Home and personal aides are still at/near the top.
Food service workers are heavily represented.
And six of the ten jobs projected to grow the most over the next decade are occupations that currently pay less then $26,500 per year.
Even that pay, which assumes a 40-hour work week, is optimistic. Those service jobs are also characterized by irregular, uncertain schedules.
Every two years the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics projects which jobs are expected to grow the most over the next ten years. Here are the top jobs from the most recent projections.
|Occupations with the most job growth, 2018 and projected 2028 (numbers in thousands)|
|Employment||Change, 2018-28||Median annual wage, 2018 ($)|
|Total, all occupations||161037.7||169435.9||8398.1||5.2||$38,640|
|Personal care aides||2421.2||3302.1||881||36.4||$24,020|
|Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food||3704.2||4344.3||640.1||17.3||$21,250|
|Home health aides||831.8||1136.6||304.8||36.6||$24,200|
|Software developers, applications||944.2||1185.7||241.5||25.6||$103,620|
|Waiters and waitresses||2634.6||2804.8||170.2||6.5||$21,780|
|General and operations managers||2376.4||2541.4||165||6.9||$100,930|
|Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners||2404.4||2564.2||159.8||6.6||$26,110|
The six lowest paying jobs in the top ten occupations with the most growth account for nearly 30 percent of the 8.4 million additional jobs projected by 2028.
One in ten additional jobs over the next decade are projected to be personal care aides. Add home health aides, and the two jobs combine for more than 14 percent of job growth over the decade.
The food service sector accounts for another 13 percent of the total.
Nevada-specific projections trail the BLS by several months, but prior state projections have largely mirrored prior BLS projections for the nation as a whole: In raw numbers, the jobs that will see the most job growth are jobs with inferior pay and working conditions.