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Employment by major occupational group, 2014 and projected 2024 (Numbers in thousands)
2014 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2014-24Median annual wage, 2015(1)
20142024NumberPercent

Total, all occupations

00-0000150,539.9 160,328.8 9,788.96.5$36,200

Management occupations

11-00009,157.5 9,662.9 505.45.5$98,560

Business and financial operations occupations

13-00007,565.3 8,197.8 632.48.4$65,710

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-00004,068.3 4,599.7 531.413.1$81,430

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-00002,532.7 2,599.9 67.22.7$76,870

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-00001,310.4 1,408.0 97.67.4$62,160

Community and social service occupations

21-00002,465.7 2,723.4 257.710.5$42,010

Legal occupations

23-00001,268.2 1,332.8 64.65.1$78,170

Education, training, and library occupations

25-00009,216.1 9,913.7 697.67.6$47,220

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-00002,624.2 2,731.7 107.54.1$46,160

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-00008,236.5 9,584.6 1,348.116.4$62,610

Healthcare support occupations

31-00004,238.0 5,212.2 974.223.0$27,040

Protective service occupations

33-00003,443.8 3,597.7 153.94.5$37,730

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-000012,467.6 13,280.4 812.96.5$19,580

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-00005,617.2 5,967.0 349.86.2$23,860

Personal care and service occupations

39-00006,006.1 6,798.2 792.113.2$21,850

Sales and related occupations

41-000015,423.1 16,201.1 778.05.0$25,660

Office and administrative support occupations

43-000022,766.1 23,232.6 466.52.0$33,200

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-0000972.1 914.9 -57.2-5.9$21,760

Construction and extraction occupations

47-00006,501.7 7,160.7 659.010.1$42,280

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-00005,680.5 6,046.0 365.56.4$42,790

Production occupations

51-00009,230.3 8,948.3 -282.1-3.1$32,250

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-00009,748.5 10,215.3 466.84.8$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

Fastest growing occupations, 2014 and projected 2024 (Numbers in thousands)
2014 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2014-24Median annual wage, 2015(1)
20142024NumberPercent

Total, all occupations

00-0000150,539.9160,328.89,788.96.5$36,200

Wind turbine service technicians

49-90814.49.24.8108.0$51,050

Occupational therapy assistants

31-201133.047.114.142.7$57,870

Physical therapist assistants

31-202178.7110.731.940.6$55,170

Physical therapist aides

31-202250.069.519.539.0$25,120

Home health aides

31-1011913.51,261.9348.438.1$21,920

Commercial divers

49-90924.46.01.636.9$50,470

Nurse practitioners

29-1171126.9171.744.735.2$98,190

Physical therapists

29-1123210.9282.771.834.0$84,020

Statisticians

15-204130.040.110.133.8$80,110

Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

53-301119.626.16.533.0$23,740

Occupational therapy aides

31-20128.811.62.730.6$27,800

Physician assistants

29-107194.4123.228.730.4$98,180

Operations research analysts

15-203191.3118.927.630.2$78,630

Personal financial advisors

13-2052249.4323.273.929.6$89,160

Cartographers and photogrammetrists

17-102112.315.93.629.3$61,880

Genetic counselors

29-90922.43.10.728.8$72,090

Interpreters and translators

27-309161.078.517.528.7$44,190

Audiologists

29-118113.216.93.828.6$74,890

Hearing aid specialists

29-20925.97.51.627.2$49,600

Optometrists

29-104140.651.611.027.0$103,900

Forensic science technicians

19-409214.418.23.826.6$56,320

Web developers

15-1134148.5188.039.526.6$64,970

Occupational therapists

29-1122114.6145.130.426.5$80,150

Diagnostic medical sonographers

29-203260.776.716.026.4$68,970

Personal care aides

39-90211,768.42,226.5458.125.9$20,980

Phlebotomists

31-9097112.7140.828.124.9$31,630

Ophthalmic medical technicians

29-205737.046.19.124.7$35,350

Nurse midwives

29-11615.36.61.324.6$92,510

Solar photovoltaic installers

47-22315.97.41.424.3$37,830

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

29-2041241.2299.658.524.2$31,980
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

Occupations with the most job growth, 2014 and projected 2024 (Numbers in thousands)
2014 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2014-24Median annual wage, 2015(1)
20142024NumberPercent

Total, all occupations

00-0000150,539.9160,328.89,788.96.5$36,200

Personal care aides

39-90211,768.42,226.5458.125.9$20,980

Registered nurses

29-11412,751.03,190.3439.316.0$67,490

Home health aides

31-1011913.51,261.9348.438.1$21,920

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

35-30213,159.73,503.2343.510.9$18,910

Retail salespersons

41-20314,624.94,939.1314.26.8$21,780

Nursing assistants

31-10141,492.11,754.1262.017.6$25,710

Customer service representatives

43-40512,581.82,834.8252.99.8$31,720

Cooks, restaurant

35-20141,109.71,268.7158.914.3$23,100

General and operations managers

11-10212,124.12,275.2151.17.1$97,730

Construction laborers

47-20611,159.11,306.5147.412.7$31,910

Accountants and auditors

13-20111,332.71,475.1142.410.7$67,190

Medical assistants

31-9092591.3730.2138.923.5$30,590

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-20112,360.62,496.9136.35.8$23,440

Software developers, applications

15-1132718.4853.7135.318.8$98,260

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

53-70622,441.32,566.4125.15.1$25,010

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

43-10111,466.11,587.3121.28.3$52,630

Computer systems analysts

15-1121567.8686.3118.620.9$85,800

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

29-2061719.9837.2117.316.3$43,170

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

37-20121,457.71,569.4111.77.7$20,740

Medical secretaries

43-6013527.6635.8108.220.5$33,040

Management analysts

13-1111758.0861.4103.413.6$81,320

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

53-30321,797.71,896.498.85.5$40,260

Receptionists and information clerks

43-41711,028.61,126.397.89.5$27,300

Office clerks, general

43-90613,062.53,158.295.83.1$29,580

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

41-40121,453.11,546.593.46.4$55,730

Stock clerks and order fillers

43-50811,878.11,971.192.94.9$23,220

Market research analysts and marketing specialists

13-1161495.5587.892.318.6$62,150

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

35-1012890.1978.688.59.9$30,340

Electricians

47-2111628.8714.785.913.7$51,880

Maintenance and repair workers, general

49-90711,374.71,458.183.56.1$36,630
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

Fastest declining occupations, 2014 and projected 2024 (Numbers in thousands)
2014 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2014-24Median annual wage, 2015(1)
20142024NumberPercent

Total, all occupations

00-0000150,539.9160,328.89,788.96.5$36,200

Locomotive firers

53-40121.70.5-1.2-69.9$48,470

Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles

49-209611.55.8-5.8-50.0$31,360

Telephone operators

43-202113.17.5-5.5-42.4$35,880

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

43-5053117.678.0-39.7-33.7$56,740

Switchboard operators, including answering service

43-2011112.475.4-37.0-32.9$27,440

Photographic process workers and processing machine operators

51-915128.819.4-9.5-32.9$26,590

Shoe machine operators and tenders

51-60423.52.5-1.1-30.5$25,190

Manufactured building and mobile home installers

49-90954.02.8-1.2-30.0$30,050

Foundry mold and coremakers

51-407112.08.7-3.3-27.7$32,680

Sewing machine operators

51-6031153.9112.2-41.7-27.1$22,550

Pourers and casters, metal

51-40529.87.2-2.6-26.6$33,850

Postal service clerks

43-505169.651.3-18.3-26.2$56,790

Postmasters and mail superintendents

11-913117.312.8-4.6-26.2$70,640

Postal service mail carriers

43-5052297.4219.4-78.1-26.2$58,280

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

51-606327.920.6-7.3-26.2$27,220

Fabric and apparel patternmakers

51-60925.44.0-1.4-26.0$43,900

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

51-606214.310.6-3.7-25.7$25,490

Watch repairers

49-90642.72.0-0.7-25.7$34,750

Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-4072129.597.2-32.3-25.0$29,340

Prepress technicians and workers

51-511136.527.5-9.0-24.6$38,270

Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-402173.455.5-17.9-24.4$33,120

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

51-606111.78.9-2.8-23.9$26,340

Patternmakers, metal and plastic

51-40623.82.9-0.9-23.4$40,960

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-403371.455.8-15.7-21.9$32,840

Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

51-606426.020.3-5.6-21.7$26,870

Model makers, metal and plastic

51-40616.24.9-1.3-21.5$45,980

Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-402221.617.0-4.6-21.5$35,070

Desktop publishers

43-903114.811.7-3.1-21.0$39,840

Parking enforcement workers

33-30419.47.4-2.0-20.8$36,530

Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-403522.417.8-4.6-20.6$38,250
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

Occupations with the largest job declines, 2014 and projected 2024 (Numbers in thousands)
2014 National Employment Matrix title and codeEmploymentChange, 2014-24Median annual wage, 2015(1)
20142024NumberPercent

Total, all occupations

00-0000150,539.9160,328.89,788.96.5$36,200

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

43-30311,760.31,611.5-148.7-8.4$37,250

Cooks, fast food

35-2011524.4444.0-80.4-15.3$19,080

Postal service mail carriers

43-5052297.4219.4-78.1-26.2$58,280

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

43-6011776.6732.0-44.6-5.7$53,370

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

45-2092470.2427.3-42.9-9.1$19,770

Sewing machine operators

51-6031153.9112.2-41.7-27.1$22,550

Tellers

43-3071520.5480.5-40.0-7.7$26,410

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

43-5053117.678.0-39.7-33.7$56,740

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-4031192.2152.7-39.5-20.6$31,280

Switchboard operators, including answering service

43-2011112.475.4-37.0-32.9$27,440

Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-4072129.597.2-32.3-25.0$29,340

Computer programmers

15-1131328.6302.2-26.5-8.0$79,530

Printing press operators

51-5112173.0151.4-21.6-12.5$35,240

Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service

43-9051104.985.1-19.8-18.8$28,570

Bill and account collectors

43-3011350.4330.9-19.6-5.6$34,440

Dishwashers

35-9021507.4487.9-19.5-3.9$19,340

First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

51-1011606.9588.2-18.7-3.1$56,340

Postal service clerks

43-505169.651.3-18.3-26.2$56,790

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

11-9013929.8911.7-18.1-1.9$64,170

Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-402173.455.5-17.9-24.4$33,120

Helpers--production workers

51-9198419.2403.2-16.1-3.8$23,960

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-403371.455.8-15.7-21.9$32,840

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

43-5071670.2655.7-14.5-2.2$30,450

Word processors and typists

43-902290.776.5-14.2-15.7$37,610

Insurance underwriters

13-2053103.491.6-11.7-11.4$65,040

Computer operators

43-901161.149.5-11.6-19.0$40,420

Office machine operators, except computer

43-907169.658.0-11.5-16.6$29,010

Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders

51-412259.548.8-10.7-18.0$36,150

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

51-2022207.2197.0-10.2-4.9$30,860

Tool and die makers

51-411177.867.7-10.1-13.0$50,290
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

Last Modified Date: September 28, 2016