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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations with the most self-employed jobs, projected 2020, in thousands of jobs

Occupation

Thousands of jobs

Total employment, projected 2020

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

860

1,106

Childcare workers

489

1,544

Carpenters

422

1,198

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

420

1,756

Construction managers

361

610

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

308

1,392

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

307

726

Construction laborers

228

1,211

Painters, construction and maintenance

222

463

Real estate sales agents

217

413

Management analysts

191

876

Lawyers

187

802

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

177

1,539

First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

173

440

Property, real estate, and community association managers

158

322

Retail salespersons

152

4,968

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

146

1,935

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

144

848

Food service managers

136

310

Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers

134

142

Note: Total employment includes self-employed jobs, wage and salary jobs, and jobs for unpaid family workers.

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