Employment by major occupational group

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Table 1.1 Employment by major occupational group, 2014 and projected 2024 (Numbers in thousands)

2014 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2014–24

Median annual wage, 2015(1)

2014

2024

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

150,539.9

160,328.8

9,788.9

6.5

$36,200

Management occupations

11-0000

9,157.5

9,662.9

505.4

5.5

$98,560

Business and financial operations occupations

13-0000

7,565.3

8,197.8

632.4

8.4

$65,710

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-0000

4,068.3

4,599.7

531.4

13.1

$81,430

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-0000

2,532.7

2,599.9

67.2

2.7

$76,870

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-0000

1,310.4

1,408.0

97.6

7.4

$62,160

Community and social service occupations

21-0000

2,465.7

2,723.4

257.7

10.5

$42,010

Legal occupations

23-0000

1,268.2

1,332.8

64.6

5.1

$78,170

Education, training, and library occupations

25-0000

9,216.1

9,913.7

697.6

7.6

$47,220

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-0000

2,624.2

2,731.7

107.5

4.1

$46,160

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-0000

8,236.5

9,584.6

1,348.1

16.4

$62,610

Healthcare support occupations

31-0000

4,238.0

5,212.2

974.2

23.0

$27,040

Protective service occupations

33-0000

3,443.8

3,597.7

153.9

4.5

$37,730

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-0000

12,467.6

13,280.4

812.9

6.5

$19,580

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-0000

5,617.2

5,967.0

349.8

6.2

$23,860

Personal care and service occupations

39-0000

6,006.1

6,798.2

792.1

13.2

$21,850

Sales and related occupations

41-0000

15,423.1

16,201.1

778.0

5.0

$25,660

Office and administrative support occupations

43-0000

22,766.1

23,232.6

466.5

2.0

$33,200

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-0000

972.1

914.9

-57.2

-5.9

$21,760

Construction and extraction occupations

47-0000

6,501.7

7,160.7

659

10.1

$42,280

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-0000

5,680.5

6,046.0

365.5

6.4

$42,790

Production occupations

51-0000

9,230.3

8,948.3

-282.1

-3.1

$32,250

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-0000

9,748.5

10,215.3

466.8

4.8

$30,090

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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