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Winter 2013–14 Vol. 57, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Numeric growth in employment, projected 2012–22, in thousands of jobs

Occupation

Employment growth, projected 2012-22 (in thousands)

Median annual wage, May 2012

Personal care aides

581

$19,910

Registered nurses

527

65,470

Retail salespersons

435

21,110

Home health aides

424

20,820

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

422

18,260

Nursing assistants

312

24,420

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

308

32,410

Customer service representatives

299

30,580

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

280

22,320

Construction laborers

260

29,990

General and operations managers

244

95,440

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

242

23,890

Carpenters

218

39,940

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

205

35,170

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

193

38,200

Medical secretaries

189

31,350

Childcare workers

184

19,510

Office clerks, general

184

27,470

Maids and housekeeping cleaners 183 19,570
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 183 41,540

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