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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Washington

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Washington

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 Washington increased from 2,693,220 to 2,898,350 with a net gain of 205,130. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of software developers, applications with 21,760 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of customer service representatives with 21,760 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
2,693,220
2,898,350 205,130 7.62% $39,030
2 Software Developers, Applications
27,130
48,890 21,760 80.21% $92,900
3 Customer Service Representatives
27,830
47,660 19,830 71.25% $32,540
4 Retail Salespersons
91,070
102,910 11,840 13.00% $23,460
5 Personal Care Aides
15,760
25,450 9,690 61.48% $22,570
6 Food Preparation Workers
12,200
21,290 9,090 74.51% $21,720
7 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
38,320
45,860 7,540 19.68% $25,520
8 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
29,150
36,390 7,240 24.84% $55,250
9 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
31,100
38,320 7,220 23.22% $35,820
10 Construction Laborers
12,300
19,310 7,010 56.99% $35,550
11 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
8,520
14,640 6,120 71.83% $77,080
12 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
22,640
28,520 5,880 25.97% $40,320
13 Computer Programmers
8,760
13,670 4,910 56.05% $89,850
14 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
10,850
15,340 4,490 41.38% $50,030
15 Accountants and Auditors
20,420
24,900 4,480 21.94% $61,770
16 Cashiers
62,150
66,350 4,200 6.76% $21,250
17 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
2,500
6,470 3,970 158.80% $38,460
18 Computer Systems Analysts
12,100
15,890 3,790 31.32% $83,590
19 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
7,660
11,340 3,680 48.04% $42,770
20 Business Operations Specialists, All Other*
24,930
28,570 3,640 14.60% $66,640
21 Waiters and Waitresses
40,580
44,170 3,590 8.85% $26,780
22 Teacher Assistants
30,840
34,220 3,380 10.96% $29,030
23 Cooks, Fast Food
5,020
8,340 3,320 66.14% $19,310
24 Security Guards
14,580
17,890 3,310 22.70% $33,510
25 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
3,350
6,590 3,240 96.72% $42,740
26 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
26,820
30,060 3,240 12.08% $41,230
27 Machinists
5,000
8,180 3,180 63.60% $46,280
28 Dishwashers
9,160
12,050 2,890 31.55% $19,720
29 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
5,400
8,240 2,840 52.59% $45,410
30 Management Analysts
11,990
14,750 2,760 23.02% $80,450
31 Coaches and Scouts
6,810
9,520 2,710 39.79% $29,120
32 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
16,270
18,960 2,690 16.53% $28,800
33 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
7,240
9,870 2,630 36.33% $28,730
34 Insurance Sales Agents
5,750
8,140 2,390 41.57% $49,040
35 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
10,060
12,450 2,390 23.76% $58,760
36 Bartenders
11,610
13,940 2,330 20.07% $26,880
37 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
35,090
37,420 2,330 6.64% $25,770
38 Cooks, Short Order
1,990
4,270 2,280 114.57% $23,120
39 Bakers
3,330
5,580 2,250 67.57% $28,130
40 Manicurists and Pedicurists
1,230
3,470 2,240 182.11% $21,970
41 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
4,400
6,540 2,140 48.64% $42,200
42 Aerospace Engineers
6,460
8,540 2,080 32.20% $92,660
43 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
38,040
40,120 2,080 5.47% $26,410
44 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14,200
16,210 2,010 14.15% $35,360
45 Driver/Sales Workers
5,930
7,870 1,940 32.72% $29,550
46 Industrial Engineers
4,990
6,900 1,910 38.28% $82,690
47 Team Assemblers
9,580
11,470 1,890 19.73% $29,730
48 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
8,130
9,980 1,850 22.76% $60,720
49 Medical Assistants
11,140
12,850 1,710 15.35% $33,350
50 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
2,350
4,050 1,700 72.34% $50,150

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 metal-refining furnace operators and tenders with a growth rate of 205.56%. It is followed by the profession of floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles which grew by 205.26% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
360
1,100 740 205.56% $39,170
2 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
190
580 390 205.26% $35,880
3 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
310
930 620 200.00% $29,880
4 Proofreaders and Copy Markers
130
380 250 192.31% $35,490
5 Manicurists and Pedicurists
1,230
3,470 2,240 182.11% $21,970
6 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
740
2,000 1,260 170.27% $111,800
7 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
2,500
6,470 3,970 158.80% $38,460
8 Archivists
140
340 200 142.86% $51,200
9 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
470
1,090 620 131.91% $66,040
10 Mechanical Door Repairers
200
460 260 130.00% $46,550
11 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
320
730 410 128.12% $33,930
12 Forest and Conservation Workers
250
570 320 128.00% $27,030
13 Statistical Assistants
310
690 380 122.58% $38,870
14 Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
100
220 120 120.00% $53,920
15 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
130
280 150 115.38% $32,970
16 Cooks, Short Order
1,990
4,270 2,280 114.57% $23,120
17 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
230
490 260 113.04% $38,630
18 Athletes and Sports Competitors
170
360 190 111.76% $63,710
19 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs
220
460 240 109.09% $44,200
20 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
120
250 130 108.33% $43,600
21 Statisticians
500
1,010 510 102.00% $75,880
22 Forensic Science Technicians
140
280 140 100.00% $54,610
23 Music Directors and Composers
110
220 110 100.00% $58,780
24 Funeral Attendants
110
220 110 100.00% $40,030
25 Etchers and Engravers
120
240 120 100.00% $32,350
26 Airfield Operations Specialists
140
280 140 100.00% $55,810
27 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
3,350
6,590 3,240 96.72% $42,740
28 Barbers
280
550 270 96.43% $24,940
29 Food Batchmakers
1,350
2,650 1,300 96.30% $25,570
30 Foundry Mold and Coremakers
160
310 150 93.75% $31,430
31 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
910
1,730 820 90.11% $32,070
32 Interior Designers
840
1,590 750 89.29% $47,050
33 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
270
510 240 88.89% $50,080
34 Operations Research Analysts
1,200
2,190 990 82.50% $83,410
35 Software Developers, Applications
27,130
48,890 21,760 80.21% $92,900
36 Food Preparation Workers
12,200
21,290 9,090 74.51% $21,720
37 Personal Financial Advisors
2,180
3,800 1,620 74.31% $55,080
38 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
220
380 160 72.73% $47,500
39 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
2,350
4,050 1,700 72.34% $50,150
40 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
8,520
14,640 6,120 71.83% $77,080
41 Customer Service Representatives
27,830
47,660 19,830 71.25% $32,540
42 Carpet Installers
370
630 260 70.27% $37,400
43 Tile and Marble Setters
670
1,140 470 70.15% $54,770
44 Bakers
3,330
5,580 2,250 67.57% $28,130
45 Ship Engineers
570
950 380 66.67% $72,940
46 Cooks, Fast Food
5,020
8,340 3,320 66.14% $19,310
47 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
720
1,180 460 63.89% $29,500
48 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
220
360 140 63.64% $19,650
49 Machinists
5,000
8,180 3,180 63.60% $46,280
50 Personal Care Aides
15,760
25,450 9,690 61.48% $22,570

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