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Firms list fastest-growing temp jobs

March 07 2013

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate. The list is based on data from EMSI, a CareerBuilder company that provides employment data and economic analysis.

Top growth temp jobs include:

Team Assemblers (help to assemble an entire product or part of a product)

  • Number of people employed: 128,096
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 21,529 – 20 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $13.25

Office Clerks (handle administrative tasks such as typing, filing, answering phones, etc.)

  • Number of people employed: 132,264
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 21,219 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $13.18

Customer Service Representatives (provide information to customers and handle complaints)

  • Number of people employed: 76,445
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 12,334 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $14.90

Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Specialists (support various HR functions such as training, benefits, etc.)

  • Number of people employed: 59,597
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 11,893 – 25 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $26.44

Registered Nurses (provide patient care, advice and support)

  • Number of people employed: 66,844
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 8,766 – 15 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $32.10

Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants (provide basic care to patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities)

  • Number of people employed: 31,975
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 5,155 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $11.91

Home Health Aides (monitor health status and assist with routine care such as changing bandages, applying topical medications, bathing, etc.)

  • Number of people employed: 27,308
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 4,786 – 21 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $9.96

Maintenance and Repair Workers (maintain and repair machines, equipment and buildings)

  • Number of people employed: 24,238
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,917 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $16.94

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (drive a tractor-trailer vehicle and may assist with unloading)

  • Number of people employed: 22,701
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,700 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $17.96

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers (assess products for defects, wear and deviations from specifications)

  • Number of people employed: 21,458
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,414 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $16.63

Sales Representatives, Services (sell services to businesses and consumers)

  • Number of people employed: 21,485
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,336 – 18 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $24.60

Computer Support Specialists (help people or organizations using computer software or equipment)

  • Number of people employed: 16,197
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 2,574 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $23.58

Computer Programmers (write code to create and develop software programs)

  • Number of people employed: 11,487
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,821 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $34.48

Accountants and Auditors (prepare and examine financial records to ensure accuracy)

  • Number of people employed: 10,855
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,689 – 18 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $30.04

Business Operations Specialists (analyze and reengineer business processes to enhance product or service delivery and other functions)

  • Number of people employed: 10,528
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,677 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $30.82

Electricians (install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses, etc.)

  • Number of people employed: 7,657
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,245 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $23.64

Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing (sell goods for wholesalers and manufacturers to businesses, government groups and others)

  • Number of people employed: 7,028
  • Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,143 – 19 percent growth
  • Median hourly wage: $25.55

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