Employment Projections

Employment by major occupational group

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Table 1.1 Employment by major occupational group, 2014 and projected 2024
(Numbers in thousands)

2014 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2014–24

Median annual wage, 2014 (1)

2014

2024

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

150,539.9

160,328.8

9,788.9

6.5

$35,540

Management occupations

11-0000

9,157.5

9,662.9

505.4

5.5

$97,230

Business and financial operations occupations

13-0000

7,565.3

8,197.8

632.4

8.4

$64,790

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-0000

4,068.3

4,599.7

531.4

13.1

$79,420

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-0000

2,532.7

2,599.9

67.2

2.7

$75,780

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-0000

1,310.4

1,408.0

97.6

7.4

$61,450

Community and social service occupations

21-0000

2,465.7

2,723.4

257.7

10.5

$41,290

Legal occupations

23-0000

1,268.2

1,332.8

64.6

5.1

$76,860

Education, training, and library occupations

25-0000

9,216.1

9,913.7

697.6

7.6

$46,660

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-0000

2,624.2

2,731.7

107.5

4.1

$45,180

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-0000

8,236.5

9,584.6

1,348.1

16.4

$61,710

Healthcare support occupations

31-0000

4,238.0

5,212.2

974.2

23.0

$26,440

Protective service occupations

33-0000

3,443.8

3,597.7

153.9

4.5

$37,180

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-0000

12,467.6

13,280.4

812.9

6.5

$19,130

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-0000

5,617.2

5,967.0

349.8

6.2

$23,270

Personal care and service occupations

39-0000

6,006.1

6,798.2

792.1

13.2

$21,260

Sales and related occupations

41-0000

15,423.1

16,201.1

778.0

5.0

$25,360

Office and administrative support occupations

43-0000

22,766.1

23,232.6

466.5

2.0

$32,520

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-0000

972.1

914.9

-57.2

-5.9

$20,250

Construction and extraction occupations

47-0000

6,501.7

7,160.7

659.0

10.1

$41,380

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-0000

5,680.5

6,046.0

365.5

6.4

$42,110

Production occupations

51-0000

9,230.3

8,948.3

-282.1

-3.1

$31,720

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-0000

9,748.5

10,215.3

466.8

4.8

$29,530

Footnotes:
1 Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: December 8, 2015

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