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Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry 2016
Average Annual OES Wage
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
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412031 Retail Salespersons 115,490 120,036 4,546 3.94 % 4,458 455 4,003 No formal educational credential $28,070 
291141 Registered Nurses 81,259 94,080 12,821 15.78 % 3,199 1,282 1,917 Bachelor's degree $89,060 
353031 Waiters and Waitresses 58,623 60,273 1,650 2.81 % 2,986 165 2,821 No formal educational credential $28,160 
412011 Cashiers 68,873 69,356 483 0.70 % 2,978 48 2,930 No formal educational credential $24,230 
353021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 49,320 54,492 5,172 10.49 % 2,111 517 1,594 No formal educational credential $24,430 
353022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 31,555 33,347 1,792 5.68 % 2,076 179 1,897 No formal educational credential $22,680 
111021 General and Operations Managers 62,022 65,298 3,276 5.28 % 1,898 328 1,570 Bachelor's degree $131,010 
434051 Customer Service Representatives 54,108 57,552 3,444 6.37 % 1,676 344 1,332 High school diploma or equivalent $41,830 
435081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 45,124 46,871 1,747 3.87 % 1,607 175 1,432 No formal educational credential $28,960 
439061 Office Clerks, General 63,199 63,710 511 0.81 % 1,414 51 1,363 High school diploma or equivalent $37,940 
311014 Nursing Assistants 42,356 46,534 4,178 9.86 % 1,375 418 957 Postsecondary non-degree award $30,960 
311011 Home Health Aides 22,749 31,287 8,538 37.53 % 1,368 854 514 No formal educational credential $29,200 
132011 Accountants and Auditors 39,031 42,100 3,069 7.86 % 1,349 307 1,042 Bachelor's degree $82,420 
372011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 55,450 57,832 2,382 4.30 % 1,339 238 1,101 No formal educational credential $34,130 
537062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 33,174 34,596 1,422 4.29 % 1,129 142 987 No formal educational credential $31,400 
259041 Teacher Assistants 35,540 38,165 2,625 7.39 % 1,114 262 852 Some college, no degree $31,800 
399021 Personal Care Aides 33,580 41,886 8,306 24.74 % 1,103 831 272 No formal educational credential $28,260 
352014 Cooks, Restaurant 24,413 27,869 3,456 14.16 % 992 346 646 No formal educational credential $29,120 
411011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,434 37,138 704 1.93 % 884 70 814 High school diploma or equivalent $46,660 
399011 Childcare Workers 22,049 24,238 2,189 9.93 % 870 219 651 High school diploma or equivalent $27,610 
353011 Bartenders 17,920 19,775 1,855 10.35 % 859 186 673 No formal educational credential $29,620 
351012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 20,585 22,572 1,987 9.65 % 810 199 611 High school diploma or equivalent $39,280 
151132 Software Developers, Applications 27,571 31,626 4,055 14.71 % 800 406 394 Bachelor's degree $110,410 
372012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,979 26,918 1,939 7.76 % 790 194 596 No formal educational credential $30,130 
431011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 36,341 38,632 2,291 6.30 % 778 229 549 High school diploma or equivalent $62,590 
252011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 17,301 19,706 2,405 13.90 % 746 240 506 Associate's degree $35,900 
131111 Management Analysts 26,231 29,989 3,758 14.33 % 740 376 364 Bachelor's degree $105,950 
499071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 22,916 24,197 1,281 5.59 % 728 128 600 High school diploma or equivalent $44,780 
359031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 9,536 9,939 403 4.23 % 717 40 677 No formal educational credential $25,020 
252021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 25,894 27,302 1,408 5.44 % 714 141 573 Bachelor's degree $74,470 
113031 Financial Managers 24,264 25,533 1,269 5.23 % 702 127 575 Bachelor's degree $138,610 
395012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 18,732 20,742 2,010 10.73 % 683 201 482 Postsecondary non-degree award $35,020 
352021 Food Preparation Workers 20,387 21,508 1,121 5.50 % 680 112 568 No formal educational credential $26,410 
252031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 23,191 24,449 1,258 5.42 % 676 126 550 Bachelor's degree $74,040 
151133 Software Developers, Systems Software 27,705 30,452 2,747 9.92 % 671 275 396 Bachelor's degree $114,330 
414012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 27,549 28,405 856 3.11 % 653 86 567 High school diploma or equivalent $79,810 
359021 Dishwashers 14,980 14,323 -657 -4.39 % 647 647 No formal educational credential $24,210 
373011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 28,949 30,103 1,154 3.99 % 637 115 522 No formal educational credential $35,190 
434171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 19,907 20,731 824 4.14 % 618 82 536 High school diploma or equivalent $32,150 
211093 Social and Human Service Assistants 19,906 22,139 2,233 11.22 % 613 223 390 High school diploma or equivalent $35,750 
413099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 20,478 22,007 1,529 7.47 % 589 153 436 High school diploma or equivalent $76,430 
292061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 16,459 17,605 1,146 6.96 % 583 115 468 Postsecondary non-degree award $55,190 
472061 Construction Laborers 23,067 24,286 1,219 5.28 % 582 122 460 No formal educational credential $53,750 
319092 Medical Assistants 16,275 18,686 2,411 14.81 % 580 241 339 Postsecondary non-degree award $38,990 
333051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 16,583 16,779 196 1.18 % 567 20 547 High school diploma or equivalent $66,220 
436014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 45,897 46,436 539 1.17 % 538 54 484 High school diploma or equivalent $45,130 
436013 Medical Secretaries 21,372 24,444 3,072 14.37 % 532 307 225 High school diploma or equivalent $42,270 
533032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 24,854 25,930 1,076 4.33 % 531 108 423 Postsecondary non-degree award $49,920 
359011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 9,573 10,065 492 5.14 % 527 49 478 No formal educational credential $25,120 
151121 Computer Systems Analysts 16,530 19,428 2,898 17.53 % 503 290 213 Bachelor's degree $93,990 
533033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 23,697 24,665 968 4.08 % 500 97 403 High school diploma or equivalent $37,320 
131161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 17,950 20,740 2,790 15.54 % 493 279 214 Bachelor's degree $79,030 
132051 Financial Analysts 17,228 18,564 1,336 7.75 % 488 134 354 Bachelor's degree $96,700 
493023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 16,872 17,062 190 1.13 % 471 19 452 Postsecondary non-degree award $46,010 
252022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 17,017 17,944 927 5.45 % 469 93 376 Bachelor's degree $71,870 
119111 Medical and Health Services Managers 11,320 12,951 1,631 14.41 % 449 163 286 Bachelor's degree $121,260 
211022 Healthcare Social Workers 11,990 13,451 1,461 12.19 % 435 146 289 Master's degree $54,350 
433071 Tellers 11,022 10,283 -739 -6.70 % 431 431 High school diploma or equivalent $31,360 
291069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 10,898 12,269 1,371 12.58 % 430 137 293 Doctoral or professional degree $184,430 
433031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,475 37,244 -4,231 -10.20 % 407 407 Some college, no degree $44,890 
119199 Managers, All Other 14,924 15,668 744 4.99 % 403 74 329 Bachelor's degree $126,420 
291123 Physical Therapists 7,676 9,640 1,964 25.59 % 402 196 206 Doctoral or professional degree $86,110 
512092 Team Assemblers 16,938 17,309 371 2.19 % 401 37 364 High school diploma or equivalent $32,580 
414011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 15,193 15,968 775 5.10 % 390 78 312 Bachelor's degree $100,650 
131071 Human Resources Specialists 13,399 14,025 626 4.67 % 389 63 326 Bachelor's degree $74,740 
472111 Electricians 15,703 17,114 1,411 8.99 % 381 141 240 High school diploma or equivalent $66,130 
119033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 10,153 10,995 842 8.29 % 379 84 295 Master's degree $102,490 
151151 Computer User Support Specialists 16,645 18,285 1,640 9.85 % 378 164 214 Some college, no degree $62,430 
112022 Sales Managers 13,710 14,249 539 3.93 % 378 54 324 Bachelor's degree $150,090 
191042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 10,165 10,746 581 5.72 % 373 58 315 Doctoral or professional degree $94,590 
113021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 15,417 17,284 1,867 12.11 % 369 187 182 Bachelor's degree $151,070 
537064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 13,735 13,672 -63 -0.46 % 365 365 No formal educational credential $26,030 
339032 Security Guards 20,953 21,645 692 3.30 % 364 69 295 High school diploma or equivalent $31,530 
231011 Lawyers 22,100 22,498 398 1.80 % 363 40 323 Doctoral or professional degree $158,760 
332011 Firefighters 12,014 12,145 131 1.09 % 362 13 349 Postsecondary non-degree award $59,650 
253021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 10,455 12,055 1,600 15.30 % 357 160 197 High school diploma or equivalent $47,510 
435071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 16,381 15,908 -473 -2.89 % 356 356 High school diploma or equivalent $37,130 
519111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 8,566 9,047 481 5.62 % 353 48 305 High school diploma or equivalent $30,230 
472031 Carpenters 23,512 24,335 823 3.50 % 352 82 270 High school diploma or equivalent $59,440 
519198 Helpers--Production Workers 10,010 10,086 76 0.76 % 335 327 No formal educational credential $27,280 
132052 Personal Financial Advisors 7,827 9,208 1,381 17.64 % 334 138 196 Bachelor's degree $102,580 
433021 Billing and Posting Clerks 11,238 12,224 986 8.77 % 334 99 235 High school diploma or equivalent $42,580 
113011 Administrative Services Managers 13,156 14,030 874 6.64 % 333 87 246 Bachelor's degree $105,250 
172141 Mechanical Engineers 9,497 9,774 277 2.92 % 329 28 301 Bachelor's degree $94,500 
514041 Machinists 8,804 9,525 721 8.19 % 326 72 254 High school diploma or equivalent $49,000 
211014 Mental Health Counselors 9,127 10,464 1,337 14.65 % 325 134 191 Master's degree $45,030 
533022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 12,588 14,035 1,447 11.50 % 311 145 166 High school diploma or equivalent $33,730 
119151 Social and Community Service Managers 7,938 8,869 931 11.73 % 303 93 210 Bachelor's degree $67,040 
399032 Recreation Workers 11,436 12,360 924 8.08 % 303 92 211 High school diploma or equivalent $29,000 
393091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 6,235 6,637 402 6.45 % 301 40 261 No formal educational credential $25,050 
211021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 9,472 10,206 734 7.75 % 301 73 228 Bachelor's degree $46,990 
112021 Marketing Managers 9,862 10,532 670 6.79 % 300 67 233 Bachelor's degree $142,040 
131031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 10,014 10,519 505 5.04 % 298 50 248 High school diploma or equivalent $69,640 
533041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 10,148 11,208 1,060 10.45 % 298 106 192 No formal educational credential $28,430 
193031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 7,237 8,570 1,333 18.42 % 288 133 155 Doctoral or professional degree $75,550 
399031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 11,015 11,859 844 7.66 % 287 84 203 High school diploma or equivalent $52,980 
436011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 26,981 24,945 -2,036 -7.55 % 284 284 High school diploma or equivalent $60,320 
413021 Insurance Sales Agents 8,048 8,751 703 8.74 % 281 70 211 High school diploma or equivalent $77,920 
291171 Nurse Practitioners 5,250 6,799 1,549 29.50 % 279 155 124 Master's degree $117,860 
272022 Coaches and Scouts 7,015 7,402 387 5.52 % 276 39 237 Bachelor's degree $48,650 
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