This section shows
how employment in occupations is projected to change over the 2004 to
2014 decade. Employment change in occupations affects the opportunities
available to jobseekers. Generally, occupations with rapid job growth,
many new jobs, or many job openings offer better prospects.
Most of these charts show which occupations or occupational groups
are expected to grow fastest (percent change) or gain the most jobs
(numeric change) during the 2004-14 projections decade.
But when it comes to employment prospects, job growth tells only part
of the story. Job openings for workers stem from the need to replace
workers who leave an occupation permanently, as well as from the need to
fill new jobs that are added to an occupation. Two charts show which
occupations and occupational groups are expected to have the most
openings for workers who are entering the occupation for the first time.
These charts show projected openings both from job growth and from
replacement needs (the need to replace workers who leave).
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