O*NET OnLine Help Browse Bright Outlook Occupations

Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations. The Bright Outlook browse feature allows you to explore occupations in each of these categories. In the example that follows, “Numerous Job Openings” is selected from the pull-down menu.

Example view in context

The subsequent screen provides a list of occupations that are projected to have large numbers of job openings in the next several years.

Example view in context

Numerous Job Openings Save Table: XLSX CSV

These occupations are projected to have 100,000 or more job openings over the period 2020-2030 for the US nationwide.

Job openings source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2020-2030 employment projections. Projected job openings represent openings due to growth and replacement.

CodeOccupation
13-2011.00Accountants and Auditors Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
29-1141.01Acute Care Nurses Bright Outlook
29-1141.02Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Bright Outlook
35-3023.01Baristas Bright Outlook
  • Export the full list of occupations to Excel or CSV with the Save Table links.
  • Sort the occupation list by clicking any column header. Click the header a second time to reverse the sort order.

Each occupation designated as Bright Outlook matches at least one of the following criteria:

  • Rapid Growth — These occupations are projected to grow faster than average (employment increase of 10% or more) over the period 2020-2030 for the US nationwide. 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).
  • Numerous Job Openings — These occupations are projected to have 100,000 or more job openings over the period 2020-2030 for the US nationwide. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2020-2030 employment projections. Projected job openings represent openings due to growth and replacement.
  • New and Emerging — These occupations are New & Emerging occupations.
    Source: National Center for O*NET Development. See the O*NET-SOC 2019 taxonomy report for more information.
For information on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020-2030 projections, see the BLS summary external site .

Should you not identify your occupation of interest in the selected Bright Outlook category, you can immediately re-select another category from the accompanying pull-down menu. You can also view all Bright Outlook O*NET-SOC occupations by choosing "All Bright Outlook Occupations" from the pull-down menu.

For any occupation listed, select its title to see more information about the corresponding occupation. For more information on these options, see OnLine Help for Summary, Details, or Custom Report.