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Winter 2013–14 Vol. 57, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Occupations that have high growth and that typically require a high school diploma or equivalent 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

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

308

$32,410

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Customer service representatives

299

30,580

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Carpenters

218

39,940

None

Apprenticeship

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

205

35,170

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Medical secretaries

189

31,350

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Childcare workers

184

19,510

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Office clerks, general

184

27,470

None

Short-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

172

49,330

Less than 5 years

None

Receptionists and information clerks

136

25,990

None

Short-term on-the-job training

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

132

54,230

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Security guards

130

23,970

None

Short-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

128

59,700

5 years or more

None

Maintenance and repair workers, general

125

35,210

None

Long-term on-the-job training

Electricians

115

49,840

None

Apprenticeship

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

109

29,270

Less than 5 years

None

Billing and posting clerks

93

33,450

None

Short-term on-the-job training

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

82

49,140

None

Apprenticeship

Social and human service assistants

81

28,850

None

Short-term on-the-job training

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

71

36,820

Less than 5 years

None

Pharmacy technicians

71

29,320

None

Moderate-term on-the-job training

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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