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Winter 2013–14 Vol. 57, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have the most growth and that typically require an associate's degree or postsecondary non-degree award to enter the occupation, projected 2012-22, in thousands of jobs

Occupation

Employment, projected 2012-22 (in thousands)

Median annual wage, May 2012

Experience¹

Training²

Registered nurses

527

$65,470

None

None

Nursing assistants

312

24,420

None

None

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

193

38,200

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

183

41,540

None

None

Medical assistants

163

29,370

None

None

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

78

22,700

None

None

Preschool teachers, except special education

76

27,130

None

None

Dental assistants

74

34,500

None

None

Dental hygienists

64

70,210

None

None

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

56

43,640

None

Long-term on-the-job training

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

55

31,020

None

None

Medical and clinical laboratory technicians

48

37,240

None

None

Paralegals and legal assistants

46

46,990

None

None

Radiologic technologists

42

54,620

None

None

Medical records and health information technicians

41

34,160

None

None

Massage therapists

30

35,970

None

None

Physical therapist assistants

29

52,160

None

None

Surgical technologists

29

41,790

None

None

Web developers

28

62,500

None

None

Phlebotomists

27

29,730

None

None

¹ Indicates whether work experience in a related occupation is also typically needed for entry into the occupation. Assignments are more than 5 years (5+), less than 5 years (<5), or none (N).

² Indicates whether on-the-job training is typically needed to attain competency in the occupation. Assignments are internship/residency (I/R), apprenticeship (A), long-term (L), moderate-term (M), short-term (S), or none (N).

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