Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Louisiana

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Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Louisiana | Long-term Projections through 2018*

 1.  Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

 In Louisiana, there was a 2008 base of 8,740 in this field, with a projected increase of 1,870 to a high of 10,600 (increase of 21.3%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 510.

 Fast Growing Jobs in Louisiana2.  Healthcare Social Workers

 In Louisiana, there was a 2008 base of 1,570 in this field, with a projected increase of 430 to a high of 2,000 (increase of 27.6%). The average annual number of job openings is 80. 

 3.  Industrial Machinery Mechanics

 In Louisiana, there was a 2008 base of 6,600 in this field, with a projected 32.7% increase to 8,760 (increase of 2,160).  The average annual number of job openings is 340.

 4.  Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

 In Minnesota, there was a 2008 base of 4,440 in this field, with a projected 25% increase to 5,550 (increase of 1,110).  The average annual number of job openings is 190.

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5.  Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

 In Louisiana, there was a 2008 base of 24,800 in this field, with a projected increase of 4,290 to a high of 29,090 (increase of 17.3%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 920.

 6.  Home Health Aides

 In Louisiana, there was a 2008 base of 13,230 in this field, with a projected increase of 7,260 to a high of 20,480       (increase of 54.9%). The average annual number of job openings is 900. 

 7.  Network and Computer Systems Administrators

 In Louisiana, there was a 2008 base of 2,070 in this field, with a projected 35.7% increase to 2,700 (increase of 630).  The average annual number of job openings is 100.

 8.  Personal Care Aides

 In Louisiana, there was a 2008 base of 19,240 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 27,870 (up 8,630 or 44.8%).  The average annual number of job openings was reported to be 1,010.

 9.  Registered Nurses

 In Louisiana, there was a 2008 base of 42,440 in this field, with a projected increase of 9,580 to a high of 52,020 (increase of 22.6%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 1,730.

 10.  Software Developers, Systems Software

 In Louisiana, there was a 2008 base of 900 in this field, with a projected increase of 420 to a high of 1,320 (increase of 46.4%). The average annual number of job openings is 50. 

 If you have additional questions, or need more information about Louisiana Employment opportunities, contact the Louisiana Workforce Commission HERE:  http://www.ldol.state.la.us/

*Source: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm  

The projections are from 2008-2018.

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