Fresno’s Booming Industries: 2024 Job Opportunities and Hiring Trends

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If Fresno County is home, or you would like it to be where you grow your career and lifestyle starting in 2024, which professional opportunities and growth trends should you be aware of as you seek out your next employer?

Job openings are up in a variety of areas, from roles requiring a doctoral or other professional degree  through those with a high school diploma or no formal credentials required. These encompass industries ranging from healthcare, law, education and computers through farming, food service, childcare, and customer service.

The future looks bright for job seekers in Fresno, the biggest city in California’s Central Valley region.

A Decade of Growth

There has been a 12.3 percent increase since 2014 in overall industry employment in Fresno County. This includes self-employed and private household workers, as well as both farm and nonfarm employees.

  • Seventy-one percent of nonfarm employment growth has been concentrated in four industry sectors: educational services, healthcare and social assistance; leisure and hospitality; professional and business services, and construction.
  • Among the 50 occupations with the most job openings are farmworkers and laborers, registered nurses, general and operations managers, construction, and food preparation and service.

These and other statistics come from the most recent labor information reported by California’s Employment Development Department. Zeroing in on specific growing occupations and the education requirements attached to them, see if your career goals align with working as a:

  • Physical therapist, dentist, psychologist, family or general practitioner, or lawyer (doctoral or professional degree roles)
  • Rehabilitation counselor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, occupational therapist, mental health or education/guidance counselor, healthcare social worker, education administrator, or speech/language pathologist (master’s degree roles)
  • Interpreter or translator, market research analyst or marketing specialist, environmental scientist or specialist, financial analyst, cost estimator, registered nurse, general or operations manager, elementary or secondary school teacher, accountant or auditor (bachelor’s degree roles)
  • Dental hygienist, respiratory therapist, medical or clinical lab technician, paralegal or legal assistant, computer network specialist, or preschool teacher (associate’s degree roles)
  • EMT or paramedic, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and installer, medical assistant, ophthalmic technician, AV equipment technician, nursing assistant, heavy and tractor trailer driver, auto service technician and mechanic, or licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse (postsecondary non degree award roles)
  • Computer user support specialist, teacher assistant, or bookkeeping, accounting or auditing clerk (roles that require some college but no degree)
  • Industrial machinery mechanic, electrician, carpenter, first-line food preparation and serving worker, nonfarm animal caretaker, general office clerk, customer service representative, childcare worker, farmer, rancher or other agricultural manager, or general maintenance worker (roles that require a high-school degree or equivalent)
  • Roofer, home health aide, cement mason and concrete finisher, restaurant cook, food preparation and serving worker including fast food, farm, nursery or greenhouse worker, personal care aide, cashier, or retail salesperson (roles that require no formal educational credentials)

So many options!

To help find the one that’s best for you and your unique needs and aspirations, contact PrideStaff Fresno today. The right job is closer than you think!