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Occupations with Greatest Growth in Numbers of Jobs, 1997-2004
(In Order of Absolute Change)
Los Angeles County

Occupation Annual Averages Absolute Change Percent Change
1997 2004

Guards & Watch Guards

52,170

66,550

14,380

27.6%

Salespersons, Retail

105,140

118,820

13,680

13.0%

General Managers, Top Executives

104,850

116,650

11,800

11.3%

Cashiers

80,360

91,090

10,730

13.4%

General Office Clerks

98,900

109,540

10,640

10.8%

Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional

26,680

36,190

9,510

35.6%

Teachers--Secondary School

33,070

42,140

9,070

27.4%

Teachers--Elementary School

47,180

56,160

8,980

19.0%

Janitors, Cleaners--Except Maids

52,460

60,330

7,870

15.0%

Truck Drivers, Light

39,050

46,030

6,980

17.9%

Systems Analysts--Electronic Data Processing

11,470

17,450

5,980

52.1%

Truck Drivers, Heavy

25,040

30,550

5,510

22.0%

Receptionists, Information Clerks

47,520

52,890

5,370

11.3%

Computer Support Specialists

10,950

16,110

5,160

47.1%

Telemarketers, Solicitors & Related

15,530

20,210

4,680

30.1%

Occupation Annual Averages Absolute Change Percent Change
1997 2004

Registered Nurses

50,100

54,720

4,620

9.2%

Producers, Directors, Actors

34,170

38,540

4,370

12.8%

Teacher Aides & Educational Assistants, Clerical

15,870

20,040

4,170

26.3%

Assemblers, Fabricators--Ex Machine, Electrical, Electronic & Precision

37,430

41,520

4,090

10.9%

Teachers--Special Education

11,420

15,500

4,080

35.7%

Laborers, Landscaping/ Groundskeeping

26,390

30,380

3,990

15.1%

Packaging, Filling Machine Operators/Tenders

17,010

20,870

3,860

22.7%

Stock Clerks--Stockroom, Warehouse

32,480

36,270

3,790

11.7%

Waiters & Waitresses

48,580

52,350

3,770

7.8%

H& Packers & Packagers

31,500

35,170

3,670

11.7%

Demonstrators & Promoters

10,860

14,500

3,640

33.5%

Carpenters

16,870

20,200

3,330

19.7%

Occupation Annual Averages Absolute Change Percent Change
1997 2004

Maintenance Repairers, General Utility

30,850

33,620

2,770

9.0%

Adjustment Clerks

12,450

15,180

2,730

21.9%

Sales Agents--Selected Business Services

9,890

12,560

2,670

27.0%

Sales Representatives, Non-Scientific Ex Retail

37,190

39,640

2,450

6.6%

Combined Food Preparation & Service

50,340

52,790

2,450

4.9%

Marketing, Advertising, Public-Relations Managers

16,830

19,220

2,390

14.2%

Police Patrol Officers

12,150

14,520

2,370

19.5%

Bill & Account Collectors

9,860

12,190

2,330

23.6%

Sales Agents--Financial Services

7,600

9,790

2,190

28.8%

Cooks--Restaurant

20,910

23,040

2,130

10.2%

Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners

20,360

22,480

2,120

10.4%

Nurse Aides, Orderlies, Attendants

24,500

26,560

2,060

8.4%

Occupation Annual Averages Absolute Change Percent Change
1997 2004

Computer Engineers

8,060

10,090

2,030

25.2%

Counter & Rental Clerks

11,040

13,070

2,030

18.4%

Medical Assistants

12,060

14,020

1,960

16.3%

Engineering, Mathematical, & Natural Science Managers

9,100

10,990

1,890

20.8%

Electricians

11,680

13,570

1,890

16.2%

Food Preparation Workers

39,060

40,930

1,870

4.8%

Lawyers

15,310

17,110

1,800

11.8%

Accountants & Auditors

29,500

31,290

1,790

6.1%

Industrial Truck/Tractor Operators

16,660

18,430

1,770

10.6%

Education Administrators

9,080

10,810

1,730

19.1%

First-Line Supervisors/Managers--Production Workers

16,830

18,480

1,650

9.8%

Source: California Employment Development Department

 

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