Employment Growth Trends in North Carolina

Employment in North Carolina: Issues and Growth Trends

If you are looking for employment in North Carolina there are a number of jobs available, specifically taking interest in the engineering, supply chain, and/or manufacturing sectors.

Some of the traditional jobs in North Carolina are Home Health Aides, Food Workers, Office Clerks, Receptionists, Landscapers, Teacher’s Assistants, etc, as reported by cfnc.org. But there are also a number of employment in North Carolina opportunities in the engineering, supply chain, and manufacturing job industries as well that are higher paying and in more demand.

On www.ziprecruiter.com alone, there are 393 supply chain engineering jobs available, such as “robotics engineer”, “senior industrial engineer”, and “automation/supply chain engineer”, all located in High Point, NC. In fact, many of the supply chain jobs are located in High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem.

Perhaps to look at job growth, one must also examine what jobs are being lost due to outsourcing. Assembly line workers, and office clerks are being outsourced which has resulted in major job losses within a 15 year period, as explained by http://www.nccommerce.com.

The jobs with the most expected growth are as follows, in accordance to level of degree as according to NC State University:

Advanced Degrees:

  1. Physician and Surgeons
  2. Post Secondary Teachers
  3. Lawyers
  4. Pharmacists

4 Year Degrees:

  1. Accountants
  2. Elementary School Teachers
  3. Business Managers
  4. Computer Software Engineers
  5. Computer System Analysts

Tech Degrees:

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Medical Secretaries
  3. Preschool Teachers
  4. Cosmetologists

High School:

  1. Electricians
  2. Carpenters
  3. Office and Administrative Managers
  4. Retail Sales Managers

As we can see, computer software engineers are expected to grow at an exponential rate according to the report.

Unfortunately, one problem that has arisen in North Carolina is that a “family sustaining wage” is in decline for workers with high school education as well as native born North Carolinians are competing with state residents born outside North Carolina as the population tends to grow at a rate higher than the national average, all according to reports by the NC State University.