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, 2015(1)

2014

2024

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

150,539.9

160,328.8

9,788.9

6.5

$36,200

Personal care aides

39-9021

1,768.4

2,226.5

458.1

25.9

$20,980

Registered nurses

29-1141

2,751.0

3,190.3

439.3

16.0

$67,490

Home health aides

31-1011

913.5

1,261.9

348.4

38.1

$21,920

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

35-3021

3,159.7

3,503.2

343.5

10.9

$18,910

Retail salespersons

41-2031

4,624.9

4,939.1

314.2

6.8

$21,780

Nursing assistants

31-1014

1,492.1

1,754.1

262.0

17.6

$25,710

Customer service representatives

43-4051

2,581.8

2,834.8

252.9

9.8

$31,720

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,109.7

1,268.7

158.9

14.3

$23,100

General and operations managers

11-1021

2,124.1

2,275.2

151.1

7.1

$97,730

Construction laborers

47-2061

1,159.1

1,306.5

147.4

12.7

$31,910

Accountants and auditors

13-2011

1,332.7

1,475.1

142.4

10.7

$67,190

Medical assistants

31-9092

591.3

730.2

138.9

23.5

$30,590

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2011

2,360.6

2,496.9

136.3

5.8

$23,440

Software developers, applications

15-1132

718.4

853.7

135.3

18.8

$98,260

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

53-7062

2,441.3

2,566.4

125.1

5.1

$25,010

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

43-1011

1,466.1

1,587.3

121.2

8.3

$52,630

Computer systems analysts

15-1121

567.8

686.3

118.6

20.9

$85,800

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

29-2061

719.9

837.2

117.3

16.3

$43,170

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2012

1,457.7

1,569.4

111.7

7.7

$20,740

Medical secretaries

43-6013

527.6

635.8

108.2

20.5

$33,040

Management analysts

13-1111

758.0

861.4

103.4

13.6

$81,320

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

53-3032

1,797.7

1,896.4

98.8

5.5

$40,260

Receptionists and information clerks

43-4171

1,028.6

1,126.3

97.8

9.5

$27,300

Office clerks, general

43-9061

3,062.5

3,158.2

95.8

3.1

$29,580

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

41-4012

1,453.1

1,546.5

93.4

6.4

$55,730

Stock clerks and order fillers

43-5081

1,878.1

1,971.1

92.9

4.9

$23,220

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161

495.5

587.8

92.3

18.6

$62,150

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

35-1012

890.1

978.6

88.5

9.9

$30,340

Electricians

47-2111

628.8

714.7

85.9

13.7

$51,880

Maintenance and repair workers, general

49-9071

1,374.7

1,458.1

83.5

6.1

$36,630

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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