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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Massachusetts

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts increased from 3,119,100 to 3,322,500 with a net gain of 203,400. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of general and operations managers with 16,440 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of personal care aides with 16,440 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
3,119,100
3,322,500 203,400 6.52% $41,880
2 General and Operations Managers
44,800
61,240 16,440 36.70% $101,050
3 Personal Care Aides
16,030
26,930 10,900 68.00% $24,760
4 Retail Salespersons
102,960
113,590 10,630 10.32% $22,080
5 Customer Service Representatives
47,230
53,580 6,350 13.44% $35,250
6 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
14,030
19,990 5,960 42.48% $67,710
7 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
11,400
17,220 5,820 51.05% $64,940
8 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
14,490
19,310 4,820 33.26% $24,430
9 Administrative Services Managers
8,210
13,010 4,800 58.47% $90,900
10 Helpers--Production Workers
5,380
10,090 4,710 87.55% $24,010
11 Financial Managers
18,610
23,310 4,700 25.26% $115,380
12 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
40,680
45,310 4,630 11.38% $38,420
13 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
28,570
32,790 4,220 14.77% $25,740
14 Software Developers, Applications
22,750
26,900 4,150 18.24% $95,930
15 Home Health Aides
17,080
20,950 3,870 22.66% $26,080
16 Waiters and Waitresses
54,250
58,060 3,810 7.02% $25,980
17 Sales Managers
9,440
13,190 3,750 39.72% $122,440
18 Education Administrators, Postsecondary
6,400
9,950 3,550 55.47% $87,950
19 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
18,360
21,890 3,530 19.23% $30,220
20 Electricians
10,790
14,310 3,520 32.62% $58,400
21 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
6,380
9,730 3,350 52.51% $61,650
22 Bartenders
14,380
17,610 3,230 22.46% $25,420
23 Financial Analysts
13,440
16,640 3,200 23.81% $75,990
24 Accountants and Auditors
33,290
36,340 3,050 9.16% $69,820
25 Medical Assistants
13,190
16,100 2,910 22.06% $34,280
26 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
17,230
20,140 2,910 16.89% $36,970
27 Marketing Managers
6,590
9,470 2,880 43.70% $126,960
28 Office Clerks, General
59,210
62,030 2,820 4.76% $32,050
29 Recreation Workers
7,210
9,980 2,770 38.42% $24,230
30 Mental Health Counselors
5,140
7,900 2,760 53.70% $39,510
31 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
19,070
21,720 2,650 13.90% $32,300
32 Human Resources Managers
1,710
4,220 2,510 146.78% $112,200
33 Mechanical Engineers
6,880
9,330 2,450 35.61% $83,260
34 Construction Laborers
14,780
17,210 2,430 16.44% $42,770
35 Managers, All Other
3,230
5,600 2,370 73.37% $103,740
36 Residential Advisors
2,330
4,660 2,330 100.00% $29,130
37 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
6,260
8,570 2,310 36.90% $25,820
38 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
7,170
9,440 2,270 31.66% $22,650
39 Team Assemblers
14,650
16,910 2,260 15.43% $26,630
40 Manicurists and Pedicurists
1,640
3,880 2,240 136.59% $27,250
41 Computer and Information Systems Managers
12,940
15,160 2,220 17.16% $127,290
42 Carpenters
13,410
15,550 2,140 15.96% $51,010
43 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
26,340
28,470 2,130 8.09% $39,570
44 Compliance Officers
4,560
6,650 2,090 45.83% $68,180
45 Family and General Practitioners
1,190
3,220 2,030 170.59% $
46 Counter and Rental Clerks
7,240
9,190 1,950 26.93% $23,730
47 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client
10,620
12,560 1,940 18.27% $32,960
48 Construction Managers
3,410
5,340 1,930 56.60% $92,330
49 Cooks, Fast Food
6,340
8,260 1,920 30.28% $20,450
50 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
8,180
10,000 1,820 22.25% $81,010

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 power distributors and dispatchers with a growth rate of 300.00%. It is followed by the profession of orthodontists which grew by 290.00% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
100
400 300 300.00% $79,790
2 Orthodontists
100
390 290 290.00% $
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
230
790 560 243.48% $19,330
4 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
200
670 470 235.00% $92,790
5 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
150
460 310 206.67% $67,120
6 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
160
490 330 206.25% $39,970
7 Family and General Practitioners
1,190
3,220 2,030 170.59% $
8 Human Resources Managers
1,710
4,220 2,510 146.78% $112,200
9 Economists
440
1,070 630 143.18% $69,940
10 Manicurists and Pedicurists
1,640
3,880 2,240 136.59% $27,250
11 Motorboat Operators
100
230 130 130.00% $47,390
12 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
140
320 180 128.57% $36,510
13 Mechanical Door Repairers
160
360 200 125.00% $38,960
14 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
250
560 310 124.00% $28,040
15 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other
200
440 240 120.00% $26,470
16 Elevator Installers and Repairers
250
550 300 120.00% $96,680
17 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
680
1,490 810 119.12% $46,540
18 Statisticians
1,080
2,310 1,230 113.89% $89,510
19 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
260
550 290 111.54% $30,410
20 Transportation Inspectors
290
610 320 110.34% $47,890
21 Materials Engineers
650
1,360 710 109.23% $88,680
22 Athletes and Sports Competitors
230
470 240 104.35% $
23 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
490
1,000 510 104.08% $34,140
24 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
400
810 410 102.50% $80,140
25 Credit Counselors
560
1,130 570 101.79% $45,260
26 Residential Advisors
2,330
4,660 2,330 100.00% $29,130
27 Millwrights
300
590 290 96.67% $51,510
28 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
430
840 410 95.35% $61,180
29 Life Scientists, All Other
410
800 390 95.12% $64,100
30 Helpers--Production Workers
5,380
10,090 4,710 87.55% $24,010
31 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other
230
430 200 86.96% $31,050
32 Biological Scientists, All Other
1,030
1,920 890 86.41% $46,830
33 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
110
200 90 81.82% $39,610
34 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
490
880 390 79.59% $35,110
35 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
190
340 150 78.95% $41,010
36 Protective Service Workers, All Other *
1,380
2,450 1,070 77.54% $28,430
37 Tapers
290
510 220 75.86% $52,430
38 Managers, All Other
3,230
5,600 2,370 73.37% $103,740
39 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
150
260 110 73.33% $60,400
40 Tour Guides and Escorts
810
1,400 590 72.84% $23,490
41 Transportation Workers, All Other
530
910 380 71.70% $29,080
42 Carpet Installers
420
720 300 71.43% $57,540
43 Psychologists, All Other
400
680 280 70.00% $89,450
44 Motion Picture Projectionists
190
320 130 68.42% $25,740
45 Personal Care Aides
16,030
26,930 10,900 68.00% $24,760
46 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
430
700 270 62.79% $34,030
47 Tax Preparers
1,580
2,550 970 61.39% $59,430
48 Material Moving Workers, All Other
330
530 200 60.61% $34,930
49 Training and Development Managers
860
1,380 520 60.47% $107,160
50 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
430
690 260 60.47% $48,060

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