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Sort by:  Employed by this Industry  Code Occupation Projected Growth
(2018-2028)
Projected Job Openings
(2018-2028)
11% 27-4013.00 Radio Operators  Slower than average   Slower than average 100
11% 53-6011.00 Bridge and Lock Tenders  Slower than average   Slower than average 400
11% 49-9096.00 Riggers  Average   Average 2,300
11% 53-3099.00 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Faster than average   Faster than average 11,000
12% 43-5111.00 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping  Average   Average 8,100
12% 53-7064.00 Packers and Packagers, Hand  Decline   Decline 93,000
13% 53-7041.00 Hoist and Winch Operators  Decline   Decline 400
13% 43-5071.00 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks   Green Occupation Green  Little or no change   Little or no change 64,800
14% 53-7072.00 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,600
14% 53-7021.00 Crane and Tower Operators  Average   Average 5,800
14% 53-7063.00 Machine Feeders and Offbearers  Little or no change   Little or no change 8,800
17% 53-3011.00 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,700
17% 51-8093.00 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers  Decline   Decline 4,300
19% 33-9099.00 Protective Service Workers, All Other  Average   Average 35,400
  33-9099.02 Retail Loss Prevention Specialists    
22% 39-6011.00 Baggage Porters and Bellhops  Average   Average 6,600
23% 53-3041.00 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 51,300
24% 53-7011.00 Conveyor Operators and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 2,700
24% 53-7199.00 Material Moving Workers, All Other  Average   Average 3,700
25% 43-5021.00 Couriers and Messengers  Slower than average   Slower than average 10,100
29% 53-7062.00 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 434,700
30% 33-3052.00 Transit and Railroad Police  Average   Average 300
30% 49-3031.00 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists Green Occupation  Average   Average 28,400
30% 53-3033.00 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers Bright Outlook  Average   Average 120,700
33% 51-8092.00 Gas Plant Operators  Decline   Decline 1,500
33% 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    
34% 53-6051.00 Transportation Inspectors  Average   Average 3,300
  53-6051.01 Aviation Inspectors    
  53-6051.07 Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation Green Occupation    
  53-6051.08 Freight and Cargo Inspectors    
36% 49-2091.00 Avionics Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,500
37% 53-7051.00 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Green Occupation  Average   Average 73,400
38% 53-3022.00 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client  Average   Average 66,300
40% 49-2093.00 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,000
41% 53-5022.00 Motorboat Operators  Slower than average   Slower than average 300
43% 53-7071.00 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators  Decline   Decline 400
43% 43-5032.00 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 19,600
44% 53-3021.00 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Green Occupation  Average   Average 25,000
50% 53-2012.00 Commercial Pilots Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,600
54% 53-2022.00 Airfield Operations Specialists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,100
54% 47-4061.00 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,600
54% 53-3032.00 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Average   Average 238,400
55% 53-7121.00 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,200
60% 49-3011.00 * Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 11,800
69% 49-9097.00 Signal and Track Switch Repairers  Little or no change   Little or no change 900
69% 43-4181.00 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks  Slower than average   Slower than average 15,800
71% 53-5031.00 Ship Engineers  Decline   Decline 1,100
76% 53-6061.00 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants  Average   Average 3,600
77% 53-6099.00 Transportation Workers, All Other Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,400
78% 49-3043.00 Rail Car Repairers  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,600
78% 53-5021.00 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels  Decline   Decline 3,600
  53-5021.01 Ship and Boat Captains    
  53-5021.02 Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge    
  53-5021.03 Pilots, Ship    
79% 53-5011.00 Sailors and Marine Oilers  Decline   Decline 4,000
83% 53-1011.00 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors  Average   Average 1,000
85% 53-4099.00 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 300
87% 53-4012.00 Locomotive Firers  Decline   Decline
89% 53-4031.00 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 3,700
89% 43-5011.00 Cargo and Freight Agents Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 10,100
  43-5011.01 Freight Forwarders Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
91% 53-4013.00 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers  Little or no change   Little or no change 500
94% 53-4021.00 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,200
95% 53-2011.00 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers  Average   Average 9,100
97% 53-4011.00 Locomotive Engineers Green Occupation  Decline   Decline 2,900
99% 53-2031.00 Flight Attendants Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 15,300

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.