers
3,460
4,150 690 19.94% $78,750
42 Software Developers, Systems Software
3,590
4,240 650 18.11% $88,770
43 Carpenters
5,750
6,400 650 11.30% $50,230
44 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
2,330
2,980 650 27.90% $37,990
45 Paralegals and Legal Assistants*
4,560
5,200 640 14.04% $49,550
46 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
19,820
20,460 640 3.23% $22,560
47 Manicurists and Pedicurists
1,140
1,760 620 54.39% $18,980
48 Childcare Workers
7,790
8,400 610 7.83% $22,240
49 Financial Managers
12,540
13,130 590 4.70% $99,380
50 Social and Human Service Assistants
7,440
8,030 590 7.93% $39,290

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 material moving workers, all other with a growth rate of 200.00%. It is followed by the profession of demonstrators and product promoters which grew by 195.92% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Material Moving Workers, All Other
170
510 340 200.00% $33,510
2 Demonstrators and Product Promoters
490
1,450 960 195.92% $26,160
3 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
260
670 410 157.69% $35,040
4 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
330
840 510 154.55% $53,260
5 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
3,530
8,630 5,100 144.48% $62,280
6 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
300
710 410 136.67% $24,460
7 Sailors and Marine Oilers
180
390 210 116.67% $32,260
8 Commercial Pilots
220
470 250 113.64% $118,970
9 Cooks, Short Order
1,630
3,450 1,820 111.66% $25,350
10 Personal Care Aides
9,450
19,960 10,510 111.22% $21,580
11 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
1,830
3,850 2,020 110.38% $28,790
12 Actors
220
460 240 109.09% $
13 Elevator Installers and Repairers
160
330 170 106.25% $89,520
14 Chemical Engineers
180
360 180 100.00% $84,970
15 Media and Communication Workers, All Other
170
340 170 100.00% $42,360
16 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
450
870 420 93.33% $46,550
17 Tax Preparers
470
890 420 89.36% $33,280
18 Cooks, Fast Food
3,930
7,400 3,470 88.30% $19,090
19 Millwrights
170
320 150 88.24% $52,690
20 Psychiatrists
520
930 410 78.85% $
21 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
370
660 290 78.38% $57,680
22 Cargo and Freight Agents
370
650 280 75.68% $51,350
23 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,010
1,770 760 75.25% $35,170
24 Pediatricians, General
320
560 240 75.00% $148,740
25 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other
230
400 170 73.91% $70,550
26 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
3,760
6,530 2,770 73.67% $60,930
27 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
280
480 200 71.43% $47,880
28 Protective Service Workers, All Other *
620
1,050 430 69.35% $37,510
29 Family and General Practitioners
780
1,300 520 66.67% $145,960
30 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other
120
200 80 66.67% $35,390
31 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
120
200 80 66.67% $36,060
32 Sound Engineering Technicians
200
330 130 65.00% $40,020
33 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
750
1,230 480 64.00% $53,610
34 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
2,430
3,980 1,550 63.79% $
35 Chemical Technicians
590
960 370 62.71% $44,090
36 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
460
740 280 60.87% $46,630
37 Air Traffic Controllers
100
160 60 60.00% $80,510
38 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
200
320 120 60.00% $60,020
39 Athletic Trainers
370
590 220 59.46% $44,230
40 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
360
570 210 58.33% $47,590
41 Cooks, All Other
190
300 110 57.89% $28,380
42 Art Directors
410
640 230 56.10% $71,270
43 Carpet Installers
180
280 100 55.56% $33,270
44 Manicurists and Pedicurists
1,140
1,760 620 54.39% $18,980
45 Computer and Information Research Scientists
240
370 130 54.17% $89,960
46 Operations Research Analysts
720
1,110 390 54.17% $74,880
47 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
750
1,150 400 53.33% $46,770
48 Actuaries
780
1,180 400 51.28% $91,760
49 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other
220
330 110 50.00% $24,030
50 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
520
770 250 48.08% $34,280

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