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670. Employment Projections, by Occupation

[In thousands (299 represents 299,000), except percent and rank. Estimates based on the Current Employment Statistics estimates; the Occupational Employment Statistics estimates; and the Current Population Survey. See source for methodological assumptions]

 
Employment (1,000) Change Quintile rank
OCCUPATION by 1997 Education and training category
Number median hourly
1998 2008 (1,000) Percent earnings 1
 
FASTEST GROWING
Computer engineers 299 622 323 108 1 Bachelor's degree
Computer support specialists 429 869 439 102 1 Associate degree
Systems analysts 617 1,194 577 94 1 Bachelor's degree
Database administrators 87 155 67 77 1 Bachelor's degree
Desktop publishing specialists 26 44 19 73 2 Long-term on-the-job training
Paralegals and legal assistants 136 220 84 62 2 Associate degree
Personal care and home health aides 746 1,179 433 58 4 Short-term on-the-job training
Medical assistants 252 398 146 58 3 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Social and human service assistants 268 410 141 53 3 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Physician assistants 66 98 32 48 1 Bachelor's degree
Data processing equipment repairers 79 117 37 47 2 Postsecondary vocational training
Residential counselors 190 278 88 46 3 Bachelor's degree
 
Electronic semiconductor processors 63 92 29 45 2 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Medical records and health information
technicians 92 133 41 44 3 Associate degree
Physical therapy assistants and aides 82 118 36 44 3 Associate degree
Engineering, natural science, and
computer and information systems managers 326 468 142 43 1 Work experience plus bachelors or higher degree
Respiratory therapists 86 123 37 43 2 Associate degree
Dental assistants 229 325 97 42 3 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Surgical technologists 54 77 23 42 2 Postsecondary vocational training
Securities, commodities, and financial
services sales agents 303 427 124 41 1 Bachelor's degree
Dental hygienists 143 201 58 41 1 Associate degree
 
Occupational therapy assistants
and aides 19 26 7 40 2 Associate degree
Cardiovascular technologists and
technicians 21 29 8 39 2 Associate degree
Correctional officers 383 532 148 39 2 Long-term on-the-job training
Speech-language pathologists
and audiologists 105 145 40 38 1 Masters degree
Social workers 604 822 218 36 2 Bachelor's degree
Bill and account collectors 311 420 110 35 3 Short-term on-the-job training
Ambulance drivers and attendants,
except EMTs 19 26 7 35 3 Short-term on-the-job training
Biological scientists 81 109 28 35 1 Doctoral degree
Occupational therapists 73 98 25 34 1 Bachelor's degree
 
LARGEST JOB GROWTH
 
Systems analysts 617 1,194 577 94 1 Bachelor's degree
Retail salespersons 4,056 4,620 563 14 4 Short-term on-the-job training
Cashiers 3,198 3,754 556 17 4 Short-term on-the-job training
General managers and top executives 3,362 3,913 551 16 1 Work experience plus bachelors or higher degree
Truck drivers light and heavy 2,970 3,463 493 17 2 Short-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 3,021 3,484 463 15 3 Short-term on-the-job training
Registered nurses 2,079 2,530 451 22 1 Associate degree
Computer support specialists 429 869 439 102 1 Associate degree
Personal care and home health aides 746 1,179 433 58 4 Short-term on-the-job training
Teacher assistants 1,192 1,567 375 31 4 Short-term on-the-job training
Janitors and cleaners, including maids
and housekeeping cleaners 3,184 3,549 365 11 4 Short-term on-the-job training
 
Nursing aides, orderlies, and
attendants 1,367 1,692 325 24 4 Short-term on-the-job training
Computer engineers 299 622 323 108 1 Bachelor's degree
Teachers, secondary school 1,426 1,749 322 23 1 Bachelor's degree
Office and administrative support
supervisors and managers 1,611 1,924 313 19 2 Work experience in a related occupation
Receptionists and information clerks 1,293 1,599 305 24 3 Short-term on-the-job training
Waiters and waitresses 2,019 2,322 303 15 4 Short-term on-the-job training
Guards 1,027 1,321 294 29 4 Short-term on-the-job training
Marketing and sales worker
supervisors 2,584 2,847 263 10 2 Work experience in a related occupation
Food counter, fountain, and related
workers 2,025 2,272 247 12 4 Short-term on-the-job training
 
Child care workers 905 1,141 236 26 4 Short-term on-the-job training
Laborers, landscaping and groundskeeping 1,130 1,364 234 21 3 Short-term on-the-job training
Social workers 604 822 218 36 2 Bachelor's degree
Hand packers and packagers 984 1,197 213 22 4 Short-term on-the-job training
Teachers, elementary school 1,754 1,959 205 12 1 Bachelor's degree
Blue-collar worker supervisors 2,198 2,394 196 9 1 Work experience in a related occupation
College and university faculty 865 1,061 195 23 1 Doctoral degree
Computer programmers 648 839 191 30 1 Bachelor's degree
Adjustment clerks 479 642 163 34 3 Short-term on-the-job training
Correctional officers 383 532 148 39 2 Long-term on-the-job training



1 Quartile ranks based on the Occupational Employment Statistics hourly earnings. Ranks: 1 = $16.25 and over; 2 = $10.89 to $16.14; 3 = $7.78 to $10.88; 4 = below $7.77.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, November 1999.

http://stats.bls.gov/newsrels.htm



http://www.allcountries.org/uscensus/670_employment_projections_by_occupation.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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