Employment Projections

Occupations with the most job growth

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Table 1.4 Occupations with the most job growth, 2012 and projected 2022
(Numbers in thousands)

2012 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2012—22

Median annual wage, 2012 (1)

2012

2022

Number

Percent

Total, All Occupations

00-0000

145,355.8

160,983.7

15,628.0

10.8

$34,750

Personal care aides

39-9021

1,190.6

1,771.4

580.8

48.8

19,910

Registered nurses

29-1141

2,711.5

3,238.4

526.8

19.4

65,470

Retail salespersons

41-2031

4,447.0

4,881.7

434.7

9.8

21,110

Home health aides

31-1011

875.1

1,299.3

424.2

48.5

20,820

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

35-3021

2,969.3

3,391.2

421.9

14.2

18,260

Nursing assistants

31-1014

1,479.8

1,792.0

312.2

21.1

24,420

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

43-6014

2,324.4

2,632.3

307.8

13.2

32,410

Customer service representatives

43-4051

2,362.8

2,661.4

298.7

12.6

30,580

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2011

2,324.0

2,604.0

280.0

12.1

22,320

Construction laborers

47-2061

1,071.1

1,331.0

259.8

24.3

29,990

General and operations managers

11-1021

1,972.7

2,216.8

244.1

12.4

95,440

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

53-7062

2,197.3

2,439.2

241.9

11.0

23,890

Carpenters

47-2031

901.2

1,119.4

218.2

24.2

39,940

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

43-3031

1,799.8

2,004.5

204.6

11.4

35,170

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

53-3032

1,701.5

1,894.1

192.6

11.3

38,200

Medical secretaries

43-6013

525.6

714.9

189.2

36.0

31,350

Childcare workers

39-9011

1,312.7

1,496.8

184.1

14.0

19,510

Office clerks, general

43-9061

2,983.5

3,167.6

184.1

6.2

27,470

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2012

1,434.6

1,618.0

183.4

12.8

19,570

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

29-2061

738.4

921.3

182.9

24.8

41,540

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

43-1011

1,418.1

1,589.6

171.5

12.1

49,330

Elementary school teachers, except special education

25-2021

1,361.2

1,529.1

167.9

12.3

53,400

Accountants and auditors

13-2011

1,275.4

1,442.2

166.7

13.1

63,550

Medical assistants

31-9092

560.8

723.7

162.9

29.0

29,370

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,024.1

1,174.2

150.1

14.7

22,030

Software developers, applications

15-1132

613.0

752.9

139.9

22.8

90,060

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

37-3011

1,124.9

1,264.0

139.2

12.4

23,570

Receptionists and information clerks

43-4171

1,006.7

1,142.6

135.9

13.5

25,990

Management analysts

13-1111

718.7

852.5

133.8

18.6

78,600

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

41-4012

1,480.7

1,612.8

132.0

8.9

54,230

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

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

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