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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in New Jersey

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in New Jersey

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 New Jersey increased from 3,770,550 to 3,869,260 with a net gain of 98,710. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of retail salespersons with 23,130 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand with 23,130 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
3,770,550
3,869,260 98,710 2.62% $39,020
2 Retail Salespersons
114,890
138,020 23,130 20.13% $22,120
3 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
73,840
83,700 9,860 13.35% $23,750
4 Software Developers, Applications
27,700
37,350 9,650 34.84% $91,440
5 Customer Service Representatives
55,420
64,120 8,700 15.70% $33,860
6 Food Preparation Workers
19,320
27,420 8,100 41.93% $20,210
7 Teacher Assistants
44,050
51,250 7,200 16.35% $23,470
8 General and Operations Managers
38,960
45,990 7,030 18.04% $146,570
9 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
8,340
14,600 6,260 75.06% $68,680
10 Social and Human Service Assistants
13,070
18,540 5,470 41.85% $29,930
11 Protective Service Workers, All Other *
1,260
6,410 5,150 408.73% $31,290
12 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
20,530
24,980 4,450 21.68% $32,930
13 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
29,270
33,640 4,370 14.93% $38,280
14 Home Health Aides
29,550
33,540 3,990 13.50% $22,070
15 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
9,760
13,450 3,690 37.81% $
16 Marketing Managers
7,380
10,730 3,350 45.39% $130,560
17 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
6,600
9,720 3,120 47.27% $25,000
18 Construction Laborers
17,340
20,350 3,010 17.36% $49,890
19 Personal Financial Advisors
3,140
6,030 2,890 92.04% $76,920
20 Pharmacy Technicians
6,210
9,030 2,820 45.41% $29,090
21 Bartenders
12,740
15,550 2,810 22.06% $22,910
22 Medical Assistants
12,500
15,270 2,770 22.16% $31,420
23 Manicurists and Pedicurists
4,240
6,670 2,430 57.31% $22,560
24 Psychiatric Aides
2,860
5,260 2,400 83.92% $30,810
25 Massage Therapists
1,520
3,690 2,170 142.76% $30,510
26 Accountants and Auditors
34,130
36,200 2,070 6.07% $72,440
27 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
13,620
15,680 2,060 15.12% $31,880
28 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,700
3,730 2,030 119.41% $31,470
29 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
8,820
10,830 2,010 22.79% $67,620
30 Library Assistants, Clerical
2,180
4,060 1,880 86.24% $25,180
31 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
19,970
21,790 1,820 9.11% $21,860
32 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
39,130
40,950 1,820 4.65% $42,510
33 Dental Hygienists
4,560
6,360 1,800 39.47% $80,160
34 Chefs and Head Cooks
1,990
3,720 1,730 86.93% $56,300
35 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client
17,760
19,450 1,690 9.52% $29,960
36 Coaches and Scouts
3,620
5,230 1,610 44.48% $32,630
37 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
13,240
14,820 1,580 11.93% $23,060
38 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
29,410
30,980 1,570 5.34% $64,420
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
40,900
42,470 1,570 3.84% $60,500
40 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
8,460
10,030 1,570 18.56% $52,610
41 Tire Repairers and Changers
1,050
2,600 1,550 147.62% $23,820
42 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other
150
1,640 1,490 993.33% $27,420
43 Insurance Sales Agents
7,970
9,440 1,470 18.44% $59,150
44 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
5,440
6,880 1,440 26.47% $19,800
45 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
11,840
13,260 1,420 11.99% $31,550
46 Receptionists and Information Clerks
48,490
49,890 1,400 2.89% $26,750
47 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
7,730
9,080 1,350 17.46% $46,170
48 Medical and Health Services Managers
7,800
9,140 1,340 17.18% $98,010
49 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
2,460
3,780 1,320 53.66% $22,290
50 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
5,270
6,550 1,280 24.29% $38,320

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 grounds maintenance workers, all other with a growth rate of 993.33%. It is followed by the profession of building cleaning workers, all other which grew by 415.79% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other
150
1,640 1,490 993.33% $27,420
2 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other
190
980 790 415.79% $24,840
3 Protective Service Workers, All Other *
1,260
6,410 5,150 408.73% $31,290
4 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
340
1,290 950 279.41% $47,190
5 Medical Appliance Technicians
360
1,060 700 194.44% $35,470
6 Plant and System Operators, All Other
110
310 200 181.82% $51,240
7 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
160
440 280 175.00% $34,690
8 Choreographers
120
320 200 166.67% $76,540
9 Tire Repairers and Changers
1,050
2,600 1,550 147.62% $23,820
10 Film and Video Editors
210
510 300 142.86% $41,880
11 Massage Therapists
1,520
3,690 2,170 142.76% $30,510
12 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other
260
630 370 142.31% $30,840
13 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
120
280 160 133.33% $35,430
14 Public Address System and Other Announcers
150
350 200 133.33% $29,250
15 Skincare Specialists
480
1,120 640 133.33% $33,040
16 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
220
510 290 131.82% $68,540
17 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
350
810 460 131.43% $33,470
18 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
430
980 550 127.91% $35,270
19 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
400
900 500 125.00% $34,840
20 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
230
510 280 121.74% $17,730
21 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,700
3,730 2,030 119.41% $31,470
22 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
420
910 490 116.67% $35,120
23 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
150
320 170 113.33% $71,070
24 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
160
340 180 112.50% $37,630
25 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
170
360 190 111.76% $19,760
26 Interpreters and Translators
310
640 330 106.45% $67,710
27 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
290
580 290 100.00% $31,990
28 Cooks, All Other
430
850 420 97.67% $26,630
29 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
1,220
2,400 1,180 96.72% $41,720
30 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
290
560 270 93.10% $22,540
31 Optometrists
420
810 390 92.86% $107,100
32 Personal Financial Advisors
3,140
6,030 2,890 92.04% $76,920
33 Gas Plant Operators
100
190 90 90.00% $66,610
34 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
900
1,700 800 88.89% $32,270
35 Interior Designers
900
1,690 790 87.78% $51,030
36 Chefs and Head Cooks
1,990
3,720 1,730 86.93% $56,300
37 Library Assistants, Clerical
2,180
4,060 1,880 86.24% $25,180
38 Psychiatric Aides
2,860
5,260 2,400 83.92% $30,810
39 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
110
200 90 81.82% $63,030
40 Law Teachers, Postsecondary
200
360 160 80.00% $70,030
41 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
250
450 200 80.00% $45,390
42 Gaming Cage Workers
100
180 80 80.00% $32,170
43 Sound Engineering Technicians
230
410 180 78.26% $40,760
44 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
170
300 130 76.47% $74,850
45 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
8,340
14,600 6,260 75.06% $68,680
46 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
120
210 90 75.00% $77,770
47 Media and Communication Workers, All Other
340
590 250 73.53% $45,300
48 Dancers
150
260 110 73.33% $
49 Tapers
150
260 110 73.33% $65,320
50 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
660
1,140 480 72.73% $36,200

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