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Sort by:  Employed by this Industry Code Occupation Projected Growth
(2012-2022)
Projected Job Openings
(2012-2022)
90% 41-2031.00 Retail Salespersons   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Average   Average 1,955,700
81% 41-2011.00 Cashiers Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,530,000
12% 43-4051.00 Customer Service Representatives Bright Outlook   Green Occupation Green  Average   Average 941,600
  43-4051.03 Patient Representatives Bright Outlook    
14% 53-7062.00 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 922,500
10% 11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 613,100
69% 43-5081.00 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers Bright Outlook  Little or no change   Little or no change 546,000
  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% 43-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 508,000
68% 41-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 419,800
17% 35-2021.00 Food Preparation Workers Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 260,500
41% 49-3023.00 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Bright Outlook  Average   Average 237,600
  49-3023.01 Automotive Master Mechanics Bright Outlook    
  49-3023.02 Automotive Specialty Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
27% 53-7064.00 Packers and Packagers, Hand Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 215,000
21% 43-5071.00 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 189,600
20% 53-3033.00 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 166,600
21% 41-2021.00 Counter and Rental Clerks Bright Outlook  Average   Average 158,500
13% 49-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 152,000
25% 53-7061.00 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment Bright Outlook  Average   Average 126,300
10% 53-7051.00 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 116,800
63% 29-1051.00 Pharmacists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 109,800
20% 11-2022.00 Sales Managers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 106,900
73% 29-2052.00 Pharmacy Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 105,900
13% 53-3031.00 Driver/Sales Workers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 105,900
69% 41-2022.00 Parts Salespersons  Slower than average   Slower than average 71,600
30% 43-4151.00 Order Clerks  Decline   Decline 56,000
15% 49-9098.00 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Green Occupation  Average   Average 55,900
15% 39-2021.00 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers  Faster than average   Faster than average 52,100
54% 53-6031.00 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants  Faster than average   Faster than average 51,200
19% 49-3021.00 Automotive Body and Related Repairers  Average   Average 50,100
42% 51-3011.00 Bakers  Slower than average   Slower than average 50,100
15% 51-3022.00 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers  Slower than average   Slower than average 49,000
46% 41-9099.00 Sales and Related Workers, All Other  Average   Average 45,000
84% 49-3093.00 Tire Repairers and Changers  Average   Average 42,900
11% 49-9099.00 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other  Average   Average 40,800
  49-9099.01 Geothermal Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
87% 51-3021.00 Butchers and Meat Cutters  Slower than average   Slower than average 40,200
26% 13-1022.00 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 39,900
11% 43-4161.00 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping  Little or no change   Little or no change 37,100
28% 27-1026.00 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers  Average   Average 36,100
43% 29-2081.00 Opticians, Dispensing Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 35,300
11% 41-9011.00 Demonstrators and Product Promoters  Faster than average   Faster than average 34,600
23% 49-2011.00 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 32,800
13% 53-3099.00 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other  Average   Average 25,300
12% 43-2011.00 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service  Decline   Decline 24,100
14% 43-5111.00 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping  Average   Average 23,300
13% 27-1025.00 Interior Designers  Average   Average 21,500
14% 47-2121.00 Glaziers  Faster than average   Faster than average 19,100
11% 29-1041.00 Optometrists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 17,700
69% 27-1023.00 Floral Designers  Decline   Decline 16,500
11% 43-9071.00 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer  Decline   Decline 16,400
29% 51-9083.00 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians  Average   Average 14,200
10% 51-9122.00 Painters, Transportation Equipment  Average   Average 14,000
35% 49-9031.00 Home Appliance Repairers  Little or no change   Little or no change 13,900
55% 51-9151.00 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators  Little or no change   Little or no change 13,900
26% 51-3099.00 Food Processing Workers, All Other  Average   Average 13,600
87% 31-9095.00 Pharmacy Aides  Average   Average 12,900
17% 39-3093.00 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants  Average   Average 11,900
30% 49-2097.00 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers  Little or no change   Little or no change 11,400
22% 47-2041.00 Carpet Installers  Average   Average 9,800
24% 49-9011.00 Mechanical Door Repairers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 9,100
12% 51-3093.00 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 8,700
13% 35-2019.00 Cooks, All Other  Average   Average 8,300
42% 49-3053.00 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics  Slower than average   Slower than average 8,100
17% 29-1181.00 Audiologists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,000
33% 51-9071.00 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers  Decline   Decline 6,700
  51-9071.01 Jewelers    
  51-9071.06 * Gem and Diamond Workers    
  51-9071.07 Precious Metal Workers    
95% 49-3091.00 Bicycle Repairers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 6,400
10% 43-4041.00 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks  Decline   Decline 6,100
  43-4041.01 Credit Authorizers    
  43-4041.02 Credit Checkers    
38% 49-3051.00 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 5,500
23% 51-6052.00 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers  Decline   Decline 5,300
13% 51-9082.00 Medical Appliance Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 5,200
79% 49-3092.00 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians  Average   Average 4,800
80% 49-3052.00 Motorcycle Mechanics  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,600
16% 47-2042.00 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles  Average   Average 4,500
30% 49-9091.00 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers  Decline   Decline 4,100
25% 29-2091.00 Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,800
10% 27-1029.00 Designers, All Other  Average   Average 3,500
11% 49-2021.00 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,300
  49-2021.01 Radio Mechanics    
19% 51-9123.00 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers  Little or no change   Little or no change 3,100
60% 49-9063.00 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,800
10% 51-7021.00 Furniture Finishers  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,800
29% 51-9194.00 Etchers and Engravers  Decline   Decline 2,300
62% 41-9012.00 Models  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,100
55% 29-2092.00 Hearing Aid Specialists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,900
60% 49-2096.00 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles  Decline   Decline 1,300
38% 49-9095.00 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers  Decline   Decline 1,300
11% 49-9061.00 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,000
32% 49-9064.00 Watch Repairers  Little or no change   Little or no change 900

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2012-2022 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.