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Winter 2013–14 Vol. 57, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have many job openings and that typically require a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the occupation, projected 2012-22, in thousands of openings

Occupation

Job openings, projected 2012-22 (in thousands)

Median annual wage, May 2012

Experience¹

Training²

From growth

From replacement needs

Total openings

Customer service representatives

299

643

942

$30,580

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Office clerks, general

184

627

811

27,470

None

Short-term on-the-job training

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

308

280

588

32,410

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Childcare workers

184

386

570

19,510

None

Short-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

172

337

508

49,330

Less than 5 years

None

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

132

289

421

54,230

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

71

349

420

36,820

Less than 5 years

None

Receptionists and information clerks

136

271

407

25,990

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Maintenance and repair workers, general

125

255

380

35,210

None

Long-term on-the-job training

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

205

165

370

35,170

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

109

239

349

29,270

Less than 5 years

None

Carpenters

218

111

329

39,940

None

Apprenticeship

Security guards

130

165

294

23,970

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Tellers

6

254

260

24,940

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Medical secretaries

189

63

253

31,350

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

39

205

244

55,270

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

60

177

238

36,610

None

Long-term on-the-job training

Electricians

115

110

225

49,840

None

Apprenticeship

Team assemblers

50

163

213

27,640

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

7

183

190

29,010

None

Short-term on-the-job training

¹ Indicates whether work experience in a related occupation is also typically needed for entry into the occupation. Assignments are more than 5 years (5+), less than 5 years (<5), or none (N).

² Indicates whether on-the-job training is typically needed to attain competency in the occupation. Assignments are internship/residency (I/R), apprenticeship (A), long-term (L), moderate-term (M), short-term (S), or none (N).

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