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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in South Dakota

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in South Dakota

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 South Dakota increased from 387,590 to 409,250 with a net gain of 21,660. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of retail salespersons with 1,610 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food with 1,610 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
387,590
409,250 21,660 5.59% $27,900
2 Retail Salespersons
13,850
15,460 1,610 11.62% $20,420
3 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
6,670
8,160 1,490 22.34% $17,010
4 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
2,170
2,980 810 37.33% $30,210
5 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
5,410
6,200 790 14.60% $19,340
6 Office Clerks, General
3,350
4,140 790 23.58% $20,920
7 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
2,210
2,830 620 28.05% $17,730
8 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
4,520
5,140 620 13.72% $45,890
9 Bartenders
2,580
3,170 590 22.87% $18,470
10 General and Operations Managers
3,140
3,670 530 16.88% $95,070
11 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
8,790
9,290 500 5.69% $27,090
12 Residential Advisors
1,850
2,340 490 26.49% $22,530
13 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
7,070
7,550 480 6.79% $32,860
14 Insurance Sales Agents
1,510
1,980 470 31.13% $39,920
15 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
180
650 470 261.11% $32,170
16 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
3,970
4,420 450 11.34% $18,280
17 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
1,140
1,570 430 37.72% $23,340
18 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
570
1,000 430 75.44% $30,080
19 Network and Computer Systems Administrators*
1,210
1,630 420 34.71% $53,090
20 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
800
1,210 410 51.25% $26,470
21 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
1,590
2,000 410 25.79% $36,290
22 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
220
560 340 154.55% $46,960
23 Personal Care Aides
1,590
1,930 340 21.38% $19,170
24 Management Analysts
1,830
2,150 320 17.49% $60,800
25 Team Assemblers
3,010
3,330 320 10.63% $24,160
26 Parts Salespersons
1,370
1,680 310 22.63% $29,120
27 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
720
1,000 280 38.89% $38,530
28 Waiters and Waitresses
7,190
7,440 250 3.48% $16,940
29 Highway Maintenance Workers
1,320
1,570 250 18.94% $28,030
30 Civil Engineers
820
1,060 240 29.27% $62,650
31 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
810
1,050 240 29.63% $36,270
32 Food Batchmakers
110
350 240 218.18% $21,890
33 Coaches and Scouts
560
790 230 41.07% $29,760
34 Security Guards
1,130
1,350 220 19.47% $23,860
35 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
8,170
8,390 220 2.69% $21,010
36 Electricians
1,550
1,770 220 14.19% $40,930
37 Software Developers, Applications
620
830 210 33.87% $69,510
38 Pharmacists
950
1,160 210 22.11% $100,270
39 Home Health Aides
560
770 210 37.50% $23,320
40 Cooks, Fast Food
2,190
2,400 210 9.59% $17,790
41 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
410
620 210 51.22% $27,600
42 Cashiers
12,550
12,750 200 1.59% $17,880
43 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
5,400
5,600 200 3.70% $23,590
44 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
360
560 200 55.56% $34,700
45 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
290
490 200 68.97% $41,950
46 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
500
700 200 40.00% $33,660
47 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
2,460
2,660 200 8.13% $29,490
48 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
480
680 200 41.67% $26,460
49 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
450
650 200 44.44% $31,630
50 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
750
940 190 25.33% $22,730

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 welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders with a growth rate of 261.11%. It is followed by the profession of food batchmakers which grew by 218.18% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
180
650 470 261.11% $32,170
2 Food Batchmakers
110
350 240 218.18% $21,890
3 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
220
560 340 154.55% $46,960
4 Postal Service Clerks
160
330 170 106.25% $53,100
5 Financial Examiners
100
190 90 90.00% $61,680
6 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
570
1,000 430 75.44% $30,080
7 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
290
490 200 68.97% $41,950
8 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
160
270 110 68.75% $51,500
9 Industrial Engineering Technicians
130
210 80 61.54% $39,550
10 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
300
480 180 60.00% $18,400
11 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
250
400 150 60.00% $34,260
12 Electrical Engineers
170
270 100 58.82% $66,730
13 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
280
440 160 57.14% $33,410
14 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
360
560 200 55.56% $34,700
15 Tax Preparers
210
320 110 52.38% $31,430
16 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
800
1,210 410 51.25% $26,470
17 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
410
620 210 51.22% $27,600
18 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
130
190 60 46.15% $25,240
19 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
110
160 50 45.45% $27,720
20 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
450
650 200 44.44% $31,630
21 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
480
680 200 41.67% $26,460
22 Mechanical Engineers
340
480 140 41.18% $66,540
23 Coaches and Scouts
560
790 230 41.07% $29,760
24 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
500
700 200 40.00% $33,660
25 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
720
1,000 280 38.89% $38,530
26 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
360
500 140 38.89% $25,380
27 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
440
610 170 38.64% $42,810
28 Mechanical Drafters
130
180 50 38.46% $35,240
29 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
1,140
1,570 430 37.72% $23,340
30 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
240
330 90 37.50% $50,170
31 Home Health Aides
560
770 210 37.50% $23,320
32 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
2,170
2,980 810 37.33% $30,210
33 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
190
260 70 36.84% $66,820
34 Industrial Engineers
330
450 120 36.36% $66,620
35 Medical Equipment Preparers
110
150 40 36.36% $26,720
36 Network and Computer Systems Administrators*
1,210
1,630 420 34.71% $53,090
37 Physician Assistants
380
510 130 34.21% $83,250
38 Software Developers, Applications
620
830 210 33.87% $69,510
39 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
360
480 120 33.33% $20,540
40 Surgeons
210
280 70 33.33% $
41 Insurance Sales Agents
1,510
1,980 470 31.13% $39,920
42 Funeral Attendants
100
130 30 30.00% $19,080
43 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
810
1,050 240 29.63% $36,270
44 Civil Engineers
820
1,060 240 29.27% $62,650
45 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
240
310 70 29.17% $37,150
46 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
140
180 40 28.57% $46,940
47 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
2,210
2,830 620 28.05% $17,730
48 Machinists
680
870 190 27.94% $33,780
49 Tool and Die Makers
180
230 50 27.78% $40,250
50 Business Teachers, Postsecondary
220
280 60 27.27% $58,970

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