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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Illinois

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Illinois

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 Illinois increased from 5,528,420 to 5,765,880 with a net gain of 237,460. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand with 40,110 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of general and operations managers with 40,110 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
5,528,420
5,765,880 237,460 4.30% $35,080
2 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
114,190
154,300 40,110 35.13% $23,430
3 General and Operations Managers
67,340
105,490 38,150 56.65% $92,980
4 Personal Care Aides
16,060
41,240 25,180 156.79% $20,160
5 Office Clerks, General
119,350
142,970 23,620 19.79% $27,530
6 Customer Service Representatives
96,940
117,520 20,580 21.23% $32,700
7 Retail Salespersons
177,370
191,540 14,170 7.99% $20,230
8 Software Developers, Applications
14,760
28,270 13,510 91.53% $85,330
9 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
63,780
74,940 11,160 17.50% $30,460
10 Teacher Assistants
40,660
50,340 9,680 23.81% $21,300
11 Graduate Teaching Assistants
3,340
12,720 9,380 280.84% $21,700
12 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
21,920
31,010 9,090 41.47% $56,730
13 Cooks, Restaurant
31,490
39,960 8,470 26.90% $20,590
14 Waiters and Waitresses
74,090
82,460 8,370 11.30% $18,570
15 Financial Managers
22,520
30,360 7,840 34.81% $100,630
16 Food Preparation Workers
37,340
44,910 7,570 20.27% $18,980
17 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
76,170
83,700 7,530 9.89% $20,380
18 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
32,770
39,570 6,800 20.75% $31,280
19 Bartenders
23,020
29,370 6,350 27.58% $18,810
20 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
32,720
39,020 6,300 19.25% $56,940
21 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
60,780
66,890 6,110 10.05% $40,130
22 Sales Managers
17,060
22,350 5,290 31.01% $92,250
23 Computer Systems Analysts
17,890
23,060 5,170 28.90% $73,350
24 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
12,890
18,030 5,140 39.88% $54,660
25 Accountants and Auditors
42,820
47,810 4,990 11.65% $63,740
26 Machinists
25,290
30,130 4,840 19.14% $37,400
27 Chief Executives
18,720
23,460 4,740 25.32% $141,400
28 Personal Financial Advisors
6,860
11,520 4,660 67.93% $70,050
29 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
10,950
15,550 4,600 42.01% $24,880
30 Education Administrators, Postsecondary
3,160
7,720 4,560 144.30% $83,780
31 Operations Research Analysts
1,390
5,590 4,200 302.16% $75,780
32 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
17,690
21,690 4,000 22.61% $23,710
33 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
28,630
32,390 3,760 13.13% $29,510
34 Recreation Workers
16,050
19,730 3,680 22.93% $19,860
35 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
18,010
21,570 3,560 19.77% $33,790
36 Human Resources Managers
3,270
6,780 3,510 107.34% $94,940
37 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
32,800
36,070 3,270 9.97% $19,590
38 Civil Engineers
6,630
9,880 3,250 49.02% $74,830
39 Advertising Sales Agents
7,280
10,440 3,160 43.41% $64,450
40 Security Guards
46,570
49,680 3,110 6.68% $23,050
41 Food Batchmakers
4,990
8,100 3,110 62.32% $26,930
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
18,090
21,190 3,100 17.14% $68,070
43 Paralegals and Legal Assistants*
9,010
12,070 3,060 33.96% $51,410
44 Insurance Sales Agents
15,320
18,200 2,880 18.80% $49,860
45 Pharmacy Technicians
15,340
18,020 2,680 17.47% $28,380
46 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
3,450
6,130 2,680 77.68% $29,760
47 Physical Therapists
8,130
10,620 2,490 30.63% $78,570
48 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
9,290
11,650 2,360 25.40% $19,140
49 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
16,390
18,680 2,290 13.97% $26,270
50 Financial Specialists, All Other
7,780
10,050 2,270 29.18% $60,400

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 social sciences teachers, postsecondary, all other with a growth rate of 520.00%. It is followed by the profession of elevator installers and repairers which grew by 347.73% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
100
620 520 520.00% $65,020
2 Elevator Installers and Repairers
440
1,970 1,530 347.73% $71,330
3 Gas Plant Operators
260
1,130 870 334.62% $57,280
4 Operations Research Analysts
1,390
5,590 4,200 302.16% $75,780
5 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other
750
2,980 2,230 297.33% $29,500
6 Graduate Teaching Assistants
3,340
12,720 9,380 280.84% $21,700
7 Helpers--Roofers
220
830 610 277.27% $24,070
8 Court Reporters
280
950 670 239.29% $53,860
9 Museum Technicians and Conservators
240
790 550 229.17% $35,300
10 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
140
460 320 228.57% $42,150
11 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
120
360 240 200.00% $31,190
12 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
750
2,170 1,420 189.33% $20,350
13 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
100
280 180 180.00% $61,040
14 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
590
1,560 970 164.41% $53,010
15 Occupational Therapy Aides
490
1,290 800 163.27% $27,580
16 Social Science Research Assistants
130
340 210 161.54% $36,600
17 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
550
1,420 870 158.18% $62,340
18 Forest and Conservation Technicians
190
490 300 157.89% $37,240
19 Personal Care Aides
16,060
41,240 25,180 156.79% $20,160
20 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
1,250
3,200 1,950 156.00% $48,980
21 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
310
770 460 148.39% $35,660
22 Education Administrators, Postsecondary
3,160
7,720 4,560 144.30% $83,780
23 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
300
710 410 136.67% $42,450
24 Athletic Trainers
690
1,610 920 133.33% $43,540
25 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
1,590
3,450 1,860 116.98% $19,680
26 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
320
690 370 115.62% $37,960
27 Insulation Workers, Mechanical
630
1,330 700 111.11% $75,370
28 Human Resources Managers
3,270
6,780 3,510 107.34% $94,940
29 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
260
530 270 103.85% $37,170
30 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
820
1,650 830 101.22% $38,250
31 Artists and Related Workers, All Other
310
620 310 100.00% $43,540
32 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
280
560 280 100.00% $42,460
33 Plant and System Operators, All Other
150
290 140 93.33% $63,270
34 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
130
250 120 92.31% $71,720
35 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
380
730 350 92.11% $38,090
36 Software Developers, Applications
14,760
28,270 13,510 91.53% $85,330
37 Residential Advisors
1,400
2,670 1,270 90.71% $26,720
38 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
1,020
1,930 910 89.22% $60,240
39 Gaming Service Workers, All Other
180
340 160 88.89% $25,650
40 Tire Builders
690
1,290 600 86.96% $40,140
41 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other
340
630 290 85.29% $38,970
42 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
2,270
4,170 1,900 83.70% $44,780
43 Agricultural Workers, All Other
240
440 200 83.33% $48,920
44 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
1,970
3,610 1,640 83.25% $29,580
45 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
650
1,190 540 83.08% $29,960
46 Dancers
340
620 280 82.35% $
47 Marriage and Family Therapists
220
400 180 81.82% $40,180
48 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
990
1,760 770 77.78% $29,550
49 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
3,450
6,130 2,680 77.68% $29,760
50 Physical Therapist Aides
1,900
3,350 1,450 76.32% $23,600

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