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2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
412031 Retail Salespersons 129,913 133,216 3,303 2.54 % 8,329 10,441 330 19,100 No formal educational credential $29,380 
399021 Personal Care Aides 76,801 97,330 20,529 26.73 % 6,949 5,234 2,053 14,236 No formal educational credential $28,810 
353021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fas 62,509 73,668 11,159 17.85 % 6,029 6,306 1,116 13,451 No formal educational credential $26,430 
353031 Waiters and Waitresses 64,032 69,024 4,992 7.80 % 4,924 7,545 499 12,968 No formal educational credential $30,280 
412011 Cashiers 67,690 66,624 -1,066 -1.57 % 6,305 6,154 -107 12,352 No formal educational credential $25,580 
372011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaner 55,371 60,721 5,350 9.66 % 3,779 3,652 535 7,966 No formal educational credential $35,300 
434051 Customer Service Representatives 60,906 61,926 1,020 1.67 % 3,140 4,607 102 7,849 High school diploma or equivalent $42,760 
111021 General and Operations Managers 80,012 86,359 6,347 7.93 % 1,724 4,962 635 7,321 Bachelor's degree $133,950 
439061 Office Clerks, General 60,283 58,743 -1,540 -2.55 % 3,492 3,403 -154 6,741 High school diploma or equivalent $38,860 
291141 Registered Nurses 82,951 93,586 10,635 12.82 % 2,527 1,919 1,064 5,510 Bachelor's degree $89,330 
435081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 41,197 43,145 1,948 4.73 % 2,302 3,004 195 5,501 No formal educational credential $30,320 
537062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 36,326 38,063 1,737 4.78 % 1,843 3,180 174 5,197 No formal educational credential $33,240 
411011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,343 48,275 1,932 4.17 % 1,746 3,183 193 5,122 High school diploma or equivalent $45,740 
311014 Nursing Assistants 39,254 43,196 3,942 10.04 % 2,504 2,084 394 4,982 Postsecondary non-degree award $32,340 
353022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee S 21,777 22,870 1,093 5.02 % 2,682 2,108 109 4,899 No formal educational credential $25,430 
433031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 46,074 44,879 -1,195 -2.59 % 2,816 2,185 -120 4,881 Some college, no degree $45,930 
352014 Cooks, Restaurant 28,322 31,804 3,482 12.29 % 1,761 2,405 348 4,514 No formal educational credential $30,910 
311011 Home Health Aides 26,041 35,851 9,810 37.67 % 1,880 1,564 981 4,425 No formal educational credential $30,740 
436014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Med 43,356 40,215 -3,141 -7.24 % 2,251 2,190 -314 4,127 High school diploma or equivalent $45,760 
259041 Teacher Assistants 34,764 38,300 3,536 10.17 % 2,005 1,667 354 4,026 Some college, no degree $33,220 
132011 Accountants and Auditors 37,166 40,334 3,168 8.52 % 1,144 2,230 317 3,691 Bachelor's degree $80,280 
431011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support  37,067 37,610 543 1.46 % 1,449 2,155 54 3,658 High school diploma or equivalent $63,460 
373011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,066 29,773 2,707 10.00 % 1,327 2,030 271 3,628 No formal educational credential $36,410 
372012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,977 26,748 1,771 7.09 % 1,915 1,446 177 3,538 No formal educational credential $31,720 
399011 Childcare Workers 21,698 22,676 978 4.51 % 1,811 1,374 98 3,283 High school diploma or equivalent $29,020 
353011 Bartenders 19,108 19,603 495 2.59 % 932 2,220 50 3,202 No formal educational credential $30,490 
436013 Medical Secretaries 24,623 27,813 3,190 12.96 % 1,412 1,374 319 3,105 High school diploma or equivalent $43,030 
351012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Worke 18,982 20,866 1,884 9.93 % 893 1,901 188 2,982 High school diploma or equivalent $40,080 
131111 Management Analysts 27,927 32,208 4,281 15.33 % 966 1,554 428 2,948 Bachelor's degree $112,920 
339032 Security Guards 21,346 22,356 1,010 4.73 % 1,296 1,541 101 2,938 High school diploma or equivalent $33,690 
472061 Construction Laborers 25,335 27,699 2,364 9.33 % 925 1,748 236 2,909 No formal educational credential $53,230 
434171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 21,451 21,970 519 2.42 % 1,350 1,441 52 2,843 High school diploma or equivalent $32,300 
151132 Software Developers, Applications 29,064 36,629 7,565 26.03 % 449 1,613 756 2,818 Bachelor's degree $108,680 
131161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 21,764 26,142 4,378 20.12 % 636 1,644 438 2,718 Bachelor's degree $77,520 
472031 Carpenters 26,334 28,482 2,148 8.16 % 942 1,523 215 2,680 High school diploma or equivalent $60,140 
413099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 20,403 22,095 1,692 8.29 % 672 1,834 169 2,675 High school diploma or equivalent $74,220 
533032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 23,284 24,630 1,346 5.78 % 1,016 1,505 135 2,656 Postsecondary non-degree award $50,580 
113031 Financial Managers 27,121 31,798 4,677 17.24 % 677 1,458 468 2,603 Bachelor's degree $142,370 
499071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 24,086 25,914 1,828 7.59 % 1,018 1,390 183 2,591 High school diploma or equivalent $46,280 
395012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 19,612 21,420 1,808 9.22 % 1,369 1,024 181 2,574 Postsecondary non-degree award $37,410 
359031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 10,184 10,925 741 7.28 % 1,216 1,155 74 2,445 No formal educational credential $27,070 
359021 Dishwashers 14,748 15,461 713 4.83 % 1,118 1,203 71 2,392 No formal educational credential $26,380 
533033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 20,994 22,112 1,118 5.33 % 914 1,354 112 2,380 High school diploma or equivalent $39,180 
252021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 27,326 30,348 3,022 11.06 % 952 1,068 302 2,322 Bachelor's degree $76,590 
352021 Food Preparation Workers 12,851 13,817 966 7.52 % 1,066 1,156 97 2,319 No formal educational credential $28,770 
399031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 12,049 13,143 1,094 9.08 % 824 1,260 109 2,193 High school diploma or equivalent $56,820 
537064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 13,024 14,022 998 7.66 % 916 1,104 100 2,120 No formal educational credential $27,360 
414012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except T 19,715 20,683 968 4.91 % 667 1,353 97 2,117 High school diploma or equivalent $77,240 
414011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technica 19,314 20,531 1,217 6.30 % 657 1,334 122 2,113 Bachelor's degree $96,570 
151133 Software Developers, Systems Software 27,623 30,278 2,655 9.61 % 396 1,422 266 2,084 Bachelor's degree $114,900 
252031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technic 25,058 27,871 2,813 11.23 % 811 987 281 2,079 Bachelor's degree $76,170 
211093 Social and Human Service Assistants 15,580 17,254 1,674 10.74 % 734 1,174 167 2,075 High school diploma or equivalent $35,520 
472111 Electricians 16,562 18,160 1,598 9.65 % 605 1,290 160 2,055 High school diploma or equivalent $65,210 
533022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 13,210 15,392 2,182 16.52 % 1,122 584 218 1,924 High school diploma or equivalent $38,090 
399032 Recreation Workers 9,966 10,685 719 7.21 % 676 1,033 72 1,781 High school diploma or equivalent $30,100 
493023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 18,257 18,955 698 3.82 % 587 1,123 70 1,780 Postsecondary non-degree award $45,470 
151151 Computer User Support Specialists 20,736 22,741 2,005 9.67 % 442 1,119 200 1,761 Some college, no degree $61,450 
436011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistant 22,370 18,233 -4,137 -18.49 % 1,094 1,064 -414 1,744 High school diploma or equivalent $60,550 
472152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 13,625 15,805 2,180 16.00 % 534 984 218 1,736 High school diploma or equivalent $66,900 
359011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 9,367 10,108 741 7.91 % 867 772 74 1,713 No formal educational credential $27,550 
319092 Medical Assistants 12,991 15,221 2,230 17.17 % 619 866 223 1,708 Postsecondary non-degree award $39,310 
131071 Human Resources Specialists 16,041 17,152 1,111 6.93 % 482 1,091 111 1,684 Bachelor's degree $74,940 
533041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 15,320 16,004 684 4.46 % 930 634 68 1,632 No formal educational credential $30,730 
252011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 16,146 16,437 291 1.80 % 702 870 29 1,601 Associate's degree $37,510 
253021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 11,417 13,678 2,261 19.80 % 765 587 226 1,578 High school diploma or equivalent $50,110 
112022 Sales Managers 16,422 17,603 1,181 7.19 % 386 1,033 118 1,537 Bachelor's degree $151,380 
252022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical  17,720 19,703 1,983 11.19 % 618 693 198 1,509 Bachelor's degree $74,400 
132072 Loan Officers 16,322 17,444 1,122 6.87 % 408 936 112 1,456 Bachelor's degree $93,820 
471011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction 12,811 14,204 1,393 10.87 % 432 852 139 1,423 High school diploma or equivalent $81,620 
113021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 16,358 18,080 1,722 10.53 % 303 938 172 1,413 Bachelor's degree $153,830 
211022 Healthcare Social Workers 11,952 13,337 1,385 11.59 % 454 804 138 1,396 Master's degree $57,440 
131199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 13,644 14,803 1,159 8.49 % 446 821 116 1,383 Bachelor's degree $85,020 
112021 Marketing Managers 14,510 15,724 1,214 8.37 % 344 918 121 1,383 Bachelor's degree $146,240 
119111 Medical and Health Services Managers 14,041 16,250 2,209 15.73 % 411 739 221 1,371 Bachelor's degree $128,730 
292061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 16,797 18,214 1,417 8.44 % 617 608 142 1,367 Postsecondary non-degree award $57,800 
435071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 13,838 13,737 -101 -0.73 % 538 821 -10 1,349 High school diploma or equivalent $37,930 
119199 Managers, All Other 17,218 18,402 1,184 6.88 % 482 747 118 1,347 Bachelor's degree $128,980 
211021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 11,711 12,872 1,161 9.91 % 442 781 116 1,339 Bachelor's degree $48,470 
272022 Coaches and Scouts 8,304 9,544 1,240 14.93 % 498 673 124 1,295 Bachelor's degree $49,200 
399041 Residential Advisors 7,028 7,699 671 9.55 % 489 730 67 1,286 High school diploma or equivalent $32,690 
392021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 6,477 8,071 1,594 24.61 % 497 586 159 1,242 High school diploma or equivalent $29,380 
333051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 17,651 18,561 910 5.16 % 437 705 91 1,233 High school diploma or equivalent $68,190 
113011 Administrative Services Managers 13,289 14,506 1,217 9.16 % 416 680 122 1,218 Bachelor's degree $108,380 
519198 Helpers--Production Workers 7,029 7,984 955 13.59 % 402 715 96 1,213 No formal educational credential $28,950 
512092 Team Assemblers 12,814 11,053 -1,761 -13.74 % 510 864 -176 1,198 High school diploma or equivalent *** 
352012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 7,321 8,206 885 12.09 % 455 621 88 1,164 No formal educational credential $36,180 
119051 Food Service Managers 9,682 10,619 937 9.68 % 321 748 94 1,163 High school diploma or equivalent $67,450 
191042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 11,444 12,971 1,527 13.34 % 225 777 153 1,155 Doctoral or professional degree $91,180 
412021 Counter and Rental Clerks 8,701 8,967 266 3.06 % 464 648 27 1,139 No formal educational credential $35,290 
514041 Machinists 11,125 11,272 147 1.32 % 389 729 15 1,133 High school diploma or equivalent $51,020 
253097 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teach 8,787 9,936 1,149 13.08 % 571 438 115 1,124 No formal educational credential $53,680 
231011 Lawyers 22,219 23,880 1,661 7.48 % 458 499 166 1,123 Doctoral or professional degree $157,450 
511011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 11,413 11,487 74 0.65 % 365 733 1,105 High school diploma or equivalent $66,720 
433021 Billing and Posting Clerks 9,714 10,531 817 8.41 % 433 557 82 1,072 High school diploma or equivalent $43,710 
253098 Substitute Teachers 8,271 9,390 1,119 13.53 % 538 413 112 1,063 No formal educational credential $32,020 
151121 Computer Systems Analysts 14,677 15,584 907 6.18 % 277 676 91 1,044 Bachelor's degree $93,030 
393091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 4,138 4,524 386 9.33 % 457 515 39 1,011 No formal educational credential $27,650 
491011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repaire 10,678 11,432 754 7.06 % 358 570 75 1,003 High school diploma or equivalent $73,420 
132051 Financial Analysts 10,689 11,439 750 7.02 % 220 695 75 990 Bachelor's degree $97,690 
519061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 9,974 8,738 -1,236 -12.39 % 389 716 -124 981 High school diploma or equivalent $45,350 
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