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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