Occupations with the most job growth

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Table 1.4: Occupations with the most job growth, 2014 and projected 2024
(Numbers in thousands)

2014 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2014–24

Median annual wage, 2014 (1)

2014

2024

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

150,539.9

160,328.8

9,788.9

6.5

$35,540

Personal care aides

39-9021

1,768.4

2,226.5

458.1

25.9

$20,440

Registered nurses

29-1141

2,751.0

3,190.3

439.3

16.0

$66,640

Home health aides

31-1011

913.5

1,261.9

348.4

38.1

$21,380

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

35-3021

3,159.7

3,503.2

343.5

10.9

$18,410

Retail salespersons

41-2031

4,624.9

4,939.1

314.2

6.8

$21,390

Nursing assistants

31-1014

1,492.1

1,754.1

262.0

17.6

$25,100

Customer service representatives

43-4051

2,581.8

2,834.8

252.9

9.8

$31,200

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,109.7

1,268.7

158.9

14.3

$22,490

General and operations managers

11-1021

2,124.1

2,275.2

151.1

7.1

$97,270

Construction laborers

47-2061

1,159.1

1,306.5

147.4

12.7

$31,090

Accountants and auditors

13-2011

1,332.7

1,475.1

142.4

10.7

$65,940

Medical assistants

31-9092

591.3

730.2

138.9

23.5

$29,960

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2011

2,360.6

2,496.9

136.3

5.8

$22,840

Software developers, applications

15-1132

718.4

853.7

135.3

18.8

$95,510

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

53-7062

2,441.3

2,566.4

125.1

5.1

$24,430

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

43-1011

1,466.1

1,587.3

121.2

8.3

$50,780

Computer systems analysts

15-1121

567.8

686.3

118.6

20.9

$82,710

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

29-2061

719.9

837.2

117.3

16.3

$42,490

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2012

1,457.7

1,569.4

111.7

7.7

$20,120

Medical secretaries

43-6013

527.6

635.8

108.2

20.5

$32,240

Management analysts

13-1111

758.0

861.4

103.4

13.6

$80,880

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

53-3032

1,797.7

1,896.4

98.8

5.5

$39,520

Receptionists and information clerks

43-4171

1,028.6

1,126.3

97.8

9.5

$26,760

Office clerks, general

43-9061

3,062.5

3,158.2

95.8

3.1

$28,670

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

41-4012

1,453.1

1,546.5

93.4

6.4

$55,020

Stock clerks and order fillers

43-5081

1,878.1

1,971.1

92.9

4.9

$22,850

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161

495.5

587.8

92.3

18.6

$61,290

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

35-1012

890.1

978.6

88.5

9.9

$29,560

Electricians

47-2111

628.8

714.7

85.9

13.7

$51,110

Maintenance and repair workers, general

49-9071

1,374.7

1,458.1

83.5

6.1

$36,170

Footnotes:
  1 Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: December 8, 2015