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Hendo Job Growth

Western North Carolina has been experiencing significant population growth, ranking in many publication’s Best Place to Live lists. The influx of people has also spurred new energy and economic vitality to the area. According to the NC Department of Commerce, the following are the fastest growing jobs in the Asheville economic region (including Hendersonville) and their average weekly pay. Be sure to check out the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce for local information.

Industry Title 2017 2026 Net Growth Annualized Total Average Weekly
     Construction of Buildings 2,000 2,613 613 3.0% 30.6% $826.69
     Administrative and Support Services 9,363 12,074 2,711 2.9% 28.9% $601.07
     Other Information Services 164 206 42 2.6% 25.6% $1,380.84
     Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry 673 838 165 2.5% 24.5% $681.32
     Ambulatory Health Care Services 14,308 17,431 3,123 2.2% 21.8% $1,222.47
     Waste Management and Remediation Service 498 599 101 2.1% 20.3% $784.78
     Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores 1,111 1,326 215 2.0% 19.4% $425.89
     Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries 421 497 76 1.9% 18.1% $468.98
     Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 7,284 8,572 1,288 1.8% 17.7% $1,027.16
     Social Assistance 3,952 4,582 630 1.7% 15.9% $489.91
     Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 1,491 1,710 219 1.5% 14.7% $729.87
     Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 2,134 2,445 311 1.5% 14.6% $386.24
     Food Services and Drinking Places 20,895 23,701 2,806 1.4% 13.4% $348.02
     Health and Personal Care Stores 1,856 2,078 222 1.3% 12.0% $721.72
     Hospitals 11,855 13,267 1,412 1.3% 11.9% $1,019.49
     Specialty Trade Contractors 6,304 6,997 693 1.2% 11.0% $848.42
     Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 3,096 3,428 332 1.1% 10.7% $862.13
     Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries 698 771 73 1.1% 10.5% $529.59
     Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 2,528 2,765 237 1.0% 9.4% $1,162.91
     Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 2,778 3,002 224 0.9% 8.1% $994.49
     Food Manufacturing 1,193 1,288 95 0.8% 8.0% $772.02
     Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution 1,680 1,812 132 0.8% 7.9% $618.29
     Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations 6,152 6,624 472 0.8% 7.7% $539.33
     Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels 4,913 5,286 373 0.8% 7.6% $506.51
     Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 1,187 1,276 89 0.8% 7.5% $973.57
     Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 2,084 2,225 141 0.7% 6.8% $914.87
     Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,256 1,336 80 0.7% 6.4% $1,145.36
     Educational Services 15,634 16,613 979 0.7% 6.3% $686.03
     Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,053 1,117 64 0.7% 6.1% $944.37
     Personal and Laundry Services 2,138 2,260 122 0.6% 5.7% $502.07
     Food and Beverage Stores 7,075 7,477 402 0.6% 5.7% $373.64
     General Merchandise Stores 4,420 4,663 243 0.6% 5.5% $422.16
     Telecommunications 710 746 36 0.6% 5.1% $1,140.54
     Utilities 680 714 34 0.5% 5.0% $2,013.01
     Total Self Employed and Unpaid Family Workers, All Jobs 13,893 14,566 673 0.5% 4.8% *
     Repair and Maintenance 1,625 1,694 69 0.5% 4.3% $679.97
     Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 2,507 2,603 96 0.4% 3.8% $1,003.53
     Real Estate 1,617 1,679 62 0.4% 3.8% $752.79
     Private Households 594 616 22 0.4% 3.7% $377.72
     Air Transportation 86 89 3 0.4% 3.5% $1,191.65
     Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services 117 121 4 0.4% 3.4% $2,771.08
     Primary Metal Manufacturing 325 336 11 0.4% 3.4% $988.22
     Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 2,306 2,382 76 0.4% 3.3% $1,177.83
     Truck Transportation 1,607 1,658 51 0.3% 3.2% $905.58
     Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 8,037 8,290 253 0.3% 3.1% $575.51
     Crop Production 658 676 18 0.3% 2.7% $577.02
     Publishing Industries (except Internet) 1,286 1,319 33 0.3% 2.6% $706.59
     Chemical Manufacturing 548 560 12 0.2% 2.2% $1,078.57
     Couriers and Messengers 427 435 8 0.2% 1.9% $718.36
     Printing and Related Support Activities 1,104 1,124 20 0.2% 1.8% $791.86
     Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores 843 857 14 0.2% 1.7% $609.80
     Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals 7,700 7,811 111 0.2% 1.4% *
     Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers 2,592 2,629 37 0.2% 1.4% $547.01
     Warehousing and Storage 1,531 1,552 21 0.1% 1.4% $716.49
     Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 420 424 4 0.1% 0.9% $700.57
     Nonstore Retailers 478 480 2 0.1% 0.4% $795.23
     Gasoline Stations 1,471 1,475 4 0.0% 0.3% $385.75
     Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1,582 1,586 4 0.0% 0.3% $472.71
     Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 331 331 0 0.0% 0.0% $574.50
     State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals 2,867 2,818 -49 -0.2% -1.7% *
     Animal Production 604 593 -11 -0.2% -1.8% $491.53
     Wood Product Manufacturing 590 575 -15 -0.3% -2.5% $727.62
     Miscellaneous Manufacturing 710 692 -18 -0.3% -2.5% $826.53
     Federal Government, Excluding Post Office 2,599 2,527 -72 -0.3% -2.8% *
     Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 2,256 2,183 -73 -0.4% -3.2% $371.50
     Textile Mills 1,552 1,500 -52 -0.4% -3.4% $866.75
     Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing 3,081 2,977 -104 -0.4% -3.4% $1,216.80
     Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,856 1,793 -63 -0.4% -3.4% $905.13
     Textile Product Mills 333 318 -15 -0.5% -4.5% $620.56
     Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 398 380 -18 -0.5% -4.5% $1,238.50
     Broadcasting (except Internet) 284 265 -19 -0.8% -6.7% $966.03
     Paper Manufacturing 666 618 -48 -0.8% -7.2% $1,152.62
     Machinery Manufacturing 1,649 1,494 -155 -1.1% -9.4% $1,040.20
     Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 800 715 -85 -1.2% -10.6% $942.25
     Electronics and Appliance Stores 499 444 -55 -1.3% -11.0% $669.91
     Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 648 561 -87 -1.6% -13.4% $937.59
     Support Activities for Transportation 245 211 -34 -1.6% -13.9% $576.81
     Forestry and Logging 119 102 -17 -1.7% -14.3% $650.82
     Mining (except Oil and Gas) 140 114 -26 -2.3% -18.6% $1,017.29
     Apparel Manufacturing 133 103 -30 -2.8% -22.6% $698.01
     Rail Transportation 187 144 -43 -2.9% -23.0% *
     Oil and Gas Extraction * * * 2.7% * *
     Support Activities for Mining * * * -1.5% * *
     Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing * * * -0.8% * *
     Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing * * * -0.3% * *
     Pipeline Transportation * * * 1.4% * *
     Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation * * * 1.2% * $371.99
     Postal Service * * * -1.4% * *
     Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities * * * 2.2% * $2,267.06
     Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles * * * 0.0% * *
     Rental and Leasing Services * * * 0.8% * *
     Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) * * * 4.6% * *

Source: NC Dept. of Commerce employment projections 2017-2026

 

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