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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Texas

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Texas

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 Texas increased from 10,089,870 to 11,228,940 with a net gain of 1,139,070. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of office clerks, general with 81,660 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food with 81,660 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
10,089,870
11,228,940 1,139,070 11.29% $31,490
2 Office Clerks, General
247,900
329,560 81,660 32.94% $26,030
3 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
234,060
295,060 61,000 26.06% $17,170
4 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
39,810
91,080 51,270 128.79% $45,630
5 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
124,560
165,650 41,090 32.99% $35,670
6 Customer Service Representatives
205,120
241,810 36,690 17.89% $28,180
7 Retail Salespersons
350,210
381,400 31,190 8.91% $19,440
8 Medical Secretaries
51,200
77,700 26,500 51.76% $28,270
9 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
124,310
150,390 26,080 20.98% $21,000
10 Accountants and Auditors
81,210
106,460 25,250 31.09% $59,820
11 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
168,680
191,500 22,820 13.53% $21,260
12 General and Operations Managers
155,180
175,410 20,230 13.04% $91,250
13 Waiters and Waitresses
188,600
207,050 18,450 9.78% $17,150
14 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
150,900
168,450 17,550 11.63% $19,230
15 Cooks, Restaurant
71,410
88,020 16,610 23.26% $18,390
16 Food Preparation Workers
41,280
57,810 16,530 40.04% $17,490
17 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
11,840
28,070 16,230 137.08% $34,420
18 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
30,220
46,390 16,170 53.51% $31,670
19 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
96,490
111,210 14,720 15.26% $29,470
20 Driver/Sales Workers
31,840
46,430 14,590 45.82% $20,840
21 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
65,150
79,300 14,150 21.72% $27,000
22 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
18,670
32,160 13,490 72.25% $29,150
23 Security Guards
75,390
88,840 13,450 17.84% $21,470
24 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
16,880
29,680 12,800 75.83% $38,080
25 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
114,310
127,100 12,790 11.19% $51,000
26 Team Assemblers
48,600
60,900 12,300 25.31% $23,130
27 Software Developers, Applications
34,810
45,800 10,990 31.57% $90,710
28 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
16,090
27,070 10,980 68.24% $60,970
29 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
16,400
26,870 10,470 63.84% $37,110
30 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
31,020
41,160 10,140 32.69% $17,010
31 Childcare Workers
49,910
60,000 10,090 20.22% $17,770
32 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
55,960
65,630 9,670 17.28% $17,730
33 Psychiatric Aides
6,990
16,500 9,510 136.05% $18,820
34 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
163,270
172,540 9,270 5.68% $28,350
35 Loan Officers
16,510
25,160 8,650 52.39% $60,020
36 Business Operations Specialists, All Other*
56,930
65,380 8,450 14.84% $65,090
37 Bartenders
29,210
37,580 8,370 28.65% $17,530
38 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
25,260
33,590 8,330 32.98% $17,430
39 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
44,380
52,130 7,750 17.46% $34,910
40 Medical Assistants
48,030
55,620 7,590 15.80% $26,910
41 Cooks, Short Order
14,220
21,600 7,380 51.90% $18,470
42 Electricians
43,340
50,440 7,100 16.38% $40,720
43 Cooks, Fast Food
40,920
47,940 7,020 17.16% $17,330
44 Computer Systems Analysts
44,850
51,700 6,850 15.27% $76,960
45 Lawyers
33,470
40,290 6,820 20.38% $112,270
46 Helpers--Production Workers
30,810
37,320 6,510 21.13% $20,440
47 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
25,570
32,060 6,490 25.38% $18,580
48 Network and Computer Systems Administrators*
27,380
33,820 6,440 23.52% $66,510
49 Insurance Sales Agents
25,160
31,500 6,340 25.20% $38,730
50 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
12,220
18,550 6,330 51.80% $23,670

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 sewers, hand with a growth rate of 570.59%. It is followed by the profession of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders which grew by 258.62% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Sewers, Hand
170
1,140 970 570.59% $21,080
2 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
290
1,040 750 258.62% $21,860
3 Woodworkers, All Other
180
610 430 238.89% $29,100
4 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
220
700 480 218.18% $41,380
5 Media and Communication Workers, All Other
380
1,130 750 197.37% $44,440
6 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
210
620 410 195.24% $51,200
7 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
210
620 410 195.24% $31,680
8 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
910
2,680 1,770 194.51% $34,050
9 Barbers
980
2,830 1,850 188.78% $22,890
10 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
340
900 560 164.71% $20,600
11 Gaming Service Workers, All Other
460
1,170 710 154.35% $29,420
12 Internists, General
2,140
5,200 3,060 142.99% $
13 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
11,840
28,070 16,230 137.08% $34,420
14 Psychiatric Aides
6,990
16,500 9,510 136.05% $18,820
15 Designers, All Other
170
400 230 135.29% $36,530
16 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
1,240
2,880 1,640 132.26% $44,500
17 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
39,810
91,080 51,270 128.79% $45,630
18 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
4,590
10,400 5,810 126.58% $37,020
19 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
520
1,160 640 123.08% $18,310
20 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,880
4,180 2,300 122.34% $30,890
21 Protective Service Workers, All Other *
3,320
7,340 4,020 121.08% $26,920
22 Orthodontists
350
770 420 120.00% $
23 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,250
2,640 1,390 111.20% $33,610
24 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
290
590 300 103.45% $37,010
25 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
1,050
2,120 1,070 101.90% $20,680
26 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other
2,200
4,440 2,240 101.82% $24,780
27 Pile-Driver Operators
210
420 210 100.00% $33,840
28 Airfield Operations Specialists
400
800 400 100.00% $46,310
29 Concierges
1,560
3,090 1,530 98.08% $24,780
30 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
620
1,220 600 96.77% $52,530
31 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
1,010
1,980 970 96.04% $45,340
32 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
2,100
4,110 2,010 95.71% $44,680
33 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
5,540
10,740 5,200 93.86% $31,280
34 Survey Researchers
900
1,720 820 91.11% $33,530
35 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
6,260
11,810 5,550 88.66% $35,830
36 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
2,780
5,200 2,420 87.05% $33,730
37 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
910
1,690 780 85.71% $26,540
38 Physicists
780
1,440 660 84.62% $72,940
39 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
1,150
2,120 970 84.35% $27,700
40 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
580
1,060 480 82.76% $60,490
41 Costume Attendants
150
270 120 80.00% $35,770
42 Stonemasons
1,080
1,940 860 79.63% $27,440
43 Etchers and Engravers
630
1,130 500 79.37% $26,350
44 Orthotists and Prosthetists
330
590 260 78.79% $68,070
45 Traffic Technicians
410
730 320 78.05% $38,050
46 Human Resources Managers
3,730
6,640 2,910 78.02% $103,290
47 Food Scientists and Technologists
510
900 390 76.47% $49,660
48 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
16,880
29,680 12,800 75.83% $38,080
49 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
4,540
7,890 3,350 73.79% $51,530
50 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
5,210
9,030 3,820 73.32% $39,270

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