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Fastest Growing Occupations
2010 - 2020

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It is projected that the Rhode Island economy will generate over 54,000 new jobs during the 2010-2020 projection period. The fastest growing occupations in Rhode Island are considered to be those with both a projected 2020 employment level of 500 or more and a growth rate of at least 15 percent.
 

 SOC
Code

Occupational Title

2010
Average
Employment
2020 Projected Employment Openings Due To Growth Openings
Due To
Replacements
Total Openings 
29-1111 Registered Nurses 12,961 14,998 2,346 2,037 4,383
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 8,332 9,884 2,325 1,552 3,877
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 9,360 10,809 1,207 1,449 2,656
31-1011 Home Health Aides 4,610 6,479 595 1,869 2,464
37-3011 Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers 4,564 5,311 807 747 1,554
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 2,978 4,294 236 1,316 1,552
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 3,859 4,542 822 683 1,505
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 3,092 3,840 415 748 1,163
53-3032 Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2,858 3,340 569 482 1,051
13-1111 Management Analysts 2,796 3,294 455 498 953
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 1,429 1,890 248 461 709
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 1,431 1,913 149 482 631
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 1,547 1,800 354 253 607
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers 1,445 1,705 333 260 593
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,328 1,626 281 298 579
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 1,467 1,758 275 291 566
29-1051 Pharmacists 1,189 1,441 302 252 554
15-1142 Network & Computer Systems Administrators 1,225 1,553 207 328 535
13-1161 Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists 801 1,115 213 314 527
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,140 2,479 171 339 510
27-2022 Coaches & Scouts 956 1,211 242 255 497
35-2012 Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria 1,130 1,338 241 208 449
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products 1,023 1,209 241 186 427
39-9031 Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors 1,205 1,423 193 218 411
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, & Computer Network Architects 1,253 1,465 185 212 397
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 1,012 1,286 117 274 391
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, & Elementary School 851 989 251 138 389
11-3021 Computer & Information Systems Managers 1,154 1,365 176 211 387
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 990 1,268 103 278 381
29-1123 Physical Therapists 1,134 1,373 132 239 371
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 793 928 224 135 359
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists & Technicians 1,103 1,278 171 175 346
47-2073 Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators 771 931 179 160 339
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics 796 972 160 176 336
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers 870 1,052 154 182 336
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 889 1,037 178 148 326
21-1023 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers 782 921 185 139 324
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists & Technicians 468 680 81 212 293
13-2072 Loan Officers 680 793 174 113 287
13-1051 Cost Estimators 598 766 115 168 283
29-1062 Family & General Practitioners 706 823 140 117 257
47-2021 Brickmasons & Blockmasons 498 651 103 153 256
13-1151 Training & Development Specialists 587 733 99 146 245
53-7081 Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors 499 592 148 93 241
21-1011 Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors 553 658 118 105 223
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 467 571 111 104 215
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 580 684 111 104 215
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 556 644 123 88 211
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 522 629 99 107 206
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 445 552 95 107 202
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 431 516 82 85 167
11-9041 Architectural & Engineering Managers 471 543 92 72 164
13-1041 Compliance Officers 545 640 66 95 161
25-1121 Art, Drama, & Music Teachers, Postsecondary 478 553 76 75 151

 

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