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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have the most growth and have a high school diploma or equivalent as the typical level of education needed to enter the occupation, projected 2010-20, in thousands of jobs

Occupation

Thousands of jobs

Median annual wages, May 2010

Experience

On-the-job training

Office clerks, general

490

26,610

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Customer service representatives

338

30,460

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

330

37,770

1 to 5 years

Short-term on-the-job training

Childcare workers

262

19,300

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

259

34,030

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Receptionists and information clerks

249

25,240

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

223

52,440

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Medical secretaries

210

30,530

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

203

47,460

1 to 5 years

None

Carpenters

196

39,530

None

Apprenticeship

Security guards

195

23,920

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Teacher assistants

191

23,220

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Medical assistants

163

28,860

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

156

43,520

1 to 5 years

None

Maintenance and repair workers, general

142

34,730

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

136

35,820

1 to 5 years

None

Electricians

134

48,250

None

Apprenticeship

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

131

58,680

More than 5 years

None

Light truck or delivery services drivers

126

28,630

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

125

35,790

None

Long-term on-the-job training

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