Occupational Employment Statistics

Chart Book, May 2008

Industry Focus

Figure 15

Home health aides was one of the fastest growing healthcare occupations between May 2004 and May 2008

Employment in selected healthcare occupations in the health care and social assistance sector in May 2004, and the occupations' employment growth from May 2004 to May 2008


Figure 16

Many of the largest occupations in the health insurance industry were office and administrative support occupations, with customer service representatives alone making up about 18 percent of employment in the industry

Employment and mean wages of the largest occupations in the
health insurance industry, May 2008


Figure 17

Many food service workers start as untrained food preparation workers and advance to cook positions as they acquire kitchen skills and demonstrate greater responsibility

Wage distributions for selected occupations in
full-service restaurants, May 2008


Figure 18

Occupations within the chemical manufacturing industry varied widely in wages and fit into various education and training categories

Wage ranges for selected occupations in the chemical manufacturing
industry, by education and training category, May 2008


Figure 19

The largest of the mining industry groups presented in the chart, nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying, had the lowest average wages for each of the occupations shown

Mean annual wages of the largest occupations in selected mining
industries, May 2008


Figure 20

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators was the largest occupation in each of the three industries, with total employment of 24,300 across all three industries

Employment in the largest occupations of selected mining
industries, May 2008


Figure 21

The supersector with the second-highest number of job openings in May 2008, professional and business services, had employment in a wide variety of occupations

Largest occupations in the industry supersector with the second-highest number of job openings: professional and business services, May 2008


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