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(2014-2024)
Projected Job Openings
(2014-2024)
19% 19-3092.00 Geographers  Decline   Decline 200
28% 15-2091.00 Mathematical Technicians  Decline   Decline 200
47% 19-3041.00 Sociologists  Little or no change   Little or no change 300
31% 19-2011.00 Astronomers  Slower than average   Slower than average 400
29% 15-2099.00 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other  Average   Average 400
21% 19-3093.00 Historians  Slower than average   Slower than average 500
23% 19-3094.00 Political Scientists  Decline   Decline 700
29% 17-2021.00 Agricultural Engineers  Slower than average   Slower than average 700
26% 19-3032.00 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 800
14% 51-4061.00 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 1,100
20% 47-2142.00 Paperhangers  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,200
61% 19-3091.00 Anthropologists and Archeologists  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,200
  19-3091.01 Anthropologists    
  19-3091.02 Archeologists    
23% 19-1011.00 Animal Scientists  Average   Average 1,200
26% 15-2021.00 Mathematicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,300
37% 17-3019.00 Drafters, All Other  Decline   Decline 1,700
36% 19-2032.00 Materials Scientists   Green Occupation Green  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,800
11% 47-5031.00 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,900
31% 23-1022.00 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,000
15% 19-1041.00 Epidemiologists  Average   Average 2,200
14% 43-9081.00 Proofreaders and Copy Markers  Decline   Decline 2,600
42% 19-2043.00 Hydrologists Green Occupation  Average   Average 2,600
17% 27-1029.00 Designers, All Other  Average   Average 2,700
32% 17-2151.00 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers  Average   Average 2,700
11% 19-4051.00 Nuclear Technicians  Decline   Decline 2,800
  19-4051.01 Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians Green Occupation    
  19-4051.02 Nuclear Monitoring Technicians    
43% 17-2121.00 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,900
  17-2121.01 Marine Engineers    
  17-2121.02 Marine Architects    
18% 19-2099.00 Physical Scientists, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 3,000
  19-2099.01 Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
41% 17-3021.00 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,200
40% 19-2021.00 Atmospheric and Space Scientists Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,300
20% 17-3024.00 Electro-Mechanical Technicians Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 3,700
  17-3024.01 Robotics Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
14% 53-6041.00 Traffic Technicians  Average   Average 3,900
72% 19-3022.00 Survey Researchers  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,900
12% 43-9031.00 Desktop Publishers  Decline   Decline 4,000
15% 19-1099.00 Life Scientists, All Other  Average   Average 4,000
10% 27-1027.00 Set and Exhibit Designers  Average   Average 4,100
17% 19-3099.00 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other  Decline   Decline 4,200
  19-3099.01 Transportation Planners Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
29% 17-2161.00 Nuclear Engineers Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 4,400
14% 29-9012.00 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,400
13% 43-9011.00 Computer Operators  Decline   Decline 4,600
38% 19-2012.00 Physicists  Average   Average 4,900
50% 17-1012.00 Landscape Architects Green Occupation  Average   Average 4,900
42% 17-3012.00 Electrical and Electronics Drafters  Average   Average 5,200
  17-3012.01 Electronic Drafters    
  17-3012.02 Electrical Drafters    
11% 51-9151.00 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators  Decline   Decline 5,600
19% 19-1012.00 Food Scientists and Technologists  Slower than average   Slower than average 5,900
12% 11-3111.00 Compensation and Benefits Managers  Average   Average 6,000
36% 15-1111.00 Computer and Information Research Scientists  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,000
56% 17-3025.00 Environmental Engineering Technicians Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,400
56% 17-3031.00 Surveying and Mapping Technicians  Decline   Decline 6,500
  17-3031.01 Surveying Technicians    
  17-3031.02 Mapping Technicians    
20% 19-1023.00 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 6,600
31% 19-1022.00 Microbiologists  Slower than average   Slower than average 6,800
36% 19-3011.00 Economists  Average   Average 7,000
  19-3011.01 Environmental Economists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
34% 19-1013.00 Soil and Plant Scientists Green Occupation  Average   Average 7,300
49% 17-1021.00 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,400
25% 17-3013.00 Mechanical Drafters  Decline   Decline 7,800
30% 19-4041.00 Geological and Petroleum Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,000
  19-4041.01 Geophysical Data Technicians Green Occupation    
  19-4041.02 Geological Sample Test Technicians Green Occupation    
17% 17-2111.00 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors  Average   Average 9,000
  17-2111.01 Industrial Safety and Health Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2111.02 Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers    
  17-2111.03 Product Safety Engineers    
22% 17-2131.00 Materials Engineers  Little or no change   Little or no change 9,200
19% 19-3051.00 Urban and Regional Planners Green Occupation  Average   Average 9,400
20% 19-1029.00 Biological Scientists, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 9,700
  19-1029.01 Bioinformatics Scientists Bright Outlook    
  19-1029.02 Molecular and Cellular Biologists Bright Outlook    
  19-1029.03 Geneticists Bright Outlook    
23% 27-1021.00 Commercial and Industrial Designers Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 9,900
31% 17-2041.00 Chemical Engineers Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 10,000
20% 13-2071.00 Credit Counselors Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,500
  13-2071.01 Loan Counselors Bright Outlook    
22% 17-2031.00 Biomedical Engineers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,900
14% 33-9021.00 Private Detectives and Investigators  Average   Average 11,000
76% 17-3011.00 Architectural and Civil Drafters  Decline   Decline 11,100
  17-3011.01 Architectural Drafters Green Occupation    
  17-3011.02 Civil Drafters    
35% 11-2011.00 Advertising and Promotions Managers  Average   Average 11,400
  11-2011.01 Green Marketers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
21% 23-2099.00 Legal Support Workers, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 11,600
15% 15-2011.00 Actuaries Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 11,700
51% 19-1021.00 Biochemists and Biophysicists  Average   Average 11,900
12% 11-3131.00 Training and Development Managers  Average   Average 11,900
12% 19-4011.00 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians  Average   Average 12,400
  19-4011.01 Agricultural Technicians Green Occupation    
  19-4011.02 Food Science Technicians    
32% 17-3027.00 Mechanical Engineering Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 12,800
  17-3027.01 Automotive Engineering Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
10% 17-2171.00 Petroleum Engineers  Faster than average   Faster than average 13,000
40% 11-9121.00 Natural Sciences Managers Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 13,300
  11-9121.01 Clinical Research Coordinators Bright Outlook    
  11-9121.02 Water Resource Specialists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
71% 17-1022.00 Surveyors  Decline   Decline 13,700
  17-1022.01 Geodetic Surveyors Bright Outlook    
40% 19-2042.00 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 15,000
46% 19-4061.00 Social Science Research Assistants  Average   Average 15,200
  19-4061.01 City and Regional Planning Aides    
27% 15-2041.00 Statisticians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 15,400
  15-2041.01 Biostatisticians Bright Outlook    
  15-2041.02 Clinical Data Managers Bright Outlook    
35% 23-2093.00 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers  Little or no change   Little or no change 15,600
23% 27-1011.00 Art Directors  Slower than average   Slower than average 15,800
14% 27-1014.00 Multimedia Artists and Animators  Average   Average 15,900
46% 27-1025.00 Interior Designers  Slower than average   Slower than average 16,200
13% 43-5021.00 Couriers and Messengers  Average   Average 16,500
10% 13-2031.00 Budget Analysts  Slower than average   Slower than average 16,700
11% 29-9011.00 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 16,900
20% 17-3029.00 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 17,100
  17-3029.01 Non-Destructive Testing Specialists Bright Outlook    
  17-3029.02 Electrical Engineering Technologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-3029.03 Electromechanical Engineering Technologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-3029.04 Electronics Engineering Technologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-3029.05 Industrial Engineering Technologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-3029.06 Manufacturing Engineering Technologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-3029.07 Mechanical Engineering Technologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-3029.08 Photonics Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-3029.09 Manufacturing Production Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-3029.10 Fuel Cell Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-3029.11 Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-3029.12 Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
38% 27-3042.00 Technical Writers  Faster than average   Faster than average 17,200
36% 17-2061.00 Computer Hardware Engineers  Slower than average   Slower than average 18,400
48% 19-4091.00 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 18,600
75% 29-1131.00 Veterinarians  Faster than average   Faster than average 19,000
17% 13-1081.00 Logisticians  Slower than average   Slower than average 20,600
  13-1081.01 Logistics Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  13-1081.02 Logistics Analysts Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
32% 17-2011.00 Aerospace Engineers Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 20,700
35% 19-4031.00 Chemical Technicians Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 21,100
20% 43-9051.00 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service  Decline   Decline 21,400
45% 17-3022.00 Civil Engineering Technicians  Average   Average 21,600
88% 31-9096.00 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers  Faster than average   Faster than average 21,900
30% 19-2031.00 Chemists Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 22,400
53% 17-2081.00 Environmental Engineers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 22,400
  17-2081.01 Water/Wastewater Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
84% 43-6012.00 Legal Secretaries  Decline   Decline 22,700
24% 41-9031.00 Sales Engineers  Average   Average 23,000
12% 13-1141.00 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists  Slower than average   Slower than average 24,000
80% 13-2082.00 Tax Preparers  Slower than average   Slower than average 24,100
38% 15-1122.00 * Information Security Analysts Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 25,500
33% 19-4021.00 Biological Technicians  Average   Average 26,300
71% 17-1011.00 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Green Occupation  Average   Average 26,300
13% 11-2031.00 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers  Average   Average 27,100
29% 27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 27,200
92% 29-2056.00 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 27,400
16% 43-9021.00 Data Entry Keyers  Decline   Decline 27,600
24% 17-2072.00 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 30,300
  17-2072.01 Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists Bright Outlook    
36% 15-1143.00 Computer Network Architects  Faster than average   Faster than average 31,500
  15-1143.01 Telecommunications Engineering Specialists Bright Outlook    
16% 43-4071.00 File Clerks  Decline   Decline 32,000
11% 27-1026.00 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers  Slower than average   Slower than average 32,100
23% 17-2199.00 Engineers, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 33,000
  17-2199.01 Biochemical Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2199.02 Validation Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2199.03 Energy Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2199.04 Manufacturing Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2199.05 Mechatronics Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2199.06 Microsystems Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2199.07 Photonics Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2199.08 Robotics Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2199.09 Nanosystems Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2199.10 Wind Energy Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2199.11 Solar Energy Systems Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
24% 17-3023.00 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians  Decline   Decline 34,100
  17-3023.01 Electronics Engineering Technicians Green Occupation    
  17-3023.03 Electrical Engineering Technicians Green Occupation    
25% 27-4021.00 Photographers  Slower than average   Slower than average 34,500
36% 41-9011.00 Demonstrators and Product Promoters  Faster than average   Faster than average 35,800
32% 47-4011.00 Construction and Building Inspectors Green Occupation  Average   Average 36,300
26% 15-1152.00 Computer Network Support Specialists  Average   Average 36,900
18% 15-1199.00 Computer Occupations, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 37,700
  15-1199.01 Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers Bright Outlook    
  15-1199.02 Computer Systems Engineers/Architects Bright Outlook    
  15-1199.03 Web Administrators Bright Outlook    
  15-1199.04 Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  15-1199.05 Geographic Information Systems Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  15-1199.06 Database Architects Bright Outlook    
  15-1199.07 Data Warehousing Specialists Bright Outlook    
  15-1199.08 Business Intelligence Analysts Bright Outlook    
  15-1199.09 Information Technology Project Managers Bright Outlook    
  15-1199.10 Search Marketing Strategists Bright Outlook    
  15-1199.11 Video Game Designers Bright Outlook    
  15-1199.12 Document Management Specialists Bright Outlook    
19% 19-4099.00 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other  Average   Average 38,100
  19-4099.01 Quality Control Analysts Bright Outlook    
  19-4099.02 Precision Agriculture Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  19-4099.03 Remote Sensing Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
25% 15-1141.00 Database Administrators  Faster than average   Faster than average 39,200
40% 19-2041.00 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 39,300
  19-2041.01 Climate Change Analysts Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  19-2041.02 Environmental Restoration Planners Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  19-2041.03 Industrial Ecologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
34% 17-2071.00 Electrical Engineers Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 41,100
36% 19-1042.00 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists  Average   Average 42,400
21% 27-3031.00 Public Relations Specialists Green Occupation  Average   Average 43,600
23% 15-2031.00 Operations Research Analysts Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 43,900
10% 43-3051.00 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks  Decline   Decline 46,300
12% 11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers  Faster than average   Faster than average 46,600
40% 41-3011.00 Advertising Sales Agents  Decline   Decline 49,800
24% 43-4111.00 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan  Average   Average 55,500
31% 15-1134.00 Web Developers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 58,600
35% 11-9041.00 Architectural and Engineering Managers Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 59,500
  11-9041.01 Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
13% 39-2021.00 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers  Faster than average   Faster than average 63,800
21% 11-2021.00 Marketing Managers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 64,200
28% 27-1024.00 Graphic Designers  Little or no change   Little or no change 65,800
11% 17-2112.00 Industrial Engineers Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 72,800
  17-2112.01 Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists Bright Outlook    
26% 15-1142.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators  Average   Average 79,400
14% 13-1151.00 Training and Development Specialists Green Occupation  Average   Average 80,400
46% 15-1131.00 Computer Programmers  Decline   Decline 81,000
13% 43-6011.00 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  Decline   Decline 81,900
73% 23-2011.00 Paralegals and Legal Assistants  Average   Average 82,700
12% 13-2051.00 Financial Analysts Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 89,400
29% 11-3021.00 Computer and Information Systems Managers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 94,800
12% 41-4011.00 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Green Occupation  Average   Average 95,400
  41-4011.07 Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
32% 17-2141.00 Mechanical Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 102,500
  17-2141.01 Fuel Cell Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  17-2141.02 Automotive Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
52% 17-2051.00 Civil Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 106,700
  17-2051.01 Transportation Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
45% 15-1133.00 Software Developers, Systems Software Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 107,900
12% 13-1071.00 Human Resources Specialists Bright Outlook  Average   Average 139,300
27% 15-1151.00 Computer User Support Specialists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 150,500
29% 13-1161.00 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 151,400
50% 23-1011.00 Lawyers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 157,700
11% 13-1199.00 Business Operations Specialists, All Other Bright Outlook  Average   Average 166,900
  13-1199.01 Energy Auditors Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  13-1199.02 Security Management Specialists Bright Outlook    
  13-1199.03 Customs Brokers Bright Outlook    
  13-1199.04 Business Continuity Planners Bright Outlook    
  13-1199.05 Sustainability Specialists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  13-1199.06 Online Merchants Bright Outlook    
11% 11-3031.00 Financial Managers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 169,300
  11-3031.01 Treasurers and Controllers Bright Outlook    
  11-3031.02 Financial Managers, Branch or Department Bright Outlook    
12% 43-3031.00 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Bright Outlook  Decline   Decline 172,600
13% 43-3021.00 Billing and Posting Clerks Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 174,100
  43-3021.01 Statement Clerks Bright Outlook    
  43-3021.02 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks Bright Outlook    
35% 15-1121.00 Computer Systems Analysts Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 191,600
  15-1121.01 Informatics Nurse Specialists Bright Outlook    
31% 13-1111.00 Management Analysts Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 208,500
42% 15-1132.00 Software Developers, Applications Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 238,000
18% 41-3099.00 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other Bright Outlook  Average   Average 252,400
  41-3099.01 Energy Brokers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
10% 43-6014.00 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 323,100
11% 43-4171.00 Receptionists and Information Clerks Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 375,000
33% 13-2011.00 Accountants and Auditors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 498,000
  13-2011.01 Accountants Bright Outlook    
  13-2011.02 Auditors Bright Outlook    
10% 11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 688,800

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2014-2024 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.