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Employed by this IndustryCodeOccupationProjected Growth (2020-2030)Projected Job Openings (2020-2030)
89%41-2031.00Retail Salespersons Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
Little or no change
524,500
87%51-3021.00Butchers and Meat Cutters
Decline
15,400
85%49-3052.00Motorcycle Mechanics
Average
1,700
84%41-2011.00Cashiers Bright Outlook
Decline
546,900
84%49-3093.00Tire Repairers and Changers
Slower than average
12,000
81%31-9095.00Pharmacy Aides
Decline
4,100
77%49-3091.00Bicycle Repairers
Slower than average
1,400
74%27-1023.00Floral Designers
Decline
2,600
74%49-3092.00Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
2,200
73%41-2022.00Parts Salespersons
Slower than average
32,600
70%41-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers Bright Outlook
Decline
131,800
70%29-2052.00Pharmacy Technicians
Slower than average
31,700
64%53-7065.00Stockers and Order Fillers Bright Outlook
Slower than average
360,500
61%29-2092.00Hearing Aid Specialists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
700
60%53-6031.00Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
Slower than average
16,400
60%49-9063.00Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
Decline
800
58%49-9095.00Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
Decline
300
57%29-1051.00Pharmacists
Decline
11,300
50%41-9099.00Sales and Related Workers, All Other
Slower than average
22,500
49%49-2096.00Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Decline
600
47%49-3051.00Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,800
44%49-3023.00Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Little or no change
69,000
44%49-9064.00Watch and Clock Repairers
Decline
200
43%49-3053.00Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
Average
4,000
41%27-1026.00Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
Slower than average
13,200
41%29-2081.00Opticians, Dispensing
Average
5,900
36%51-9194.00Etchers and Engravers
Slower than average
1,300
35%49-9031.00Home Appliance Repairers
Decline
2,900
31%49-9091.00Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
Average
3,600
29%51-3011.00Bakers
Average
28,300
29%49-2097.00Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers
Decline
3,000
28%35-2021.00Food Preparation Workers Bright Outlook
Average
149,800
25%53-7061.00Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Average
56,100
25%51-9071.00Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
Little or no change
3,800
24%53-7064.00Packers and Packagers, Hand
Little or no change
82,900
24%49-2011.00Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
Decline
10,500
24%43-4151.00Order Clerks
Decline
10,400
23%51-6052.00Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
Decline
4,900
22%51-9083.00Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
4,000
21%35-2019.00Cooks, All Other Bright Outlook
Faster than average
3,500
21%29-2091.00Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,000
21%51-6041.00Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
Decline
800
20%53-3033.00Light Truck Drivers Bright Outlook
Average
128,300
20%53-7199.00Material Moving Workers, All Other
Average
3,600
20%47-2041.00Carpet Installers
Decline
2,500
20%49-9011.00Mechanical Door Repairers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,200
19%43-5071.00Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks
Decline
64,000
17%11-2022.00Sales Managers
Average
37,000
17%35-2015.00Cooks, Short Order
Average
20,000
17%49-3021.00Automotive Body and Related Repairers
Average
15,200
16%41-2021.00Counter and Rental Clerks
Average
46,800
16%53-3099.00Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other Bright Outlook
Faster than average
10,600
15% First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
Average
61,500
15%53-6021.00Parking Attendants Bright Outlook
Faster than average
21,900
15%41-9011.00Demonstrators and Product Promoters
Average
14,600
14%43-4051.00Customer Service Representatives Bright Outlook
Decline
361,700
14%49-9099.00Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other
Average
19,200
14%47-2121.00Glaziers
Slower than average
6,000
13%51-9151.00Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
Decline
1,300
12%11-1021.00General and Operations Managers Bright Outlook
Average
229,600
12%41-3091.00Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel Bright Outlook
Average
126,500
12%39-2021.00Animal Caretakers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
56,400
12%29-1041.00Optometrists
Average
1,700
11%43-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Bright Outlook
Decline
142,700
11%49-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Average
47,400
11%51-3022.00Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
Slower than average
18,400
11%27-1025.00Interior Designers
Little or no change
7,800
11%29-1181.00Audiologists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
800
10%39-5012.00Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
78,900
10%43-4161.00Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
Decline
10,600
10%43-4041.00Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
Decline
2,300
10%49-2021.00Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
Slower than average
1,600

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2020-2030 employment projections. “Projected Growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period 2020-2030 for the US nationwide. “Projected Job Openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.