National Salary » Fastest Growing Jobs in West Virginia

Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in West Virginia

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

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in West 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 West Virginia increased from 688,170 to 707,720 with a net gain of 19,550. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of personal care aides with 6,510 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of construction laborers with 6,510 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
688,170
707,720 19,550 2.84% $27,420
2 Personal Care Aides
6,600
13,110 6,510 98.64% $16,930
3 Construction Laborers
5,860
8,600 2,740 46.76% $28,300
4 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
7,670
10,320 2,650 34.55% $25,690
5 General and Operations Managers
8,680
11,240 2,560 29.49% $65,660
6 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
20,820
23,330 2,510 12.06% $16,790
7 Highway Maintenance Workers
450
2,900 2,450 544.44% $22,890
8 Customer Service Representatives
8,120
10,250 2,130 26.23% $24,190
9 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
6,230
8,130 1,900 30.50% $35,480
10 Cashiers
20,120
21,680 1,560 7.75% $17,190
11 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
3,520
4,950 1,430 40.62% $64,580
12 Psychiatric Aides
150
1,470 1,320 880.00% $18,500
13 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
1,320
2,630 1,310 99.24% $
14 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
5,110
6,160 1,050 20.55% $17,940
15 Psychiatric Technicians
200
1,160 960 480.00% $24,180
16 Cooks, Restaurant
4,630
5,580 950 20.52% $18,290
17 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
6,390
7,340 950 14.87% $29,320
18 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers
220
1,160 940 427.27% $19,670
19 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
950
1,890 940 98.95% $31,220
20 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
1,210
2,110 900 74.38% $16,610
21 Software Developers, Systems Software
420
1,310 890 211.90% $67,980
22 Security Guards
5,070
5,950 880 17.36% $19,510
23 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
430
1,170 740 172.09% $27,360
24 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
1,370
2,050 680 49.64% $38,310
25 Team Assemblers
2,360
2,990 630 26.69% $25,370
26 Lawyers
2,060
2,660 600 29.13% $76,710
27 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
3,170
3,770 600 18.93% $35,270
28 Receptionists and Information Clerks
3,350
3,940 590 17.61% $19,990
29 Management Analysts
840
1,410 570 67.86% $75,670
30 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
1,950
2,510 560 28.72% $22,700
31 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
3,870
4,410 540 13.95% $41,300
32 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
2,190
2,700 510 23.29% $40,530
33 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
620
1,120 500 80.65% $41,360
34 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
570
1,070 500 87.72% $37,510
35 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
710
1,210 500 70.42% $27,300
36 Parts Salespersons
1,070
1,550 480 44.86% $24,960
37 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
4,200
4,610 410 9.76% $24,410
38 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining
240
610 370 154.17% $50,380
39 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
370
720 350 94.59% $39,880
40 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
4,330
4,680 350 8.08% $19,220
41 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
690
1,040 350 50.72% $27,230
42 Insurance Sales Agents
1,460
1,800 340 23.29% $34,290
43 Roof Bolters, Mining
1,780
2,120 340 19.10% $51,670
44 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
2,820
3,140 320 11.35% $53,460
45 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
2,120
2,430 310 14.62% $34,110
46 Marriage and Family Therapists
160
460 300 187.50% $27,100
47 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
1,140
1,440 300 26.32% $45,160
48 Food Service Managers
1,050
1,340 290 27.62% $37,090
49 Accountants and Auditors
4,160
4,450 290 6.97% $50,460
50 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other
240
530 290 120.83% $38,220

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 psychiatric aides with a growth rate of 880.00%. It is followed by the profession of highway maintenance workers which grew by 544.44% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Psychiatric Aides
150
1,470 1,320 880.00% $18,500
2 Highway Maintenance Workers
450
2,900 2,450 544.44% $22,890
3 Psychiatric Technicians
200
1,160 960 480.00% $24,180
4 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers
220
1,160 940 427.27% $19,670
5 Software Developers, Systems Software
420
1,310 890 211.90% $67,980
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
120
370 250 208.33% $17,710
7 Marriage and Family Therapists
160
460 300 187.50% $27,100
8 Crossing Guards
150
410 260 173.33% $17,340
9 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
430
1,170 740 172.09% $27,360
10 History Teachers, Postsecondary
100
260 160 160.00% $48,770
11 Pipelayers
120
310 190 158.33% $30,520
12 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining
240
610 370 154.17% $50,380
13 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
130
320 190 146.15% $46,870
14 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
120
280 160 133.33% $20,270
15 Animal Control Workers
110
250 140 127.27% $23,340
16 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other
240
530 290 120.83% $38,220
17 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
150
320 170 113.33% $34,160
18 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
100
210 110 110.00% $56,540
19 Opticians, Dispensing
210
440 230 109.52% $28,940
20 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
170
340 170 100.00% $30,650
21 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
1,320
2,630 1,310 99.24% $
22 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
950
1,890 940 98.95% $31,220
23 Personal Care Aides
6,600
13,110 6,510 98.64% $16,930
24 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
230
450 220 95.65% $19,240
25 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
370
720 350 94.59% $39,880
26 Social Workers, All Other
140
270 130 92.86% $66,960
27 Personal Financial Advisors
270
520 250 92.59% $35,600
28 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
570
1,070 500 87.72% $37,510
29 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
320
600 280 87.50% $18,270
30 Insulation Workers, Mechanical
220
410 190 86.36% $55,100
31 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
620
1,120 500 80.65% $41,360
32 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
150
270 120 80.00% $40,330
33 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
180
320 140 77.78% $58,190
34 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
1,210
2,110 900 74.38% $16,610
35 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
710
1,210 500 70.42% $27,300
36 Health Educators
300
510 210 70.00% $35,410
37 Medical Equipment Repairers
160
270 110 68.75% $34,880
38 Management Analysts
840
1,410 570 67.86% $75,670
39 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
430
720 290 67.44% $15,990
40 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
120
200 80 66.67% $28,190
41 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
250
410 160 64.00% $52,550
42 Residential Advisors
310
500 190 61.29% $18,870
43 Medical Equipment Preparers
230
370 140 60.87% $25,510
44 Construction Managers
390
610 220 56.41% $75,390
45 Electrical Engineers
320
500 180 56.25% $81,290
46 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
330
510 180 54.55% $39,630
47 Postal Service Clerks
430
660 230 53.49% $53,090
48 Architectural and Civil Drafters
270
410 140 51.85% $36,730
49 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
690
1,040 350 50.72% $27,230
50 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
160
240 80 50.00% $53,830

Also see The fastest growing jobs in the United State



Also see The fastest growing jobs in the United State