General Info

Top 20 Fastest Growing Occupations in VA

• Computer Software Engineers, Applications
2000 Employment—$18,050
Projected 2010 Employment—$39,550
Quantity Employment Change—$21,500
Average Annual Openings—$2,270
Percent Employment Change—119%

• Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
2000 Employment—$13,450
Projected 2010 Employment—$28,600
Quantity Employment Change—$15,750
Average Annual Openings—$1,610
Percent Employment Change—113%

• Computer Support Specialists
2000 Employment—$19,200
Projected 2010 Employment—$40,650
Quantity Employment Change—$21,450
Average Annual Openings—$2,230
Percent Employment Change—112%

• Network & Computer Systems Administrators
2000 Employment—$8,750
Projected 2010 Employment—$17,350
Quantity Employment Change—$8,600
Average Annual Openings—$900
Percent Employment Change—98%

• Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts
2000 Employment—$5,050
Projected 2010 Employment—$9,500
Quantity Employment Change—$4,450
Average Annual Openings—$470
Percent Employment Change—89%

• Desktop Publishers
2000 Employment—$1,000
Projected 2010 Employment—$1,800
Quantity Employment Change—$800
Average Annual Openings—$100
Percent Employment Change—82%

• Database Administrators
2000 Employment—$4,000
Projected 2010 Employment—$7,000
Quantity Employment Change—$3,000
Average Annual Openings—$320
Percent Employment Change—76%

• Computer Systems Analysts
2000 Employment—$16,400
Projected 2010 Employment—$28,450
Quantity Employment Change—$12,050
Average Annual Openings—$1,350
Percent Employment Change—74%

• Computer & Information Systems Managers
2000 Employment—$10,150
Projected 2010 Employment—$16,300
Quantity Employment Change—$6,150
Average Annual Openings—$790
Percent Employment Change—61%

• Medical Assistants
2000 Employment—$8,100
Projected 2010 Employment—$13,000
Quantity Employment Change—$4,900
Average Annual Openings—$710
Percent Employment Change—61%

• Personal & Home Care Aides
2000 Employment—$8,000
Projected 2010 Employment—$12,850
Quantity Employment Change—$4,850
Average Annual Openings—$610
Percent Employment Change—61%

• Occupational Therapist Aides
2000 Employment—$200
Projected 2010 Employment—$300
Quantity Employment Change—$100
Average Annual Openings—$20
Percent Employment Change—57%

• Physical Therapist Aides
2000 Employment—$850
Projected 2010 Employment—$1,350
Quantity Employment Change—$500
Average Annual Openings—$70
Percent Employment Change—57%

• Physical Therapist Assistants
2000 Employment—$1,050
Projected 2010 Employment—$1,650
Quantity Employment Change—$600
Average Annual Openings—$90
Percent Employment Change—53%

• Social & Human Service Assistants
2000 Employment—$5,600
Projected 2010 Employment—$8,450
Quantity Employment Change—$2,850
Average Annual Openings—$370
Percent Employment Change—51%

• Medical Records & Health Information Technicians
2000 Employment—$3,450
Projected 2010 Employment—$5,200
Quantity Employment Change—$1,750
Average Annual Openings—$250
Percent Employment Change—51%

• Audiologists
2000 Employment—$300
Projected 2010 Employment—$450
Quantity Employment Change—$150
Average Annual Openings—$20
Percent Employment Change—50%

• Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, & Elementary School
2000 Employment—$5,550
Projected 2010 Employment—$8,250
Quantity Employment Change—$2,700
Average Annual Openings—$340
Percent Employment Change—49%

• Home Health Aides
2000 Employment—$12,150
Projected 2010 Employment—$17,950
Quantity Employment Change—$5,800
Average Annual Openings—$740
Percent Employment Change—48%

• Occupational Therapist Assistants
2000 Employment—$400
Projected 2010 Employment—$600
Quantity Employment Change—$200
Average Annual Openings—$30
Percent Employment Change—48%

Note: The national average percent change is 15%. Virginia's total average percent change is 20%.

Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Labor Market Information

 

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