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Economic Development

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Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Occupational Outlook

Fastest Growing Occupations in the U.S. 2010-2020

Facts & StatsFacts and Stats
  • 1 out of every 10 NJ workers owes his/her job to tourism. 1
  • 40.9% of employment in Atlantic County is directly or indirectly related to tourism. 2
  • Atlantic County’s labor force is projected to increase 3.7% from 2010 to 2020. 3
  • New Jersey’s fourth and eighth grade students ranked among the best in the nation in standardized test scores for reading and math. 4

Occupation

Growth Rate 2010-2020

2010 Median Pay

Personal Care Aides

70%

19,640

Home Health Aides

69%

20,560

Biomedical Engineers

62%

81,540

Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

60%

27,780

Helpers--Carpenters

56%

25,760

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

52%

29,710

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

49%

38,430

Physical Therapist Assistants

46%

49,690

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

45%

26,740

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

44%

45,260

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

44%

51,010

Occupational Therapy Assistants

43%

23,380

Physical Therapist Aides

43%

4,470

Glaziers

42%

36,640

Interpreters and Translators

42%

43,300

Medical Secretaries

41%

30,530

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

41%

60,570

Marriage and Family Therapists

41%

45,720

Brickmasons and Blockmasons

41%

46,930

Physical Therapists

39%

76,310

source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–13 Edition, US Department of Labor


Occupations with the Most Projected Job Openings - Atlantic County 2010-2020

Occupation

Annual Average Job Openings

2011 Annual Wage

Gaming Dealers

390

17,800

Waiters and Waitresses

390

23,040

Retail Salespersons

230

23,430

Cashiers

210

21,320

Registered Nurses

100

73,300

Bartenders

90

27,290

Receptionists and Information Clerks

90

26,490

Combined Food Prep & Serving Workers Incl. Fast Food

80

19,150

Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

80

22,160

Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

80

27,020

Customer Service Representatives

70

32,720

Food Preparation Workers

70

20,030

Gaming Supervisors

70

57,340

Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, & Coffee Shop

70

23,020

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers

60

44,830

Office Clerks, General

60

31,300

Carpenters

50

58,830

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrativen Workers

50

50,540

Stock Clerks and Order Fillers

50

24,090

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

40

36,660

Dishwashers

40

20,720

Home Health Aides

40

24,810

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

40

25,580

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

40

39,800

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

40

65,680

Source: Atlantic County Community Fact Book - June 2013, NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

A majority of these twenty-five top-ranking occupations are related to Atlantic City's hotel-casino industry (casino dealers ranked first) and other restaurant/hospitality/tourism-related industries. Also, many require only moderate or short-term on the job
training.

Atlantic County is projected to have 5,550 job openings per year through 2020. The county's top 25 ranked occupations by number of jobs openings are anticipated to account for 45.6 percent of all annual job openings.

 
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