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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have the most job openings and have a bachelor's degree as the typical level of education needed to enter the occupation, projected 2010-20, in thousands of openings

Occupation

From growth

From replacement needs

Total job openings

 Median annual wages, May 2010 

Experience

On-the-job
training

Elementary school teachers, except special education

249

325

573

51,660

None

Internship/residency

Accountants and auditors

191

261

452

61,690

None

None

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

72

284

356

53,230

None

Internship/residency

Management analysts

157

117

274

78,160

1 to 5 years

None

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

108

141

249

51,960

None

Internship/residency

Computer systems analysts

120

102

223

77,740

None

None

Software developers, applications

144

54

198

87,790

None

None

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

117

75

192

60,570

None

None

Software developers, systems software

127

41

168

94,180

None

None

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

66

94

160

73,710

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Network and computer systems administrators

97

59

155

69,160

None

None

Financial managers

46

97

143

103,910

More than 5 years

None

Medical and health services managers

68

74

142

84,270

None

None

Sales managers

40

100

140

98,530

1 to 5 years

None

Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

48

86

134

70,190

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Child, family, and school social workers

58

70

128

40,210

None

None

Computer programmers

44

84

128

71,380

None

None

Public relations specialists

58

69

127

52,090

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Graphic designers

37

87

124

43,500

None

None

Recreation workers

64

54

119

22,260

None

None

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