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Employed by this IndustryCodeOccupationProjected Growth (2021-2031)Projected Job Openings (2021-2031)
88%41-2031.00Retail Salespersons Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
Little or no change
558,800
86%51-3021.00Butchers and Meat Cutters
Decline
17,700
85%49-3091.00Bicycle Repairers
Average
1,800
84%49-3093.00Tire Repairers and Changers
Slower than average
11,100
82%41-2011.00Cashiers Bright Outlook
Decline
570,700
81%31-9095.00Pharmacy Aides
Decline
7,500
80%49-3052.00Motorcycle Mechanics
Average
1,800
77%49-3092.00Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
2,200
74%27-1023.00Floral Designers
Decline
3,800
72%29-2052.00Pharmacy Technicians
Average
43,500
72%41-2022.00Parts Salespersons
Average
35,600
69%41-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers Bright Outlook
Decline
153,000
64%41-9099.00Sales and Related Workers, All Other
Slower than average
36,600
63%53-7065.00Stockers and Order Fillers Bright Outlook
Average
450,400
63%49-9063.00Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
Decline
600
60%53-6031.00Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
Little or no change
17,700
58%49-9064.00Watch and Clock Repairers
Decline
100
56%29-1051.00Pharmacists
Slower than average
13,600
56%29-2092.00Hearing Aid Specialists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,000
50%49-2096.00Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Decline
500
45%27-1026.00Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
Average
20,100
43%49-3023.00Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Little or no change
73,300
43%29-2081.00Opticians, Dispensing
Average
6,700
41%49-3051.00Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
3,000
41%51-9194.00Etchers and Engravers
Slower than average
800
39%49-3053.00Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
Slower than average
4,100
37%49-9095.00Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
Decline
300
34%43-4151.00Order Clerks
Decline
13,000
33%51-9071.00Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
Little or no change
6,100
31%51-3011.00Bakers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
31,300
31%47-2041.00Carpet Installers
Decline
2,000
27%35-2021.00Food Preparation Workers Bright Outlook
Slower than average
145,800
26%49-2011.00Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
Decline
10,300
26%49-9031.00Home Appliance Repairers
Little or no change
3,600
25%53-7064.00Packers and Packagers, Hand
Little or no change
92,400
25%51-6052.00Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
Little or no change
5,000
24%53-7061.00Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Average
59,900
24%49-9091.00Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
Average
3,900
23%51-3099.00Food Processing Workers, All Other
Little or no change
5,400
23%49-2097.00Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers
Decline
2,700
22%41-9011.00Demonstrators and Product Promoters
Slower than average
8,600
21%43-5071.00Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks
Decline
80,700
21% First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
Average
71,300
19%53-7199.00Material Moving Workers, All Other
Average
3,500
19%51-9083.00Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Average
2,800
18%43-4051.00Customer Service Representatives Bright Outlook
Decline
389,400
18%41-2021.00Counter and Rental Clerks
Average
50,600
18%49-3021.00Automotive Body and Related Repairers
Slower than average
15,200
18%35-2019.00Cooks, All Other Bright Outlook
Faster than average
3,300
18%49-9011.00Mechanical Door Repairers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
2,200
17%53-3033.00Light Truck Drivers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
147,600
17%11-2022.00Sales Managers
Average
41,900
17%53-6021.00Parking Attendants
Average
14,800
15%35-2015.00Cooks, Short Order
Little or no change
20,100
15%49-9099.00Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other
Slower than average
19,300
14%39-2021.00Animal Caretakers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
70,400
14%53-3099.00Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other Bright Outlook
Faster than average
11,900
13%51-3022.00Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
Little or no change
17,500
13%27-1025.00Interior Designers
Little or no change
8,200
13%53-6099.00Transportation Workers, All Other
Average
1,900
13%29-2091.00Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,000
13%51-6041.00Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
Decline
900
12%11-1021.00General and Operations Managers Bright Outlook
Average
300,400
12%41-3091.00Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel Bright Outlook
Average
125,300
12%47-2042.00Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,500
12%49-3022.00Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
Average
1,800
12%29-1041.00Optometrists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
1,700
12%51-6051.00Sewers, Hand
Little or no change
1,200
11%49-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Average
53,500
11%47-2121.00Glaziers
Average
6,500
11%27-1022.00Fashion Designers
Slower than average
2,300
11%49-2021.00Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
Average
1,700
10%53-3031.00Driver/Sales Workers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
72,300
10%43-5111.00Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
Little or no change
6,400
10%33-9021.00Private Detectives and Investigators
Average
3,700
10%33-1099.00First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other
Average
2,600
10%43-4041.00Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
Decline
1,700
10%51-9151.00Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
Average
1,100
10%29-1181.00Audiologists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
800

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2021-2031 employment projections. “Projected Growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period 2021-2031 for the US nationwide. “Projected Job Openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.