Fresno Careers: Top Growing Career Opportunities in Fresno, CA

The City of Fresno, California, is the county seat of Fresno County. Centrally located in the San Joaquin Valley, it's the 5th largest city in the state. In December of 2015, Fresno reported an unemployment rate of 9.8%, as compared to 5.8% and 5.0% statewide and nationally, respectively. Despite this information, there are opportunities for the avid job seeker in a wide variety of areas.

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According to the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD), by 2022, the projected employment in Fresno across all occupations is expected to be around 426,900. Below is information on the fastest-growing jobs, most job openings and fastest declining jobs in Fresno over that time period.

Fastest Growing Fresno Careers

The EDD estimated that the following are going to be the top 10 fastest-growing jobs in Fresno, CA, between 2012-2022:

  • Electronics Engineers, Except Computers
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Pipelayers
  • Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  • Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
  • Personal and Home Care Aides
  • Air Transportation Workers
  • Helpers for Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons and Tile and Marble Setters
  • Physician Assistants

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  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Most Job Openings in Fresno

EDD expects that the following 10 jobs will have the most openings, which is different from the fastest-growing jobs, in the 2012-2022 decade:

  • Office and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Farming, Fishing and Forestry Occupations
  • Agricultural Workers
  • Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse Farmworkers and Laborers
  • Retail Sales Workers
  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
  • Personal Care and Service Occupations
  • Food and Beverage Serving Workers

Fastest-Declining Jobs

As reported by the EDD, the following are expected to the fastest declining occupations between 2012 and 2022:

  • Floral Designers
  • Computer Operators
  • Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
  • Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors and Related Occupations
  • Data Entry Keyers
  • Printing Workers
  • Printing Press Operators
  • Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
  • Extraction Workers
  • Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
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