Occupational Outlook Handbook summary

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, January 8, 2014 	             USDL-14-0003

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		THE 2014-15 OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK


The 2014–15 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) was released today by the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The OOH reflects BLS employment projections
for the 2012–22 decade. The OOH is one of the nation’s most widely used 
sources of career information. It provides details on hundreds of occupations
and is used by career counselors, students, parents, teachers, jobseekers,
career changers, education and training officials, and researchers. The OOH
is available online at www.bls.gov/ooh.

OOH Profiles

The 2014–15 OOH includes 334 occupational profiles covering 580 detailed
occupations, or about 84 percent of total employment in 2012.  Each
occupational profile describes:

•	What workers do
•	Where they work
•	Typical education and training requirements
•	Wages
•	Job outlook
•	And much more

A detailed description about the information included in OOH profiles is available
at www.bls.gov/ooh/about/occupational-information-included-in-the-ooh.htm.

New in the 2014–15 OOH

The 2014–15 OOH includes many new occupational profiles:
 
•	Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
•	Computer network architects
•	Emergency management directors
•	Fundraisers
•	Genetic counselors
•	Information security analysts
•	Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners
•	Phlebotomists
•	Solar photovoltaic installers
•	Training and development specialists
•	Web developers
•	Wind turbine technicians 

In addition, existing occupational profiles have been updated with 2012 data and
with the latest career information.  

The 2012–22 Employment Projections

The 10-year projections of industry and occupational employment are revised every 2
years. The Employment Projections news release issued on December 19, 2013, covering 
the 2012–22 projections is available at www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.toc.htm. 
More detailed information on the 2012–22 projections appears in five articles in 
the Monthly Labor Review.  These articles are available at www.bls.gov/emp/publications.htm. 
A graphic representation of projections highlights appears in the Winter 2013–14 
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, available online at www.bls.gov/ooq. 
Information about projections methods is available online
at www.bls.gov/emp/ep_projections_methods.htm. 

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon
request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.



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Last Modified Date: January 09, 2014