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Table 8. Occupations with the largest projected number of job openings due to growth and replacement needs, 2012 and projected 2022

Table 8. Occupations with the largest projected number of job openings due to growth and replacement needs, 2012 and projected 2022

(Employment and job openings in thousands)


2012 National Employment Matrix title                                       Employment         Change, 2012-22     Job openings due to     Median annual   Typical education          Work experience in      Typical on-the-job training needed 
                                                                                                                  growth and replacement   wage, 2012(1)   needed for entry           a related occupation    to attain competency in the occupation
                                                                          2012      2022       Number   Percent      needs, 2012-22

Total, all occupations...........................................     145,355.8  160,983.7    15,628.0    10.8          50,557.3             $34,750       N/A                        N/A                     N/A
								
Retail salespersons..............................................       4,447.0    4,881.7       434.7     9.8           1,955.7              21,110       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
Combined food preparation and serving workers,...................       2,969.3    3,391.2       421.9    14.2           1,555.7              18,260       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
   including fast food						
Cashiers.........................................................       3,338.9    3,425.4        86.5     2.6           1,530.0              18,970       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
Waiters and waitresses...........................................       2,362.2    2,494.0       131.8     5.6           1,268.3              18,540       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
Registered nurses................................................       2,711.5    3,238.4       526.8    19.4           1,052.6              65,470       Associate's degree         None                    None
Customer service representatives.................................       2,362.8    2,661.4       298.7    12.6             941.6              30,580       High school diploma        None                    Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                                                                              or equivalent
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand...........       2,197.3    2,439.2       241.9    11.0             922.5              23,890       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general...........................................       2,983.5    3,167.6       184.1     6.2             810.9              27,470       High school diploma        None                    Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                                                                              or equivalent
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners....       2,324.0    2,604.0       280.0    12.1             717.3              22,320       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
Personal care aides..............................................       1,190.6    1,771.4       580.8    48.8             666.0              19,910       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers..................................       1,972.7    2,216.8       244.1    12.4             613.1              95,440       Bachelor's degree          Less than 5 years       None
Nursing assistants...............................................       1,479.8    1,792.0       312.2    21.1             593.6              24,420       Postsecondary non-degree   None                    None
                                                                                                                                                              award
Home health aides................................................         875.1    1,299.3       424.2    48.5             590.7              20,820       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
Secretaries and administrative assistants,.......................       2,324.4    2,632.3       307.8    13.2             587.6              32,410       High school diploma        None                    Short-term on-the-job training
   except legal, medical, and executive                                                                                                                       or equivalent
Childcare workers................................................       1,312.7    1,496.8       184.1    14.0             570.0              19,510       High school diploma        None                    Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                                                                              or equivalent
Stock clerks and order fillers...................................       1,807.2    1,801.2        -6.0    -0.3             546.0              22,050       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
Accountants and auditors.........................................       1,275.4    1,442.2       166.7    13.1             544.2              63,550       Bachelor's degree          None                    None
First-line supervisors of office and administrative..............       1,418.1    1,589.6       171.5    12.1             508.0              49,330       High school diploma        Less than 5 years       None
   support workers                                                                                                                                            or equivalent
Construction laborers............................................       1,071.1    1,331.0       259.8    24.3             489.1              29,990       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
Maids and housekeeping cleaners..................................       1,434.6    1,618.0       183.4    12.8             467.7              19,570       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
Elementary school teachers, except special education.............       1,361.2    1,529.1       167.9    12.3             467.4              53,400       Bachelor's degree          None                    Internship/residency
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers..........................       1,701.5    1,894.1       192.6    11.3             464.7              38,200       Postsecondary non-degree   None                    Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                                                                              award
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers...........................       1,124.9    1,264.0       139.2    12.4             422.7              23,570       Less than high school      None                    Short-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing,..............       1,480.7    1,612.8       132.0     8.9             420.7              54,230       High school diploma        None                    Moderate-term on-the-job training
   except technical and scientific products                                                                                                                   or equivalent
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers...................       1,603.3    1,674.2        70.9     4.4             419.8              36,820       High school diploma        Less than 5 years       None
                                                                                                                                                              or equivalent
Receptionists and information clerks.............................       1,006.7    1,142.6       135.9    13.5             406.9              25,990       High school diploma        None                    Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                                                                              or equivalent
Teacher assistants...............................................       1,223.4    1,328.5       105.0     8.6             382.6              23,640       Some college, no degree    None                    None
Maintenance and repair workers, general..........................       1,325.1    1,450.3       125.2     9.4             379.7              35,210       High school diploma        None                    Long-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                                                                              or equivalent
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks.....................       1,799.8    2,004.5       204.6    11.4             370.0              35,170       High school diploma        None                    Moderate-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                                                                              or equivalent
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses................         738.4      921.3       182.9    24.8             363.1              41,540       Postsecondary non-degree   None                    None
                                                                                                                                                                                award

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



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Last Modified Date: December 19, 2013
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