Employment 2012 and projected 2022, by typical entry-level education and training assignment

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Employment by summary education and training assignment, 2012 and projected 2022
(Numbers in thousands)

Education, work experience, and on-the-job training

Employment(1)

Change

Total job openings due to growth and replacement needs, 2012—22

Median annual wage, 2012

Number

Percent distribution

2012—22

2012

2022

2012

2022

Number

Percent

Number

Percent distribution

Typical entry-level education

Total, all occupations

145,355.8

160,983.7

100.0

100.0

15,628.0

10.8

50,557.3

100.0

$34,750

Doctoral or professional degree

4,002.4

4,640.8

2.8

2.9

638.4

16.0

1,426.8

2.8

$96,420

Master's degree

2,432.2

2,880.7

1.7

1.8

448.5

18.4

950.8

1.9

$63,400

Bachelor's degree

26,033.0

29,176.7

17.9

18.1

3,143.6

12.1

8,618.7

17.0

$67,140

Associate's degree

5,954.9

7,000.9

4.1

4.3

1,046.0

17.6

2,269.5

4.5

$57,590

Postsecondary non-degree award

8,554.2

9,891.2

5.9

6.1

1,337.1

15.6

3,067.2

6.1

$34,760

Some college, no degree

1,987.2

2,212.2

1.4

1.4

225.0

11.3

642.6

1.3

$28,730

High school diploma or equivalent

58,264.4

62,895.2

40.1

39.1

4,630.8

7.9

17,667.4

34.9

$35,170

Less than high school

38,127.6

42,286.0

26.2

26.3

4,158.4

10.9

15,914.3

31.5

$20,110

 

Previous work experience in a related occupation

Total, all occupations

145,355.8

160,983.7

100.0

100.0

15,628.0

10.8

50,557.3

100.0

$34,750

5 years or more

4,831.9

5,091.8

3.3

3.2

259.9

5.4

1,330.9

2.6

$90,760

Less than 5 years

16,167.7

17,663.5

11.1

11.0

1,495.9

9.3

4,863.4

9.6

$52,270

None

124,356.2

138,228.4

85.6

85.9

13,872.2

11.2

44,363.0

87.7

$32,260

 

Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency

Total, all occupations

145,355.8

160,983.7

100.0

100.0

15,628.0

10.8

50,557.3

100.0

$34,750

Internship/residency

5,989.1

6,658.9

4.1

4.1

669.8

11.2

1,997.8

4.0

$53,570

Apprenticeship

2,336.9

2,855.2

1.6

1.8

518.3

22.2

879.8

1.7

$45,440

Long-term on-the-job training

6,876.5

7,448.7

4.7

4.6

572.2

8.3

2,163.7

4.3

$41,810

Moderate-term on-the-job training

23,057.8

24,968.5

15.9

15.5

1,910.8

8.3

6,841.0

13.5

$36,950

Short-term on-the-job training

58,928.4

64,673.7

40.5

40.2

5,745.3

9.7

22,273.7

44.1

$22,960

None

48,167.2

54,378.8

33.1

33.8

6,211.6

12.9

16,401.3

32.4

$56,970

Footnotes:
  1 These data are for 2012 and projected 2022 employment by typical entry-level education assignment. Actual education and training requirements and educational attainment for workers vary within occupations. The 2012 and 2022 data do not reflect actual or projected education demand.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections and Occupational Employment Statistics programs.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2015