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Spring 2004 Vol. 48, Number 1

The 2002-12 job outlook in brief

This issue of the Quarterly features the latest employment projections and prospects for about 270 occupations, summarized in a table. Hereís a guide to using the table.

If youíre looking for a career, it helps to know which ones offer the best prospects. Thatís where the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) can help. The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides details on projected job growth and employment prospects for about 270 occupations. 

The table is divided into sections that correspond to the 10 groups in the Standard Occupational Classification System. Key phrases are used for projected employment change and job market conditions. Use the index to find a specific occupation.

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Last Updated: October 15, 2004