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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have the most growth and have less than a high school diploma as the typical level of education needed to enter the occupation, projected 2010-20, in thousands of jobs

Occupation

Thousands of jobs

Median annual wages, May 2010

Experience

On-the-job training

Retail salespersons

707

20,670

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Home health aides

706

20,560

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Personal care aides

607

19,640

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

398

17,950

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

319

23,460

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Cashiers

250

18,500

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

246

22,210

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

241

23,400

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Construction laborers

212

29,280

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Waiters and waitresses

196

18,330

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Cooks, restaurant

118

22,140

Less than 1 year

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

112

19,300

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Food preparation workers

84

19,100

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Painters, construction and maintenance

72

34,280

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Industrial truck and tractor operators

62

29,780

Less than 1 year

Short-term on-the-job training

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

60

19,680

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Packers and packagers, hand

58

19,630

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Nonfarm animal caretakers

53

19,550

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Counter and rental clerks

51

22,100

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Cement masons and concrete finishers

50

35,450

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

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