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Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014

(by number of new jobs; numbers in thousands of jobs)

 EmploymentChange
Occupation200420141NumberPercent
Retail salespersons 4,256 4,992 736 17.3
Registered nurses 2,394 3,096 703 29.4
Postsecondary teachers 1,628 2,153 524 32.2
Customer service representatives 2,063 2,534 471 22.8
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 2,374 2,813 440 18.5
Waiters and waitresses 2,252 2,627 376 16.7
Combined food preparation and service workers, including fast food 2,150 2,516 367 17.1
Home health aides 624 974 350 56.0
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 1,455 1,781 325 22.3
General and operations managers 1,807 2,115 308 17.0
1. Projected.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, Nov. 2005. Web: www.bls.gov .

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