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July 16, 2002

Apprenticeships are available for more than 850 occupations. Construction and manufacturing apprenticeships are most common, but apprenticeships are available for all sorts of jobs.

Commonly apprenticed occupations expected to have the most job openings, 2000-10
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Among the commonly apprenticed occupations, jobs in food, repair, health, and protective service join carpenters and electricians at the top of the list of jobs with the most expected job openings through 2010.

Other possibilities for apprenticeship range from telecommunications and environmental protection to childcare and the arts.

This information was produced by the Employment Projections Program. For more information, read "Apprenticeships," by Olivia Crosby, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Summer 2002.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Apprenticeships at (visited May 19, 2024).

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