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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in North Carolina

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in North Carolina

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 North Carolina increased from 3,772,780 to 4,030,880 with a net gain of 258,100. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food with 34,120 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of office clerks, general with 34,120 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
3,772,780
4,030,880 258,100 6.84% $31,090
2 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
106,920
141,040 34,120 31.91% $17,290
3 Office Clerks, General
57,820
76,820 19,000 32.86% $25,630
4 Retail Salespersons
122,900
140,620 17,720 14.42% $19,520
5 Customer Service Representatives
72,680
88,420 15,740 21.66% $29,930
6 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
12,220
21,330 9,110 74.55% $50,000
7 Cashiers
100,700
109,350 8,650 8.59% $17,780
8 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
42,530
49,990 7,460 17.54% $36,950
9 Cooks, Restaurant
28,850
36,200 7,350 25.48% $20,370
10 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
7,870
14,690 6,820 86.66% $17,610
11 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
70,080
76,760 6,680 9.53% $22,950
12 Childcare Workers
17,660
24,190 6,530 36.98% $18,430
13 Software Developers, Applications
14,780
21,190 6,410 43.37% $86,280
14 Waiters and Waitresses
71,940
78,210 6,270 8.72% $17,410
15 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
7,230
12,910 5,680 78.56% $57,870
16 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
45,900
51,530 5,630 12.27% $21,400
17 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
28,050
32,630 4,580 16.33% $29,140
18 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
5,930
10,210 4,280 72.18% $
19 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
6,970
11,040 4,070 58.39% $21,270
20 Accountants and Auditors
26,250
30,170 3,920 14.93% $59,300
21 Management Analysts
8,480
12,280 3,800 44.81% $72,650
22 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other
5,570
9,230 3,660 65.71% $44,530
23 Team Assemblers
39,190
42,700 3,510 8.96% $26,320
24 Personal Care Aides
11,880
15,290 3,410 28.70% $18,780
25 General and Operations Managers
49,630
52,960 3,330 6.71% $102,450
26 Highway Maintenance Workers
970
4,240 3,270 337.11% $26,760
27 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
1,810
5,030 3,220 177.90% $28,930
28 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
25,780
28,900 3,120 12.10% $22,320
29 Packers and Packagers, Hand
24,980
27,940 2,960 11.85% $19,490
30 Network and Computer Systems Administrators*
7,280
10,230 2,950 40.52% $68,890
31 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
8,080
11,020 2,940 36.39% $38,610
32 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
52,610
55,360 2,750 5.23% $19,880
33 Electrical Engineers
2,230
4,890 2,660 119.28% $77,930
34 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
16,500
19,140 2,640 16.00% $29,120
35 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
4,880
7,410 2,530 51.84% $36,960
36 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
40,860
43,390 2,530 6.19% $44,320
37 Lawyers
9,900
12,380 2,480 25.05% $101,450
38 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
17,330
19,810 2,480 14.31% $28,220
39 Firefighters
11,330
13,680 2,350 20.74% $30,260
40 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
4,500
6,850 2,350 52.22% $27,280
41 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
5,410
7,760 2,350 43.44% $29,210
42 Medical Assistants
11,970
14,290 2,320 19.38% $28,400
43 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
4,410
6,720 2,310 52.38% $32,380
44 Cooks, Fast Food
3,270
5,570 2,300 70.34% $17,350
45 Human Resources Managers
1,280
3,500 2,220 173.44% $104,370
46 Telemarketers
3,240
5,460 2,220 68.52% $24,090
47 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
20,080
22,270 2,190 10.91% $37,010
48 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
5,490
7,670 2,180 39.71% $84,380
49 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
10,550
12,650 2,100 19.91% $17,500
50 Business Operations Specialists, All Other*
27,670
29,730 2,060 7.44% $59,390

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 railroad brake, signal, and switch operators with a growth rate of 350.00%. It is followed by the profession of highway maintenance workers which grew by 337.11% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
100
450 350 350.00% $50,520
2 Highway Maintenance Workers
970
4,240 3,270 337.11% $26,760
3 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
140
460 320 228.57% $39,930
4 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
1,810
5,030 3,220 177.90% $28,930
5 Human Resources Managers
1,280
3,500 2,220 173.44% $104,370
6 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
370
980 610 164.86% $58,690
7 Animal Trainers
140
360 220 157.14% $20,750
8 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
420
1,070 650 154.76% $21,770
9 Occupational Therapy Aides
110
260 150 136.36% $28,900
10 Power Plant Operators
840
1,950 1,110 132.14% $60,500
11 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
240
550 310 129.17% $38,620
12 Multimedia Artists and Animators
350
790 440 125.71% $52,500
13 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
130
290 160 123.08% $48,130
14 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
260
580 320 123.08% $32,410
15 Electrical Engineers
2,230
4,890 2,660 119.28% $77,930
16 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
610
1,330 720 118.03% $27,610
17 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs
160
340 180 112.50% $46,220
18 Medical Equipment Repairers
560
1,190 630 112.50% $46,690
19 Biomedical Engineers
160
320 160 100.00% $76,320
20 Orthotists and Prosthetists
170
340 170 100.00% $60,380
21 Concierges
120
240 120 100.00% $22,800
22 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
170
330 160 94.12% $
23 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
320
620 300 93.75% $38,520
24 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
850
1,610 760 89.41% $31,220
25 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
360
680 320 88.89% $40,210
26 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
7,870
14,690 6,820 86.66% $17,610
27 Technical Writers
1,050
1,900 850 80.95% $66,480
28 Financial Examiners
700
1,260 560 80.00% $84,480
29 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
7,230
12,910 5,680 78.56% $57,870
30 Credit Counselors
410
730 320 78.05% $34,680
31 Religious Workers, All Other
120
210 90 75.00% $19,080
32 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
12,220
21,330 9,110 74.55% $50,000
33 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
5,930
10,210 4,280 72.18% $
34 Cooks, Fast Food
3,270
5,570 2,300 70.34% $17,350
35 Telemarketers
3,240
5,460 2,220 68.52% $24,090
36 Athletic Trainers
300
500 200 66.67% $37,280
37 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
2,900
4,810 1,910 65.86% $48,310
38 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
1,640
2,720 1,080 65.85% $106,360
39 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other
5,570
9,230 3,660 65.71% $44,530
40 Physicists
140
230 90 64.29% $106,700
41 Chemical Technicians
1,460
2,380 920 63.01% $38,340
42 Skincare Specialists
540
880 340 62.96% $33,750
43 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
6,970
11,040 4,070 58.39% $21,270
44 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
310
490 180 58.06% $
45 Operations Research Analysts
1,110
1,750 640 57.66% $69,540
46 Personal Financial Advisors
3,570
5,620 2,050 57.42% $56,280
47 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
870
1,350 480 55.17% $81,970
48 Pourers and Casters, Metal
110
170 60 54.55% $31,430
49 Administrative Services Managers
3,230
4,960 1,730 53.56% $78,240
50 Floor Sanders and Finishers
300
460 160 53.33% $28,350

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