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Top Five Bachelor Degree Occupations with the Most Job Growth Post-Recession

The competition for educated, specialized labor has intensified as market demands increase in both the services and manufacturing sectors. Job growth in 2013 is likely to follow similar patterns of the last few years. While it’s probably no surprise that technology and engineering skills are in high demand, companies will increasingly look to add headcount for  production-related fields, marketing, health care and financial services.

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

This study uses Economic Modeling Specialists’ (EMSI) rich labor market database, which pulls from over 90 national and state employment resources and includes detailed information on employees and self-employed workers. EMSI is a CareerBuilder company.

For a more in-depth look at the jobs outlined in this post, visit the EMSI blog.

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Stephanie Gaspary

About Stephanie Gaspary

Stephanie is the managing director of content strategy at CareerBuilder, tasked with creating opportunities to share the CareerBuilder story across job seeker and employer channels. Stephanie, a lifelong learner, holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's in Management - both from North Park University and a Bachelor's degree in Art from Bethel University. A Minnesotan at heart, Stephanie has lived in Chicago for nearly 20 years, is the doting mother to two wacky german shorthaired pointer pups, looks forward to her morning run *almost* as much as that first cup of coffee and vows to one day live in the mountains.
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