Top 30 Jobs with highest growth

Here are the Top 30 fastest growing careers (at least 10 percent over the next 10 years) as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) 2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook. Total US employment is expected to increase from 150.6 million in 2006 to 166.2 million by 2016.

1. Registered nurses
Average annual salary:
$59,730
Employment change: 587,000 new jobs; 23 percent growth
2. Retail salespeople
Average annual salary: $23,940
Employment change: 557,000 new jobs; 12 percent growth
3. Customer service representatives
Average annual salary: $30,400
Employment change: 545,000 new jobs; 25 percent growth
4. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
Average annual salary: $15,930
Employment change: 452,000 new jobs; 18 percent growth
5. Office clerks, general
Average annual salary: $25,200
Employment change: 404,000 new jobs; 13 percent growth
6. Personal and home care aides
Average annual salary: $18,180
Employment change: 389,000 new jobs; 51 percent growth
7. Home health aides
Average annual salary: $20,100
Employment change: 384,000 new jobs; 49 percent growth
8. Postsecondary teachers
Average annual salary: $56,120
Employment change: 382,000 new jobs; 23 percent growth
9. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
Average annual salary: $21,730
Employment change: 345,000 new jobs; 14 percent growth
10. Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants
Average annual salary:
$22,960
Employment change: 264,000 new jobs; 18 percent growth
11. Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks
Average annual salary:
$31,780
Employment change: 264,000 new jobs; 12 percent growth
12. Waiters and waitresses
Average annual salary:
$17,190
Employment change: 255,000 new jobs; 11 percent growth
13. Childcare workers
Average annual salary: $18,820
Employment change: 248,000 new jobs; 18 percent growth
14. Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
Average annual salary: $39,160
Employment change: 239,000 new jobs; 15 percent growth
15. Computer software engineers, applications
Average annual salary: $82,000
Employment change: 226,000 new jobs; 45 percent growth
16. Accountants and auditors
Average annual salary: $60,670
Employment change: 226,000 new jobs; 18 percent growth
17. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
Average annual salary:
$23,010
Employment change: 221,000 new jobs; 18 percent growth
18. Elementary school teachers, except special education
Average annual salary: $48,700
Employment change: 209,000 new jobs; 14 percent growth
19. Receptionists and information clerks
Average annual salary: $23,810
Employment change: 202,000 new jobs; 17 percent growth
20. Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
Average annual salary: $36,320
Employment change: 193,000 new jobs; 10 percent growth
21. Maids and housekeeping cleaners
Average annual salary: $18,700
Employment change: 186,000 new jobs; 13 percent growth
22. Security guards
Average annual salary: $23,620
Employment change: 175,000 new jobs; 17 percent growth
23. Carpenters
Average annual salary:
$39,930
Employment change: 150,000 new jobs; 10 percent growth
24. Management analysts
Average annual salary: $77,720
Employment change: 149,000 new jobs; 22 percent growth
25. Medical assistants
Average annual salary:
$27,190
Employment change: 148,000 new jobs; 35 percent growth
26. Computer systems analysts
Average annual salary: $72,230
Employment change: 146,000 new jobs; 29 percent growth
27. Maintenance and repair workers, general
Average annual salary:
$33,510
Employment change: 140,000 new jobs; 10 percent growth
28. Network systems and data communications analysts
Average annual salary: $67,460
Employment change: 140,000 new jobs; 53 percent growth
29. Food preparation worker
Average annual salary: $18,480
Employment change: 138,000 new jobs; 15 percent growth
30. Teacher assistants
Average annual salary: $21,860
Employment change: 137,000 new jobs; 10 percent growth
Salary information from the latest (May 2006) Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS
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2 thoughts on “Top 30 Jobs with highest growth

  1. I am a newly registered nurse and it makes me happy that the nursing profession is still at the top. This means that there are still a lot of job openings for us nurses. Thank you for sharing this information. This would be a great help to students who are about to go to college. This could help them decide what course to take.

    • To get the latest in US career information, check the Occupational Outlook Handbook found online: http://www.bls.gov/oco/. Here, you can research the position, review the job description, educational requirements, and the salary, plus it indicates the outlook of that position over the next five years. This information is updated annually by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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