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Projected employment in high-paying occupations requiring less than a bachelor’s degree

March 15, 2004

Employment in many high-paying occupations usually requiring on-the-job training or some education other than a bachelor’s degree is projected to increase over the 2002-12 period.

Change in employment in large-growth, high-paying occupations usually requiring less than a bachelors degree, projected 2002-12
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For example, projected employment for registered nurses in 2012 is 623,000 above the 2002 level. The projected increase in the number of truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer, over the same period is 337,000. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical or scientific products, are expected to increase in number by 279,000.

These data come from the Employment Projections program. For additional employment projections information, see Occupational Employment in Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Winter 2003-04. The occupations shown in the chart usually require less than a bachelor’s degree—often an associate degree or other postsecondary education; also, the occupations featured here have annual earnings, based on 2002 data, classified as "very high" ($41,820 or higher) or "high" ($27,500 to $41,780).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Projected employment in high-paying occupations requiring less than a bachelor’s degree on the Internet at (visited September 23, 2014).


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