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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Job openings by major occupational group, projected 2010-20, in thousands of openings

Occupation

From growth

From replacement needs

Total job openings

Office and administrative support

2,575

4,875

7,450

Sales and related

1,883

4,571

6,454

Food preparation and serving related

1,115

3,988

5,103

Transportation and material moving

1,334

2,263

3,597

Healthcare practitioners and technical

2,020

1,572

3,591

Education, training, and library

1,404

1,994

3,398

Construction and extraction

1,407

1,353

2,760

Personal care and service

1,340

1,243

2,583

Management

729

1,838

2,568

Business and financial operations

1,173

1,382

2,555

Production

496

1,735

2,231

Healthcare support

1,444

598

2,042

Installation, maintenance, and repair

802

1,224

2,026

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

664

991

1,655

Computer and mathematical

778

660

1,438

Protective service

364

831

1,196

Community and social service

582

516

1,098

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

353

714

1,067

Architecture and engineering

254

544

798

Life, physical, and social science

191

355

546

Legal

132

212

344

Farming, fishing, and forestry

3

288

291

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