Regional Job Growth

 

Changes in job demand will drive demand for specialized programming at SLCC. Recognizing ongoing job needs in the community will help SLCC plan for demand for individual programs.

Employment Growth in Salt Lake County, 2005-2020

Employment Sectors 2005 2010 2015 2020 2005 2010 2015 2020 AARG 2005-2020
Natural Resources and Mining 3,453 2,908 2,675 2,667 0.5% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% -1.71%
Construction 39,696 44,384 49,344 53,902 5.8% 5.7% 5.8% 5.8% 2.06%
Manufacturing 51,852 53,455 55,214 58,520 7.5% 6.9% 6.5% 6.3% 0.81%
Trade, Trans., Utilities 135,998 150,173 158,485 166,426 19.8% 19.4% 18.5% 17.8% 1.36%
Information 18,794 20,363 20,942 21,149 2.7% 2.6% 2.4% 2.3% 0.79%
Financial Activity 79,539 88,945 96,629 103,296 11.6% 11.5% 11.3% 11.1% 1.76%
Professional & Business Services 111,856 130,799 147,348 164,036 16.3% 16.9% 17.2% 17.6% 2.59%
Education & Health Services 68,395 82,774 101,729 124,715 9.9% 10.7% 11.9% 13.3% 4.09%
Leisure & Hospitality 54,005 62,177 68,731 73,989 7.9% 8.0% 8.0% 7.9% 2.12%
Other Services 34,005 38,075 41,563 44,733 4.9% 4.9% 4.9% 4.8% 1.84%
Government 89,846 101,041 112,622 120,867 13.1% 13.0% 13.2% 12.9% 2.00%
Total 687,439 775,094 855,282 934,300 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 2.07%

Source: GOPB, 2005

Jobs with the Highest Growth Projections for Salt Lake County, 2008-2013
By Ranked Percent Change

Description Percent Change Change in Number of Jobs
Network systems and data communications analysts 29% 464
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers 29% 50
Computer software engineers 28% 1,854
Financial analysts and advisors 26% 1,966
Lodging managers 22% 97
Computer systems analysts 22% 525
Network and computer systems administrators 22% 324
Biomedical engineers 22% 75
Industrial engineers, including health and safety 22% 267
Nuclear technicians 22% 4
Archivists, curators and museum technicians 22% 35
Securities, commodities and financial services sales agents 22% 1,166
Hotel, motel and resort desk clerks 22% 216
Property, real estate and community association managers 21% 1,195
Database administrators 21% 124
Paralegals and legal assistants 21% 174
Postsecondary teachers 21% 839
Sales representatives, services, all other 21% 667
Customer service representatives 21% 3,595
Aircraft cargo handling supervisors 21% 14
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 20% 425
Computer hardware engineers 20% 168
Instructional coordinators 20% 123
Pharmacists 20% 213
Personal and home care aides 20% 242
Real estate brokers and sales agents 20% 3,757
Sales engineers 20% 54
Brokerage clerks 20% 30

Source: EMSI