10 Fastest-Growing Industries For Jobs

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There is no shortage of industries hard hit by the recent recession, which resulted in millions of Americans losing jobs. But with the economy making a comeback, some industries are now showing robust growth, according to a new report released this week.

The study, prepared by Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. and CareerBuilder, an AOL Jobs sponsor, notes 10 industries where job growth has increased by double digits the past two years. Heavily represented in these fast-growing fields are the energy and health-care sectors, but so are manufacturing, technology, logistics and a trio of occupations that employ many freelance as well as salaried workers.

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Overall, job creation is on "an upward trajectory," CareerBuilders says, though some areas are experiencing slow or stagnant growth, according to the report, which includes data for employees as well as self-employed workers, culled from more than 90 national and state employment resources.

The following is a list of fast-growing industries where job growth has increased by double digits -- with an addition of at least 20,000 jobs from 2010 to 2012 -- according to the report:

  1. Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals -- 28,333 jobs added since 2010, up 30 percent.
  2. Drilling Oil and Gas Wells -- 21,970 jobs added, up 29 percent.
  3. Electronic Shopping -- 25,327 jobs added, up 23 percent.
  4. Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction -- 32,715 jobs added, up 21 percent.
  5. Temporary Help Services -- 438,116 jobs added, up 21 percent.
  6. Machine Shops -- 44,754 jobs added, up 18 percent.
  7. Marketing Consulting Services -- 27,113 jobs added, up 13 percent.
  8. Computer Systems Design Services -- 88,740 jobs added, up 12 percent.
  9. Specialized Freight (except used goods) Trucking, Local -- 22,936 jobs added, up 11 percent.
  10. Home Health Care Services -- 116,360 jobs added, up 10 percent.


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David Schepp

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David Schepp has spent more than a dozen years covering business news for the electronic and print media, including Dow Jones Newswires, BBC News, Gannett Co., and most recently at AOL's DailyFinance. Nearly 10 years ago, he started writing a weekly People@Work column, looking in depth at issues facing workers in today's workplace. The syndicated column appeared in newspapers and websites nationwide before it made its debut on DailyFinance in 2010. Schepp now continues that tradition at Aol Jobs, covering the jobs beat and providing readers insight and analysis into the nation's challenging employment scene.

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Alesia

We have been heading a depression for years. The government is always trying to head it off. I figure the government will not be able to stop it forever. We can blame whoever we want. Remeber who has kept it away from our door steps.

October 31 2012 at 7:35 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
jorczak9

Obama has ruined this country. Kick him out and vote for the man that knows how to create jobs and has done it many times over. Everybody will be working again, own property if they desire and enjoy a nice life. The US will once again be respected by the rest of the world. Thank you.

October 30 2012 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cate

I went back to school for my RN License. It is only a 2 year associate degree. Go to a community college and for under 10K, you can write your own ticket. Jobs are endless in healthcare.

October 30 2012 at 6:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
trikedicky

Same ole crap from liberal huff post,tryingto say that everything is getting better.Its not.I see friends getting layed off every month,from jobs they have had for 10-20 years.This economy isNOT GOING ANYWHEREM

October 30 2012 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
calderasf

Forgot housing new construction up big time every new house being built means 3 jobs

October 29 2012 at 3:31 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Judith

And the best thing about these jobs is that most (although, sadly, not all) cannot be outsourced, but if the wrong people win on Nov. 6th my bet is that the jobs that can be outsourced will be!

October 29 2012 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bobby

Real Jobs and the Economy will start after the Elections NOV-6-2012 when Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan are elected as the President & Vice President of the United States GOD BLESS AMERICA!
BOB

October 29 2012 at 1:28 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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calderasf

Sorry real jobs in auto and housing and gas and oil are already happening now.

October 29 2012 at 3:32 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
smiley inc.

You're right, if Romney gets elected, more swimming pool cleaners,butlers, and limo drivers will need to be added on to the wealthy's payroll.

October 30 2012 at 8:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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gr8bsn

I know some cab drivers, limo drivers, and swimming pool cleaners. They own their own businesses and make a good living.

November 01 2012 at 1:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
Diane

Another major line of BS just before elections!

Most, if not all, of these jobs are bogus or were filled long ago! AOL/Huff at work again to try and save BO!

October 29 2012 at 12:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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calderasf

Diane wake up to reality you can hope and hope we will fail as a country but we're not sorry to disappoint.

October 29 2012 at 3:33 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Tropsen

I hear people belly aching about jobs on the boards all the time... and yes many are unemployed or underemployed. BUT what sort of work are they looking for? What is their skill level? And did they consider moving to a state that is hiring? Some types of jobs are gone...gone for good and they are not coming back... I know it's hard to change after earning a living in one area for 20 plus years..but ...you need to make changes and hard decisions.... There are jobs... but you have to change to find them. Check out other states....many have low unemployment.......Check out ways of transfering your job skills to other sectors.

October 29 2012 at 8:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tdinder

CHEAP natural gas until the futures market pigs get their greedy hands on it. People criticize nationalization but the people in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia pay .50 per gallon for their gas.



I'm a free market guy but the futures markets are broke!

October 28 2012 at 8:02 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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walk1111

So you want the US to be like Venezuela. Do you know anything about the lifestyle there?

November 01 2012 at 12:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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