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High Demand Jobs in New Jersey

Updated on October 10, 2017
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Ms. Inglish has been a professional writer and critic of films, books, music & theater for over 20 years.

Verrazano Bridge

Verrazano Bridge in New Jersey
Verrazano Bridge in New Jersey | Source

Employment Predictions By State and Local Governments in New Jersey

The Top 20 Fastest-Growing Jobs in New Jersey are dominated by the

  • Healthcare Industry and
  • Animal Health Care Jobs,

according to the Federal Government predictions through 2022.

A variety of other occupations complete the Top 20 List, providing a wider range of working options in New Jersey. Separate job listings gathered from all Internet sources of job postings doubled in four years ending in January 2014. Additional increases in jobs are expected through 2016 and thereafter.

Significant Jobs Increase January - June 2014


High Demand Jobs in New Jersey Listings Continue to Increase

Increase in job listings statewide.

  • January 2010: 94,000 jobs listed across all sources on the Internet.
  • December 2012: 153,000 jobs advertised across the Internet.
  • January 2014: 177,000 job openings posted.
  • June 2014: 214,900 job vacancies listed.
  • November/December 2015: 200,000 jobs listed.
  • July 2016: Over 100,000 job listings.
  • October 2017: Over 100,000 jobs advertised. Top employers hiring were in Finance and Health: JP Morgan Chase, RWJBarnabas Health, Goldman Sachs, BNY Mellon.

The following are the highest in demand around the state:

  1. IT Engineers and Managers
  2. Truck Driver and similar positions: increase in openings throughout 2015.
  3. Registered Nurses (RN) - includes Travel Nursing.
  4. General Dentists
  5. Dental Assistants
  6. Dental Lab Technicians
  7. Dental Technicians
  8. Dental Hygienists
  9. Insurance Benefits Consultant
  10. Telemarketers
  11. Project Managers
  12. Salespeople
  13. Certified Nursing Assistants (Patient Care Techs - new title, new training, higher wages)
  14. Automotive Technicians
  15. Physical Therapists
  16. Occupational Therapists
  17. Project Engineers/Managers
  18. Mechanical Engineers
  19. Manufacturing Engineer - Aerospace
  20. Quality Engineers - Aerospace

Top Hiring Companies

  1. Swift Transportation
  2. Telereach Corporate
  3. Watkins Shepard Trucking
  4. Genesis Healthcare
  5. Prudential
  6. Barnabas Health
  7. Johnson & Johnson
  8. Bank of America
  9. Bayada Nurses
  10. JPMorgan Chase
  11. Verizon Communications
  12. United Planning Group
  13. UTC Aerospace Systems
  14. Robert Half Technology
  15. Bristol-Myers Squibb

Interesting New Jersey Bridges

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A markerGeorge Washington Bridge NJ -
George Washington Bridge, Fort Lee, NJ 07024, USA
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B markerVerrazano Bridge -
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY, USA
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Connects New Jersey and New York City at lower Manhattan.

C markerCommodore Barry Bridge -
Commodore Barry Bridge, USA
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The Pulaski Skyway
The Pulaski Skyway | Source

Sports Related Opportunities in New Jersey

College and High School

  • Princeton Tigers
  • Rider Broncos- Lawrenceville
  • Seton Hall Pirates- South Orange
  • New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association
  • High School Internet Network

League Teams

  • Atlantic City Surf (ALPBC)
  • Camden Riversharks (ALPBC)
  • New Jersey Cardinals (A)- Branchville
  • New Jersey Jackals (NLB)- Little Falls
  • Newark Bears (ALPBC)
  • Somerset Patriots (ALPBC)- Bridgewater
  • Trenton Thunder(AA)
  • Trenton Titans (ECHL)

Professional Teams

Arenas and Stadiums

  • Meadowlands Sports Complex - East Rutherford

Higher Education In New Jersey

  • Bloomfield College: Bloomfield, NJ
  • Burlington County College: Pemberton, New Jersey
  • Caldwell College: Caldwell
  • Camden County College: Camden, Blackwood, Cherry Hill
  • Centenary College: Hackettstown
  • College of New Jersey: Ewing
  • College of Saint Elizabeth: Morristown
  • County College of Morris: Randolph
  • Cumberland County College: Vineland
  • Drew University: Madison
  • Essex County College: Madison, Teaneck
  • Felician College: Lodi, Rutherford
  • Georgian Court College: Lakewood
  • Gloucester County College: Sewell
  • Helene Fuld School of Nursing: in New York City on Madison Avenue
  • Hudson County Community College: Jersey City
  • Kean University: Union
  • Mercer County Community College: Trenton, New Jersey
  • Middlesex County College: Edison
  • Monmouth University: West Long Branch
  • Montclair State University: Upper Montclair, New Jersey
  • New Jersey City University: Jersey City
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology: Newark
  • Ocean County College: Toms River
  • Passaic County Community College: Paterson NJ
  • Princeton University: Princeton
  • Ramapo College: Mahwah
  • Raritan Valley Community College: North Branch
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey: Pomona
  • Rider University: Lawrenceville
  • Rowan University: Glassboro
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick
  • Rutgers University at Camden
  • Rutgers University at Newark
  • Saint Peter's College: Jersey City
  • Salem Community College: Carneys Point
  • Seton Hall University: South Orange, New Jersey
  • Stevens Institute of Technology: Hoboken
  • Sussex County Community College: Newton, New Jersey
  • Thomas Edison State College: Trenton
  • Union County College: Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield, Scotch Plains
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey:
  • Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: Newark
  • New Jersey Dental School: Newark
  • New Jersey Medical School: Newark
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: Piscataway/New Brunswick, Camden
  • School of Health Related Professions: Newark, Scotch Plains, Piscataway, Stratford
  • School of Nursing: Newark, Stratford
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine: Stratford
  • School of Public Health: Newark, Piscataway, New Brunswick, Stratford, Camden
  • Warren County Community College: Washington
  • William Paterson University: Wayne, New Jersey

© 2007 Patty Inglish

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    • stayingalivemoma profile image

      Valerie Washington 5 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      great info! I am actually thinking about moving there later this year. It's way too hot out here in Arizona!!

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      Daniel Sterling 8 years ago

      I'd love to be a vet. It's a competitive field I hear. I'm not surprised that occupation is on the list.