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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have the most job openings 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 openings

Occupation

From growth

From replacement needs

Total job openings

Median annual wages, May 2010

Experience

On-the-job training

Office clerks, general

490

522

1,012

26,610

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Customer service representatives

338

621

960

30,460

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Childcare workers

262

404

666

19,300

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

330

319

649

37,770

1 to 5 years

Short-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

203

381

584

47,460

1 to 5 years

None

Receptionists and information clerks

249

317

566

25,240

None

Short-term on-the-job training

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

223

337

560

52,440

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

136

378

514

35,820

1 to 5 years

None

Teacher assistants

191

291

482

23,220

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

259

209

468

34,030

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Carpenters

196

212

408

39,530

None

Apprenticeship

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

119

273

391

30,830

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Maintenance and repair workers, general

142

237

379

34,730

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Security guards

195

165

360

23,920

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

156

166

322

43,520

1 to 5 years

None

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

125

187

312

35,790

None

Long-term on-the-job training

Light truck or delivery services drivers

126

170

296

28,630

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Electricians

134

156

289

48,250

None

Apprenticeship

Medical secretaries

210

68

278

30,530

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

131

129

260

58,680

More than 5 years

None

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