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About 400,000 jobs will become available in Sacramento and another 6.6 million jobs will become available statewide by 2024, according to new projections from the state Employment Development Department.

The projections, released last month, predict the number of new and replacement job openings between 2014 and 2024.

Among jobs that require a college degree, registered nurses will continue to be in high demand. The four-county Sacramento region will need to fill almost 8,000 openings for registered nurses. California as a whole will need to fill 105,000 registered nurse openings. Demand is strong due to a lingering nursing shortage in some parts of the state and the increasing health care needs of aging baby boomers.

Teachers will also be in high demand, the EDD predicts. Many California school districts laid off teachers or delayed hiring during the last recession. They are now looking to fill slots created by enrollment growth and teacher retirements.

Among jobs that don’t require a college degree, personal care aides should have an easy time finding work. These aides help (mostly elderly) clients with day-to-day tasks so they don’t have to live in a residential care facility. Again, demand from aging baby boomers is driving this growth.

Service sector jobs with high turnover will also be plentiful. As the economy grows, there will be a need for more cashiers, waiters and other common, relatively low skill occupations

Where the jobs are

These careers will have the most job openings in Sacramento and across California by 2024, according to the state Economic Development Department. The number of openings projected between 2014 and 2024, and the median annual pay in 2016:

MOST PREDICTED SACRAMENTO JOB OPENINGS (college degree required)

Job

Openings

Pay

Registered nurses

7,830

$118,381

General and operations managers

6,540

$96,277

Accountants and auditors

5,070

$69,854

Management analysts

4,690

$67,797

Computer systems analysts

3,690

$82,488

Elementary school teachers

2,580

$71,583

Civil engineers

2,320

$103,225

Software application developers

2,170

$105,183

High school teachers

2,050

$71,786

Lawyers

1,880

$121,364

 
MOST PREDICTED SACRAMENTO JOB OPENINGS (college degree not required)

Job

Openings

Pay

Personal care aides

14,200

$22,179

Food prep and fast food workers

13,260

$19,936

Retail salespersons

12,720

$23,492

Cashiers

11,620

$20,450

Waiters and waitresses

10,840

$23,933

Office clerks

7,780

$35,940

Hand laborers and loaders

7,670

$26,385

Stock clerks

6,050

$24,550

Customer service representatives

5,560

$36,841

Carpenters

4,260

$45,270

 
MOST PREDICTED CALIFORNIA JOB OPENINGS (college degree required)

Job

Openings

Pay

General and operations managers

110,000

$107,073

Registered nurses

104,700

$101,855

Accountants and auditors

69,700

$74,745

Software application developers

68,800

$121,475

Management analysts

44,400

$85,644

Elementary school teachers

44,000

$73,967

Computer systems analysts

36,400

$96,042

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

35,800

$73,446

Software Systems Developers

32,900

$125,949

High School Teachers

32,400

$75,843

Substitute Teachers

29,400

$38,368

 
MOST PREDICTED CALIFORNIA JOB OPENINGS (college degree not required)

Job

Openings

Pay

Personal care aides

230,500

$22,210

Food prep and fast food workers

209,600

$20,140

Retail salespersons

194,700

$23,523

Cashiers

192,300

$21,127

Waiters and waitresses

184,600

$23,729

Hand laborers and loaders

133,700

$25,570

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery and greenhouse

105,100

$20,003

Office clerks

103,700

$33,586

Stock clerks

95,100

$24,489

Customer service representatives

79,700

$37,823

Source: California Economic Development Department

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