Posted December 06, 2012 by

18 Fields Likely to Produce Most Jobs in 2013

Matt Ferguson, CEO of Careerbuilder

Matt Ferguson, CEO of Careerbuilder

A newly released study by Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) provides some interesting insights into the fields likely to produce the most new jobs in 2013.

“Where the U.S. will produce the most jobs in 2013 is likely to follow growth patterns of the last few years,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “It’s no surprise that technology and engineering occupations comprise six of the top ten positions on our list, but workers should also see more opportunities in production-related fields, marketing, healthcare and financial services. The competition for educated, specialized labor has intensified as market demands increase in both the manufacturing and services sectors.”

Occupations requiring bachelor degrees that have produced the most jobs post-recession include the following:

  1. Software Developers (Applications and Systems Software) – 70,872 jobs added since 2010, 7% growth
  2. Accountants and Auditors – 37,123 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth
  3. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists – 31,335 jobs added since 2010, 10% growth
  4. Computer Systems Analysts – 26,937 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth
  5. Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Specialists – 22,773 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth
  6. Network and Computer Systems Administrators – 18,626 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth
  7. Sales Representatives (Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific) – 17,405 jobs added since 2010 – 4% growth
  8. Information Security Analysts, Web Developers and Computer Network Architects – 15,715 jobs added since 2010, 5% growth
  9. Mechanical Engineers – 13,847 jobs added since 2010 – 6% growth
  10. Industrial Engineers – 12,269 jobs added since 2010, 6% growth
  11. Computer Programmers – 11,540 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth
  12. Financial Analysts – 10,016 jobs added since 2010, 4% growth
  13. Public Relations Specialists – 8,541 jobs added since 2010, 4% growth
  14. Logisticians – 8,522 jobs added since 2010, 8% growth
  15. Database Administrators – 7,468 jobs added since 2010, 7% growth
  16. Meeting, Convention and Event Planners – 7,072 jobs added since 2010, 10% growth
  17. Cost Estimators – 6,781 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth
  18. Personal Financial Advisors – 5,212 jobs added since 2010, 3% growth
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