Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupations with the largest job growth, 2004-14

December 22, 2005

The 30 occupations with the largest job growth will account for 8.8 million new jobs from 2004 to 2014 or 47 percent of total job growth.

Occupations with the largest projected job growth, 2004–14
[Chart data—TXT]

The top 10 of these occupations, which are shown in the chart, will account for 4.6 million new jobs or about one quarter of total job growth.

The occupation of retail salespersons—the largest occupation in 2004—is projected to have the most new jobs, 736,000. The category of registered nurses, the largest health care occupation in 2004, is projected to have 703,000 new jobs. Employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to increase by 524,000.

These projections are from the Employment Projections program. More information on the 2004-14 projections appears in "BLS Releases 2004-14 Employment Projections" (PDF) (TXT), USDL news release 05-2276, and in five articles in the November 2005 issue of the Monthly Labor Review.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Occupations with the largest job growth, 2004-14 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/dec/wk3/art04.htm (visited January 19, 2022).


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