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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Iowa

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Iowa

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 Iowa increased from 1,438,510 to 1,512,740 with a net gain of 74,230. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of general and operations managers with 10,710 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of personal care aides with 10,710 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
1,438,510
1,512,740 74,230 5.16% $30,380
2 General and Operations Managers
12,340
23,050 10,710 86.79% $83,350
3 Personal Care Aides
4,070
13,370 9,300 228.50% $20,370
4 Packers and Packagers, Hand
5,740
12,750 7,010 122.13% $22,620
5 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
22,660
27,860 5,200 22.95% $24,620
6 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
33,200
37,410 4,210 12.68% $34,460
7 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
4,390
7,940 3,550 80.87% $29,260
8 Software Developers, Applications
4,200
7,530 3,330 79.29% $68,940
9 Construction Laborers
8,790
12,010 3,220 36.63% $29,400
10 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
4,430
7,530 3,100 69.98% $42,340
11 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,290
4,370 3,080 238.76% $32,170
12 Cooks, Restaurant
10,000
12,950 2,950 29.50% $18,860
13 Business Operations Specialists, All Other*
8,710
11,310 2,600 29.85% $50,730
14 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
6,120
8,690 2,570 41.99% $32,830
15 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
2,550
4,780 2,230 87.45% $31,930
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
35,670
37,850 2,180 6.11% $17,520
17 Food Service Managers
2,030
4,030 2,000 98.52% $40,040
18 Computer Systems Analysts
3,430
5,410 1,980 57.73% $69,760
19 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
3,570
5,360 1,790 50.14% $27,180
20 Financial Managers
5,340
7,120 1,780 33.33% $89,800
21 Construction Managers
1,900
3,330 1,430 75.26% $69,970
22 Teacher Assistants
17,330
18,730 1,400 8.08% $20,460
23 Driver/Sales Workers
3,000
4,280 1,280 42.67% $24,630
24 Medical and Health Services Managers
3,870
5,100 1,230 31.78% $70,670
25 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
7,170
8,320 1,150 16.04% $21,880
26 Engineers, All Other
370
1,500 1,130 305.41% $65,460
27 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
2,380
3,470 1,090 45.80% $18,560
28 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
1,950
3,040 1,090 55.90% $33,510
29 Soil and Plant Scientists
1,430
2,500 1,070 74.83% $59,290
30 Retail Salespersons
45,810
46,810 1,000 2.18% $19,870
31 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
2,850
3,790 940 32.98% $43,760
32 Computer and Information Systems Managers
2,120
3,040 920 43.40% $100,630
33 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
13,560
14,460 900 6.64% $34,050
34 Paralegals and Legal Assistants*
1,490
2,370 880 59.06% $40,640
35 Insurance Sales Agents
4,920
5,800 880 17.89% $38,790
36 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
390
1,260 870 223.08% $34,460
37 Industrial Production Managers
2,160
3,010 850 39.35% $78,180
38 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
3,220
4,040 820 25.47% $23,210
39 Sales Managers
2,470
3,270 800 32.39% $83,350
40 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,360
2,150 790 58.09% $17,640
41 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
2,330
3,100 770 33.05% $19,520
42 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
800
1,550 750 93.75% $34,160
43 Human Resources Managers
580
1,320 740 127.59% $87,590
44 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
1,870
2,610 740 39.57% $
45 Logisticians
470
1,200 730 155.32% $57,750
46 Financial Specialists, All Other
750
1,480 730 97.33% $47,460
47 Bakers
980
1,690 710 72.45% $21,650
48 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
4,380
5,070 690 15.75% $51,540
49 Architectural and Engineering Managers
1,150
1,830 680 59.13% $104,720
50 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
10,080
10,760 680 6.75% $38,170

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 engineers, all other with a growth rate of 305.41%. It is followed by the profession of massage therapists which grew by 285.00% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Engineers, All Other
370
1,500 1,130 305.41% $65,460
2 Massage Therapists
200
770 570 285.00% $33,470
3 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,290
4,370 3,080 238.76% $32,170
4 Personal Care Aides
4,070
13,370 9,300 228.50% $20,370
5 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
390
1,260 870 223.08% $34,460
6 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other
310
890 580 187.10% $36,370
7 Psychiatric Technicians
220
630 410 186.36% $28,820
8 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
350
990 640 182.86% $29,950
9 Woodworkers, All Other
320
860 540 168.75% $23,630
10 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
200
530 330 165.00% $63,140
11 Rail Car Repairers
160
420 260 162.50% $47,940
12 Logisticians
470
1,200 730 155.32% $57,750
13 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
300
750 450 150.00% $53,440
14 Painters, Transportation Equipment
320
750 430 134.38% $31,660
15 Anesthesiologists
170
390 220 129.41% $
16 Cargo and Freight Agents
240
550 310 129.17% $37,090
17 Human Resources Managers
580
1,320 740 127.59% $87,590
18 Packers and Packagers, Hand
5,740
12,750 7,010 122.13% $22,620
19 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
490
1,070 580 118.37% $28,060
20 Athletic Trainers
210
440 230 109.52% $35,440
21 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
490
1,020 530 108.16% $26,000
22 Tax Preparers
260
540 280 107.69% $24,250
23 Food Scientists and Technologists
180
370 190 105.56% $61,470
24 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
250
510 260 104.00% $93,690
25 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
540
1,100 560 103.70% $28,660
26 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
230
460 230 100.00% $44,550
27 Food Service Managers
2,030
4,030 2,000 98.52% $40,040
28 Financial Specialists, All Other
750
1,480 730 97.33% $47,460
29 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
520
1,010 490 94.23% $32,870
30 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
800
1,550 750 93.75% $34,160
31 Carpet Installers
150
290 140 93.33% $31,160
32 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
260
500 240 92.31% $30,860
33 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
200
380 180 90.00% $23,180
34 Chefs and Head Cooks
490
930 440 89.80% $33,900
35 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
2,550
4,780 2,230 87.45% $31,930
36 General and Operations Managers
12,340
23,050 10,710 86.79% $83,350
37 Medical Equipment Repairers
390
720 330 84.62% $48,960
38 Furniture Finishers
130
240 110 84.62% $31,730
39 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
320
590 270 84.38% $60,760
40 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
120
220 100 83.33% $33,730
41 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
4,390
7,940 3,550 80.87% $29,260
42 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
470
850 380 80.85% $32,120
43 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
560
1,010 450 80.36% $17,160
44 Software Developers, Applications
4,200
7,530 3,330 79.29% $68,940
45 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
140
250 110 78.57% $40,440
46 Agricultural Engineers
180
320 140 77.78% $65,370
47 Residential Advisors
530
930 400 75.47% $29,880
48 Construction Managers
1,900
3,330 1,430 75.26% $69,970
49 Real Estate Sales Agents
600
1,050 450 75.00% $31,440
50 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
200
350 150 75.00% $37,790

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