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Top 50 Occupations with Largest Growth
2012 - 2022

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The top 50 occupations with the greatest number of total openings due to growth represent openings created by new or expanding businesses during the projection period. 

 SOC
Code

Occupational TitleĀ 

2012
Average
Employment
2022 Projected Employment Openings
Due To
Replacements
Openings
Due To
Growth
Total Openings 
00-0000 Total, All Occupations 494,130 545,550 53,798 115,950 169,748
31-1014 Nursing Assistants 9,414 11,507 2,093 1,790 3,883
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 9,138 10,917 1,779 3,489 5,268
29-1141 Registered Nurses 12,560 14,250 1,690 2,435 4,125
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 4,308 5,935 1,627 308 1,935
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 15,654 17,134 1,480 5,354 6,834
31-1011 Home Health Aides 3,855 5,077 1,222 733 1,955
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,430 9,410 980 2,294 3,274
47-2031 Carpenters 4,044 5,015 971 498 1,469
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 7,718 8,605 887 709 1,596
35-3031 Waiters & Waitresses 9,308 10,183 875 4,478 5,353
37-2011 Janitors & Cleaners, Except Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 7,380 8,150 770 1,389 2,159
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 3,838 4,569 731 757 1,488
11-1021 General & Operations Managers 5,532 6,258 726 1,035 1,761
13-1111 Management Analysts 3,143 3,828 685 487 1,172
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 3,212 3,872 660 387 1,047
43-6014 Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, & Executive 7,241 7,880 638 872 1,510
37-3011 Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers 4,994 5,615 621 1,259 1,880
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers 5,742 6,348 606 1,362 1,968
53-7062 Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand 4,803 5,395 592 1,488 2,080
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers 3,363 3,932 569 949 1,518
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors 3,834 4,362 528 1,135 1,663
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,315 2,824 509 496 1,005
39-9011 Childcare Workers 4,163 4,647 484 1,224 1,708
49-9071 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 4,210 4,693 483 809 1,292
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters 1,993 2,472 479 248 727
51-2092 Team Assemblers 4,323 4,793 470 683 1,153
41-2011 Cashiers 10,941 11,402 461 4,730 5,191
37-2012 Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 3,979 4,438 459 789 1,248
47-2111 Electricians 1,917 2,360 443 361 804
21-1093 Social & Human Service Assistants 2,636 3,044 408 689 1,097
13-1161 Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists 1,134 1,538 404 155 559
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers 1,689 2,084 395 182 577
35-3011 Bartenders 2,544 2,936 392 941 1,333
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 1,644 2,024 380 258 638
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,014 2,368 354 348 702
35-9021 Dishwashers 3,057 3,391 334 1,345 1,679
53-7064 Packers & Packagers, Hand 2,214 2,545 331 581 912
53-3032 Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2,952 3,262 310 472 782
29-1123 Physical Therapists 1,225 1,535 310 301 611
47-2141 Painters, Construction & Maintenance 1,689 1,996 307 256 563
33-9032 Security Guards 2,817 3,120 303 432 735
11-3031 Financial Managers 3,097 3,399 302 581 883
51-4041 Machinists 1,377 1,678 301 315 616
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 9,208 9,506 298 1,935 2,233
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 1,124 1,415 291 144 435
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists 2,464 2,746 282 577 859
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers 795 1,069 274 195 469
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,134 1,402 268 277 545
35-9011 Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers 2,341 2,597 256 1,026 1,282
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 3,059 3,302 243 489 732

 

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