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Sort by:  Employed by this Industry Code Occupation Projected Growth
(2014-2024)
Projected Job Openings
(2014-2024)
91% 41-2031.00 Retail Salespersons   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Average   Average 1,917,200
81% 41-2011.00 Cashiers Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,523,800
12% 43-4051.00 Customer Service Representatives Bright Outlook   Green Occupation Green  Faster than average   Faster than average 888,700
  43-4051.03 Patient Representatives Bright Outlook    
13% 53-7062.00 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 851,700
69% 43-5081.00 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 689,000
  43-5081.01 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor Bright Outlook    
  43-5081.02 Marking Clerks Bright Outlook    
  43-5081.03 Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Bright Outlook    
  43-5081.04 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales Bright Outlook    
11% 11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 688,800
70% 41-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 411,300
12% 43-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 342,700
20% 35-2021.00 Food Preparation Workers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 298,300
43% 49-3023.00 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Bright Outlook  Average   Average 237,200
  49-3023.01 Automotive Master Mechanics Bright Outlook    
  49-3023.02 Automotive Specialty Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
26% 53-7064.00 Packers and Packagers, Hand Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 196,400
20% 53-3033.00 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 177,800
26% 53-7061.00 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 154,000
22% 43-5071.00 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 145,500
20% 41-2021.00 Counter and Rental Clerks Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 125,800
13% 49-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 113,500
20% 11-2022.00 Sales Managers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 108,000
13% 53-3031.00 Driver/Sales Workers  Average   Average 96,600
61% 29-1051.00 Pharmacists  Slower than average   Slower than average 78,400
72% 29-2052.00 Pharmacy Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 71,600
71% 41-2022.00 Parts Salespersons  Average   Average 68,900
14% 39-2021.00 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers  Faster than average   Faster than average 63,800
14% 49-9098.00 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 53,800
51% 53-6031.00 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants  Faster than average   Faster than average 53,800
41% 51-3011.00 Bakers  Average   Average 53,600
27% 43-4151.00 Order Clerks  Little or no change   Little or no change 53,100
27% 13-1022.00 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Green Occupation  Average   Average 49,100
21% 49-3021.00 Automotive Body and Related Repairers  Faster than average   Faster than average 48,100
10% 35-2015.00 Cooks, Short Order  Decline   Decline 48,000
83% 49-3093.00 Tire Repairers and Changers  Slower than average   Slower than average 40,300
48% 29-2081.00 Opticians, Dispensing Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 37,900
86% 51-3021.00 Butchers and Meat Cutters  Average   Average 34,400
31% 27-1026.00 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers  Slower than average   Slower than average 32,100
12% 49-9099.00 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 32,000
  49-9099.01 Geothermal Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
17% 51-3022.00 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers  Little or no change   Little or no change 30,100
23% 49-2011.00 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 28,600
12% 29-1041.00 Optometrists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 25,500
34% 41-9099.00 Sales and Related Workers, All Other  Faster than average   Faster than average 25,400
18% 53-3099.00 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other  Faster than average   Faster than average 24,300
13% 43-5111.00 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping  Little or no change   Little or no change 21,100
11% 33-1099.00 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other  Average   Average 20,700
13% 27-1025.00 * Interior Designers  Slower than average   Slower than average 16,200
11% 43-4161.00 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping  Decline   Decline 15,900
10% 43-9071.00 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer  Decline   Decline 15,800
69% 27-1023.00 Floral Designers  Decline   Decline 14,000
20% 51-6052.00 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers  Decline   Decline 13,500
12% 43-2011.00 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service  Decline   Decline 13,300
33% 49-9031.00 Home Appliance Repairers  Decline   Decline 12,500
25% 51-3099.00 Food Processing Workers, All Other  Average   Average 12,400
27% 51-9083.00 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 10,200
85% 31-9095.00 Pharmacy Aides  Little or no change   Little or no change 8,800
24% 49-9011.00 Mechanical Door Repairers  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,700
12% 39-3093.00 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants  Average   Average 8,600
14% 47-2121.00 Glaziers  Slower than average   Slower than average 8,400
41% 49-3053.00 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics  Average   Average 8,100
12% 35-2019.00 Cooks, All Other  Average   Average 7,000
11% 29-1181.00 Audiologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 6,800
17% 47-2041.00 Carpet Installers  Little or no change   Little or no change 6,300
27% 51-9071.00 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers  Decline   Decline 6,200
  51-9071.01 Jewelers    
  51-9071.06 Gem and Diamond Workers    
  51-9071.07 Precious Metal Workers    
90% 49-3091.00 Bicycle Repairers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 6,000
43% 51-9151.00 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators  Decline   Decline 5,600
10% 51-9082.00 Medical Appliance Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,100
43% 49-3051.00 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 5,100
30% 49-2097.00 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,900
33% 49-9091.00 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers  Decline   Decline 4,600
12% 47-2042.00 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,500
80% 49-3052.00 Motorcycle Mechanics  Average   Average 4,400
72% 49-3092.00 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,300
10% 51-3091.00 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 4,000
10% 51-6051.00 Sewers, Hand  Decline   Decline 4,000
10% 13-1021.00 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products Green Occupation  Average   Average 3,300
17% 51-9123.00 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers  Decline   Decline 3,300
24% 29-2091.00 Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,700
27% 51-9194.00 Etchers and Engravers  Decline   Decline 2,500
56% 29-2092.00 Hearing Aid Specialists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,200
10% 49-2021.00 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers  Average   Average 2,100
  49-2021.01 Radio Mechanics    
63% 49-2096.00 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles  Decline   Decline 2,000
62% 49-9063.00 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,900
48% 41-9012.00 Models  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,700
49% 49-9095.00 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers  Decline   Decline 1,000
41% 49-9064.00 Watch Repairers  Decline   Decline 500

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.