Table 5. Occupations with the most job growth, 2012 and projected 2022

Table 5. Occupations with the most job growth, 2012 and projected 2022

(Employment in thousands)


2012 National Employment Matrix title          Employment        Change, 2012-22  Median annual    Typical education       Work experience in a               Typical on-the-job training 
                                             2012      2022      Number  Percent  wage, 2012(1)    needed for entry        related occupation                 needed to attain competency 
                                                                                                                                                                 in the occupation
Total, all occupations................   145,355.8  160,983.7  15,628.0     10.8     $34,750       N/A                             N/A                        N/A
Personal care aides...................     1,190.6    1,771.4     580.8     48.8      19,910       Less than high school           None                       Short-term on-the-job training
Registered nurses.....................     2,711.5    3,238.4     526.8     19.4      65,470       Associate's degree              None                       None
Retail salespersons...................     4,447.0    4,881.7     434.7      9.8      21,110       Less than high school           None                       Short-term on-the-job training
Home health aides.....................       875.1    1,299.3     424.2     48.5      20,820       Less than high school           None                       Short-term on-the-job training
Combined food preparation and.........     2,969.3    3,391.2     421.9     14.2      18,260       Less than high school           None                       Short-term on-the-job training
   serving workers, including 		
   fast food                                                                                                                                                                                 
Nursing assistants....................     1,479.8    1,792.0     312.2     21.1      24,420       Postsecondary non-degree        None                       None
                                                                                                      award
Secretaries and administrative........     2,324.4    2,632.3     307.8     13.2      32,410       High school diploma             None                       Short-term on-the-job training
   assistants, except legal,                                                                          or equivalent
   medical, and executive		
Customer service representatives......     2,362.8    2,661.4     298.7     12.6      30,580       High school diploma             None                       Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                      or equivalent
Janitors and cleaners, except maids...     2,324.0    2,604.0     280.0     12.1      22,320       Less than high school           None                       Short-term on-the-job training
   and housekeeping cleaners		
Construction laborers.................     1,071.1    1,331.0     259.8     24.3      29,990       Less than high school           None                       Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers.......     1,972.7    2,216.8     244.1     12.4      95,440       Bachelor's degree               Less than 5 years          None
Laborers and freight, stock, and......     2,197.3    2,439.2     241.9     11.0      23,890       Less than high school           None                       Short-term on-the-job training
   material movers, hand		
Carpenters............................       901.2    1,119.4     218.2     24.2      39,940       High school diploma             None                       Apprenticeship
                                                                                                      or equivalent
Bookkeeping, accounting, and..........     1,799.8    2,004.5     204.6     11.4      35,170       High school diploma             None                       Moderate-term on-the-job training
   auditing clerks                                                                                    or equivalent
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck.......     1,701.5    1,894.1     192.6     11.3      38,200       Postsecondary non-degree        None                       Short-term on-the-job training
   drivers                                                                                            award
Medical secretaries...................       525.6      714.9     189.2     36.0      31,350       High school diploma             None                       Moderate-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                      or equivalent
Childcare workers.....................     1,312.7    1,496.8     184.1     14.0      19,510       High school diploma             None                       Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                      or equivalent
Office clerks, general................     2,983.5    3,167.6     184.1      6.2      27,470       High school diploma             None                       Short-term on-the-job training
                                                                                                      or equivalent
Maids and housekeeping cleaners.......     1,434.6    1,618.0     183.4     12.8      19,570       Less than high school           None                       Short-term on-the-job training
Licensed practical and licensed.......       738.4      921.3     182.9     24.8      41,540       Postsecondary non-degree        None                       None
   vocational nurses                                                                                  award
First-line supervisors of office......     1,418.1    1,589.6     171.5     12.1      49,330       High school diploma             Less than 5 years          None
   and administrative support                                                                         or equivalent
   workers				
Elementary school teachers,...........     1,361.2    1,529.1     167.9     12.3      53,400       Bachelor's degree               None                       Internship/residency
   except special education		
Accountants and auditors..............     1,275.4    1,442.2     166.7     13.1      63,550       Bachelor's degree               None                       None
Medical assistants....................       560.8      723.7     162.9     29.0      29,370       Postsecondary non-degree        None                       None
                                                                                                      award
Cooks, restaurant.....................     1,024.1    1,174.2     150.1     14.7      22,030       Less than high school           Less than 5 years          Moderate-term on-the-job training	
Software developers, applications.....       613.0      752.9     139.9     22.8      90,060       Bachelor's degree               None                       None
Landscaping and groundskeeping........     1,124.9    1,264.0     139.2     12.4      23,570       Less than high school           None                       Short-term on-the-job training
   workers				
Receptionists and information.........     1,006.7    1,142.6     135.9     13.5      25,990       High school diploma             None                       Short-term on-the-job training
   clerks                                                                                             or equivalent
Management analysts...................       718.7      852.5     133.8     18.6      78,600       Bachelor's degree               Less than 5 years          None
Sales representatives, wholesale......     1,480.7    1,612.8     132.0      8.9      54,230       High school diploma             None                       Moderate-term on-the-job training
   and manufacturing, except                                                                                    or equivalent
   technical and scientific 
   products 

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



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