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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Louisiana

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Louisiana

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 Louisiana increased from 1,832,830 to 1,915,800 with a net gain of 82,970. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of personal care aides with 13,790 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food with 13,790 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
1,832,830
1,915,800 82,970 4.53% $30,170
2 Personal Care Aides
16,600
30,390 13,790 83.07% $17,500
3 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
18,280
25,500 7,220 39.50% $17,120
4 Cashiers
64,180
71,120 6,940 10.81% $17,360
5 Office Clerks, General
33,330
37,800 4,470 13.41% $20,540
6 Riggers
2,460
6,110 3,650 148.37% $33,360
7 Food Preparation Workers
30,240
33,570 3,330 11.01% $17,080
8 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
6,340
9,660 3,320 52.37% $39,410
9 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
13,600
16,610 3,010 22.13% $40,110
10 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
20,990
23,820 2,830 13.48% $50,280
11 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
6,460
9,280 2,820 43.65% $46,380
12 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
3,600
6,420 2,820 78.33% $38,740
13 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
27,880
30,650 2,770 9.94% $19,020
14 Business Operations Specialists, All Other*
9,670
12,330 2,660 27.51% $50,620
15 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
27,420
30,020 2,600 9.48% $32,290
16 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
12,780
15,220 2,440 19.09% $27,340
17 Cooks, Restaurant
11,040
13,440 2,400 21.74% $21,290
18 Actors
790
3,060 2,270 287.34% $
19 Electricians
10,100
12,360 2,260 22.38% $42,200
20 Waiters and Waitresses
32,250
34,210 1,960 6.08% $17,330
21 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
8,940
10,810 1,870 20.92% $55,600
22 Cooks, Fast Food
7,120
8,790 1,670 23.46% $16,660
23 Crane and Tower Operators
2,740
4,360 1,620 59.12% $40,480
24 Network and Computer Systems Administrators*
1,610
3,180 1,570 97.52% $57,020
25 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
3,410
4,950 1,540 45.16% $38,230
26 Construction Laborers
16,020
17,540 1,520 9.49% $24,510
27 Firefighters
4,700
6,180 1,480 31.49% $29,260
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
21,520
22,870 1,350 6.27% $19,300
29 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
1,890
3,190 1,300 68.78% $35,470
30 Machinists
5,510
6,760 1,250 22.69% $40,660
31 Chemical Engineers
1,100
2,190 1,090 99.09% $96,090
32 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
6,610
7,680 1,070 16.19% $44,560
33 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
1,250
2,320 1,070 85.60% $50,930
34 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
590
1,630 1,040 176.27% $56,740
35 Security Guards
15,330
16,360 1,030 6.72% $22,290
36 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
7,030
8,050 1,020 14.51% $21,010
37 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
7,440
8,390 950 12.77% $72,270
38 Carpenters
11,750
12,600 850 7.23% $35,470
39 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
1,000
1,840 840 84.00% $38,270
40 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
2,890
3,730 840 29.07% $18,780
41 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22,700
23,540 840 3.70% $34,530
42 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
2,270
3,100 830 36.56% $17,830
43 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
4,990
5,770 780 15.63% $17,400
44 Construction Managers
2,970
3,730 760 25.59% $67,240
45 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
2,860
3,610 750 26.22% $50,940
46 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
110
850 740 672.73% $54,620
47 Speech-Language Pathologists
1,300
2,040 740 56.92% $55,710
48 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
5,370
6,110 740 13.78% $32,090
49 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
3,980
4,710 730 18.34% $17,610
50 Retail Salespersons
59,460
60,190 730 1.23% $19,460

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 electro-mechanical technicians with a growth rate of 672.73%. It is followed by the profession of motor vehicle operators, all other which grew by 356.25% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
110
850 740 672.73% $54,620
2 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other
160
730 570 356.25% $22,580
3 Conservation Scientists
140
630 490 350.00% $71,110
4 Actors
790
3,060 2,270 287.34% $
5 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
120
420 300 250.00% $30,520
6 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
320
900 580 181.25% $24,770
7 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
590
1,630 1,040 176.27% $56,740
8 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
160
400 240 150.00% $34,970
9 Manicurists and Pedicurists
310
770 460 148.39% $24,750
10 Riggers
2,460
6,110 3,650 148.37% $33,360
11 Plant and System Operators, All Other
500
1,210 710 142.00% $46,370
12 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
230
530 300 130.43% $22,240
13 Tour Guides and Escorts
340
780 440 129.41% $18,960
14 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
110
240 130 118.18% $34,010
15 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
100
210 110 110.00% $40,610
16 Opticians, Dispensing
640
1,320 680 106.25% $28,820
17 Carpet Installers
160
320 160 100.00% $34,260
18 Chemical Engineers
1,100
2,190 1,090 99.09% $96,090
19 Network and Computer Systems Administrators*
1,610
3,180 1,570 97.52% $57,020
20 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
210
400 190 90.48% $29,870
21 Operations Research Analysts
560
1,050 490 87.50% $43,870
22 Motorcycle Mechanics
150
280 130 86.67% $35,350
23 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
1,250
2,320 1,070 85.60% $50,930
24 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
1,000
1,840 840 84.00% $38,270
25 Personal Care Aides
16,600
30,390 13,790 83.07% $17,500
26 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
290
530 240 82.76% $41,340
27 Biochemists and Biophysicists
160
290 130 81.25% $49,700
28 Personal Financial Advisors
740
1,340 600 81.08% $45,710
29 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
100
180 80 80.00% $46,200
30 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
250
450 200 80.00% $57,220
31 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
380
680 300 78.95% $35,640
32 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
3,600
6,420 2,820 78.33% $38,740
33 Funeral Attendants
430
750 320 74.42% $21,410
34 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
820
1,410 590 71.95% $31,220
35 Human Resources Managers
840
1,430 590 70.24% $74,800
36 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
100
170 70 70.00% $49,490
37 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
1,890
3,190 1,300 68.78% $35,470
38 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
510
860 350 68.63% $79,430
39 Millwrights
600
1,010 410 68.33% $44,890
40 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
780
1,310 530 67.95% $18,080
41 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
310
520 210 67.74% $25,030
42 Choreographers
170
280 110 64.71% $50,540
43 Travel Agents
340
560 220 64.71% $25,420
44 Helpers--Extraction Workers
510
840 330 64.71% $30,330
45 Massage Therapists
350
570 220 62.86% $30,000
46 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
160
260 100 62.50% $32,450
47 Film and Video Editors
100
160 60 60.00% $43,220
48 Crane and Tower Operators
2,740
4,360 1,620 59.12% $40,480
49 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
1,100
1,740 640 58.18% $62,370
50 Speech-Language Pathologists
1,300
2,040 740 56.92% $55,710

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