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Top 50 Occupations with Largest Growth
2010 - 2020

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The top 50 occupations with the greatest number of annual openings due to growth represent numerous opportunities for finding employment in the years ahead.
 

 SOC
Code

Occupational TitleĀ 

2010
Average
Employment
2020 Projected Employment Openings
Due To
Replacements
Openings
Due To
Growth
Total Openings 
00-0000 Total, All Occupations 488,178 540,550 115,672 54,695 170,367
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 14,703 16,785 4,319 2,082 6,401
29-1111 Registered Nurses 12,961 14,998 2,346 2,037 4,383
31-1011 Home Health Aides 4,610 6,479 595 1,869 2,464
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 8,332 9,884 2,325 1,552 3,877
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 9,360 10,809 1,207 1,449 2,656
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 2,978 4,294 236 1,316 1,552
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,871 10,066 2,519 1,195 3,714
35-3031 Waiters & Waitresses 8,824 10,013 4,405 1,189 5,594
41-2011 Cashiers 10,888 11,936 4,940 1,048 5,988
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 8,889 9,833 1,573 944 2,517
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 7,783 8,610 856 827 1,683
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 3,092 3,840 415 748 1,163
37-3011 Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers 4,564 5,311 807 747 1,554
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 3,859 4,542 822 683 1,505
53-7062 Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand 5,186 5,840 1,658 654 2,312
47-2031 Carpenters 4,066 4,665 862 599 1,461
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Except Technical & Scientific Products 4,675 5,256 1,100 581 1,681
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers 5,807 6,370 1,553 563 2,116
43-4171 Receptionists & Information Clerks 3,624 4,124 1,096 500 1,596
13-1111 Management Analysts 2,796 3,294 455 498 953
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 1,431 1,913 149 482 631
53-3032 Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2,858 3,340 569 482 1,051
39-9011 Childcare Workers 4,770 5,242 1,502 472 1,974
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 1,429 1,890 248 461 709
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors 3,739 4,195 803 456 1,259
37-2011 Janitors & Cleaners, Except Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 7,292 7,746 1,375 454 1,829
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 3,473 3,926 763 453 1,216
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, & Coffee Shop 4,031 4,466 2,923 435 3,358
21-1093 Social & Human Service Assistants 2,961 3,377 641 416 1,057
49-9071 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 4,058 4,444 746 386 1,132
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 4,516 4,898 1,019 382 1,401
33-9032 Security Guards 2,861 3,242 454 381 835
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers 2,754 3,110 584 356 940
35-3011 Bartenders 2,761 3,102 961 341 1,302
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,140 2,479 171 339 510
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 5,171 5,506 1,206 335 1,541
15-1142 Network & Computer Systems Administrators 1,225 1,553 207 328 535
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 2,249 2,567 591 318 909
13-1161 Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists 801 1,115 213 314 527
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists 2,562 2,876 489 314 803
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,328 1,626 281 298 579
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 1,467 1,758 275 291 566
35-9021 Dishwashers 2,751 3,039 1,256 288 1,544
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2,956 3,238 588 282 870
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 990 1,268 103 278 381
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 1,012 1,286 117 274 391
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special & Career/Technical Education 2,090 2,363 459 273 732
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers 1,445 1,705 333 260 593
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 2,206 2,463 439 257 696
27-2022 Coaches & Scouts 956 1,211 242 255 497

 

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