When deciding on a potential career, it helps to know how the economy is changing and how those changes could affect job prospects. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) offers objective insights into the job market of the future.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook—published every 2 years by BLS—features projections of long-term job growth and employment prospects for about 270 occupations. This special issue of the
Occupational Outlook Quarterly (OOQ) includes a table summarizing that information so readers can compare occupations at a glance.
Read on to learn what BLS projections mean, why employment is changing, and how BLS makes its projections.
Table of occupations
Index to the "Brief"
Beyond the "Brief"