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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Michigan

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Michigan

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 Michigan increased from 3,755,890 to 4,073,730 with a net gain of 317,840. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of team assemblers with 59,940 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food with 59,940 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
3,755,890
4,073,730 317,840 8.46% $33,830
2 Team Assemblers
41,860
101,800 59,940 143.19% $30,790
3 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
70,140
98,220 28,080 40.03% $17,980
4 General and Operations Managers
36,840
59,390 22,550 61.21% $91,700
5 Customer Service Representatives
60,410
82,540 22,130 36.63% $31,090
6 Retail Salespersons
127,520
141,610 14,090 11.05% $20,940
7 Personal Care Aides
11,360
24,760 13,400 117.96% $19,860
8 Mechanical Engineers
30,260
38,700 8,440 27.89% $85,040
9 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
45,530
53,060 7,530 16.54% $52,680
10 Office Clerks, General
107,700
114,870 7,170 6.66% $26,560
11 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
19,270
26,120 6,850 35.55% $33,830
12 Helpers--Production Workers
14,720
20,930 6,210 42.19% $23,340
13 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
34,460
40,370 5,910 17.15% $32,970
14 Software Developers, Systems Software
6,440
12,010 5,570 86.49% $82,120
15 Machinists
21,440
26,550 5,110 23.83% $39,410
16 Software Developers, Applications
9,880
14,960 5,080 51.42% $77,560
17 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
7,090
12,170 5,080 71.65% $24,860
18 Management Analysts
9,170
14,220 5,050 55.07% $72,910
19 Medical Secretaries
8,150
13,040 4,890 60.00% $30,110
20 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
28,130
32,900 4,770 16.96% $46,230
21 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
6,540
11,290 4,750 72.63% $59,150
22 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
61,000
65,630 4,630 7.59% $24,450
23 Construction Laborers
18,270
22,460 4,190 22.93% $32,210
24 Electrical Engineers
4,430
8,580 4,150 93.68% $78,900
25 Cooks, Restaurant
30,780
34,780 4,000 13.00% $20,600
26 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
46,100
50,030 3,930 8.52% $37,250
27 Packers and Packagers, Hand
19,830
23,570 3,740 18.86% $18,720
28 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
13,050
16,780 3,730 28.58% $31,440
29 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
3,890
7,550 3,660 94.09% $33,980
30 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
21,960
25,490 3,530 16.07% $57,820
31 Carpenters
12,230
15,420 3,190 26.08% $40,800
32 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
10,560
13,750 3,190 30.21% $47,690
33 Bartenders
14,510
17,640 3,130 21.57% $18,260
34 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
2,380
5,480 3,100 130.25% $37,070
35 Parts Salespersons
4,710
7,770 3,060 64.97% $27,820
36 Internists, General
2,500
5,490 2,990 119.60% $133,020
37 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
24,250
27,220 2,970 12.25% $27,520
38 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
9,520
12,370 2,850 29.94% $35,130
39 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
9,540
12,260 2,720 28.51% $48,280
40 Industrial Engineers
19,680
22,390 2,710 13.77% $80,830
41 Driver/Sales Workers
8,730
11,430 2,700 30.93% $19,050
42 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
1,530
4,190 2,660 173.86% $24,200
43 Financial Managers
10,180
12,760 2,580 25.34% $94,790
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks
27,800
30,350 2,550 9.17% $25,430
45 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
16,620
19,130 2,510 15.10% $43,970
46 Industrial Production Managers
8,270
10,770 2,500 30.23% $97,870
47 Personal Financial Advisors
3,090
5,540 2,450 79.29% $59,920
48 Waiters and Waitresses
72,490
74,860 2,370 3.27% $17,680
49 Security Guards
21,680
23,960 2,280 10.52% $23,910
50 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
23,680
25,920 2,240 9.46% $23,320

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 riggers with a growth rate of 338.46%. It is followed by the profession of metal-refining furnace operators and tenders which grew by 257.14% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Riggers
130
570 440 338.46% $30,290
2 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
420
1,500 1,080 257.14% $37,410
3 Occupational Therapy Aides
210
730 520 247.62% $32,730
4 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
210
640 430 204.76% $35,150
5 Pediatricians, General
270
780 510 188.89% $152,080
6 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
700
1,990 1,290 184.29% $47,690
7 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
1,530
4,190 2,660 173.86% $24,200
8 Physical Scientists, All Other
640
1,750 1,110 173.44% $85,770
9 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
370
990 620 167.57% $25,920
10 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
200
500 300 150.00% $28,420
11 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
230
570 340 147.83% $45,040
12 Team Assemblers
41,860
101,800 59,940 143.19% $30,790
13 Mechanical Door Repairers
100
240 140 140.00% $34,730
14 Helpers--Electricians
210
500 290 138.10% $22,760
15 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
2,380
5,480 3,100 130.25% $37,070
16 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
770
1,770 1,000 129.87% $34,030
17 Human Resources Managers
1,660
3,750 2,090 125.90% $94,550
18 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
510
1,130 620 121.57% $31,590
19 Internists, General
2,500
5,490 2,990 119.60% $133,020
20 Personal Care Aides
11,360
24,760 13,400 117.96% $19,860
21 Natural Sciences Managers
460
990 530 115.22% $98,190
22 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
260
550 290 111.54% $29,530
23 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
110
230 120 109.09% $31,990
24 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,450
3,010 1,560 107.59% $30,770
25 Computer and Information Research Scientists
170
350 180 105.88% $94,000
26 Foundry Mold and Coremakers
390
800 410 105.13% $35,900
27 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
100
200 100 100.00% $36,660
28 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
280
550 270 96.43% $43,760
29 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,460
2,840 1,380 94.52% $34,900
30 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
3,890
7,550 3,660 94.09% $33,980
31 Electrical Engineers
4,430
8,580 4,150 93.68% $78,900
32 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
530
1,020 490 92.45% $28,640
33 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
230
430 200 86.96% $62,640
34 Software Developers, Systems Software
6,440
12,010 5,570 86.49% $82,120
35 Actors
140
260 120 85.71% $
36 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
760
1,390 630 82.89% $31,760
37 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
740
1,340 600 81.08% $40,700
38 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
1,860
3,360 1,500 80.65% $79,120
39 Motorcycle Mechanics
300
540 240 80.00% $29,400
40 Commercial Pilots
690
1,240 550 79.71% $68,890
41 Personal Financial Advisors
3,090
5,540 2,450 79.29% $59,920
42 Lodging Managers
620
1,110 490 79.03% $47,660
43 Court Reporters
500
880 380 76.00% $44,730
44 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
1,910
3,340 1,430 74.87% $50,440
45 Opticians, Dispensing
1,820
3,180 1,360 74.73% $31,420
46 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,820
3,170 1,350 74.18% $36,150
47 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
6,540
11,290 4,750 72.63% $59,150
48 Gaming Dealers
2,100
3,620 1,520 72.38% $19,580
49 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
600
1,030 430 71.67% $32,960
50 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
7,090
12,170 5,080 71.65% $24,860

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