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Fastest Growing Occupations
2012 - 2022

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It is projected that the Rhode Island economy will generate over 51,000 new jobs during the 2012-2022 projection period. The fastest growing occupations in Rhode Island are considered to be those with both a projected 2022 employment level of 500 or more and a growth rate of at least 15 percent.
 

 SOC
Code

Occupational Title

2012
Average
Employment
2022 Projected Employment Openings Due To Growth Openings
Due To
Replacements
Total Openings 
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 9,138 10,917 1,779 3,489 5,268
31-1014 Nursing Assistants 9,414 11,507 2,093 1,790 3,883
31-1011 Home Health Aides 3,855 5,077 1,222 733 1,955
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 4,308 5,935 1,627 308 1,935
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers 3,363 3,932 569 949 1,518
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 3,838 4,569 731 757 1,488
47-2031 Carpenters 4,044 5,015 971 498 1,469
35-3011 Bartenders 2,544 2,936 392 941 1,333
13-1111 Management Analysts 3,143 3,828 685 487 1,172
21-1093 Social & Human Service Assistants 2,636 3,044 408 689 1,097
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 3,212 3,872 660 387 1,047
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,315 2,824 509 496 1,005
53-7064 Packers & Packagers, Hand 2,214 2,545 331 581 912
47-2111 Electricians 1,917 2,360 443 361 804
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters 1,993 2,472 479 248 727
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,014 2,368 354 348 702
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 1,644 2,024 380 258 638
51-4041 Machinists 1,377 1,678 301 315 616
29-1123 Physical Therapists 1,225 1,535 310 301 611
11-9111 Medical & Health Services Managers 1,452 1,694 242 353 595
39-3091 Amusement & Recreation Attendants 906 1,043 135 455 590
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers 1,689 2,084 395 182 577
47-2141 Painters, Construction & Maintenance 1,689 1,996 307 256 563
13-1161 Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists 1,134 1,538 404 155 559
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,134 1,402 268 277 545
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 927 1,169 242 271 513
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,224 1,437 213 298 511
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers 795 1,069 274 195 469
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 1,124 1,415 291 144 435
35-2012 Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria 1,160 1,338 178 229 407
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists 1,213 1,424 211 191 402
47-2073 Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators 886 1,057 171 197 368
21-1011 Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors 741 946 205 158 363
11-3021 Computer & Information Systems Managers 1,112 1,305 193 154 347
11-9021 Construction Managers 1,102 1,275 173 174 347
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 644 788 144 186 330
13-1051 Cost Estimators 513 651 138 165 303
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic 478 642 164 134 298
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 1,161 1,337 176 115 291
29-2012 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians 619 737 118 162 280
17-2051 Civil Engineers 616 730 114 150 264
11-2021 Marketing Managers 640 759 119 137 256
51-2022 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers 764 896 132 93 225
15-1134 Web Developers 589 702 113 93 206
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 519 615 96 110 206
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 450 543 93 96 189
47-2021 Brickmasons & Blockmasons 448 583 135 48 183
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists & Technicians 460 592 132 46 178
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 533 635 102 72 174
51-7011 Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters 489 581 92 39 131

 

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