Jobs come, jobs go

Forbes magazine has gathered information about job growth and disappearance from 2006 to 2007, i.e. mostly prior to the current economic crisis. Unfortunately, they buried most of the information in a cumbersome slide show, so I’ve pulled it out and summarized it here.

Top 20 growing jobs 2006 to 2007

  1. Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (54,200), up 31%, mean wage $30,480
  2. Aircraft Structure, Surfaces (34,410), Rigging and Systems Assemblers, up 24%, mean wage $44,180
  3. Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas and Mining (30,440), up 20%, mean wage $45,560
  4. Counselors, Miscellaneous (28,900), up 19%, mean wage $40,710
  5. Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (60,700), up 17%, mean wage $37,290
  6. Non-specialist Education, Training and Library Workers (98,790), up 17%, mean wage $36,950
  7. Financial Analysts (228,300), up 16%, mean wage $81,700
  8. Assemblers and Fabricators, Miscellaneous (330,940), up 14%, mean wage $32,700
  9. Physicians and Surgeons, Miscellaneous (237,400), up 14%, mean wage $155,150
  10. Logisticians (90,340), up 14%, mean wage $66,240
  11. Producers and Directors (72,390), up 13%, mean wage $77,070
  12. Locomotive Engineers (41,760), up 13%, mean wage $63,180
  13. Financial Specialists, Miscellaneous (136,570), up 13%, mean wage $61,760
  14. Multi-media Artists and Animators (29,440), up 12%, mean wage $61,010
  15. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (87,440), up 12%, mean wage $74,160
  16. Manicurists and Pedicurists (52,730), up 11%, mean wage $22,020
  17. Home Health Aides (834,580), up 11%, mean wage $20,850
  18. Non-specialist Transportation Workers (46,720), up 11%, mean wage $34,330
  19. Non-specialist Service Industry Sales Representatives (556,430), up 11%, mean wage $57,480
  20. Personal Financial Advisors (132,460), up 11%, mean wage $89,220

Top 20 disappearing jobs 2006 to 2007

  1. Sewing Machine Operators (200,340), down 9%, mean wage $21,080
  2. Home Appliance Repairers (39,130), down 9%, mean wage $35,200
  3. Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (41,100), down 9%, mean wage $33,260
  4. Conveyor Operators and Tenders (45,580), down 9%, mean wage $29,020
  5. Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (26,430), down 9%, mean wage $33,100
  6. Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (26,180), down 9%, mean wage $25,480
  7. Word Processors and Typists (139,420), down 9%, mean wage $31,580
  8. Chemical Plant and System Operators (48,030), down 9%, mean wage $50,950
  9. Farm workers, Farm and Ranch Animals (43,120), down 10%, mean wage $21,860
  10. Compensation and Benefits Managers (41,780), down 10%, mean wage $88,400
  11. Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (40,770), down 11%, mean wage $19,590
  12. Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (37,680), down 11%, mean wage $32,050
  13. Semiconductor Processors (36,690), down 12%, mean wage $34,820
  14. Forest and Conservation Technicians (26,900), down 12%, mean wage $35,770
  15. Tax Examiners, Collectors and Revenue Agents (65,750), down 13%, mean wage $51,510
  16. Actors (44,860), down 14%, mean wage $49,730
  17. Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders (33,400), down 14%, mean wage $24,960
  18. Material Moving Workers, Miscellaneous (43,840), down 16%, mean wage $33,170
  19. Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, Miscellaneous (44,350), down 17%, mean wage $80,980
  20. Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, Miscellaneous (32,040), down 46%, mean wage $31,550
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