December 07, 2007
The 30 occupations with the largest projected job growth between 2006 and 2016 will account for over half of all new jobs. Those 30 occupations are projected to add 8.1 million jobs.
The top 10 of these occupations, which are shown in the chart, are expected to add 4.3 million new jobs.
Registered nurses are projected to experience the largest numeric increase, 587,000 new jobs. The number of retail salespersons is projected to increase by 557,000. Employment of customer service representatives is projected to grow by 545,000 jobs.
These projections are from the Employment Projections program. To learn more, see "Employment Projections: 2006-16," USDL news release 07-1847, and the five articles in the November 2007 issue of the Monthly Labor Review.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Occupations with the largest projected job growth, 2006-16 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/dec/wk1/art05.htm (visited April 29, 2016).
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