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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Virginia

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Virginia

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 Virginia increased from 3,527,350 to 3,648,490 with a net gain of 121,140. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of personal care aides with 20,260 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive with 20,260 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
3,527,350
3,648,490 121,140 3.43% $35,740
2 Personal Care Aides
16,000
36,260 20,260 126.62% $17,920
3 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
21,210
40,660 19,450 91.70% $33,640
4 Retail Salespersons
116,040
127,740 11,700 10.08% $20,780
5 Software Developers, Applications
28,110
36,840 8,730 31.06% $96,190
6 Cashiers
90,210
97,670 7,460 8.27% $18,310
7 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
9,180
16,410 7,230 78.76% $59,770
8 Customer Service Representatives
50,670
57,100 6,430 12.69% $30,740
9 Accountants and Auditors
33,990
39,290 5,300 15.59% $65,600
10 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
21,020
25,940 4,920 23.41% $53,940
11 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
43,270
47,810 4,540 10.49% $23,090
12 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
48,140
52,380 4,240 8.81% $21,750
13 Cooks, Restaurant
25,540
29,740 4,200 16.44% $22,270
14 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
37,520
41,470 3,950 10.53% $48,200
15 Counter and Rental Clerks
8,630
12,270 3,640 42.18% $22,560
16 Team Assemblers
10,600
13,800 3,200 30.19% $26,040
17 Bartenders
6,260
9,430 3,170 50.64% $21,270
18 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
2,270
5,250 2,980 131.28% $73,070
19 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
23,100
26,060 2,960 12.81% $22,260
20 Lawyers
14,200
17,090 2,890 20.35% $123,750
21 Coaches and Scouts
5,160
7,840 2,680 51.94% $30,030
22 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
8,680
11,180 2,500 28.80% $18,550
23 Mental Health Counselors
5,640
8,060 2,420 42.91% $42,760
24 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
4,880
7,300 2,420 49.59% $19,280
25 Cooks, Fast Food
7,280
9,500 2,220 30.49% $17,670
26 Managers, All Other
14,230
16,430 2,200 15.46% $114,190
27 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
6,990
9,190 2,200 31.47% $30,820
28 Receptionists and Information Clerks
28,010
30,160 2,150 7.68% $25,860
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
34,500
36,510 2,010 5.83% $35,390
30 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
7,280
9,180 1,900 26.10% $44,910
31 Food Preparation Workers
18,190
20,010 1,820 10.01% $18,500
32 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
16,480
18,270 1,790 10.86% $47,780
33 Childcare Workers
13,170
14,920 1,750 13.29% $18,990
34 Personal Financial Advisors
2,700
4,360 1,660 61.48% $74,700
35 Cost Estimators
6,880
8,470 1,590 23.11% $57,130
36 Family and General Practitioners
2,240
3,780 1,540 68.75% $149,750
37 Waiters and Waitresses
59,890
61,400 1,510 2.52% $19,180
38 Paralegals and Legal Assistants*
7,110
8,580 1,470 20.68% $45,660
39 Insurance Sales Agents
8,170
9,590 1,420 17.38% $45,690
40 Driver/Sales Workers
10,070
11,490 1,420 14.10% $25,910
41 Graduate Teaching Assistants
1,660
3,030 1,370 82.53% $18,310
42 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
3,700
5,070 1,370 37.03% $18,430
43 Food Service Managers
2,870
4,210 1,340 46.69% $52,120
44 Biological Technicians
750
2,090 1,340 178.67% $44,110
45 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
5,320
6,660 1,340 25.19% $35,060
46 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
8,280
9,610 1,330 16.06% $41,130
47 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
6,070
7,360 1,290 21.25% $49,750
48 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
6,810
8,100 1,290 18.94% $39,480
49 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
1,380
2,640 1,260 91.30% $38,970
50 Operations Research Analysts
4,260
5,500 1,240 29.11% $98,830

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 petroleum engineers with a growth rate of 623.08%. It is followed by the profession of graders and sorters, agricultural products which grew by 242.86% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Petroleum Engineers
130
940 810 623.08% $115,720
2 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
140
480 340 242.86% $21,910
3 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
180
550 370 205.56% $56,860
4 Agricultural Inspectors
300
890 590 196.67% $41,730
5 Fallers
190
560 370 194.74% $32,740
6 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
100
280 180 180.00% $57,200
7 Biological Technicians
750
2,090 1,340 178.67% $44,110
8 Cooks, All Other
270
740 470 174.07% $23,030
9 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
200
530 330 165.00% $23,030
10 Law Teachers, Postsecondary
260
670 410 157.69% $100,190
11 Biochemists and Biophysicists
240
600 360 150.00% $72,860
12 Economists
450
1,110 660 146.67% $111,050
13 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
110
260 150 136.36% $49,260
14 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
440
1,020 580 131.82% $31,520
15 Therapists, All Other*
190
440 250 131.58% $49,430
16 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
2,270
5,250 2,980 131.28% $73,070
17 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
130
300 170 130.77% $38,830
18 Animal Trainers
250
570 320 128.00% $33,910
19 Political Scientists
400
910 510 127.50% $126,240
20 Personal Care Aides
16,000
36,260 20,260 126.62% $17,920
21 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
150
320 170 113.33% $44,420
22 Traffic Technicians
150
320 170 113.33% $39,910
23 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
960
2,000 1,040 108.33% $85,450
24 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
140
290 150 107.14% $
25 Manicurists and Pedicurists
830
1,690 860 103.61% $21,860
26 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
190
370 180 94.74% $45,050
27 Drafters, All Other
160
310 150 93.75% $45,400
28 Chemical Engineers
630
1,220 590 93.65% $87,510
29 Musicians and Singers
410
790 380 92.68% $
30 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
370
710 340 91.89% $27,110
31 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
21,210
40,660 19,450 91.70% $33,640
32 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
1,380
2,640 1,260 91.30% $38,970
33 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
560
1,040 480 85.71% $
34 Concierges
1,010
1,870 860 85.15% $27,320
35 Optometrists
600
1,100 500 83.33% $95,860
36 Financial Examiners
760
1,390 630 82.89% $68,900
37 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
760
1,390 630 82.89% $30,300
38 Graduate Teaching Assistants
1,660
3,030 1,370 82.53% $18,310
39 Fence Erectors
560
1,020 460 82.14% $31,760
40 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
220
400 180 81.82% $62,700
41 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
1,230
2,230 1,000 81.30% $32,720
42 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
9,180
16,410 7,230 78.76% $59,770
43 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
470
840 370 78.72% $60,980
44 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
510
910 400 78.43% $31,100
45 Transportation Inspectors
400
710 310 77.50% $56,410
46 Forensic Science Technicians
350
620 270 77.14% $65,030
47 Stonemasons
300
520 220 73.33% $35,000
48 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
570
980 410 71.93% $29,340
49 Statisticians
530
910 380 71.70% $77,350
50 Agricultural Equipment Operators
100
170 70 70.00% $26,150

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