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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Numeric growth in employment, projected 2010-20, in thousands of jobs

Occupation

In thousands

Median annual wages, May 2010

Registered nurses

712

64,690

Retail salespersons

707

20,670

Home health aides

706

20,560

Personal care aides

607

19,640

Office clerks, general

490

26,610

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

398

17,950

Customer service representatives

338

30,460

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

330

37,770

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

319

23,460

Postsecondary teachers

306

62,050

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

302

24,010

Childcare workers

262

19,300

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

259

34,030

Cashiers

250

18,500

Elementary school teachers, except special education

249

51,660

Receptionists and information clerks

249

25,240

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

246

22,210

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

241

23,400

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

223

52,440

Construction laborers

212

29,280

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