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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Pennsylvania

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania increased from 5,483,220 to 5,653,840 with a net gain of 170,620. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of personal care aides with 36,280 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive with 36,280 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
5,483,220
5,653,840 170,620 3.11% $33,840
2 Personal Care Aides
25,330
61,610 36,280 143.23% $20,960
3 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
88,720
107,360 18,640 21.01% $29,670
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
116,340
134,080 17,740 15.25% $18,350
5 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
14,470
30,140 15,670 108.29% $54,750
6 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
100,280
115,740 15,460 15.42% $25,880
7 General and Operations Managers
50,230
65,470 15,240 30.34% $89,700
8 Customer Service Representatives
97,100
107,410 10,310 10.62% $31,030
9 Retail Salespersons
186,160
194,890 8,730 4.69% $21,870
10 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
15,070
23,300 8,230 54.61% $56,570
11 Cooks, Restaurant
32,530
40,560 8,030 24.68% $23,880
12 Waiters and Waitresses
89,440
97,240 7,800 8.72% $18,670
13 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
65,670
72,590 6,920 10.54% $39,370
14 Software Developers, Applications
14,400
21,310 6,910 47.99% $81,760
15 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
37,310
42,690 5,380 14.42% $39,490
16 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
31,120
36,440 5,320 17.10% $20,270
17 Accountants and Auditors
49,080
54,350 5,270 10.74% $60,110
18 Security Guards
38,840
43,150 4,310 11.10% $24,810
19 Medical Secretaries
17,510
21,670 4,160 23.76% $29,820
20 Compliance Officers
6,760
10,860 4,100 60.65% $58,040
21 Construction Laborers
29,570
33,590 4,020 13.59% $30,860
22 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
13,630
17,400 3,770 27.66% $35,290
23 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
5,270
9,030 3,760 71.35% $32,140
24 Computer Systems Analysts
19,590
23,180 3,590 18.33% $75,980
25 Machinists
16,370
19,950 3,580 21.87% $38,590
26 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
58,080
61,440 3,360 5.79% $35,290
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
76,230
79,490 3,260 4.28% $21,270
28 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
4,480
7,660 3,180 70.98% $37,890
29 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
11,380
14,520 3,140 27.59% $24,250
30 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
26,590
29,670 3,080 11.58% $33,960
31 Social and Human Service Assistants
19,650
22,570 2,920 14.86% $27,270
32 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11,070
13,930 2,860 25.84% $18,150
33 Residential Advisors
4,850
7,590 2,740 56.49% $24,890
34 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
5,120
7,740 2,620 51.17% $38,330
35 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
15,880
18,480 2,600 16.37% $60,380
36 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
6,290
8,840 2,550 40.54% $30,290
37 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
6,190
8,510 2,320 37.48% $35,670
38 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
2,820
5,130 2,310 81.91% $22,480
39 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
1,550
3,780 2,230 143.87% $47,410
40 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
13,830
16,020 2,190 15.84% $62,600
41 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
11,060
13,210 2,150 19.44% $19,270
42 Dietetic Technicians
830
2,970 2,140 257.83% $29,790
43 Driver/Sales Workers
15,930
18,060 2,130 13.37% $24,810
44 Lawyers
22,680
24,740 2,060 9.08% $118,460
45 Personal Financial Advisors
6,070
8,090 2,020 33.28% $72,030
46 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client
28,160
30,180 2,020 7.17% $27,150
47 Insurance Sales Agents
14,840
16,850 2,010 13.54% $58,430
48 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
4,940
6,920 1,980 40.08% $32,850
49 Computer and Information Systems Managers
8,870
10,780 1,910 21.53% $114,250
50 Electrical Engineers
4,800
6,600 1,800 37.50% $80,470

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 gaming supervisors with a growth rate of 816.67%. It is followed by the profession of social science research assistants which grew by 563.64% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Gaming Supervisors
120
1,100 980 816.67% $41,080
2 Social Science Research Assistants
110
730 620 563.64% $43,220
3 Nuclear Technicians
180
1,110 930 516.67% $70,610
4 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
260
1,100 840 323.08% $47,380
5 Petroleum Engineers
200
830 630 315.00% $105,540
6 Dietetic Technicians
830
2,970 2,140 257.83% $29,790
7 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
180
620 440 244.44% $37,510
8 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
220
710 490 222.73% $43,790
9 Graduate Teaching Assistants
520
1,570 1,050 201.92% $30,870
10 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
100
270 170 170.00% $71,990
11 Microbiologists
410
1,090 680 165.85% $68,580
12 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
880
2,330 1,450 164.77% $37,830
13 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
1,150
2,950 1,800 156.52% $38,240
14 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
1,550
3,780 2,230 143.87% $47,410
15 Personal Care Aides
25,330
61,610 36,280 143.23% $20,960
16 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
950
2,310 1,360 143.16% $37,630
17 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other
120
290 170 141.67% $27,490
18 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
360
840 480 133.33% $51,790
19 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
580
1,320 740 127.59% $51,130
20 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
550
1,190 640 116.36% $41,360
21 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
14,470
30,140 15,670 108.29% $54,750
22 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
990
2,000 1,010 102.02% $45,370
23 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
1,380
2,740 1,360 98.55% $62,240
24 Protective Service Workers, All Other *
1,710
3,310 1,600 93.57% $27,110
25 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs
130
250 120 92.31% $46,450
26 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
360
690 330 91.67% $64,300
27 Counselors, All Other
510
970 460 90.20% $42,400
28 Shampooers
750
1,420 670 89.33% $17,090
29 Mine Shuttle Car Operators
160
300 140 87.50% $48,730
30 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
980
1,830 850 86.73% $28,640
31 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
1,500
2,760 1,260 84.00% $26,300
32 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
230
420 190 82.61% $29,760
33 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
2,820
5,130 2,310 81.91% $22,480
34 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
1,650
3,000 1,350 81.82% $28,270
35 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
490
890 400 81.63% $24,630
36 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
180
320 140 77.78% $57,400
37 Statisticians
1,120
1,990 870 77.68% $67,330
38 Forest and Conservation Technicians
210
370 160 76.19% $35,500
39 Tire Builders
250
440 190 76.00% $27,390
40 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
680
1,180 500 73.53% $26,970
41 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
330
570 240 72.73% $43,400
42 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
5,270
9,030 3,760 71.35% $32,140
43 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
4,480
7,660 3,180 70.98% $37,890
44 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
1,850
3,120 1,270 68.65% $64,820
45 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other
1,300
2,180 880 67.69% $47,410
46 Credit Counselors
1,070
1,790 720 67.29% $38,990
47 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
840
1,390 550 65.48% $34,010
48 Avionics Technicians
280
460 180 64.29% $55,200
49 Hoist and Winch Operators
220
360 140 63.64% $40,380
50 Massage Therapists
1,400
2,290 890 63.57% $35,950

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