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Growth Occupations in Arkansas thru 2028

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, including Fast Food with a numeric change of 7,508 jobs, is projected to be the top growing occupation thru 2028. Personal Care Aides is slated to add 6,335 to its workforce. In all, the top 20 growing occupations for the 2018-2028 time frame are expected to add 49,847 jobs to the Arkansas job market.

SOC Code SOC Title 2018 Estimated Employment 2028 Projected Employment Numeric Change
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 38,419 45,927 7,508
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 18,712 25,047 6,335
29-1141 Registered Nurses 26,274 29,824 3,550
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 15,695 18,622 2,927
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 10,992 13,714 2,722
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,773 40,280 2,507
31-1014 Nursing Assistants 18,811 21,228 2,417
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 20,949 23,172 2,223
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 10,955 13,157 2,202
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 39,654 41,652 1,998
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,854 20,726 1,872
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 21,936 23,733 1,797
21-2011 Clergy 12,129 13,915 1,786
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 12,326 13,954 1,628
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 18,758 20,342 1,584
13-1111 Management Analysts 6,860 8,323 1,463
31-1011 Home Health Aides 5,154 6,562 1,408
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 12,405 13,738 1,333
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 4,963 6,283 1,320
39-9011 Childcare Workers 11,462 12,729 1,267

The fastest growing occupation thru 2028 is projected to be Fundraisers with 41.19 percent change expected. Occupational Therapy Assistants are slated to be second with a 38.98 percent change. Eight of the occupations on this list are directly connected to the healthcare field. The average percent change among these top 20 fastest growing occupations is 31.62 percent.

SOC Code SOC Title 2018 Estimated Employment 2028 Projected Employment Percent Change
13-1131 Fundraisers 704 994 41.19%
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants 313 435 38.98%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 2,110 2,902 37.54%
15-1122 Information Security Analysts 911 1,251 37.32%
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 111 151 36.04%
15-2041 Statisticians 419 565 34.84%
29-1071 Physician Assistants 535 720 34.58%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 18,712 25,047 33.86%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners 1,966 2,593 31.89%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 643 838 30.33%
33-2022 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 218 284 30.28%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 3,314 4,295 29.60%
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 98 127 29.59%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 4,017 5,175 28.83%
31-1011 Home Health Aides 5,154 6,562 27.32%
31-9097 Phlebotomists 954 1,212 27.04%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 4,963 6,283 26.60%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 1,123 1,416 26.09%
31-9092 Medical Assistants 3,807 4,785 25.69%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 10,992 13,714 24.76%