Table 4. Employment by major occupational group, 2014 and projected 2024

Table 4. Employment by major occupational group, 2014 and projected 2024
(Numbers in thousands)
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                                                   |       Employment      |  Change, 2014-24  | Median annual
              Major Occupation Group               |-------------------------------------------|   wage, 2014 
                                                   |    2014   |    2024   |  Number |  Percent|              
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Total, all occupations                             | 150,539.9 | 160,328.8 | 9,788.9 |    6.5  |    $35,540   
 Management occupations                            |   9,157.5 |   9,662.9 |   505.4 |    5.5  |     97,230   
 Business and financial operations occupations     |   7,565.3 |   8,197.8 |   632.4 |    8.4  |     64,790   
 Computer and mathematical occupations             |   4,068.3 |   4,599.7 |   531.4 |   13.1  |     79,420   
 Architecture and engineering occupations          |   2,532.7 |   2,599.9 |    67.2 |    2.7  |     75,780   
 Life, physical, and social science occupations    |   1,310.4 |   1,408.0 |    97.6 |    7.4  |     61,450   
 Community and social service occupations          |   2,465.7 |   2,723.4 |   257.7 |   10.5  |     41,290   
 Legal occupations                                 |   1,268.2 |   1,332.8 |    64.6 |    5.1  |     76,860   
 Education, training, and library occupations      |   9,216.1 |   9,913.7 |   697.6 |    7.6  |     46,660   
 Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media	   |           |           |         |         |             
  occupations                                      |   2,624.2 |   2,731.7 |   107.5 |    4.1  |     45,180   
 Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations|   8,236.5 |   9,584.6 | 1,348.1 |   16.4  |     61,710   
 Healthcare support occupations                    |   4,238.0 |   5,212.2 |   974.2 |   23.0  |     26,440   
 Protective service occupations                    |   3,443.8 |   3,597.7 |   153.9 |    4.5  |     37,180   
 Food preparation and serving related occupations  |  12,467.6 |  13,280.4 |   812.9 |    6.5  |     19,130   
 Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance     |           |           |         |         |             
  occupations                                      |   5,617.2 |   5,967.0 |   349.8 |    6.2  |     23,270   
 Personal care and service occupations             |   6,006.1 |   6,798.2 |   792.1 |   13.2  |     21,260   
 Sales and related occupations                     |  15,423.1 |  16,201.1 |   778.0 |    5.0  |     25,360   
 Office and administrative support occupations     |  22,766.1 |  23,232.6 |   466.5 |    2.0  |     32,520   
 Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations        |     972.1 |     914.9 |   -57.2 |   -5.9  |     20,250   
 Construction and extraction occupations           |   6,501.7 |   7,160.7 |   659.0 |   10.1  |     41,380   
 Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations |   5,680.5 |   6,046.0 |   365.5 |    6.4  |     42,110   
 Production occupations                            |   9,230.3 |   8,948.3 |  -282.1 |   -3.1  |     31,720   
 Transportation and material moving occupations    |   9,748.5 |  10,215.3 |   466.8 |    4.8  |     29,530   
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   Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



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