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Browse Bright Outlook Occupations
Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations. The Bright Outlook browse feature allows you to explore occupations in each of these categories. In the example that follows, "Numerous Job Openings" is selected from the pull-down menu.
The subsequent screen provides a list of occupations that are projected to have large numbers of job openings in the next several years.
Numerous Job Openings
Each occupation designated as Bright Outlook matches at least one of the following three criteria:
- Rapid Growth — These occupations are projected to grow much faster than average (employment increase of 29% or more) over the period 2010-2020.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2020 employment projections. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2010-2020).
- Numerous Job Openings — These occupations are projected to have 100,000 or more job openings over the period 2010-2020.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2020 employment projections. Projected job openings represent openings due to growth and replacement.
- New and Emerging — These occupations are New & Emerging occupations in high growth industries.
Source: National Center for O*NET Development. See the New & Emerging development report for more information.
Should you not identify your occupation of interest in the selected Bright Outlook category, you can immediately re-select another category from the accompanying pull-down menu. You can also view all Bright Outlook O*NET-SOC occupations by choosing "All Bright Outlook Occupations" from the pull-down menu.