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(2016-2026)
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(2016-2026)
92% 29-2056.00 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,700
87% 31-9096.00 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 15,500
83% 43-6012.00 Legal Secretaries  Decline   Decline 15,000
80% 29-1131.00 Veterinarians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 4,500
75% 23-2011.00 Paralegals and Legal Assistants Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 34,700
75% 13-2082.00 Tax Preparers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,500
75% 17-3011.00 Architectural and Civil Drafters  Average   Average 9,500
  17-3011.01 Architectural Drafters   Green Occupation Green    
  17-3011.02 Civil Drafters    
73% 17-1022.00 Surveyors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,800
  17-1022.01 Geodetic Surveyors Bright Outlook    
70% 17-1011.00 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 9,700
61% 19-3022.00 Survey Researchers  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,300
58% 17-3031.00 Surveying and Mapping Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 7,200
  17-3031.01 Surveying Technicians Bright Outlook    
  17-3031.02 Mapping Technicians Bright Outlook    
56% 17-3025.00 Environmental Engineering Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,700
54% 17-2051.00 Civil Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 25,900
  17-2051.01 Transportation Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
54% 17-1012.00 Landscape Architects Green Occupation  Average   Average 1,900
54% 19-3091.00 Anthropologists and Archeologists  Slower than average   Slower than average 700
  19-3091.01 Anthropologists    
  19-3091.02 Archeologists    
52% 19-1021.00 Biochemists and Biophysicists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,200
51% 19-4091.00 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,600
51% 17-2121.00 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 600
  17-2121.01 Marine Engineers Bright Outlook    
  17-2121.02 Marine Architects Bright Outlook    
50% 23-1011.00 Lawyers  Average   Average 41,900
50% 17-2081.00 Environmental Engineers Green Occupation  Average   Average 4,000
  17-2081.01 Water/Wastewater Engineers Green Occupation    
47% 17-3022.00 Civil Engineering Technicians  Average   Average 7,200
47% 27-1025.00 Interior Designers  Average   Average 6,600
46% 17-3021.00 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians  Average   Average 1,100
45% 15-1131.00 Computer Programmers  Decline   Decline 15,400
44% 15-1111.00 Computer and Information Research Scientists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,500
43% 15-1132.00 Software Developers, Applications Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 85,500
43% 15-1133.00 Software Developers, Systems Software Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 32,700
43% 19-2042.00 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,500
43% 19-2021.00 Atmospheric and Space Scientists Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 900
43% 19-2032.00 Materials Scientists Green Occupation  Average   Average 800
42% 41-3011.00 Advertising Sales Agents  Decline   Decline 17,800
42% 19-4061.00 Social Science Research Assistants  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,100
  19-4061.01 City and Regional Planning Aides    
42% 19-3032.00 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists  Average   Average 100
41% 11-9121.00 Natural Sciences Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,200
  11-9121.01 Clinical Research Coordinators Bright Outlook    
  11-9121.02 Water Resource Specialists Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
41% 17-2061.00 Computer Hardware Engineers  Average   Average 5,100
41% 19-3041.00 Sociologists  Little or no change   Little or no change 300
40% 15-1122.00 Information Security Analysts Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,400
40% 17-1021.00 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,200
39% 41-9011.00 Demonstrators and Product Promoters  Average   Average 17,200
39% 19-2041.00 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 9,500
  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    
39% 27-3042.00 Technical Writers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,700
39% 11-2011.00 Advertising and Promotions Managers  Average   Average 3,400
  11-2011.01 Green Marketers Green Occupation    
38% 19-1042.00 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 12,100
38% 23-2093.00 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers  Slower than average   Slower than average 6,000
38% 19-2012.00 Physicists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,700
38% 19-2043.00 Hydrologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 700
38% 15-2099.00 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 200
37% 15-1121.00 Computer Systems Analysts  Average   Average 44,800
  15-1121.01 Informatics Nurse Specialists    
37% 17-3012.00 Electrical and Electronics Drafters  Average   Average 2,500
  17-3012.01 Electronic Drafters    
  17-3012.02 Electrical Drafters    
37% 17-2151.00 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers  Average   Average 600
35% 11-9041.00 Architectural and Engineering Managers Green Occupation  Average   Average 13,600
  11-9041.01 Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers Green Occupation    
35% 15-1143.00 Computer Network Architects  Average   Average 11,700
  15-1143.01 Telecommunications Engineering Specialists    
35% 17-3019.00 Drafters, All Other  Average   Average 1,500
34% 17-2071.00 * Electrical Engineers Green Occupation  Average   Average 13,900
34% 19-4021.00 Biological Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,900
34% 19-4041.00 Geological and Petroleum Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,900
  19-4041.01 Geophysical Data Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  19-4041.02 Geological Sample Test Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
34% 19-3011.00 Economists  Average   Average 1,600
  19-3011.01 Environmental Economists Green Occupation    
33% 13-2011.00 Accountants and Auditors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 141,800
  13-2011.01 Accountants Bright Outlook    
  13-2011.02 Auditors Bright Outlook    
33% 47-4011.00 Construction and Building Inspectors Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 12,700
33% 19-4031.00 Chemical Technicians Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 6,600
32% 11-3021.00 Computer and Information Systems Managers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 32,500
32% 17-3027.00 Mechanical Engineering Technicians  Average   Average 4,200
  17-3027.01 Automotive Engineering Technicians Green Occupation    
32% 19-1022.00 Microbiologists  Average   Average 2,200
31% 17-2141.00 Mechanical Engineers Green Occupation  Average   Average 21,200
  17-2141.01 Fuel Cell Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2141.02 Automotive Engineers Green Occupation    
30% 13-1111.00 Management Analysts Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 81,300
30% 13-1161.00 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 76,700
30% 27-1024.00 Graphic Designers  Average   Average 26,200
30% 27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,700
30% 17-2011.00 Aerospace Engineers Green Occupation  Average   Average 4,600
29% 15-1134.00 Web Developers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 14,200
29% 19-2031.00 Chemists Green Occupation  Average   Average 8,600
29% 15-2021.00 Mathematicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 300
28% 15-1151.00 Computer User Support Specialists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 55,400
28% 15-2041.00 Statisticians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 4,400
  15-2041.01 Biostatisticians Bright Outlook    
  15-2041.02 Clinical Data Managers Bright Outlook    
28% 19-1013.00 Soil and Plant Scientists Green Occupation  Average   Average 2,200
27% 15-1142.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators  Average   Average 27,000
27% 17-3013.00 Mechanical Drafters  Average   Average 5,900
27% 27-1021.00 Commercial and Industrial Designers Green Occupation  Average   Average 3,900
27% 19-3094.00 Political Scientists  Slower than average   Slower than average 700
27% 23-1022.00 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 400
26% 15-1141.00 Database Administrators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 9,300
26% 17-2041.00 Chemical Engineers Green Occupation  Average   Average 2,400
26% 17-2161.00 Nuclear Engineers Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,400
25% 15-2091.00 Mathematical Technicians  Average   Average
24% 15-1152.00 Computer Network Support Specialists  Average   Average 16,500
24% 17-3023.00 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 12,000
  17-3023.01 Electronics Engineering Technicians Green Occupation    
  17-3023.03 Electrical Engineering Technicians Green Occupation    
24% 41-9031.00 Sales Engineers  Average   Average 8,300
24% 23-2099.00 Legal Support Workers, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,400
23% 15-1199.00 Computer Occupations, All Other  Average   Average 22,300
  15-1199.01 Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers    
  15-1199.02 Computer Systems Engineers/Architects    
  15-1199.03 Web Administrators    
  15-1199.04 Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists Green Occupation    
  15-1199.05 Geographic Information Systems Technicians Green Occupation    
  15-1199.06 Database Architects    
  15-1199.07 Data Warehousing Specialists    
  15-1199.08 Business Intelligence Analysts    
  15-1199.09 Information Technology Project Managers    
  15-1199.10 Search Marketing Strategists    
  15-1199.11 Video Game Designers    
  15-1199.12 Document Management Specialists    
23% 17-2031.00 Biomedical Engineers  Average   Average 1,600
23% 47-2142.00 Paperhangers  Average   Average 500
23% 17-2021.00 Agricultural Engineers  Average   Average 200
22% 27-3031.00 Public Relations Specialists Green Occupation  Average   Average 28,300
22% 11-2021.00 Marketing Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 21,300
22% 15-2031.00 Operations Research Analysts Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 10,700
22% 17-2199.00 Engineers, All Other  Average   Average 9,500
  17-2199.01 Biochemical Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2199.02 Validation Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2199.03 Energy Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2199.04 Manufacturing Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2199.05 Mechatronics Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2199.06 Microsystems Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2199.07 Photonics Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2199.08 Robotics Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2199.09 Nanosystems Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2199.10 Wind Energy Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2199.11 Solar Energy Systems Engineers Green Occupation    
22% 17-2072.00 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 9,200
  17-2072.01 Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists    
22% 17-3029.00 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other  Average   Average 7,100
  17-3029.01 Non-Destructive Testing Specialists    
  17-3029.02 Electrical Engineering Technologists Green Occupation    
  17-3029.03 Electromechanical Engineering Technologists Green Occupation    
  17-3029.04 Electronics Engineering Technologists Green Occupation    
  17-3029.05 Industrial Engineering Technologists Green Occupation    
  17-3029.06 Manufacturing Engineering Technologists Green Occupation    
  17-3029.07 Mechanical Engineering Technologists Green Occupation    
  17-3029.08 Photonics Technicians Green Occupation    
  17-3029.09 Manufacturing Production Technicians Green Occupation    
  17-3029.10 Fuel Cell Technicians Green Occupation    
  17-3029.11 Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists Green Occupation    
  17-3029.12 Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians Green Occupation    
21% 19-1029.00 Biological Scientists, All Other  Average   Average 3,700
  19-1029.01 Bioinformatics Scientists    
  19-1029.02 Molecular and Cellular Biologists    
  19-1029.03 Geneticists    
21% 17-3024.00 Electro-Mechanical Technicians Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,200
  17-3024.01 Robotics Technicians Green Occupation    
21% 27-1029.00 Designers, All Other  Average   Average 900
21% 19-3092.00 Geographers  Average   Average 200
20% 43-4111.00 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan  Average   Average 24,300
20% 27-1011.00 Art Directors  Average   Average 8,000
19% 19-4099.00 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 9,900
  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    
19% 27-4021.00 Photographers  Decline   Decline 9,700
19% 43-9051.00 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service  Decline   Decline 9,400
19% 43-9081.00 Proofreaders and Copy Markers  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,200
19% 17-2131.00 Materials Engineers  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,900
18% 41-3099.00 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 130,900
  41-3099.01 Energy Brokers Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
18% 19-3099.00 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other  Average   Average 4,100
  19-3099.01 Transportation Planners Green Occupation    
18% 17-2111.00 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors  Average   Average 1,900
  17-2111.01 Industrial Safety and Health Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2111.02 Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers    
  17-2111.03 Product Safety Engineers    
17% 13-1081.00 Logisticians  Average   Average 15,600
  13-1081.01 Logistics Engineers Green Occupation    
  13-1081.02 Logistics Analysts Green Occupation    
17% 43-9011.00 Computer Operators  Decline   Decline 3,400
17% 19-1023.00 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Green Occupation  Average   Average 1,800
17% 19-3093.00 Historians  Average   Average 300
16% 43-9021.00 Data Entry Keyers  Decline   Decline 16,800
16% 43-4071.00 File Clerks  Decline   Decline 14,200
16% 11-3131.00 Training and Development Managers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,500
16% 19-3051.00 Urban and Regional Planners Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,500
16% 15-2011.00 Actuaries Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,100
16% 19-1012.00 Food Scientists and Technologists  Average   Average 1,800
15% 51-9151.00 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators  Decline   Decline 3,300
15% 43-9111.00 Statistical Assistants  Average   Average 1,600
  43-9111.01 Bioinformatics Technicians    
14% 13-1151.00 Training and Development Specialists Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 31,700
14% 13-2051.00 Financial Analysts Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 29,000
14% 11-2031.00 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,900
14% 19-4011.00 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians  Average   Average 3,000
  19-4011.01 Agricultural Technicians Green Occupation    
  19-4011.02 Food Science Technicians    
14% 43-9031.00 Desktop Publishers  Decline   Decline 1,300
14% 53-6041.00 Traffic Technicians  Average   Average 800
13% 43-3021.00 Billing and Posting Clerks Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 59,600
  43-3021.01 Statement Clerks Bright Outlook    
  43-3021.02 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks Bright Outlook    
13% 13-1071.00 Human Resources Specialists  Average   Average 57,600
13% 39-2021.00 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 45,200
13% 41-4011.00 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Green Occupation  Average   Average 37,200
  41-4011.07 Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors Green Occupation    
13% 17-2112.00 Industrial Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 19,700
  17-2112.01 Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists Bright Outlook    
13% 11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers  Average   Average 12,400
13% 13-1141.00 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists  Average   Average 7,700
13% 27-1014.00 Multimedia Artists and Animators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,800
13% 13-2071.00 Credit Counselors Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,800
  13-2071.01 Loan Counselors Bright Outlook    
13% 19-2099.00 Physical Scientists, All Other  Average   Average 2,000
  19-2099.01 Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists Green Occupation    
13% 11-3111.00 Compensation and Benefits Managers  Average   Average 1,200
13% 19-1041.00 Epidemiologists  Average   Average 600
13% 51-4061.00 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 600
12% 43-3031.00 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Bright Outlook  Little or no change   Little or no change 186,600
12% 13-1199.00 Business Operations Specialists, All Other Bright Outlook  Average   Average 104,200
  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    
12% 11-3031.00 Financial Managers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 56,800
  11-3031.01 Treasurers and Controllers Bright Outlook    
  11-3031.02 Financial Managers, Branch or Department Bright Outlook    
12% 43-6011.00 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  Decline   Decline 54,600
12% 43-3051.00 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks  Little or no change   Little or no change 16,100
12% 27-1026.00 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers  Slower than average   Slower than average 13,700
12% 17-2171.00 Petroleum Engineers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,800
12% 29-9012.00 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,100
11% 11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 210,800
11% 43-4171.00 Receptionists and Information Clerks Bright Outlook  Average   Average 151,200
11% 43-5021.00 Couriers and Messengers  Average   Average 9,700
11% 29-9011.00 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Green Occupation  Average   Average 4,900
11% 13-2031.00 Budget Analysts  Average   Average 4,800
11% 27-1027.00 Set and Exhibit Designers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,600
11% 47-5031.00 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters  Average   Average 800
11% 19-4051.00 Nuclear Technicians  Little or no change   Little or no change 800
  19-4051.01 Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians Green Occupation    
  19-4051.02 Nuclear Monitoring Technicians    
10% 43-6014.00 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Bright Outlook  Decline   Decline 244,300
10% 11-2022.00 Sales Managers  Average   Average 36,200
10% 11-3011.00 Administrative Services Managers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 26,200
10% 27-3043.00 Writers and Authors  Average   Average 12,700
  27-3043.04 Copy Writers    
  27-3043.05 Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers    
10% 47-5021.00 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,600
10% 51-9082.00 Medical Appliance Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,000
10% 19-1099.00 Life Scientists, All Other  Average   Average 800
10% 19-1011.00 Animal Scientists  Average   Average 700

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.