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Employed by this IndustryCodeOccupationProjected Growth (2020-2030)Projected Job Openings (2020-2030)
100%51-4062.00Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
Decline
200
98%51-6091.00Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
Decline
1,800
97%51-9011.00Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
Decline
8,600
97%51-4071.00Foundry Mold and Coremakers
Decline
1,500
97%51-4052.00Pourers and Casters, Metal
Decline
600
96%51-6063.00Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Decline
1,900
95%51-4033.00Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
7,500
95%51-4021.00Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
6,000
95%51-6064.00Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Decline
2,600
95%51-4034.00Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
2,200
95%51-9197.00Tire Builders
Little or no change
2,000
95%51-4051.00Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
Slower than average
1,400
94%51-9041.00Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Slower than average
6,700
94%51-4111.00Tool and Die Makers
Slower than average
6,400
94%51-4023.00Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
3,000
93%51-7042.00Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
Average
8,700
93%51-4193.00Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
3,800
93%51-9191.00Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
Little or no change
1,500
92%51-3023.00Slaughterers and Meat Packers
Slower than average
9,700
92%51-9141.00Semiconductor Processing Technicians
Decline
3,500
92%51-4022.00Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
1,100
91%51-4072.00Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
14,400
91%51-2031.00Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Decline
4,000
91%51-2051.00Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
Little or no change
2,100
91%51-4191.00Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
1,600
91%51-6061.00Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
Decline
700
90%51-9196.00Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Decline
10,200
89%51-4031.00Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
17,600
89%51-2011.00Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Decline
3,200
89%51-6062.00Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Decline
1,300
88%51-9161.00Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
Decline
16,500
88%51-8091.00Chemical Plant and System Operators
Little or no change
3,000
87% Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
Average
32,700
87%51-2021.00Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
Decline
1,100
85%51-9032.00Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Decline
6,200
85%51-9051.00Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
Slower than average
1,800
85%51-4032.00Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
700
84%51-4081.00Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Average
15,600
84%51-3093.00Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
Average
4,800
84%51-4122.00Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Little or no change
3,600
84%51-6042.00Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders
Decline
400
83%51-9023.00Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Slower than average
13,500
83%51-9012.00Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Average
5,300
83%51-4035.00Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Decline
1,200
81%51-4041.00Machinists
Average
41,200
81%51-7041.00Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
Average
6,200
81%51-2041.00Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
Decline
5,900
81%51-9162.00Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
Much faster than average
4,100
81%51-5113.00Print Binding and Finishing Workers
Decline
3,500
81%51-9031.00Cutters and Trimmers, Hand
Decline
600
80%51-3092.00Food Batchmakers
Average
20,700
80%51-9192.00Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
Average
1,700
79%51-9111.00Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
Average
43,100
79%51-3022.00Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
Slower than average
18,400
79%51-9081.00Dental Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
4,900
79%51-9193.00Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders
Average
1,000
77%17-3026.00Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Slower than average
6,300
77%51-3091.00Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
Slower than average
2,300
74% Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators
Decline
125,200
73%51-5112.00Printing Press Operators
Decline
14,700
73%51-7011.00Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
Average
11,000
73%45-4023.00Log Graders and Scalers
Average
700
72%51-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Slower than average
63,400
72%11-3051.00Industrial Production Managers
Average
13,900
72%51-4192.00Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
Decline
700
71%17-2112.00Industrial Engineers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
23,300
70%51-6031.00Sewing Machine Operators
Decline
12,200
70%51-5111.00Prepress Technicians and Workers
Decline
3,000
69%51-9195.00Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
5,700
69%51-4061.00Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
Decline
300
68%51-9123.00Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
Average
1,300
67%51-9198.00Helpers--Production Workers
Decline
31,800
67%51-4194.00Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
Decline
600
66%51-6092.00Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
Decline
500
65%51-9124.00Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Average
15,900
65%53-7063.00Machine Feeders and Offbearers
Average
8,800
64%51-9061.00Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Decline
54,900
64%51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
Average
49,200
64%51-9021.00Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Little or no change
3,500
64%51-9082.00Medical Appliance Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,200
61%49-9043.00Maintenance Workers, Machinery Bright Outlook
Faster than average
6,800
60%51-9022.00Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
Decline
2,100
60%51-7032.00Patternmakers, Wood Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
0
57%51-3099.00Food Processing Workers, All Other
Slower than average
4,800
56%51-7021.00Furniture Finishers
Average
2,600
56%17-2131.00Materials Engineers
Average
1,800
55%49-9041.00Industrial Machinery Mechanics Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
45,100
55%17-2041.00Chemical Engineers
Average
1,800
53%51-6093.00Upholsterers
Slower than average
3,000
53%19-1012.00Food Scientists and Technologists
Average
1,700
52%51-8093.00Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
Average
4,400
52%17-3027.00Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Average
4,000
51%51-4199.00Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
Decline
2,100
51%51-9194.00Etchers and Engravers
Slower than average
1,300
50%17-3013.00Mechanical Drafters
Decline
4,700
50%51-7099.00Woodworkers, All Other Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,200
49%19-4031.00Chemical Technicians
Average
7,500
49%51-6099.00Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other
Decline
1,800
48%17-2141.00Mechanical Engineers
Average
20,200
48%17-3024.00Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
Decline
1,200
48%49-9045.00Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
Decline
0
44%17-3021.00Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians
Average
1,200
43%17-2011.00Aerospace Engineers
Average
4,000
43%49-2091.00Avionics Technicians
Average
1,700
41%19-2031.00Chemists
Average
8,400
41%51-9083.00Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
4,000
41%27-1021.00Commercial and Industrial Designers
Average
3,100
41%51-6041.00Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
Decline
800
41%19-2032.00Materials Scientists
Slower than average
700
39%51-9199.00Production Workers, All Other
Average
24,600
39%17-2031.00Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers
Average
1,400
38%51-8099.00Plant and System Operators, All Other
Slower than average
1,600
37%17-3023.00Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Slower than average
11,000
37% Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
Average
3,700
35%17-2071.00Electrical Engineers
Average
13,700
34%11-9041.00Architectural and Engineering Managers
Slower than average
14,700
34%17-2072.00Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
Average
9,000
34%49-2094.00Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Slower than average
4,700
34%45-2041.00Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
Decline
4,700
33%49-9044.00Millwrights Bright Outlook
Faster than average
4,400
32%43-5061.00Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
Average
41,000
31%17-2061.00Computer Hardware Engineers
Slower than average
4,500
30%51-3011.00Bakers
Average
28,300
29%43-5071.00Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks
Decline
64,000
29%17-3019.00Drafters, All Other
Decline
1,200
29%51-6051.00Sewers, Hand
Decline
800
28% Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
Slower than average
9,300
28%53-7011.00Conveyor Operators and Tenders
Average
3,500
28%17-2111.00Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
Average
1,700
28%17-2121.00Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
Slower than average
500
26%53-7051.00Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Average
75,000
26%11-3061.00Purchasing Managers
Average
6,300
25%53-7064.00Packers and Packagers, Hand
Little or no change
82,900
25%29-2091.00Orthotists and Prosthetists Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,000
24%13-1081.00Logisticians Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
24,500
24%17-2199.00Engineers, All Other
Slower than average
11,000
23% Buyers and Purchasing Agents
Decline
39,500
23%19-5012.00Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
Average
1,800
21%41-9031.00Sales Engineers
Average
7,300
21%53-7021.00Crane and Tower Operators
Average
5,000
21%17-3012.00Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Slower than average
2,300
20%47-2211.00Sheet Metal Workers
Slower than average
13,100
20%51-8021.00Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Average
4,000
19%53-7121.00Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
Slower than average
1,600
19%51-7031.00Model Makers, Wood Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
100
18%43-5111.00Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping Bright Outlook
Faster than average
6,500
18%51-2061.00Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters
Decline
100
17%41-4012.00Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products Bright Outlook
Slower than average
137,800
17%19-5011.00Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Average
7,800
17%49-9096.00Riggers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
2,500
17%19-1022.00Microbiologists
Slower than average
2,000
16%41-4011.00Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Average
31,700
16%41-9011.00Demonstrators and Product Promoters
Average
14,600
16%11-9121.00Natural Sciences Managers
Average
6,000
16%27-3042.00Technical Writers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
5,500
16%43-3061.00Procurement Clerks
Decline
5,200
16%51-9071.00Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
Little or no change
3,800
16%19-1021.00Biochemists and Biophysicists
Slower than average
3,200
16%53-7041.00Hoist and Winch Operators
Slower than average
600
15%27-1024.00Graphic Designers
Slower than average
23,900
15%19-4051.00Nuclear Technicians
Decline
700
14%49-3011.00Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians Bright Outlook
Faster than average
12,700
14%43-9031.00Desktop Publishers
Decline
800
14%19-1011.00Animal Scientists
Average
400
13%53-7062.00Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Bright Outlook
Average
411,300
13%49-9071.00Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Bright Outlook
Average
152,300
13%13-1051.00Cost Estimators
Little or no change
17,800
12%43-4151.00Order Clerks
Decline
10,400
11%11-2022.00Sales Managers
Average
37,000
11%11-3121.00Human Resources Managers
Average
14,800
11%11-3071.00Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Average
11,800
11%49-9069.00Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
Average
1,300
11%27-1012.00Craft Artists Bright Outlook
Faster than average
1,200
11%49-2093.00Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
Average
800
11%47-5051.00Rock Splitters, Quarry
Average
600
10%49-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Average
47,400
10%45-4022.00Logging Equipment Operators
Average
5,100
10%53-7199.00Material Moving Workers, All Other
Average
3,600
10%47-2011.00Boilermakers
Little or no change
1,300
10%17-2161.00Nuclear Engineers
Decline
900
10%49-9095.00Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
Decline
300
10%17-2021.00Agricultural Engineers
Slower than average
100

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.