Occupational Outlook - Atlantic County Economic Alliance

Occupational Outlook

Fastest Growing Occupations in the U.S. 2010-2020
Occupation Growth Rate 2010-2020 2010 Median Pay
Personal Care Aides 70% 19,640
Home Health Aides 69% 20,560
Biomedical Engineers 62% 81,540
Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60% 27,780
Helpers–Carpenters 56% 25,760
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 52% 29,710
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 49% 38,430
Physical Therapist Assistants 46% 49,690
Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 45% 26,740
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 44% 45,260
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 44% 51,010
Occupational Therapy Assistants 43% 23,380
Physical Therapist Aides 43% 4,470
Glaziers 42% 36,640
Interpreters and Translators 42% 43,300
Medical Secretaries 41% 30,530
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 41% 60,570
Marriage and Family Therapists 41% 45,720
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 41% 46,930
Physical Therapists 39% 76,310

source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–13 Edition, US Department of Labor

 

Occupations with the Most Projected Job Openings – Atlantic County 2010-2020
Occupation Annual Average Job Openings 2011 Annual Wage
Gaming Dealers 390 17,800
Waiters and Waitresses 390 23,040
Retail Salespersons 230 23,430
Cashiers 210 21,320
Registered Nurses 100 73,300
Bartenders 90 27,290
Receptionists and Information Clerks 90 26,490
Combined Food Prep & Serving Workers Incl. Fast Food 80 19,150
Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 22,160
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 80 27,020
Customer Service Representatives 70 32,720
Food Preparation Workers 70 20,030
Gaming Supervisors 70 57,340
Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, & Coffee Shop 70 23,020
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 60 44,830
Office Clerks, General 60 31,300
Carpenters 50 58,830
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrativen Workers 50 50,540
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 50 24,090
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40 36,660
Dishwashers 40 20,720
Home Health Aides 40 24,810
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 40 25,580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40 39,800
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 40 65,680

Source: Atlantic County Community Fact Book – June 2013, NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

 

A majority of these twenty-five top-ranking occupations are related to Atlantic City’s hotel-casino industry (casino dealers ranked first) and other restaurant/hospitality/tourism-related industries. Also, many require only moderate or short-term on the job training.

 

Atlantic County is projected to have 5,550 job openings per year through 2020. The county’s top 25 ranked occupations by number of jobs openings are anticipated to account for 45.6 percent of all annual job openings.

 

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