U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook summary
Last Modified Date: January 09, 2014
For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, January 8, 2014 USDL-14-0003
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THE 2014-15 OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK
The 201415 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) was released today by the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The OOH reflects BLS employment projections
for the 201222 decade. The OOH is one of the nations most widely used
sources of career information. It provides details on hundreds of occupations
and is used by career counselors, students, parents, teachers, jobseekers,
career changers, education and training officials, and researchers. The OOH
is available online at www.bls.gov/ooh.
The 201415 OOH includes 334 occupational profiles covering 580 detailed
occupations, or about 84 percent of total employment in 2012. Each
occupational profile describes:
What workers do
Where they work
Typical education and training requirements
And much more
A detailed description about the information included in OOH profiles is available
New in the 201415 OOH
The 201415 OOH includes many new occupational profiles:
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
Computer network architects
Emergency management directors
Information security analysts
Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners
Solar photovoltaic installers
Training and development specialists
Wind turbine technicians
In addition, existing occupational profiles have been updated with 2012 data and
with the latest career information.
The 201222 Employment Projections
The 10-year projections of industry and occupational employment are revised every 2
years. The Employment Projections news release issued on December 19, 2013, covering
the 201222 projections is available at www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.toc.htm.
More detailed information on the 201222 projections appears in five articles in
the Monthly Labor Review. These articles are available at www.bls.gov/emp/publications.htm.
A graphic representation of projections highlights appears in the Winter 201314
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, available online at www.bls.gov/ooq.
Information about projections methods is available online
Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon
request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.