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Employment Projections

Employment by major occupational group, 2018 and projected 2028 (Numbers in thousands)
2018 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2018–28
20182028NumberPercentMedian annual wage, 2018(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000

161,037.7

169,435.9

8,398.1

5.2

$38,640

Management occupations

11-0000

10,193.3

10,900.2

706.9

6.9

$104,240

Business and financial operations occupations

13-0000

8,589.5

9,181.3

591.8

6.9

$68,350

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-0000

4,674.4

5,268.3

593.9

12.7

$86,340

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-0000

2,699.1

2,812.4

113.3

4.2

$80,170

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-0000

1,322.7

1,420.2

97.4

7.4

$66,070

Community and social service occupations

21-0000

2,730.1

3,036.4

306.2

11.2

$44,960

Legal occupations

23-0000

1,346.0

1,439.3

93.3

6.9

$80,810

Education, training, and library occupations

25-0000

9,647.4

10,160.3

512.9

5.3

$49,700

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-0000

2,899.8

2,996.6

96.8

3.3

$49,290

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-0000

9,107.8

10,190.4

1,082.6

11.9

$66,440

Healthcare support occupations

31-0000

4,315.6

5,100.8

785.2

18.2

$29,740

Protective service occupations

33-0000

3,560.9

3,656.0

95.2

2.7

$40,640

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-0000

13,664.0

15,152.2

1,488.3

10.9

$23,070

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-0000

5,756.9

6,047.7

290.8

5.1

$26,840

Personal care and service occupations

39-0000

7,117.2

8,354.8

1,237.6

17.4

$24,420

Sales and related occupations

41-0000

15,728.6

15,648.8

-79.8

-0.5

$28,180

Office and administrative support occupations

43-0000

22,973.6

22,365.5

-608.1

-2.6

$35,760

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-0000

1,096.9

1,100.0

3.2

0.3

$25,380

Construction and extraction occupations

47-0000

7,212.5

7,916.5

704.0

9.8

$46,010

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-0000

6,108.1

6,341.3

233.2

3.8

$45,540

Production occupations

51-0000

9,452.4

9,022.9

-429.5

-4.5

$35,070

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-0000

10,841.0

11,324.1

483.1

4.5

$32,730

Footnotes:

(1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fastest growing occupations, 2018 and projected 2028 (Numbers in thousands)
2018 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2018–28
20182028NumberPercentMedian annual wage, 2018(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000

161,037.7

169,435.9

8,398.1

5.2

$38,640

Solar photovoltaic installers

47-2231

9.7

15.8

6.1

63.3

$42,680

Wind turbine service technicians

49-9081

6.6

10.3

3.8

56.9

$54,370

Home health aides

31-1011

831.8

1,136.6

304.8

36.6

$24,200

Personal care aides

39-9021

2,421.2

3,302.1

881.0

36.4

$24,020

Occupational therapy assistants

31-2011

43.8

58.3

14.5

33.1

$60,220

Information security analysts

15-1122

112.3

147.7

35.5

31.6

$98,350

Physician assistants

29-1071

118.8

155.7

37.0

31.1

$108,610

Statisticians

15-2041

44.4

58.0

13.6

30.7

$87,780

Nurse practitioners

29-1171

189.1

242.4

53.3

28.2

$107,030

Speech-language pathologists

29-1127

153.7

195.6

41.9

27.3

$77,510

Physical therapist assistants

31-2021

98.4

125.0

26.7

27.1

$58,040

Genetic counselors

29-9092

3.0

3.8

0.8

27.0

$80,370

Mathematicians

15-2021

2.9

3.6

0.8

26.0

$101,900

Operations research analysts

15-2031

109.7

137.9

28.1

25.6

$83,390

Software developers, applications

15-1132

944.2

1,185.7

241.5

25.6

$103,620

Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

33-2022

2.2

2.8

0.5

24.1

$39,600

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

25-1071

254.8

313.9

59.1

23.2

$97,370

Phlebotomists

31-9097

128.3

157.8

29.5

23.0

$34,480

Physical therapist aides

31-2022

49.8

61.2

11.3

22.8

$26,240

Medical assistants

31-9092

686.6

841.5

154.9

22.6

$33,610

Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors

21-1018

304.5

373.1

68.5

22.5

$44,630

Marriage and family therapists

21-1013

55.3

67.7

12.3

22.3

$50,090

Massage therapists

31-9011

159.8

195.2

35.4

22.2

$41,420

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,362.3

1,661.3

299.0

21.9

$26,530

Physical therapists

29-1123

247.7

301.9

54.2

21.9

$87,930

Respiratory therapists

29-1126

134.0

162.0

27.9

20.8

$60,280

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161

681.9

821.1

139.2

20.4

$63,120

Actuaries

15-2011

25.0

30.0

5.0

20.1

$102,880

Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic

51-4012

24.3

29.2

4.9

20.0

$53,190

Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

25-1072

69.0

82.8

13.8

20.0

$73,490

Footnotes:

(1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupations with the most job growth, 2018 and projected 2028 (Numbers in thousands)
2018 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2018–28
20182028NumberPercentMedian annual wage, 2018(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000

161,037.7

169,435.9

8,398.1

5.2

$38,640

Personal care aides

39-9021

2,421.2

3,302.1

881.0

36.4

$24,020

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

35-3021

3,704.2

4,344.3

640.1

17.3

$21,250

Registered nurses

29-1141

3,059.8

3,431.3

371.5

12.1

$71,730

Home health aides

31-1011

831.8

1,136.6

304.8

36.6

$24,200

Cooks, restaurant

35-2014

1,362.3

1,661.3

299.0

21.9

$26,530

Software developers, applications

15-1132

944.2

1,185.7

241.5

25.6

$103,620

Waiters and waitresses

35-3031

2,634.6

2,804.8

170.2

6.5

$21,780

General and operations managers

11-1021

2,376.4

2,541.4

165.0

6.9

$100,930

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2011

2,404.4

2,564.2

159.8

6.6

$26,110

Medical assistants

31-9092

686.6

841.5

154.9

22.6

$33,610

Construction laborers

47-2061

1,405.0

1,553.1

148.1

10.5

$35,800

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

53-7062

2,953.8

3,097.9

144.0

4.9

$28,260

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161

681.9

821.1

139.2

20.4

$63,120

Nursing assistants

31-1014

1,513.2

1,648.6

135.4

8.9

$28,540

Management analysts

13-1111

876.3

994.6

118.3

13.5

$83,610

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

35-1012

988.9

1,096.1

107.2

10.8

$32,450

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

37-3011

1,205.2

1,311.6

106.4

8.8

$29,000

Financial managers

11-3031

653.6

758.3

104.7

16.0

$127,990

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

53-3032

1,958.8

2,058.5

99.7

5.1

$43,680

Medical secretaries

43-6013

601.7

698.1

96.4

16.0

$35,760

Accountants and auditors

13-2011

1,424.0

1,514.7

90.7

6.4

$70,500

Maintenance and repair workers, general

49-9071

1,488.0

1,573.4

85.4

5.7

$38,300

Carpenters

47-2031

1,006.5

1,086.6

80.1

8.0

$46,590

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

29-2061

728.9

807.0

78.1

10.7

$46,240

Sales representatives, services, all other

41-3099

1,060.6

1,137.0

76.4

7.2

$54,550

Electricians

47-2111

715.4

789.5

74.1

10.4

$55,190

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

53-3041

370.4

442.8

72.4

19.5

$25,980

Medical and health services managers

11-9111

406.1

477.6

71.6

17.6

$99,730

Business operations specialists, all other

13-1199

1,135.7

1,207.0

71.3

6.3

$70,530

Computer user support specialists

15-1151

671.8

742.7

70.9

10.6

$50,980

Footnotes:

(1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fastest declining occupations, 2018 and projected 2028 (Numbers in thousands)
2018 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2018–28
20182028NumberPercentMedian annual wage, 2018(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000

161,037.7

169,435.9

8,398.1

5.2

$38,640

Locomotive firers

53-4012

0.5

0.2

-0.4

-68.3

$63,820

Respiratory therapy technicians

29-2054

9.3

3.9

-5.3

-57.5

$51,210

Parking enforcement workers

33-3041

8.6

5.4

-3.1

-36.7

$39,840

Word processors and typists

43-9022

60.4

40.0

-20.4

-33.8

$39,750

Watch repairers

49-9064

3.0

2.1

-0.9

-29.6

$39,910

Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles

49-2096

11.0

7.9

-3.1

-28.6

$35,590

Telephone operators

43-2021

5.7

4.1

-1.6

-28.4

$37,240

Cutters and trimmers, hand

51-9031

10.7

7.7

-3.0

-28.4

$29,390

Postmasters and mail superintendents

11-9131

13.3

9.6

-3.7

-27.5

$75,970

Mine shuttle car operators

53-7111

1.7

1.3

-0.4

-25.3

$56,340

Computer operators

43-9011

36.8

28.0

-8.9

-24.1

$45,840

Switchboard operators, including answering service

43-2011

73.4

55.9

-17.5

-23.8

$29,420

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

43-5053

99.7

76.0

-23.7

-23.8

$58,770

Data entry keyers

43-9021

187.3

143.9

-43.4

-23.2

$32,170

Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers

51-2011

45.1

35.2

-9.9

-22.0

$53,340

Coil winders, tapers, and finishers

51-2021

12.3

9.7

-2.7

-21.6

$34,400

Photographic process workers and processing machine operators

51-9151

17.1

13.4

-3.6

-21.3

$29,180

Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

51-6021

39.9

31.4

-8.5

-21.2

$23,350

Legal secretaries

43-6012

180.1

142.5

-37.6

-20.9

$46,360

Prepress technicians and workers

51-5111

29.9

23.7

-6.2

-20.8

$40,410

Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-4035

19.8

15.7

-4.1

-20.7

$43,590

Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-4032

11.6

9.2

-2.4

-20.5

$38,020

Postal service clerks

43-5051

75.7

60.7

-15.0

-19.8

$55,280

Postal service mail carriers

43-5052

328.7

263.7

-65.1

-19.8

$55,210

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

43-6011

622.5

499.4

-123.0

-19.8

$59,340

Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-4022

18.6

15.0

-3.6

-19.5

$38,900

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

51-6061

9.7

7.9

-1.9

-19.4

$28,780

Timing device assemblers and adjusters

51-2093

0.8

0.6

-0.2

-19.3

$34,650

Grinding and polishing workers, hand

51-9022

30.7

24.8

-5.9

-19.2

$29,550

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

51-6063

22.1

17.9

-4.2

-18.9

$29,160

Footnotes:

(1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.

Note: Data is unavailable for values denoted with a "—".

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupations with the largest job declines, 2018 and projected 2028 (Numbers in thousands)
2018 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2018–28
20182028NumberPercentMedian annual wage, 2018(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000

161,037.7

169,435.9

8,398.1

5.2

$38,640

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

43-6014

2,382.5

2,170.0

-212.5

-8.9

$36,630

Assemblers and fabricators, all other, including team assemblers

51-2098

1,379.4

1,217.0

-162.4

-11.8

$31,540

Cashiers

41-2011

3,648.5

3,509.8

-138.7

-3.8

$22,430

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

43-6011

622.5

499.4

-123.0

-19.8

$59,340

Office clerks, general

43-9061

3,158.5

3,047.8

-110.6

-3.5

$32,730

Retail salespersons

41-2031

4,510.9

4,409.1

-101.9

-2.3

$24,200

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

51-9061

574.0

473.1

-100.9

-17.6

$38,250

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

43-3031

1,707.7

1,641.9

-65.8

-3.9

$40,240

Postal service mail carriers

43-5052

328.7

263.7

-65.1

-19.8

$55,210

Tellers

43-3071

472.1

414.3

-57.8

-12.2

$29,450

Customer service representatives

43-4051

2,972.6

2,921.0

-51.6

-1.7

$33,750

Data entry keyers

43-9021

187.3

143.9

-43.4

-23.2

$32,170

Cooks, fast food

35-2011

491.3

453.2

-38.1

-7.7

$22,330

Legal secretaries

43-6012

180.1

142.5

-37.6

-20.9

$46,360

Buyers and purchasing agents

13-1020

432.2

400.2

-32.0

-7.4

$62,750

Correctional officers and jailers

33-3012

434.3

402.9

-31.4

-7.2

$44,330

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

41-1011

1,548.3

1,518.1

-30.2

-1.9

$39,630

Telemarketers

41-9041

167.7

139.8

-27.8

-16.6

$25,250

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-2012

1,494.4

1,469.0

-25.4

-1.7

$23,770

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

43-5053

99.7

76.0

-23.7

-23.8

$58,770

Packers and packagers, hand

53-7064

673.4

650.0

-23.4

-3.5

$24,580

Printing press operators

51-5112

175.7

154.9

-20.8

-11.8

$36,220

Word processors and typists

43-9022

60.4

40.0

-20.4

-33.8

$39,750

Bill and account collectors

43-3011

258.0

238.6

-19.4

-7.5

$36,020

Sewing machine operators

51-6031

151.6

133.5

-18.1

-11.9

$25,030

Computer programmers

15-1131

250.3

232.3

-17.9

-7.2

$84,280

Switchboard operators, including answering service

43-2011

73.4

55.9

-17.5

-23.8

$29,420

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

43-4081

265.4

248.7

-16.7

-6.3

$23,700

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-4031

188.8

172.8

-16.0

-8.5

$34,460

File clerks

43-4071

116.9

101.1

-15.7

-13.5

$31,700

Footnotes:

(1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.

Note: Data is unavailalbe for values denoted with a "—".

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Last Modified Date: September 18, 2019