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(2019-2029)
Projected Job Openings
(2019-2029)
98% 51-4052.00 Pourers and Casters, Metal  Decline   Decline 600
97% 51-9011.00 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders  Slower than average   Slower than average 8,700
97% 51-4034.00 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 2,000
97% 51-4071.00 Foundry Mold and Coremakers  Decline   Decline 1,400
96% 51-6064.00 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 2,200
95% 51-9161.00 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators  Decline   Decline 11,800
95% 51-4021.00 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 6,800
95% 51-4033.00 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 6,800
95% 51-4193.00 Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 3,000
95% 51-6091.00 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers  Decline   Decline 2,000
95% 51-4051.00 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,400
95% 51-4062.00 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 200
94% 51-9041.00 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 6,800
93% 51-7042.00 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing  Decline   Decline 9,300
93% 51-9196.00 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 9,000
93% 51-4111.00 Tool and Die Makers  Decline   Decline 6,000
93% 51-4023.00 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 2,300
93% 51-9197.00 Tire Builders  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,900
92% 51-3023.00 Slaughterers and Meat Packers  Average   Average 8,300
92% 51-4191.00 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 1,500
92% 51-9191.00 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  Decline   Decline 1,400
92% 51-4022.00 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 900
91% 51-4072.00 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 12,600
91% 51-2031.00 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers  Decline   Decline 3,200
91% 51-2051.00 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators  Decline   Decline 1,900
91% 51-6061.00 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders  Decline   Decline 900
91% 51-6042.00 Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders  Decline   Decline 500
90% 51-8091.00 Chemical Plant and System Operators  Decline   Decline 2,600
89% 51-9141.00 Semiconductor Processing Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,100
89% 51-2011.00 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers  Decline   Decline 2,600
89% 51-2021.00 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers  Decline   Decline 900
89% 51-6062.00 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 900
88% 51-4031.00 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 16,000
87% Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers  Slower than average   Slower than average 28,900
  51-2022.00 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers    
  51-2023.00 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers    
87% 51-9162.00 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,100
86% 51-9192.00 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,300
83% 51-4081.00 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Slower than average   Slower than average 14,000
83% 51-9023.00 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Slower than average   Slower than average 13,300
83% 51-9012.00 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Average   Average 5,400
83% 51-3093.00 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,800
83% 51-5113.00 Print Binding and Finishing Workers  Decline   Decline 4,300
83% 51-4035.00 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 1,200
82% 51-4041.00 Machinists  Average   Average 38,000
82% 51-9032.00 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 5,700
82% 51-4122.00 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 3,100
82% 51-6063.00 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 2,400
81% 51-3092.00 Food Batchmakers  Slower than average   Slower than average 20,100
81% 51-7041.00 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood  Decline   Decline 5,000
81% 51-9031.00 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand  Decline   Decline 600
80% 51-2041.00 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters  Decline   Decline 5,600
80% 51-9081.00 Dental Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 4,600
80% 51-4032.00 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 700
79% 17-3026.00 Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 5,800
  17-3026.01 Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists and Technicians    
78% 51-3022.00 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers  Slower than average   Slower than average 17,500
77% 51-9051.00 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders  Decline   Decline 1,900
76% 51-9193.00 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders  Average   Average 1,000
75% 51-9111.00 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders  Slower than average   Slower than average 40,600
75% 11-3051.00 Industrial Production Managers  Slower than average   Slower than average 11,700
  11-3051.01 Quality Control Systems Managers    
  11-3051.02 Geothermal Production Managers    
  11-3051.03 Biofuels Production Managers    
  11-3051.04 Biomass Power Plant Managers    
  11-3051.06 Hydroelectric Production Managers    
74% 51-7011.00 * Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters  Decline   Decline 9,300
74% 51-4192.00 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 600
73% Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators  Decline   Decline 113,200
  51-2092.00 Team Assemblers    
  51-2099.00 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other    
73% 51-3091.00 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders  Decline   Decline 2,400
72% 51-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  Little or no change   Little or no change 56,900
72% 51-5112.00 Printing Press Operators  Decline   Decline 14,100
72% 51-6031.00 Sewing Machine Operators  Decline   Decline 12,700
72% 51-5111.00 Prepress Technicians and Workers  Decline   Decline 2,500
71% 17-2112.00 Industrial Engineers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 21,300
  17-2112.01 Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists Bright Outlook    
  17-2112.02 Validation Engineers Bright Outlook    
  17-2112.03 Manufacturing Engineers Bright Outlook    
71% 53-7063.00 Machine Feeders and Offbearers  Little or no change   Little or no change 7,000
71% 51-9195.00 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 4,400
  51-9195.03 Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing    
  51-9195.04 Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers    
  51-9195.05 Potters, Manufacturing    
71% 51-9123.00 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers  Decline   Decline 1,200
71% 51-2061.00 Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters  Decline   Decline 100
69% 51-4194.00 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners  Decline   Decline 800
68% 51-4061.00 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic  Decline   Decline 300
67% 51-9124.00 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Slower than average   Slower than average 14,500
65% 51-6092.00 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers  Decline   Decline 600
64% 51-7021.00 Furniture Finishers  Decline   Decline 1,700
63% 51-9061.00 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers  Decline   Decline 48,300
63% 51-4121.00 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers  Average   Average 43,400
63% 51-9082.00 Medical Appliance Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,900
62% 51-9198.00 Helpers--Production Workers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 44,100
61% 49-9043.00 Maintenance Workers, Machinery Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,400
61% 51-9021.00 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 3,300
59% 49-9045.00 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons  Decline   Decline
58% 51-3099.00 Food Processing Workers, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 4,000
58% 45-4023.00 Log Graders and Scalers  Decline   Decline 600
56% 17-2131.00 Materials Engineers  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,500
55% 51-9022.00 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand  Decline   Decline 2,100
55% 19-1012.00 Food Scientists and Technologists  Average   Average 1,400
54% 49-9041.00 Industrial Machinery Mechanics Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 40,500
54% 51-8093.00 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers  Decline   Decline 3,800
54% 51-4199.00 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other  Decline   Decline 1,900
53% 17-3013.00 Mechanical Drafters  Decline   Decline 4,300
53% 51-6093.00 Upholsterers  Decline   Decline 2,500
52% 17-2041.00 Chemical Engineers  Average   Average 2,000
52% 17-3024.00 Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians  Average   Average 1,300
  17-3024.01 Robotics Technicians    
51% 17-3027.00 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians  Average   Average 3,800
  17-3027.01 Automotive Engineering Technicians    
51% 51-7032.00 Patternmakers, Wood  Decline   Decline 100
48% 17-2141.00 Mechanical Engineers  Average   Average 19,200
  17-2141.01 Fuel Cell Engineers    
  17-2141.02 Automotive Engineers    
48% 19-4031.00 Chemical Technicians  Average   Average 6,300
48% 17-3021.00 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,100
47% 17-2011.00 Aerospace Engineers  Average   Average 3,900
47% 51-6099.00 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other  Decline   Decline 2,000
45% 51-9194.00 Etchers and Engravers  Decline   Decline 1,300
45% 17-2121.00 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects  Slower than average   Slower than average 600
44% 49-2091.00 Avionics Technicians  Average   Average 1,700
43% 17-2031.00 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,400
42% 19-2031.00 Chemists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 7,300
40% 51-9083.00 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,700
40% 51-6041.00 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers  Decline   Decline 1,000
40% 51-6051.00 Sewers, Hand  Decline   Decline 800
40% 19-2032.00 Materials Scientists  Average   Average 600
39% 51-9199.00 Production Workers, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 24,700
37% 17-3023.00 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians  Slower than average   Slower than average 10,700
37% Agricultural and Food Science Technicians  Average   Average 2,800
  19-4012.00 Agricultural Technicians    
  19-4012.01 Precision Agriculture Technicians    
  19-4013.00 Food Science Technicians    
37% 51-7099.00 Woodworkers, All Other  Decline   Decline 1,100
35% 11-9041.00 Architectural and Engineering Managers  Average   Average 12,500
  11-9041.01 Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers    
34% 17-2071.00 Electrical Engineers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 12,500
34% 17-2072.00 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer  Slower than average   Slower than average 8,200
  17-2072.01 Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists    
34% 45-2041.00 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products  Little or no change   Little or no change 5,000
34% 49-2094.00 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,300
34% 17-3019.00 Drafters, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,300
33% 43-5061.00 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks  Average   Average 37,500
33% 49-9044.00 Millwrights Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,300
33% 27-1021.00 Commercial and Industrial Designers  Decline   Decline 3,400
33% 53-7011.00 Conveyor Operators and Tenders  Little or no change   Little or no change 2,700
31% 51-3011.00 Bakers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 26,000
31% 17-2061.00 Computer Hardware Engineers  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,900
30% 43-5071.00 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks  Decline   Decline 54,300
29% Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 7,900
  17-3028.00 Calibration Technologists and Technicians    
  17-3029.00 Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other    
  17-3029.01 Non-Destructive Testing Specialists    
  17-3029.08 Photonics Technicians    
27% 17-2111.00 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors  Average   Average 1,700
  17-2111.02 Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers    
27% 51-8099.00 Plant and System Operators, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,200
  51-8099.01 Biofuels Processing Technicians    
26% 53-7051.00 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators  Average   Average 64,300
26% 11-3061.00 Purchasing Managers  Average   Average 5,600
26% 29-2091.00 Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 900
25% 17-3012.00 Electrical and Electronics Drafters  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,200
24% 53-7064.00 Packers and Packagers, Hand  Decline   Decline 75,800
24% 13-1081.00 Logisticians  Average   Average 16,800
  13-1081.01 Logistics Engineers    
  13-1081.02 Logistics Analysts    
24% 17-2199.00 Engineers, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 10,300
  17-2199.03 Energy Engineers, Except Wind and Solar    
  17-2199.05 Mechatronics Engineers    
  17-2199.06 Microsystems Engineers    
  17-2199.07 Photonics Engineers    
  17-2199.08 Robotics Engineers    
  17-2199.09 Nanosystems Engineers    
  17-2199.10 Wind Energy Engineers    
  17-2199.11 Solar Energy Systems Engineers    
24% 53-7021.00 Crane and Tower Operators  Slower than average   Slower than average 4,500
23% Buyers and Purchasing Agents  Decline   Decline 36,000
  13-1021.00 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products    
  13-1022.00 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products    
  13-1023.00 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products    
21% 47-2211.00 Sheet Metal Workers  Slower than average   Slower than average 12,700
21% 19-5012.00 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,200
21% 53-7041.00 Hoist and Winch Operators  Decline   Decline 500
20% 41-9031.00 Sales Engineers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,700
20% 51-7031.00 Model Makers, Wood  Little or no change   Little or no change 100
19% 43-5111.00 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,400
19% 51-8021.00 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators  Slower than average   Slower than average 3,500
18% 51-9071.00 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers  Decline   Decline 3,600
  51-9071.06 Gem and Diamond Workers    
17% 41-4012.00 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products Bright Outlook  Slower than average   Slower than average 127,500
17% 41-4011.00 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products  Average   Average 30,700
  41-4011.07 Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors    
17% 19-5011.00 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists  Average   Average 5,500
17% 11-9121.00 Natural Sciences Managers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 4,900
  11-9121.01 Clinical Research Coordinators Bright Outlook    
  11-9121.02 Water Resource Specialists Bright Outlook    
17% 49-9096.00 Riggers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 2,100
17% 19-1022.00 Microbiologists  Average   Average 1,700
17% 53-7121.00 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders  Decline   Decline 1,300
15% 27-1024.00 Graphic Designers  Decline   Decline 22,700
15% 27-3042.00 Technical Writers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 5,700
15% 43-3061.00 Procurement Clerks  Decline   Decline 5,300
15% 19-1021.00 Biochemists and Biophysicists  Average   Average 2,900
14% 41-9011.00 Demonstrators and Product Promoters  Average   Average 15,300
14% 49-3011.00 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,200
13% 49-9071.00 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Bright Outlook  Average   Average 139,400
13% 13-1051.00 Cost Estimators  Decline   Decline 17,500
13% 43-9031.00 Desktop Publishers  Decline   Decline 800
13% 19-4051.00 Nuclear Technicians  Decline   Decline 500
  19-4051.02 Nuclear Monitoring Technicians    
12% 53-7062.00 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Bright Outlook  Average   Average 380,600
  53-7062.04 Recycling and Reclamation Workers Bright Outlook    
12% 43-4151.00 Order Clerks  Decline   Decline 12,800
12% 47-2011.00 Boilermakers  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,400
12% 19-1011.00 Animal Scientists Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 300
11% Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 131,400
  15-1252.00 Software Developers Bright Outlook    
  15-1253.00 Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers Bright Outlook    
11% 11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 13,300
11% 11-3071.00 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers  Average   Average 10,000
  11-3071.04 Supply Chain Managers    
11% 45-4029.00 Logging Workers, All Other  Decline   Decline 700
11% 47-5051.00 Rock Splitters, Quarry  Average   Average 600
11% 49-9095.00 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers  Decline   Decline 100
10% 49-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers  Average   Average 42,100
10% 11-2022.00 Sales Managers  Average   Average 35,300
10% 11-2021.00 Marketing Managers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 24,600
10% 17-2171.00 Petroleum Engineers  Average   Average 2,100
10% 49-9069.00 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other  Average   Average 1,200
10% 49-2093.00 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment  Slower than average   Slower than average 700
10% 17-2021.00 Agricultural Engineers  Slower than average   Slower than average 100

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2019-2029 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period 2019-2029 for the US nationwide. "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.