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(2018-2028)
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(2018-2028)
97% 51-4034.00 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 2,800
97% 51-4071.00 Foundry Mold and Coremakers  Decline   Decline 1,300
96% 51-9011.00 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders   Green Occupation Green  Decline   Decline 9,000
96% 51-4193.00 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 3,600
96% 51-6064.00 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 2,400
96% 51-4052.00 Pourers and Casters, Metal  Decline   Decline 700
95% 51-4011.00 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 13,600
95% 51-9196.00 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 9,300
95% 51-4021.00 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 8,300
95% 51-9041.00 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 7,600
95% 51-9197.00 Tire Builders  Decline   Decline 2,200
95% 51-9191.00 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  Decline   Decline 2,100
95% 51-6061.00 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders  Decline   Decline 1,000
94% 51-4111.00 Tool and Die Makers  Decline   Decline 6,700
94% 51-4051.00 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders  Decline   Decline 2,000
94% 51-6063.00 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 1,800
94% 51-4191.00 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 1,700
93% 51-8091.00 Chemical Plant and System Operators Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 2,800
93% 51-6091.00 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers  Decline   Decline 2,300
93% 51-6042.00 Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders  Decline   Decline 500
93% 51-4062.00 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 200
92% 51-4072.00 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 15,700
92% 51-7042.00 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing  Little or no change   Little or no change 11,100
92% 51-2031.00 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 4,500
92% 51-4023.00 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 2,100
92% 51-4022.00 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 1,200
92% 51-2021.00 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers  Decline   Decline 1,000
91% 51-3023.00 Slaughterers and Meat Packers  Slower than average   Slower than average 9,900
91% 51-4033.00 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 7,400
91% 51-4012.00 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,200
91% 51-2091.00 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators  Little or no change   Little or no change 2,600
91% 51-2011.00 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 2,500
89% 51-9141.00 Semiconductor Processors  Decline   Decline 2,800
88% 51-9121.00 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 10,000
87% 51-4031.00 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 18,600
85% 51-4081.00 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Slower than average   Slower than average 14,700
85% 51-7041.00 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood  Little or no change   Little or no change 6,200
85% 51-4035.00 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 1,400
84% 51-9023.00 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 14,900
84% 51-9012.00 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 6,100
84% 51-6062.00 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 1,000
84% 51-4032.00 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 900
83% 51-9032.00 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 7,300
83% 51-5113.00 Print Binding and Finishing Workers  Decline   Decline 5,300
82% 51-4041.00 Machinists Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 41,600
82% 51-3092.00 Food Batchmakers  Slower than average   Slower than average 24,800
82% 51-4122.00 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 3,700
82% 51-9192.00 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 2,800
82% 51-4192.00 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 800
81% 51-9031.00 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand  Decline   Decline 800
80% 17-3026.00 Industrial Engineering Technicians Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 6,600
80% 51-9193.00 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,100
79% 51-3022.00 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers  Slower than average   Slower than average 20,800
78% 51-2041.00 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 6,600
76% 11-3051.00 Industrial Production Managers Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 13,800
  11-3051.01 Quality Control Systems Managers    
  11-3051.02 Geothermal Production Managers Green Occupation    
  11-3051.03 Biofuels Production Managers Green Occupation    
  11-3051.04 Biomass Power Plant Managers Green Occupation    
  11-3051.05 Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators Green Occupation    
  11-3051.06 Hydroelectric Production Managers Green Occupation    
76% 51-3093.00 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders  Slower than average   Slower than average 5,700
76% 51-9081.00 Dental Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 5,100
76% 51-3091.00 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 2,900
75% 51-7011.00 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters  Little or no change   Little or no change 12,000
74% 51-5112.00 Printing Press Operators  Decline   Decline 15,800
74% 51-6031.00 Sewing Machine Operators  Decline   Decline 14,200
74% 51-2093.00 Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters  Decline   Decline 100
73% 51-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 65,200
72% 53-7063.00 Machine Feeders and Offbearers  Little or no change   Little or no change 8,800
72% 51-9195.00 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic  Slower than average   Slower than average 5,300
  51-9195.03 Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing    
  51-9195.04 Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers    
  51-9195.05 Potters, Manufacturing    
  51-9195.07 Molding and Casting Workers    
72% 51-4061.00 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 500
71% 51-9111.00 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 46,700
71% 17-2112.00 Industrial Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 22,600
  17-2112.01 Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists Bright Outlook    
70% 51-5111.00 Prepress Technicians and Workers  Decline   Decline 2,700
68% 51-6092.00 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers  Decline   Decline 600
67% 51-9123.00 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,400
66% 51-9051.00 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 2,400
65% 51-9021.00 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 3,500
65% 49-9045.00 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons  Decline   Decline 100
63% 51-4121.00 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers  Slower than average   Slower than average 48,800
  51-4121.06 Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters Green Occupation    
  51-4121.07 Solderers and Brazers Green Occupation    
63% 49-9043.00 Maintenance Workers, Machinery  Average   Average 8,000
62% 51-9061.00 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 54,400
62% 51-9082.00 Medical Appliance Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,200
61% 51-4194.00 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners  Decline   Decline 1,200
60% 51-4199.00 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other  Decline   Decline 2,300
59% 51-9198.00 Helpers--Production Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 57,700
59% 51-7021.00 Furniture Finishers  Little or no change   Little or no change 2,400
58% 51-6093.00 Upholsterers  Little or no change   Little or no change 4,000
57% 17-2131.00 Materials Engineers  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,700
57% 45-4023.00 Log Graders and Scalers  Decline   Decline 700
54% 17-3013.00 Mechanical Drafters  Decline   Decline 5,400
54% 51-9022.00 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand  Decline   Decline 2,600
54% 17-3024.00 Electro-Mechanical Technicians Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,400
  17-3024.01 Robotics Technicians Green Occupation    
53% 49-9041.00 Industrial Machinery Mechanics Green Occupation  Average   Average 37,800
53% 17-3027.00 Mechanical Engineering Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,300
  17-3027.01 Automotive Engineering Technicians Green Occupation    
53% 51-8093.00 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers  Decline   Decline 4,300
53% 17-2041.00 Chemical Engineers Green Occupation  Average   Average 2,400
52% 51-3099.00 Food Processing Workers, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 5,300
52% 51-6099.00 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other  Decline   Decline 2,000
52% 51-9194.00 Etchers and Engravers  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,300
50% 17-3021.00 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians  Average   Average 1,100
49% 17-2141.00 Mechanical Engineers Green Occupation  Average   Average 22,900
  17-2141.01 Fuel Cell Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2141.02 Automotive Engineers Green Occupation    
48% 17-2011.00 Aerospace Engineers Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,500
47% 19-1012.00 Food Scientists and Technologists  Average   Average 1,800
46% 19-4031.00 Chemical Technicians Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 7,200
45% 17-2031.00 Biomedical Engineers  Average   Average 1,500
42% 51-9199.00 Production Workers, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 29,100
  51-9199.01 Recycling and Reclamation Workers Green Occupation    
42% 19-2031.00 Chemists Green Occupation  Average   Average 8,400
40% 51-9083.00 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 4,100
38% 17-3023.00 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians  Little or no change   Little or no change 12,700
  17-3023.01 Electronics Engineering Technicians Green Occupation    
  17-3023.03 Electrical Engineering Technicians Green Occupation    
38% 49-2091.00 Avionics Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,500
38% 51-6051.00 Sewers, Hand  Decline   Decline 1,000
38% 19-2032.00 Materials Scientists Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 800
36% 53-7041.00 Hoist and Winch Operators  Decline   Decline 400
36% 51-7032.00 Patternmakers, Wood  Slower than average   Slower than average 200
35% 11-9041.00 Architectural and Engineering Managers Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 14,600
  11-9041.01 Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers Green Occupation    
35% 53-7011.00 Conveyor Operators and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 2,700
35% 17-3019.00 Drafters, All Other  Average   Average 1,700
34% 17-2071.00 Electrical Engineers Green Occupation  Average   Average 13,900
34% 17-2072.00 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 9,000
  17-2072.01 Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists    
34% 49-9044.00 Millwrights Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,400
33% 43-5061.00 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks Green Occupation  Average   Average 39,700
33% 45-2041.00 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products  Decline   Decline 5,800
33% 51-6041.00 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers  Decline   Decline 1,400
33% 29-2091.00 Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 900
32% 49-2094.00 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 5,400
31% 43-5071.00 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 64,800
31% 51-9122.00 Painters, Transportation Equipment  Average   Average 6,700
31% 27-1021.00 Commercial and Industrial Designers Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,600
30% 51-3011.00 Bakers  Average   Average 28,100
30% 51-7031.00 Model Makers, Wood  Slower than average   Slower than average 200
29% 17-3029.00 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 8,800
  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    
29% 49-9093.00 Fabric Menders, Except Garment  Decline   Decline
28% 17-2061.00 Computer Hardware Engineers  Average   Average 5,200
28% 51-7099.00 Woodworkers, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,900
27% 11-3061.00 Purchasing Managers  Average   Average 6,400
27% 19-4011.00 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians  Average   Average 3,800
  19-4011.01 Agricultural Technicians Green Occupation    
  19-4011.02 Food Science Technicians    
26% 53-7051.00 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Green Occupation  Average   Average 73,400
26% 51-8099.00 Plant and System Operators, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,400
  51-8099.01 Biofuels Processing Technicians Green Occupation    
  51-8099.02 Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians Green Occupation    
  51-8099.03 Biomass Plant Technicians Green Occupation    
  51-8099.04 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians Green Occupation    
25% 17-3012.00 Electrical and Electronics Drafters  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,800
  17-3012.01 Electronic Drafters    
  17-3012.02 Electrical Drafters    
25% 17-2111.00 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors  Average   Average 2,000
  17-2111.01 Industrial Safety and Health Engineers Green Occupation    
  17-2111.02 Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers    
  17-2111.03 Product Safety Engineers    
24% 13-1081.00 Logisticians  Average   Average 17,900
  13-1081.01 Logistics Engineers Green Occupation    
  13-1081.02 Logistics Analysts Green Occupation    
23% 53-7064.00 Packers and Packagers, Hand  Decline   Decline 93,000
23% Buyers and Purchasing Agents  Decline   Decline 40,200
  13-1021.00 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products Green Occupation    
  13-1022.00 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Green Occupation    
  13-1023.00 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products    
23% 17-2199.00 Engineers, All Other  Average   Average 11,700
  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% 47-2211.00 Sheet Metal Workers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 17,300
22% 53-7021.00 Crane and Tower Operators  Average   Average 5,800
20% 41-9031.00 Sales Engineers  Average   Average 7,900
20% 49-9096.00 Riggers  Average   Average 2,300
20% 19-1022.00 Microbiologists  Average   Average 2,100
19% 15-1133.00 Software Developers, Systems Software Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 35,400
19% 51-9071.00 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers  Decline   Decline 4,400
  51-9071.01 Jewelers    
  51-9071.06 Gem and Diamond Workers    
  51-9071.07 Precious Metal Workers    
19% 51-8021.00 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators Green Occupation  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,700
18% 43-5111.00 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping  Average   Average 8,100
18% 29-9012.00 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,300
17% 41-4012.00 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 151,100
16% 41-4011.00 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Green Occupation  Average   Average 36,000
  41-4011.07 Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors Green Occupation    
16% 29-9011.00 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Green Occupation  Average   Average 6,300
16% 53-7121.00 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,200
15% 27-1024.00 Graphic Designers  Slower than average   Slower than average 30,300
15% 43-3061.00 * Procurement Clerks  Decline   Decline 6,700
15% 27-3042.00 Technical Writers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,100
15% 47-2011.00 Boilermakers Green Occupation  Average   Average 1,600
14% 41-9011.00 Demonstrators and Product Promoters  Average   Average 15,800
14% 49-3011.00 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 11,800
14% 19-1021.00 Biochemists and Biophysicists  Average   Average 3,100
14% 45-4029.00 Logging Workers, All Other  Decline   Decline 700
13% 49-9071.00 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 156,900
13% 17-2171.00 Petroleum Engineers  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,500
13% 47-5051.00 Rock Splitters, Quarry  Average   Average 700
12% 13-1051.00 Cost Estimators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 24,200
12% 11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 14,400
12% 49-9061.00 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers  Little or no change   Little or no change 400
12% 49-9095.00 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers  Decline   Decline 200
11% 53-7062.00 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 434,700
11% 49-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Green Occupation  Average   Average 47,500
11% 11-2022.00 Sales Managers  Average   Average 39,000
11% 43-4151.00 Order Clerks  Little or no change   Little or no change 19,100
11% 11-3071.00 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers  Average   Average 11,400
  11-3071.01 Transportation Managers Green Occupation    
  11-3071.02 Storage and Distribution Managers Green Occupation    
  11-3071.03 Logistics Managers Green Occupation    
11% 11-9121.00 Natural Sciences Managers Green Occupation  Average   Average 6,100
  11-9121.01 Clinical Research Coordinators    
  11-9121.02 Water Resource Specialists Green Occupation    
11% 49-9069.00 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,300
11% 47-5031.00 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters  Average   Average 800
11% 17-2021.00 Agricultural Engineers  Average   Average 200
10% 11-2021.00 Marketing Managers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 26,000
10% 43-9031.00 Desktop Publishers  Decline   Decline 1,200
10% 19-1032.00 Foresters  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,000

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2018-2028 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018-2028). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.