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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Puerto Rico

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Puerto Rico

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 Puerto Rico increased from 37,740 to 42,840 with a net gain of 5,100. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of personal care aides with 3,570 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of waiters and waitresses with 3,570 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Retail Salespersons
37,740
42,840 5,100 13.51% $16,890
2 Personal Care Aides
1,790
5,360 3,570 199.44% $16,610
3 Waiters and Waitresses
6,780
9,930 3,150 46.46% $16,290
4 Cashiers
27,840
30,810 2,970 10.67% $16,450
5 Cooks, Restaurant
3,120
5,370 2,250 72.12% $17,380
6 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
5,720
7,750 2,030 35.49% $18,760
7 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
2,250
4,030 1,780 79.11% $16,810
8 Pharmacy Technicians
2,540
4,070 1,530 60.24% $18,670
9 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
10,650
12,120 1,470 13.80% $24,100
10 Teacher Assistants
5,230
6,610 1,380 26.39% $17,400
11 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
640
1,960 1,320 206.25% $17,010
12 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
5,190
6,500 1,310 25.24% $18,490
13 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
3,740
4,940 1,200 32.09% $16,760
14 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
28,610
29,630 1,020 3.57% $17,110
15 Insurance Sales Agents
1,440
2,440 1,000 69.44% $32,940
16 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
560
1,540 980 175.00% $
17 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
940
1,910 970 103.19% $26,940
18 General and Operations Managers
5,080
6,030 950 18.70% $65,390
19 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
15,690
16,630 940 5.99% $17,190
20 Instructional Coordinators
350
1,250 900 257.14% $25,890
21 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
13,750
14,650 900 6.55% $30,670
22 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,360
2,250 890 65.44% $24,660
23 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
1,780
2,570 790 44.38% $23,040
24 Highway Maintenance Workers
4,090
4,850 760 18.58% $16,890
25 Administrative Services Managers
1,700
2,450 750 44.12% $44,710
26 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
820
1,560 740 90.24% $29,780
27 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
3,610
4,310 700 19.39% $17,020
28 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,040
1,720 680 65.38% $20,950
29 Business Teachers, Postsecondary
430
1,100 670 155.81% $44,260
30 Graduate Teaching Assistants
110
750 640 581.82% $18,270
31 Machinists
370
1,000 630 170.27% $22,980
32 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
280
900 620 221.43% $
33 Electrical Engineers
190
790 600 315.79% $65,450
34 Industrial Engineering Technicians
810
1,360 550 67.90% $40,150
35 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
310
850 540 174.19% $18,120
36 Financial Analysts
710
1,230 520 73.24% $45,890
37 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
2,430
2,940 510 20.99% $33,540
38 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
420
920 500 119.05% $19,040
39 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
400
890 490 122.50% $17,290
40 Industrial Engineers
2,140
2,620 480 22.43% $62,260
41 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
1,000
1,470 470 47.00% $17,190
42 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
2,600
3,070 470 18.08% $18,260
43 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
940
1,400 460 48.94% $18,820
44 Dishwashers
1,610
2,070 460 28.57% $16,620
45 Childcare Workers
1,150
1,610 460 40.00% $17,330
46 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
1,050
1,510 460 43.81% $28,340
47 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
910
1,370 460 50.55% $22,670
48 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
2,500
2,950 450 18.00% $21,500
49 Mechanical Engineers
490
930 440 89.80% $51,750
50 Bartenders
1,250
1,680 430 34.40% $16,680

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 graduate teaching assistants with a growth rate of 581.82%. It is followed by the profession of electrical engineers which grew by 315.79% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Graduate Teaching Assistants
110
750 640 581.82% $18,270
2 Electrical Engineers
190
790 600 315.79% $65,450
3 Instructional Coordinators
350
1,250 900 257.14% $25,890
4 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
280
900 620 221.43% $
5 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
640
1,960 1,320 206.25% $17,010
6 Personal Care Aides
1,790
5,360 3,570 199.44% $16,610
7 Producers and Directors
220
610 390 177.27% $40,080
8 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
560
1,540 980 175.00% $
9 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
310
850 540 174.19% $18,120
10 Machinists
370
1,000 630 170.27% $22,980
11 Civil Engineering Technicians
190
490 300 157.89% $22,420
12 Business Teachers, Postsecondary
430
1,100 670 155.81% $44,260
13 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
280
700 420 150.00% $21,240
14 Mechanical Drafters
110
270 160 145.45% $28,150
15 Telephone Operators
130
300 170 130.77% $
16 Farm and Home Management Advisors
240
550 310 129.17% $33,550
17 New Accounts Clerks
300
680 380 126.67% $20,960
18 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
220
490 270 122.73% $47,060
19 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
400
890 490 122.50% $17,290
20 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
420
920 500 119.05% $19,040
21 Coaches and Scouts
170
370 200 117.65% $16,630
22 Financial Examiners
190
410 220 115.79% $42,320
23 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners*
160
340 180 112.50% $53,550
24 Reporters and Correspondents
170
360 190 111.76% $32,020
25 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
250
520 270 108.00% $24,200
26 Database Administrators
220
450 230 104.55% $43,760
27 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
940
1,910 970 103.19% $26,940
28 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
820
1,560 740 90.24% $29,780
29 Mechanical Engineers
490
930 440 89.80% $51,750
30 Computer Hardware Engineers
240
450 210 87.50% $57,230
31 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
230
430 200 86.96% $31,450
32 Radio and Television Announcers
100
180 80 80.00% $18,000
33 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
2,250
4,030 1,780 79.11% $16,810
34 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
140
250 110 78.57% $19,500
35 Opticians, Dispensing
440
770 330 75.00% $
36 Financial Analysts
710
1,230 520 73.24% $45,890
37 Cooks, Restaurant
3,120
5,370 2,250 72.12% $17,380
38 Insurance Sales Agents
1,440
2,440 1,000 69.44% $32,940
39 Psychologists, All Other
160
270 110 68.75% $53,100
40 Industrial Engineering Technicians
810
1,360 550 67.90% $40,150
41 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,360
2,250 890 65.44% $24,660
42 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,040
1,720 680 65.38% $20,950
43 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
520
860 340 65.38% $26,320
44 Logisticians
310
510 200 64.52% $48,370
45 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
540
880 340 62.96% $16,990
46 Tour Guides and Escorts
210
340 130 61.90% $17,820
47 Pharmacy Technicians
2,540
4,070 1,530 60.24% $18,670
48 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
150
240 90 60.00% $52,250
49 Medical Equipment Preparers
100
160 60 60.00% $19,400
50 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
270
430 160 59.26% $46,980

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