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Opportunities for Tomorrow's Workforce

Where is Rhode Island's economy headed? Which jobs are going to be in demand in the future? What types of skills will I need to compete and succeed in tomorrow's economy?

These are important and often asked questions by business people, educators, students, planners, trainers, economists, and the general public of Rhode Island. Information is needed to make sound life and business decisions for the future. Industry and occupational projections provide the best information for these decisions. The following projections are based on a model using past and present industry and occupational trends combined with a set of basic assumptions concerning the future. These pages will offer the reader insight into Rhode Island's economic picture. 

Occupational Projections:
Rhode Island's Occupational Outlook for 2022 
Major Occupational Group
2012-2022 Occupational Projections Alphabetical Order
2012-2022 Occupational Projections (Standard Occupational Classification Order)

Detailed Reports

Top 50 Occupations by Total Openings
Top 50 Occupations with Largest Growth
Fastest Growing Occupations
Projected Outlook & Educational Requirements by Available Jobs

Top Ten Occupations Requiring (.pdf):
*Advanced Education
*Bachelor's Degree
*Post-Secondary Education
*Associate Degree
*High School Diploma
*Top Ten Occupations by Educational Attainment Poster Set
Industry Projections:
Rhode Island's Industry Outlook for 2022 
Employment Projections by Major Industry Division
Employment Projections by 3-digit NAICS Industry
Expanding & Declining Industries
National Projections: Bureau of Labor Statistics' Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections.

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