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, 2016(1)

2014

2024

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

150,539.9

160,328.8

9,788.9

6.5

$37,040

Personal care aides

39-9021

1,768.4

2,226.5

458.1

25.9

$21,920

Registered nurses

29-1141

2,751.0

3,190.3

439.3

16.0

$68,450

Home health aides

31-1011

913.5

1,261.9

348.4

38.1

$22,600

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

35-3021

3,159.7

3,503.2

343.5

10.9

$19,440

Retail salespersons

41-2031

4,624.9

4,939.1

314.2

6.8

$22,680

Nursing assistants

31-1014

1,492.1

1,754.1

262.0

17.6

$26,590

Customer service representatives

43-4051

2,581.8

2,834.8

252.9

9.8

$32,300

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,109.7

1,268.7

158.9

14.3

$24,140

General and operations managers

11-1021

2,124.1

2,275.2

151.1

7.1

$99,310

Construction laborers

47-2061

1,159.1

1,306.5

147.4

12.7

$33,430

Accountants and auditors

13-2011

1,332.7

1,475.1

142.4

10.7

$68,150

Medical assistants

31-9092

591.3

730.2

138.9

23.5

$31,540

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2011

2,360.6

2,496.9

136.3

5.8

$24,190

Software developers, applications

15-1132

718.4

853.7

135.3

18.8

$100,080

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

53-7062

2,441.3

2,566.4

125.1

5.1

$25,980

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

43-1011

1,466.1

1,587.3

121.2

8.3

$54,340

Computer systems analysts

15-1121

567.8

686.3

118.6

20.9

$87,220

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

29-2061

719.9

837.2

117.3

16.3

$44,090

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2012

1,457.7

1,569.4

111.7

7.7

$21,820

Medical secretaries

43-6013

527.6

635.8

108.2

20.5

$33,730

Management analysts

13-1111

758.0

861.4

103.4

13.6

$81,330

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

53-3032

1,797.7

1,896.4

98.8

5.5

$41,340

Receptionists and information clerks

43-4171

1,028.6

1,126.3

97.8

9.5

$27,920

Office clerks, general

43-9061

3,062.5

3,158.2

95.8

3.1

$30,580

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

41-4012

1,453.1

1,546.5

93.4

6.4

$57,140

Stock clerks and order fillers

43-5081

1,878.1

1,971.1

92.9

4.9

$23,840

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161

495.5

587.8

92.3

18.6

$62,560

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

35-1012

890.1

978.6

88.5

9.9

$31,480

Electricians

47-2111

628.8

714.7

85.9

13.7

$52,720

Maintenance and repair workers, general

49-9071

1,374.7

1,458.1

83.5

6.1

$36,940

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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Last Modified Date: April 14, 2017