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Employment Projections

Employment by major occupational group, 2016 and projected 2026 (Numbers in thousands)
2016 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2016–26
20162026NumberPercentMedian annual wage, 2018(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000156,063.80167,582.3011,518.607.4$38,640

Management occupations

11-00009,533.1010,340.40807.38.5$104,240

Business and financial operations occupations

13-00008,066.808,840.70773.89.6$68,350

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-00004,419.005,026.50607.513.7$86,340

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-00002,601.002,795.40194.37.5$80,170

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-00001,299.501,424.30124.89.6$66,070

Community and social service occupations

21-00002,570.702,942.60371.914.5$44,960

Legal occupations

23-00001,283.301,399.50116.29.1$80,810

Education, training, and library occupations

25-00009,426.5010,315.40888.99.4$49,700

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-00002,772.902,941.00168.16.1$49,290

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-00008,751.5010,088.101,336.6015.3$66,440

Healthcare support occupations

31-00004,315.605,335.201,019.6023.6$29,740

Protective service occupations

33-00003,505.603,663.80158.24.5$40,640

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-000013,206.1014,438.101,232.009.3$23,070

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-00005,654.106,177.90523.89.3$26,840

Personal care and service occupations

39-00006,419.707,647.401,227.6019.1$24,420

Sales and related occupations

41-000015,747.8016,206.50458.72.9$28,180

Office and administrative support occupations

43-000023,081.2023,230.80149.60.6$35,760

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-00001,060.101,056.70-3.5-0.3$25,380

Construction and extraction occupations

47-00006,812.507,560.00747.611.0$46,010

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-00005,905.406,293.60388.26.6$45,540

Production occupations

51-00009,356.908,950.00-406.9-4.3$35,070

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-000010,274.2010,908.40634.36.2$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, 2016 and projected 2026 (Numbers in thousands)
2016 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2016–26
20162026NumberPercentMedian annual wage, 2018(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000156,063.8167,582.311,518.67.4$38,640

Solar photovoltaic installers

47-223111.323.111.8104.9$42,680

Wind turbine service technicians

49-90815.811.35.696.3$54,370

Home health aides

31-1011911.51,342.7431.247.3$24,200

Personal care aides

39-90212,016.12,793.8777.638.6$24,020

Physician assistants

29-1071106.2145.939.637.3$108,610

Nurse practitioners

29-1171155.5211.656.136.1$107,030

Statisticians

15-204137.249.812.633.8$87,780

Physical therapist assistants

31-202188.3115.827.431.0$58,040

Software developers, applications

15-1132831.31,086.6255.430.7$103,620

Mathematicians

15-20213.14.00.929.7$101,900

Physical therapist aides

31-202252.067.215.329.4$26,240

Bicycle repairers

49-309112.416.13.629.3$28,960

Medical assistants

31-9092634.4818.4183.929.0$33,610

Genetic counselors

29-90923.14.00.929.0$80,370

Occupational therapy assistants

31-201139.350.711.428.9$60,220

Information security analysts

15-1122100.0128.528.528.5$98,350

Physical therapists

29-1123239.8306.967.128.0$87,930

Operations research analysts

15-2031114.0145.331.327.4$83,390

Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

33-20221.72.20.526.6$39,600

Massage therapists

31-9011160.3202.442.126.3$41,420

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

25-1071233.5294.060.625.9$97,370

Derrick operators, oil and gas

47-501111.113.92.825.7$46,120

Roustabouts, oil and gas

47-507150.062.412.424.8$37,580

Occupational therapy aides

31-20127.59.31.824.7$28,160

Phlebotomists

31-9097122.7152.830.124.5$34,480

Nonfarm animal caretakers

39-2021241.5300.058.524.2$23,760

Rotary drill operators, oil and gas

47-501216.720.84.024.2$53,800

Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

25-107267.984.216.324.0$73,490

Occupational therapists

29-1122130.4161.431.023.8$84,270

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

47-501341.451.19.723.4$47,860
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, 2016 and projected 2026 (Numbers in thousands)
2016 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2016–26
20162026NumberPercentMedian annual wage, 2018(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000156,063.8167,582.311,518.67.4$38,640

Personal care aides

39-90212,016.12,793.8777.638.6$24,020

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

35-30213,452.24,032.1579.916.8$21,250

Registered nurses

29-11412,955.23,393.2438.114.8$71,730

Home health aides

31-1011911.51,342.7431.247.3$24,200

Software developers, applications

15-1132831.31,086.6255.430.7$103,620

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-20112,384.62,621.2236.59.9$26,110

General and operations managers

11-10212,263.12,468.3205.29.1$100,930

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

53-70622,628.42,828.1199.77.6$28,260

Medical assistants

31-9092634.4818.4183.929.0$33,610

Waiters and waitresses

35-30312,600.52,783.0182.57.0$21,780

Nursing assistants

31-10141,510.31,683.7173.411.5$28,540

Construction laborers

47-20611,216.71,367.1150.412.4$35,800

Cooks, restaurant

35-20141,231.91,377.2145.311.8$26,530

Accountants and auditors

13-20111,397.71,537.6139.910.0$70,500

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161595.4733.7138.323.2$63,120

Customer service representatives

43-40512,784.52,920.8136.34.9$33,750

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

37-30111,197.91,333.1135.211.3$29,000

Medical secretaries

43-6013574.2703.2129.022.5$35,760

Management analysts

13-1111806.4921.6115.214.3$83,610

Maintenance and repair workers, general

49-90711,432.61,545.1112.57.9$38,300

Teacher assistants

25-90411,308.11,417.6109.58.4$26,970

Financial managers

11-3031580.4689.0108.618.7$127,990

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

53-30321,871.71,980.1108.45.8$43,680

Elementary school teachers, except special education

25-20211,410.91,514.9104.17.4$58,230

Stock clerks and order fillers

43-50812,008.62,109.6100.95.0$25,700

Teachers and instructors, all other

25-3099993.91,091.898.09.9$30,850

Receptionists and information clerks

43-41711,053.71,149.295.59.1$29,140

Sales representatives, services, all other

41-3099983.01,077.994.99.7$54,550

Business operations specialists, all other

13-11991,023.91,114.390.38.8$70,530

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

29-2061724.5813.488.912.3$46,240
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, 2016 and projected 2026 (Numbers in thousands)
2016 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2016–26
20162026NumberPercentMedian annual wage, 2018(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000156,063.8167,582.311,518.67.4$38,640

Locomotive firers

53-40121.20.3-0.9-78.6$63,820

Respiratory therapy technicians

29-205410.84.7-6.1-56.3$51,210

Parking enforcement workers

33-30419.46.1-3.3-35.3$39,840

Word processors and typists

43-902274.950.1-24.8-33.1$39,750

Watch repairers

49-90641.81.2-0.5-29.7$39,910

Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles

49-209612.19.0-3.1-25.6$35,590

Foundry mold and coremakers

51-407112.59.5-3.0-24.0$35,430

Pourers and casters, metal

51-40528.46.5-2.0-23.4$37,730

Computer operators

43-901151.539.7-11.8-22.8$45,840

Telephone operators

43-20219.17.0-2.0-22.6$37,240

Mine shuttle car operators

53-71111.51.2-0.3-21.9$56,340

Electromechanical equipment assemblers

51-202345.735.9-9.8-21.4

Data entry keyers

43-9021203.8160.6-43.3-21.2$32,170

Postmasters and mail superintendents

11-913114.211.2-3.0-20.9$75,970

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

51-2022218.9173.3-45.6-20.8

Coil winders, tapers, and finishers

51-202114.111.2-2.9-20.7$34,400

Grinding and polishing workers, hand

51-902226.621.1-5.4-20.5$29,550

Timing device assemblers and adjusters

51-20930.80.6-0.2-20.1$34,650

Switchboard operators, including answering service

43-201193.274.7-18.5-19.9$29,420

Prepress technicians and workers

51-511134.627.7-6.9-19.9$40,410

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

51-403212.39.9-2.4-19.5$38,020

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

51-606322.217.9-4.3-19.3$29,160

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

51-403517.614.2-3.4-19.3$43,590

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

51-402219.215.5-3.7-19.2$38,900

Legal secretaries

43-6012194.7157.5-37.1-19.1$46,360

Photographic process workers and processing machine operators

51-915126.922.0-4.9-18.1$29,180

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

51-606111.39.2-2.0-18.1$28,780

Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers

51-201141.834.5-7.3-17.4$53,340

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

43-6011685.3566.2-119.2-17.4$59,340

Engine and other machine assemblers

51-203138.031.5-6.5-17.2$44,380
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, 2016 and projected 2026 (Numbers in thousands)
2016 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2016–26
20162026NumberPercentMedian annual wage, 2018(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000156,063.8167,582.311,518.67.4$38,640

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

43-60142,536.22,371.3-164.9-6.5$36,630

Team assemblers

51-20921,130.9985.9-145.0-12.8

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

43-6011685.3566.2-119.2-17.4$59,340

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

51-9061520.7465.2-55.5-10.7$38,250

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

51-2022218.9173.3-45.6-20.8

Data entry keyers

43-9021203.8160.6-43.3-21.2$32,170

Tellers

43-3071502.7460.9-41.8-8.3$29,450

Postal service mail carriers

43-5052316.7278.5-38.2-12.1$55,210

Legal secretaries

43-6012194.7157.5-37.1-19.1$46,360

Correctional officers and jailers

33-3012450.0415.5-34.5-7.7$44,330

Assemblers and fabricators, all other

51-2099232.4199.8-32.6-14.0

Office clerks, general

43-90613,117.73,086.0-31.8-1.0$32,730

Cashiers

41-20113,555.53,524.9-30.6-0.9$22,430

Cooks, fast food

35-2011517.6490.5-27.1-5.2$22,330

Sewing machine operators

51-6031153.9128.2-25.7-16.7$25,030

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

43-30311,730.51,705.3-25.2-1.5$40,240

Word processors and typists

43-902274.950.1-24.8-33.1$39,750

Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-4072145.4123.6-21.8-15.0$31,480

Computer programmers

15-1131294.9273.6-21.3-7.2$84,280

Printing press operators

51-5112178.7160.2-18.6-10.4$36,220

Switchboard operators, including answering service

43-201193.274.7-18.5-19.9$29,420

Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

49-2022237.6219.4-18.2-7.6$56,100

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

43-5053106.789.1-17.5-16.5$58,770

Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products

13-1023309.4292.1-17.4-5.6

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

51-4031192.7175.9-16.8-8.7$34,460

File clerks

43-4071135.0121.0-14.0-10.4$31,700

Chief executives

11-1011308.9296.8-12.1-3.9$189,600

Computer operators

43-901151.539.7-11.8-22.8$45,840

Structural metal fabricators and fitters

51-204177.065.2-11.8-15.3$39,290

Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-402172.361.3-11.0-15.2$35,150
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: May 9, 2019