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Occupation Title SOC Code Employment 2016 (thousands) Employment 2026 (thousands) Employment change, 2016-2026 (thousands) Employment change, 2016-2026 (percent) Occupational openings, 2016-2026 annual average (thousands) 2016 median annual wage Education, work experience, and training
Typical entry-level education Education Code Work experience in a related occupation Workex Code Typical on-the-job training trCode
                       
Total, all occupations 00-0000 156,063.8 167,582.3 11,518.6 7.4 18,740.3 $37,040 - - -
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians
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* A&P Mechanic
* Aircraft Engine Mechanic
* Aircraft Engine Specialist
* Airframe Mechanic
* Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic
* Airplane Rigger
* FAA Certified Powerplant Mechanic
* Flight Test Mechanic
* Helicopter Mechanic
* Jet Engine Mechanic
* Propeller-Driven Airplane Mechanic

49-3011 132.0 138.4 6.4 4.9 10.8 60,170 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Audio and video equipment technicians
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* Audio-Visual Production Specialist
* Event AV Operator
* Event Crew Technician
* Multimedia Production Assistant
* Video Control Operator
* Video Equipment Technician
* Video Production Assistant

27-4011 83.3 94.0 10.7 12.9 9.0 42,230 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Short-term on-the-job training 5
Automotive service technicians and mechanics
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* Auto Clutch Rebuilder
* Auto Clutch Specialist
* Auto Radiator Specialist
* Auto Suspension and Steering Mechanic
* Auto Transmission Specialist
* Automotive Alignment Specialist
* Automotive Brake Adjuster
* Automotive Brake Specialist
* Automotive Brake Technician
* Automotive Fuel Injection Servicer
* Automotive Fuel Systems Converter
* Automotive Specialty Technician
* Hybrid Car Mechanic
* Motor Tune-Up Specialist

49-3023 749.9 797.5 47.6 6.3 75.9 38,470 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Short-term on-the-job training 5
Barbers
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* Barber
* Barber Apprentice
* Master Barber

39-5011 56.4 61.6 5.2 9.2 5.8 25,760 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
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* Accounts Receivable Assistant
* Accounts Receivable Clerk
* Auditing Clerk
* Bookkeeper
* Fixed Capital Clerk
* Foreign Exchange Position Clerk
* Mortgage Accounting Clerk

43-3031 1,730.5 1,706.9 -23.5 -1.4 186.6 38,390 Some college, no degree 6 None 4 Moderate-term on-the-job training 4
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels
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* Barge Captain
* Barge Master
* Boat Pilot
* Car Ferry Captain
* Car Ferry Master
* Coastal Tug Mate
* Deck Officer
* Docking Pilot
* Ferry Boat Captain
* Ferry Captain
* Ferryboat Captain
* First Mate
* Harbor Boat Pilot
* Harbor Pilot
* Harbor Tug Captain
* Port Captain
* River Boat Captain
* River Pilot
* Sailboat Captain
* Ship Harbor Pilot
* Tow Boat Captain
* Towboat Pilot
* Tug Boat Captain
* Tugboat Captain
* Tugboat Mate
* Tugboat Operator
* Tugboat Pilot

53-5021 38.8 42.2 3.4 8.8 4.4 72,680 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 Less than 5 years 2 None 6
Commercial divers
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* Commercial Diver
* Marine Diver
* Non Destructive Testing Underwater Welder
* Salvage Diver
* Scuba Diver
* Submarine Diver
* Underwater Welder

49-9092 4.1 4.5 0.4 10.6 0.4 49,090 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Moderate-term on-the-job training 4
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic
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* Metal Numerical Control Programmer
* Metal Numerical Tool Programmer
* Plastic Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmer
* Sheet Metal Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer

51-4012 25.1 29.2 4.1 16.3 3.1 50,580 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Moderate-term on-the-job training 4
Computer user support specialists
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* Computer Customer Support Specialist
* Computer Help Desk Representative
* Computer Help Desk Specialist
* Desktop Support Specialist
* End-User Support Specialist
* Help Desk Analyst
* Help Desk Technician
* PC Support Specialist

15-1151 636.6 707.6 71.1 11.2 55.4 49,390 Some college, no degree 6 None 4 None 6
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers
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* ATM Servicer
* Cash Register Servicer
* Computer Repair Technician
* Computer Repairer
* Computer Service Technician
* Copier Technician
* Copying Machine Repairer
* Data Processing Equipment Repairer
* Photocopying Equipment Repairer
* Printer Repair Technician

49-2011 119.5 118.6 -0.8 -0.7 11.4 37,100 Some college, no degree 6 None 4 Short-term on-the-job training 5
Cooks, private household
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* Certified Personal Chef
* Personal Chef
* Private Chef

35-2013 25.0 26.4 1.4 5.7 3.7 32,060 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 Less than 5 years 2 None 6
Court reporters
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* Court Recording Monitor
* Court Stenographer
* Court Transcriber
* Deposition Reporter
* Stenocaptioner
* Voice Writing Reporter

23-2091 19.6 20.3 0.6 3.3 1.7 51,320 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Short-term on-the-job training 5
Dental assistants
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* Certified Dental Assistant
* Dental Aide
* Dental Assistant
* Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
* Orthodontic Assistant
* Orthodontist Assistant
* Registered Dental Assistant
* Surgical Dental Assistant

31-9091 332.0 396.6 64.6 19.5 45.9 36,940 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment
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* Locomotive Electrician
* Marine Electronics Repairer
* Marine Electronics Technician

49-2093 13.9 14.3 0.4 2.9 1.3 59,280 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Long-term on-the-job training 3
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment
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* Industrial Aerial Installer
* Industrial Robotics Mechanic
* Missile Pad Mechanic
* Public Address System Mechanic

49-2094 68.3 69.9 1.6 2.4 6.1 56,250 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Long-term on-the-job training 3
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay
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* Generating Station Mechanic
* Power Transformer Repairer
* Powerhouse Electrician
* Protective Relay Technician
* Relay Technician
* Substation Electrician
* Substation Mechanic

49-2095 23.4 24.3 0.9 3.7 2.1 75,670 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 Less than 5 years 2 Moderate-term on-the-job training 4
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers
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* Cable Installation Technician
* Electric Organ Checker
* Electronic Musical Instrument Repairer
* Home Stereo Equipment Installer
* Home Theater Installer
* Satellite Dish Installer
* Stereo Equipment Installer
* Television Installer
* Television Repairer
* Wireless Internet Installer

49-2097 31.7 32.1 0.4 1.2 3.3 37,410 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Short-term on-the-job training 5
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
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* Ambulance Driver-Paramedic
* EMT
* EMT-B
* EMT-I/85
* EMT-I/99
* EMT-P
* Flight Paramedic
* Paramedic

29-2041 248.0 285.4 37.4 15.1 19.3 32,670 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Fire inspectors and investigators
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* Arson Investigator
* CFEI
* Certified Fire Investigator
* Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
* Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator
* Fire Hazard Inspector
* Fire Investigator
* Fire Prevention Inspector
* Fire Safety Inspector

33-2021 12.3 13.2 0.9 7.3 1.4 58,440 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 5 years or more 1 Moderate-term on-the-job training 4
Firefighters
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* Fire Engine Pump Operator
* Fire Equipment Operator
* Fire Fighter
* Forest Firefighter
* Marine Firefighter
* Municipal Firefighter
* Smoke Jumper
* Wildland Firefighter

33-2011 327.3 351.0 23.6 7.2 24.3 48,030 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Long-term on-the-job training 3
First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers
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* Fire Lieutenant
* Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisor
* Supervising Fire Marshal

33-1021 59.1 63.3 4.2 7.2 4.4 74,540 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 Less than 5 years 2 Moderate-term on-the-job training 4
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists
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* Beautician
* Cosmetologist
* Funeral Home Makeup Artist
* Hair Colorist
* Hair Stylist
* Hair and Makeup Designer
* Hairdresser
* Hairpiece Stylist
* Wedding Makeup Artist
* Wig Stylist

39-5012 617.3 682.7 65.3 10.6 82.4 24,260 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Health technologists and technicians, all other
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* Dialysis Technician
* Electroencephalogram (EEG) Technologist
* Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist
* Encephalographer
* Perfusionist
* Polysomnograph Tech

29-2099 127.8 152.5 24.8 19.4 11.0 41,070 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other
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* Podiatric Technician
* Traditional Chinese Herbalist

29-9099 40.0 44.8 4.8 12.1 2.6 48,820 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers
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* Air Conditioning Service Technician
* Bulk Cooler Installer
* Evaporative Cooler Installer
* Furnace Converter
* Furnace Fitter
* Gas Furnace Installer
* Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic
* Oil Burner Repairer
* Oil Furnace Installer
* Refrigeration Systems Installer
* Stoker Installer

49-9021 332.9 382.0 49.1 14.7 38.7 45,910 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Long-term on-the-job training 3
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
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* Auto Carrier Driver
* Cement Truck Driver
* Concrete Mixer Driver
* Concrete Mixer Truck Driver
* Fuel Truck Driver
* Garbage Truck Driver
* Line Haul Driver
* Logging Truck Driver
* Moving Van Driver
* Over-the-Road Driver
* Semi-Truck Driver
* Tanker Driver
* Tow Truck Operator

53-3032 1,871.7 1,985.5 113.8 6.1 214.3 41,340 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Short-term on-the-job training 5
Insurance appraisers, auto damage
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* Auto Damage Appraiser
* Auto Damage Insurance Appraiser
* Automobile Damage Appraiser
* Vehicle Damage Appraiser

13-1032 17.6 18.5 0.9 4.9 1.5 63,510 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Moderate-term on-the-job training 4
Library technicians
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* Cataloging Library Technical Assistant
* Library Acquisitions Technician
* Library Cataloging Technician
* Library Circulation Technician
* Library Technical Assistant
* Serials or Bindery Library Technical Assistant

25-4031 99.2 108.2 9.0 9.1 14.4 32,890 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses
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* LP Nurse
* LPN
* LVN
* Licensed Practical Nurse
* Licensed Vocational Nurse
* Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse
* Triage Licensed Practical Nurse

29-2061 724.5 813.1 88.6 12.2 62.7 44,090 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Makeup artists, theatrical and performance
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* Special Effects Makeup Artist

39-5091 4.8 5.4 0.5 11.2 0.6 60,970 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Manicurists and pedicurists
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* Fingernail Sculptor
* Nail Technician
* Pedicurist

39-5092 126.3 141.4 15.2 12.0 16.4 22,150 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Massage therapists
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* Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
* Licensed Massage Practitioner
* Licensed Massage Therapist
* Massage Therapist
* Masseur
* Masseuse
* Massotherapist
* Rolfer
* Swedish Masseuse

31-9011 160.3 198.1 37.7 23.5 21.9 39,860 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Medical assistants
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* Autopsy Assistant
* Certified Medical Assistant
* Chiropractic Assistant
* Clinical Medical Assistant
* Morgue Attendant
* Ocular Care Aide
* Optometric Aide
* Optometrist Assistant
* Optometry Assistant
* Orthopedic Cast Specialist
* Podiatric Aide

31-9092 634.4 819.0 184.6 29.1 95.0 31,540 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Medical records and health information technicians
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* Cancer Registrar
* Health Information Coder
* Health Information Specialist
* Health Information Systems Technician
* Health Records Technician
* Medical Records Specialist

29-2071 206.3 234.1 27.8 13.5 15.8 38,040 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Medical transcriptionists
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* Certified Medical Transcriptionist
* Medical Record Transcriber
* Medical Stenographer
* Medical Transcriber
* Medical Transcriptionist
* Pathology Transcriptionist
* Radiology Transcriptionist
* Registered Medical Transcriptionist

31-9094 57.4 55.4 -2.0 -3.5 6.4 35,720 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Motorboat operators
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* Launch Operator
* Motorboat Operator
* Outboard Motorboat Operator
* Speedboat Driver
* Speedboat Operator
* Water Taxi Ferry Operator
* Water Taxi Operator

53-5022 3.6 3.9 0.3 7.6 0.4 40,210 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 Less than 5 years 2 None 6
Motorcycle mechanics
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* ATV Technician
* All Terrain Vehicle Technician
* Motor Scooter Mechanic
* Motorcycle Mechanic
* Motorcycle Repairer
* Motorcycle Service Technician
* Motorcycle Technician
* Scooter Mechanic

49-3052 18.3 18.6 0.3 1.4 1.9 34,720 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Short-term on-the-job training 5
Nursing assistants
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* C.N.A.
* Certified Nurse Aide
* Certified Nursing Assistant
* Hospital Aide
* Hospital Attendant
* Nursing Aide
* Nursing Attendant
* Nursing Care Attendant

31-1014 1,510.3 1,674.4 164.0 10.9 193.6 26,590 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Ophthalmic medical technicians
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* Ocular Care Technologist
* Ophthalmic Technologist

29-2057 44.5 53.2 8.7 19.4 4.6 35,530 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Phlebotomists
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* Certified Phlebotomy Technician
* Phlebotomist
* Phlebotomy Technician
* Venipuncturist

31-9097 122.7 152.6 30.0 24.4 16.9 32,710 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Prepress technicians and workers
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* Digital Proofing and Platemaker
* Electronic Pre-Press Technician
* Photoengraver
* Plate Mounter
* Pre-Press Proofer
* Prepress Stripper
* Type Setter

51-5111 34.6 28.0 -6.6 -19.0 3.0 38,930 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Psychiatric technicians
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* Behavioral Health Technician
* Mental Health Technician
* Psychiatric Technician

29-2053 66.1 70.0 3.9 5.9 5.6 30,970 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 Less than 5 years 2 Short-term on-the-job training 5
Ship engineers
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* Barge Engineer
* Ferry Engineer
* Towboat Engineer
* Tug Boat Engineer
* Tugboat Engineer

53-5031 10.1 10.8 0.7 6.5 1.3 70,570 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 Less than 5 years 2 None 6
Skincare specialists
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* Electrolysis Needle Operator
* Electrolysis Operator
* Electrolysist
* Esthetician
* Facialist
* Licensed Esthetician
* Medical Esthetician
* Skin Care Technician

39-5094 61.3 69.0 7.7 12.6 8.0 30,270 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Sound engineering technicians
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* Audio Recording Engineer
* Disc Recordist
* Dub Room Engineer
* Film Sound Engineer
* Play Back Operator
* Public Address Technician
* Recording Engineer
* Sound Assistant
* Sound Cutter
* Sound Designer
* Sound Editor
* Sound Effects Technician
* Sound Engineering Technician

27-4014 17.0 18.1 1.1 6.3 1.7 53,680 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Short-term on-the-job training 5
Surgical technologists
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* Certified Surgical Technologist
* OR Tech
* Operating Room Technician
* Surgical First Assistant
* Surgical Scrub Technologist
* Surgical Technologist

29-2055 107.7 120.3 12.6 11.7 10.0 45,160 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 None 6
Teacher assistants
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* Basic Skills Improvement Program Instructional Aide
* Classroom Aide
* Educational Assistant Teacher
* Gifted and Talented Student Education Aide
* Instructional Aide
* Instructional Assistant
* Learning Support Aide
* Paraeducator
* Public Health Training Assistant
* Reading Aide
* Special Education Aide
* Special Education Classroom Aide
* Special Education Instructional Assistant
* Special Education Paraeducator
* Special Education Paraprofessional
* Special Education Teaching Assistant
* Teacher Aide

25-9041 1,308.1 1,417.6 109.5 8.4 147.9 25,410 Some college, no degree 6 None 4 None 6
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers
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* Communications Equipment Installer
* Fiber Optic Central Office Installer
* Headend Technician
* Private Branch Exchange (PBX ) Installer and Repairer
* Switchboard Wirer
* Telecommunications Switch Technician

49-2022 237.6 219.6 -17.9 -7.6 21.9 53,640 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Moderate-term on-the-job training 4
Tool and die makers
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* Jig Bore Tool Maker
* Metal Die Finisher
* Metal Gauge Maker
* Plastic Die Maker Apprentice
* Tool Maker
* Toolmaker

51-4111 72.5 67.2 -5.3 -7.3 6.0 51,060 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Long-term on-the-job training 3
Wind turbine service technicians
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* Wind Energy Mechanic
* Wind Energy Technician
* Wind Turbine Mechanic
* Wind Turbine Technician

49-9081 5.8 11.3 5.5 96.1 1.4 52,260 Postsecondary nondegree award 5 None 4 Long-term on-the-job training 3