As the chart shows, however, many occupations that
commonly require advanced education or training have
numerous openings projected. The education level cited for
each occupation is the training that workers in the
occupation most often have. There are usually many different
ways to prepare for an occupation.
Among occupations that usually require at least a
bachelorís degree, those expected to have the most
openings for new entrants are general and operations manager
(767,000), postsecondary teacher (682,000), and elementary
school teacher (551,000). General and operations managers
usually need a bachelorís or higher degree plus
experience, postsecondary teachers a doctoral degree, and
elementary school teachers a bachelorís degree.
Carpenter and restaurant cook are projected to top the
list for occupations that usually require long-term
on-the-job training, offering a combined total of 637,000
openings for workers new to those occupations. Of
occupations usually requiring a postsecondary vocational
credential, automotive service technician and mechanic is
expected to provide the most openings.
The job openings shown on this chart stem from new jobs
added to the economy and the need to replace workers who
leave an occupation permanently. They do not include
openings that will be filled by workers switching from one
job to another within an occupation or by workers returning
to the occupation.