Employment by major occupational group

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Table 1.1 Employment by major occupational group, 2012 and projected 2022
(Numbers in thousands)

2012 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2012—22

Median annual wage, 2012 (1)

2012

2022

Number

Percent

Total, All Occupations

00-0000

145,355.8

160,983.7

15,628.0

10.8

$34,750

Management Occupations

11-0000

8,861.5

9,498.0

636.6

7.2

$93,910

Business and Financial Operations Occupations

13-0000

7,167.6

8,065.7

898.1

12.5

$62,500

Computer and Mathematical Occupations

15-0000

3,814.7

4,500.5

685.8

18.0

$76,270

Architecture and Engineering Occupations

17-0000

2,474.5

2,654.0

179.6

7.3

$73,540

Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations

19-0000

1,249.1

1,374.8

125.7

10.1

$60,100

Community and Social Service Occupations

21-0000

2,374.7

2,783.4

408.8

17.2

$40,400

Legal Occupations

23-0000

1,247.0

1,379.9

132.9

10.7

$75,270

Education, Training, and Library Occupations

25-0000

9,115.9

10,131.7

1,015.8

11.1

$46,020

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations

27-0000

2,570.9

2,751.6

180.6

7.0

$43,930

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

29-0000

8,049.7

9,782.6

1,732.9

21.5

$60,200

Healthcare Support Occupations

31-0000

4,110.2

5,266.0

1,155.8

28.1

$25,550

Protective Service Occupations

33-0000

3,325.3

3,588.3

263.0

7.9

$36,620

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

35-0000

11,780.1

12,882.0

1,101.8

9.4

$18,930

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

37-0000

5,522.3

6,213.3

691.0

12.5

$22,690

Personal Care and Service Occupations

39-0000

5,375.6

6,498.5

1,122.9

20.9

$20,840

Sales and Related Occupations

41-0000

15,105.0

16,200.5

1,095.5

7.3

$25,120

Office and Administrative Support Occupations

43-0000

22,470.1

24,004.1

1,534.0

6.8

$31,510

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

45-0000

947.2

915.0

-32.2

-3.4

$19,370

Construction and Extraction Occupations

47-0000

6,092.2

7,394.1

1,301.9

21.4

$40,120

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

49-0000

5,514.8

6,046.0

531.2

9.6

$41,020

Production Occupations

51-0000

8,941.9

9,017.5

75.6

0.8

$30,920

Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

53-0000

9,245.7

10,036.4

790.6

8.6

$28,960

Footnotes:
  1 Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: December 19, 2013