INTRODUCTION

John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” In Connecticut, many of our leading industries and occupations in the past have changed in the present, and many of those will again change in the future. For example, in the 1960s, close to half of our workers or 420,000 were employed in manufacturing, while less than four percent or approximately 34,000 were employed in health care. Today, nearly 12 percent or 188,000 persons work in the healthcare industry, while only 197,000 hold manufacturing jobs. And a majority of those jobs have evolved from unskilled production workers to mainly high-skilled production along with engineering and technical jobs. As a planning tool, this publication will help assess how technology and growth will continue to affect our industrial make-up and the types of careers in demand over the next decade. By doing so, employment and training specialists, counselors, students, and others who need information on future employment will have the tools necessary to make informed career choices.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This report was produced by John Tirinzonie, State Labor Economist and Director of Job Development, and Brandon T. Hooker, M.P.A, Research Analyst at the Connecticut Department of Labor. Special thanks to Mohammodu Giwa, Intern Student, for the graphic designs presented in this report; the Occupational Employment Statistics Unit for data presented in this report; and the Printing Services Unit at the Department of Labor for their assistance in compiling and printing this report. Questions concerning this report may be addressed to the Job Development Unit at the Connecticut Department of Labor, (860) 263-6280. Additional Labor Market Information is available on the Web at www.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi or by calling (860) 263-6275.

M. Jodi Rell, Governor State of Connecticut
Patricia H. Mayfield, Commissioner Connecticut Department of Labor

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Insights into Connecticut’s Future Economic Direction Projections Methodology 1 2

OUR INDUSTRIES
Current and Projected Employment by Major Industry Groups . . . . . . . . . 5

OUR OCCUPATIONS
Current and Projected Employment by Major Occupational Groups. . . . . Career Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecticut Occupational Projections (all occupations) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 10 16

“HOT JOBS” Top Occupations by Minimum Education and Training Required . . . . . . . . Top Occupations Requiring Postsecondary Education by Growth . . . . . . . . Top Occupations Requiring Postsecondary Education by Growth Rate . . . Top Occupations by Annual Job Openings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 33 37 39 41

INSIGHTS INTO CONNECTICUT’S FUTURE ECONOMIC DIRECTION
Total employment in Connecticut is expected to increase by more than 150,000 or 8.5% over the 10year period 2004 and 2014. In addition, another 420,000 workers will be needed to replace those that leave the workforce due to retirement or for other reasons. Connecticut’s industrial make-up, along with the rest of the nation, will continue its shift from a manufacturing-based to a service-based economy. By 2014, Connecticut’s manufacturing industry will employ just under 10% of the workforce, higher than the 8.2% at the national level. All of the top ten industries expected to create the most new jobs during the projection period are found in the service sector. The education and health services sector will account for half of these industries and provide more than one-third of all new employment opportunities. Additionally, two of the top ten industries can be found in business and professional services, two in hospitality and food services, and one in financial services. Sixty percent of the twenty fastest growing occupations in Connecticut will require a minimum of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and command salaries in excess of $75,000 annually. These occupations include: Computer Software Engineers, Network Systems Analysts, Personal Financial Advisors, and Physical Therapists. The remaining career opportunities will require some form of short/long-term training on the job or an Associate’s degree, and can earn salaries ranging from $25,000-$56,000 per year depending upon the position and the job candidate’s knowledge area and experience. As measured by the number of new jobs created, nearly half of Connecticut’s leading careers will be management, professional and technical occupations. These include Healthcare Support and Practitioners (+14.5%, 13,700 new jobs), Business and Financial Operations (+12.6%, 11,500 new jobs), Management (+11.6% or 10,800 new jobs), Education and Training (+9.0%, 10,200 new jobs), and Computers and Mathematical occupations (+19% growth, 9,400 new jobs). Sales and Related occupations will generate 16,280 new jobs, followed by Food Preparation and Serving occupations, projected to grow nearly 15,000, and Personal Care and Services occupations, increasing by more than 9,000. Only Production occupations are expected to see reduction in their numbers, down slightly more than 4,000. However, replacement of workers who leave the workforce in this group will provide close to 3,000 jobs annually. When looking at total job openings, which include replacement workers, a majority will require only short-term on-the-job training for employment. This positive dynamic will open the door for numerous members (i.e., displaced workers, first-time workers) of our state’s workforce looking to establish or reestablish a foothold in today’s fast paced economy. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Connecticut’s per capita income rose over 5.5% from 2004-2005, eclipsing the national average of 4.6%. Examining both ends of the wage spectrum, occupations that call for advanced levels of education and professional degrees were paid more than those associated with less education and fewer skills in demand. For example, jobs requiring Doctoral and/or professional degrees made on average more than $110,000 annually and those needing only short-term on-the-job training earned just over $25,000 per year.

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PROJECTIONS METHODOLOGY
Industry Projections: Time series of average annual employment are developed at the four digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level for the state. The principle source for the industry time series is the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Report (QCEW) for Connecticut. These time series are the foundation for developing industry employment projections. Additional data, such as projected population, labor force, and school enrollment are used as variables in the development of the initial projections. Once these are completed, they are reviewed and adjusted using knowledge of the industrial and local conditions, such as expected expansions and contractions of employers within the state, technological changes, and government grants and tax incentives, which are not considered in the historical data. Implicit in the industry projections process are the following major assumptions: fluctuations in economic activity due to normal business cycles will continue to occur; there will be no major war or catastrophe that will radically alter our basic industrial structure; work patterns will not change significantly over the projections period.

Occupational Projections: Occupational forecasting represents an attempt to quantify the likely changes in Connecticut’s economy throughout the current decade, including the shifting utilization of the state’s workforce. The process of creating occupational projections brings together a variety of inputs, including the industrial makeup of our economy, the diversity of work performed across industries, and the anticipated demand for goods and services that drives the state’s growth. Together these inputs work to construct a complete and coherent picture of anticipated occupational opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens. Occupational projections are the result of applying industry specific staffing patterns to longterm industry projections. Using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), Connecticut’s economy is divided into detailed industries using data provided by the state’s Unemployment Insurance program. Analysis with respect to each of these industries is performed, creating base (2004) and target-year (2014) totals that form the groundwork for the occupational projections. With this structure in place, industry specific staffing patterns are applied to the base-year industry totals. These staffing patterns arise from survey data collected from some 21,000 Connecticut employers over a three-year cycle through the Occupational Employment Statistics program. Surveyed employers from most sectors of the economy indicate the number of persons they employ in individual occupations, resulting in a comprehensive snapshot of worker utilization. Staffing patterns are created for each industry surveyed, and their application to industry totals results in base-year occupational projections. Not surveyed under the OES program are self- employed, agricultural, and domestic workers. The process of creating target-year projections is the same as that for the base-year, though adjustments in staffing patterns are required to reflect anticipated changes in worker utilization over time. Emerging technologies and shifting priorities will increase the demand for some occupations while making others obsolete. The Bureau of Labor Statistics endeavors

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to account for these occupational shifts through change factors, which are applied to baseyear staffing patterns to create adjusted target-year patterns. The final step in creating complete statewide occupational projections requires the estimation of self-employed persons not covered by the state’s Unemployment Insurance program. The Bureau of Labor Statistics analyzes the proportion of workers in each occupation who are selfemployed, and uses this data to compute occupation specific ratios. The ratios are applied to the all industry occupational totals in both the base- and target-year, resulting in estimates of self-employed persons in the workforce by occupation. Projected job openings in the economy represent opportunities for employment in Connecticut over the projections period. Openings can be divided into two categories: those that arise from economic growth in an occupation and those that arise from the need to replace workers permanently leaving an occupation. Workers who permanently leave their occupation – due to retirement, death, career change, or any other reason – are a significant source of occupational opportunities. However, when a worker moves from one company to another within the same occupation, this is considered turnover, and does not affect the number of openings in that occupation. A negative net change (or growth) for any occupation is treated as zero when added to replacement numbers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides occupation specific replacement rates that are applied to base-year projections, creating estimates of replacement need openings for the projection period.

Limitations: Users should view employment projections as indicators of the relative magnitude and probable direction rather than absolute numbers. Other factors, such as the supply of workers in a given occupation, will influence the demand for jobs.

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OUR INDUSTRIES

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CURRENT and PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT by MAJOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
Industry Title Employment
2004 2014

10 Year Change Net Percent 150,180 7,640 140 -250 4,400
400 -180 4,180

Total, All Occupations Self-Employed and Unpaid Workers, Primary Job Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Utilities Construction
Construction of Buildings Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction Specialty Trade Contractors

1,760,690 122,800 5,540 8,660 65,810
14,060 6,340 45,410

1,910,870 130,440 5,680 8,410 70,210
14,460 6,160 49,590

8.5% 6.2% 2.5% -2.9% 6.7%
2.8% -2.8% 9.2%

Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing Textile Mills Textile Product Mills Wood Product Manufacturing Paper Manufacturing Printing and Related Support Activities Chemical Manufacturing Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Primary Metal Manufacturing Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Machinery Manufacturing Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Component Mfg Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing Miscellaneous Manufacturing

197,190
7,200 1,090 1,050 1,300 1,810 5,620 8,410 17,290 7,630 2,690 4,560 33,730 18,690 15,370 10,410 43,130 3,460 12,570

186,730
6,780 1,450 570 1,230 1,940 4,700 7,180 18,030 7,280 2,750 4,350 33,200 16,540 13,860 9,190 41,300 3,740 11,540

-10,460
-420 360 -480 -70 130 -920 -1,230 740 -350 60 -210 -530 -2,150 -1,510 -1,220 -1,830 280 -1,030

-5.3%
-5.8% 33.0% -45.7% -5.4% 7.2% -16.4% -14.6% 4.3% -4.6% 2.2% -4.6% -1.6% -11.5% -9.8% -11.7% -4.2% 8.1% -8.2%

Wholesale Trade
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers

65,790
31,570 21,370 12,850

71,380
33,690 22,680 15,010

5,590
2,120 1,310 2,160

8.5%
6.7% 6.1% 16.8%

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Industry Title

Employment
2004 2014

10 Year Change Net Percent 17,390
4,120 1,230 520 2,660 2,280 720 120 2,470 580 3,140 -430 -30

Retail Trade
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores Electronics and Appliance Stores Building Material, Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Food and Beverage Stores Health and Personal Care Stores Gasoline Stations Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores General Merchandise Stores Miscellaneous Store Retailers Nonstore Retailers

193,060
22,900 8,410 6,100 16,010 43,890 14,470 6,310 20,170 9,250 24,940 11,330 9,290

210,450
27,020 9,640 6,620 18,670 46,170 15,190 6,430 22,640 9,830 28,080 10,900 9,260

9.0%
18.0% 14.6% 8.5% 16.6% 5.2% 5.0% 1.9% 12.2% 6.3% 12.6% -3.8% -0.3%

Transportation and Warehousing
Air Transportation Rail Transportation Truck Transportation Transit and Ground Passenger Transport Support Activities for Transportation Couriers and Messengers Warehousing and Storage

40,790
1,850 1,960 7,090 11,590 3,700 7,250 6,040

43,970
2,400 1,880 7,280 12,740 4,290 6,990 7,050

3,180
550 -80 190 1,150 590 -260 1,010

7.8%
29.7% -4.1% 2.7% 9.9% 15.9% -3.6% 16.7%

Information
Publishing Industries Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries Broadcasting (except Internet) Telecommunications Internet Service Providers, Web Search, and Data Processing Other Information Services

38,970
12,470 2,220 4,510 13,770 4,190 1,190

44,100
13,960 2,980 5,490 14,410 5,030 1,420

5,130
1,490 760 980 640 840 230

13.2%
11.9% 34.2% 21.7% 4.6% 20.0% 19.3%

Finance and Insurance
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities Securities, Commodity Contracts, Other Financial Insurance Carriers and Related Activities Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles

120,550
31,660 18,400 65,640 4,750

131,130
33,320 23,850 68,310 5,550

10,580
1,660 5,450 2,670 800

8.8%
5.2% 29.6% 4.1% 16.8%

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Real Estate Rental and Leasing Services

20,260
13,500 6,070

22,230
15,080 6,190

1,970
1,580 120

9.7%
11.7% 2.0%

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Industry Title

Employment
2004 2014

10 Year Change Net Percent

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Management of Companies and Enterprises Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Administrative and Support Services Waste Management and Remediation Service

87,760 25,490 84,250
78,210 6,040

100,780 26,640 95,500
88,470 7,030

13,020 1,150 11,250
10,260 990

14.8% 4.5% 13.4%
13.1% 16.4%

Educational Services Health Care and Social Assistance
Ambulatory Health Care Services Hospitals Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Social Assistance

152,290 221,660
71,710 59,150 57,200 33,600

165,260 260,370
87,000 64,590 64,360 44,420

12,970 38,710
15,290 5,440 7,160 10,820

8.5% 17.5%
21.3% 9.2% 12.5% 32.2%

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries

45,670
4,770 2,000 38,900

53,110
5,520 2,330 45,260

7,440
750 330 6,360

16.3%
15.7% 16.5% 16.3%

Accommodation and Food Services
Accommodation Food Services and Drinking Places

103,030
11,220 91,810

116,230
13,990 102,240

13,200
2,770 10,430

12.8%
24.7% 11.4%

Other Services (Except Government)
Repair and Maintenance Personal and Laundry Services Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private Households

56,150
14,500 18,980 15,610 7,050

61,380
15,610 21,260 17,140 7,370

5,230
1,110 2,280 1,530 320

9.3%
7.7% 12.0% 9.8% 4.5%

Government
Federal Government State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals

104,270
20,190 38,600 45,480

106,150
19,080 39,000 48,080

1,880
-1,110 400 2,600

1.8%
-5.5% 1.0% 5.7%

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OUR OCCUPATIONS

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CURRENT and PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT by MAJOR OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS
Occupational Group Employment
2004 2014

10 Year Change

TOTAL, ALL GROUPS Management Occupations Professional and Technical Occupations
Business and Financial Operations Occupations Computer and Mathematical Occupations Architecture and Engineering Occupations Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations Community and Social Services Occupations Legal Occupations Education, Training, and Library Occupations Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

1,760,690 93,250 485,300
91,740 47,890 39,940 20,490 31,990 16,880 113,070 28,550 94,750

1,910,870 104,050 545,120
103,270 57,260 42,140 22,810 37,440 18,160 123,270 32,280 108,490

8.5% 11.6% 12.3%
12.6% 19.6% 5.5% 11.3% 17.0% 7.6% 9.0% 13.1% 14.5%

Service Occupations
Healthcare Support Occupations Protective Service Occupations Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations Personal Care and Service Occupations

334,550
50,700 37,810 116,100 65,900 64,040

377,320
59,050 40,560 131,070 73,480 73,160

12.8%
16.5% 7.3% 12.9% 11.5% 14.2%

Sales and Related Occupations Office and Administrative Support Occupations Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations Construction and Extraction Occupations Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations Production Occupations Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

198,420 300,310 4,960 68,180 59,250 119,190 97,290

214,700 308,310 5,200 73,300 64,940 115,100 102,840

8.2% 2.7% 4.8% 7.5% 9.6% -3.4% 5.7%

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CAREER DIRECTIONS
Management Occupations
From 2004 to 2014, management occupations, on the whole, will exhibit above average growth as new firms “break ground” and mature companies expand their workforce within the state. The state’s rebounding financial services sector will contribute to the creation of new financial management positions, with more than 250 annual job openings. Construction managers will find close to 100 annual job openings, despite the downturn in the residential housing market, as government funded initiatives look to enhance the state’s transportation system, thus promoting job creation in the highway, street, and bridge construction industry. A fast growing career in this group is computer and information systems manager, whose primary responsibilities include supervising the customization of computer languages and programs to maximize productivity and profitability and to oversee the integration of advanced information technology systems within the work environment. With 4,520 currently employed throughout the state, this position will see a 14.5% increase, opening up close to 150 career opportunities. With the high growth in health services, some 120 medical and health managers will be needed to fill jobs in hospitals, continuing care facilities, and in government.

Business and Financial Occupations
Connecticut’s financial sector is well on its way to recovering the jobs lost due to our previous economic recession, as the influx of new companies and the expansions of mature businesses will kick-start job creation at an above average pace over the next ten years. Global competition and new legal requirements monitoring financial statements of corporations have accelerated demand for accountants and auditors skilled in analyzing financial risk and addressing governance concerns over the long-term, providing over 600 annual job openings from 2004-2014. Financial analysts will find ample employment mostly within private sector firms looking to anticipate future market trends and amply funded philanthropic organizations that need employees with experience in micro-finance and micro lending. Management analysts with knowledge and experience in corporate efficiency skills, such as Lean principles, will find over 100 annual job openings as companies look to add value to their products and increase profitability through the elimination of excess time and unnecessary steps and procedures.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Employment in Computer and Mathematical occupations is forecasted to be one of the State’s strongest drivers of job creation, providing an average of more than 1,600 employment opportunities annually. As e-commerce and e-business become further embedded in the domestic and global marketplace, employers will need to add greater numbers of information technology professionals to keep up with increasing demand for services and to remain competitive. Computer network systems administrators and data communications analysts with the skills to integrate and/or expand network services (i.e., Internet, online distance learning, etc.) for today’s fast-paced workplace will find some 300 annual job openings for these two occupations. Computer systems analysts will also be in high demand for their ability to analyze current business processing systems and their respective problems and to customize computer programs that can provide value added products and solutions. Computer programmer growth will be relatively flat because new desktop software for writing basic computer language can be easily learned, while more intricate mainframe programming is being combined with job responsibilities of systems analysts and software engineers. Recent news headlines concerning lost military and credit card information have garnered the concern of consumers across the nation, moving employers to heighten
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the attention paid to database network security. Database administrators will be called upon to be proactive in their planning, implementing and testing of security measures in order to protect sensitive information (i.e., social security numbers, bank statements, etc.) from current and future security lapses.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Engineers of varied academic disciplines will be in high demand through 2014, as employers differing in size and specialization seek out their company’s future building blocks of innovation. Breakthroughs in technology and expanded commercial use within Connecticut’s fuel cell development, medical device manufacturing, and nanotechnology sectors have spurred demand for job seekers with backgrounds in chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. These engineers will be coveted by employers within the Aerospace, Scientific Research and Development, and Pharmaceutical manufacturing industries as well, providing over 200 new job openings annually. With Connecticut’s aircraft industry experiencing a revival in demand for new engines and helicopters, an additional 95 aerospace engineers will be needed to fill employment opportunities each year. Civil engineers will find increased job prospects with the passage of this year’s transportation bill aimed at curbing traffic congestion problems plaguing the State’s major highway systems. As residential building construction has slowed down over the past year, the development of nonresidential building construction (i.e., commercial building, expansions) appears relatively strong opening up nearly 100 new job openings annually for architects and surveyors.

Life, Physical, and Social Sciences Occupations
The rise of the biotechnology and chemical manufacturing industries has dually served to advance research and development (R&D) activities within the field and positively impact job creation within the state. Master’s and Doctoral level biochemists and medical scientists will find numerous opportunities in R&D facilities throughout the state, as companies expand their workforces in an effort to rein in the effects of patent expirations and create new drugs for their product lines. Dubbed the “fuel cell capital of the United States, Connecticut stands to benefit greatly from the commercialization of this technology and, along with concerns about the environment, new opportunities for chemists and environmental scientists will spring up over this decade. Firms looking to accurately gauge the marketplace, in order to cater to the diverse demands of today’s consumer base, will create jobs for market research analysts experienced in defining potential financial services markets, customizing research methodologies, and presenting results from surveys and market studies.

Community and Social Services Occupations
Job seekers within community and social services fields will be presented with numerous opportunities in challenging, yet gratifying, careers focused upon our state’s citizens who require physical, mental, and economic assistance. Medical and public health social workers with a focus in gerontology will also be in high demand because Connecticut’s population aged 65 and over is growing, and the necessity to examine and plan their longterm health options is critical. With more and more concern over child abuse and improving the well being of families, child, family, and school social workers will also be in demand. Combined, the need for social workers will exceed 300 per year. Renewed state government and local community efforts, aimed at reducing crime rates by focusing on the mental health and substance abuse problems in local communities, will spark the need for mental health and rehabilitation counselors experienced in coordinating interventions and assisting clients in developing life skills.

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Legal Occupations
Legal occupations are forecasted to grow about 7% by 2014 due to the demand for professionals capable of analyzing and interpreting complex federal and state laws and procedures. Lawyers will see an increasing need for their services as employers and baby-boomers will continue to seek out skilled legal counsel for a variety of issues ranging from government compliance to estate planning. Paralegals will find over 100 new job openings annually since they possess highly sought-after skills in legal research and organization that play a pivotal role in legal proceedings.

Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Connecticut’s education, training, and library workforce is forecasted to grow by over 10,000 jobs by 2014. While the Connecticut Department of Education has forecasted a slight drop in public school enrollment during the projection period, there will still be numerous opportunities for job seekers due to an aging workforce and the need for school systems to expand their current workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related courses. As initial academic preparation of tomorrow’s workforce spans from kindergarten to secondary school, administrators across the state will demand academic excellence from their staffs to properly prepare students for their future educational endeavors. This demand will provide over 1,000 annual openings for professionals with academic backgrounds specializing in kindergarten, middle school, and secondary education. Job seekers should be aware that due to a shortage of STEM teachers, some school systems have begun to offer signing bonuses and increased base pay in order to attract these highly sought-after professionals. Teacher assistant positions will increase by over 10% over the next ten years as educational support of teachers through one-on-one assistance plays a larger role in student development in the classroom. Connecticut’s school systems will step up their hiring of special education teachers over the next ten years in order to better serve student populations with special needs. These special needs (mental, physical, and psychological) must to be addressed since they hamper a student’s ability to process coursework and fulfill their true potential. The librarian profession has evolved over the years and will continue to be in demand, as today’s professional often possesses bilingual skills to address the needs of a diverse population and tech-savvy enough to conduct online research and/or manage the library’s computer systems. Postsecondary teachers within particular areas of study will be in high demand as our state’s public and private institutions struggle to keep up with the increasing enrollment of young students seeking an advanced comprehension of academic knowledge and skills pursuant to their career goals. Also, with many older adults attending community colleges and four year educational institutions for work-related or personal reasons, enrollments have been steadily increasing, thus adding to the need for postsecondary teachers and graduate assistants. Overall, a majority of the state’s education related professions will be in demand over the next ten years as the global workplace evolves and our state positions itself to move with it.

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
The Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media occupations are predicted to grow by 13% during the next ten years, creating more than 3,500 new jobs. Public relations specialists with outgoing personalities and a mastery of persuasive communication will find a large number of job openings within advertising firms and business, professional, labor, and political organizations in Connecticut. Over the past few years, private sector marketing strategies have become increasingly e-business focused, due to the Internet’s rise in consumer usage, relative ease of use, and cost-effectiveness. This change has heightened the demand for graphic designers capable of creating eye-catching websites that not only promote a company’s products and services, but their vision and belief systems as well.

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Promising developments in the southeast’s entertainment industry as well as the government’s new property and wage tax credits afforded production companies, will serve to attract visitors and create thousands of jobs for the region. The proposed $1.5 billion redevelopment of the former Norwich Hospital property will include the construction of a 500,000 square foot school for the arts, 4,200 hotel rooms, a high tech movie studio, and five theme parks. If the proposal goes through it will create highpaying accounting, construction, financial, management, and other service-related opportunities for our state’s job seekers.

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Connecticut’s healthcare practitioners and technical occupations are forecasted to grow by more than 1,300 jobs annually as healthcare facilities expand their workforces to accommodate increasing demand, and new clinical centers, specializing in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, open. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses will find numerous job openings annually through 2014, over 1,300 combined. Both professions play a critical role in analyzing patient symptoms, developing rehabilitation plans, and creating long-term healthcare models for patients in recovery. As an increased number of new medical drugs reach the market, it is the pharmacist’s duty to translate complicated information regarding drug dosage and its positive/negative effects not only to patients, but to the physicians that prescribe them as well. Dental hygienists will find numerous openings, not limited to their initial career path, through 2014 as sales representatives for medical equipment suppliers or public advocates for health education in nonprofit organizations. Formally trained physician assistants play a pivotal support role for physicians and will be in high demand over the next ten years because of the therapeutic and diagnostic services they perform. Connecticut’s physical therapist workforce is forecasted to increase by over 25% over the next ten years, as the rise in demand for rehabilitation services--ranging from prescribing exercise schedules to relieve muscle pain to aiding infants born with birth defects--steadily rises. Recent medical school graduates that concentrated in dentistry, general medicine, or anesthesiology will find employers looking to supplement their staffs with employees that have a working knowledge of the latest technological advancements in preventative medicine. Those wishing to establish a private practice will be aided by Connecticut’s business friendly initiatives that provide additional funding for low interest, small business loans and grants as well as tax incentives.

Service Related Occupations
Service related occupations that are derived from healthcare support, protective service, food preparation, building and grounds cleaning, and personal care will experience an overall increase of 12.5% from 2004 to 2014. Over 900 total annual openings will be available for home health aides and nursing aides, combined, because of the increased role of support staff in providing healthcare services. Highly trained firefighters and police officers will continue to be in demand since they play a vital role in delivering emergency response services (i.e., forensic analysis, fire suppression, etc.). As urban areas continue to be redeveloped, such as Adraien’s Landing in Hartford and the proposed waterfront area in Bridgeport, new eating and drinking establishments across the state will add to the already growing need for food service workers. A majority of the 5,000 new jobs created over the next ten years, in combined food preparation and waiter/waitresses, will be concentrated in the full service restaurant and limited service eating place industries. Landscape workers will be indirectly affected positively by the increase of residential and commercial construction within the state. This, along with the aging baby-boomers’ increasing use of lawn and landscaping services, will create nearly 500 job openings annually for these workers. Current and future expansions within the Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation industry will create over 400 combined job openings annually for amusement and recreation attendants, ushers and lobby attendants, and various gaming occupations from 2004-2014. Over the next decade, the growing number of elderly and our
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state’s handicapped citizens suffering from physical disabilities will require assistance with their daily activities (i.e., grooming, shopping, etc.) opening up employment opportunities for personal care aides, over 200 job openings annually.

Sales Related Occupations
Connecticut’s sales-related occupations are forecasted to account for over 16,000 new jobs as 2014 comes to a close. A majority of the new jobs require only short-term or moderate on-the-job training, opening the door to employment for those seeking entry-level work or job seekers with limited workplace skills. Cashiers and retail salespersons will find over 2,000 job openings each on an annual basis, due to the expansion of retail establishments throughout the state and the occupations’ relatively high turnover rates. New entrants to the workforce as well as retirees will seek sound, long-term retirement planning advice from financial services agents in greater numbers over the next decade. As a means of remaining financially competitive, a growing number of companies have trimmed or done away with a number of incentives (i.e., healthcare, pension, etc.) previously allotted for retirees, thus the demand for a financial guide that can instruct employees on how to achieve their financial goals with less means. Non-technical wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives with excellent communication skills and product/industry knowledge will be a true asset to established and startup companies as the global marketplace expands, opening up over 200 new jobs annually.

Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Job seekers with up-to-date skills in the latest business and office computer software and techniques will find job openings in small and large business establishments, over 8,000 openings per year. Unfortunately, productivity gains resulting from the increased integration of information technology in the workplace has subsequently lessened demand for some lower skilled office professionals. Executive, legal, and medical secretaries specializing in communication/presentation, research, and organization are an asset to employers within their respective fields, creating over 200 new job openings annually. Future employment will be limited for data entry keyers, meter readers, office machine operators, order clerks, and stock clerks since computers can be used to process these routine activities in a more cost-effective manner. Accounting clerks will continue to be in demand for their ability to support accountants in the handling of basic and complex problems associated with federal and state tax codes and procedures. Increased demand for specialized services and an increasingly favorable business climate has spawned the expansion of call centers throughout the state, creating over 900 annual openings for customer service representatives. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks will see opportunities rise alongside Connecticut’s thriving $10 billion tourism industry that is positioning itself to grow through economic developments such as Adriaen’s Landing in Hartford and the expansion of our gaming industry in the southeast region of the state.

Construction and Extraction Occupations
Construction and extraction occupations are forecasted to grow by over 7% over the next ten years, as the rise of highway and commercial building construction offsets some of the initial job losses associated with residential construction. As evidenced in the reduced number of housing permits issued statewide, lower asking prices, and an increase in long-term interest rates, the state’s residential real estate market appears to be entering a cooling phase. Yet, due to the influx of new businesses and the expansion of industry heavyweights, the construction of commercial building properties across the state appears relatively strong. These positive developments will provide a good-sized portion of the new construction manager (140 total annual openings), carpenter (290), electrician (230), hazardous materials removal worker (30), and painter (100) jobs over the next decade.

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Mass transit improvements appear throughout Connecticut’s latest transportation bill that dually tackles major traffic gridlock and offers new opportunities for those seeking construction work. This ambitious initiative will provide a significant portion of the new opportunities designated to concrete finishers, highway maintenance workers, and operating engineers from 2004-2014. Despite the real estate slowdown, homeowners will still seek out skilled drywall installers, roofers, and plumbers from 20042014 to perform specialized home improvement (i.e., additions to the home) and scheduled maintenance functions.

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Future demand for most installation, maintenance, and repair occupations will be closely tied to positive developments within some of Connecticut’s largest industries. Aircraft service technicians will benefit from an uptick in domestic and foreign demand for aerospace and defense related exports and their coupled repairs. Construction contractors are forecasted to increase their hiring of mobile heavy equipment mechanics experienced with bulldozers, forklifts and other construction equipment to combat the effects of excessive wear and extend the lifespan of their capital investments. HVAC (heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration) professionals will also benefit from the rise in commercial building construction because of their ability to install or repair electric and gas heating and cooling systems and perform energy audits and indoor quality diagnoses. Today’s automobile engine is more complex than ever and with the infusion of hybrid technology (electric and gas power) into a growing number of popular vehicles, highly trained automotive technicians’ demand is forecasted to rise, growing by over 100 new jobs per year.

Production Occupations
The issues garnering the most attention, in regards to Connecticut’s manufacturing industry, have centered around job losses associated with the low cost of outsourcing low end production to foreign countries and technology integration. While the number of jobs in manufacturing has been and will continue to decline both here and at the national level, there are still more than 3,000 workers needed each year to fill vacated positions in Connecticut. The continued drop in enrollments in manufacturing technology programs at technical schools and the high rate of retirement of the current workforce present both a challenge to employers in maintaining economic productivity and an opportunity for recent engineering graduates and displaced workers to fill technical and skilled production jobs. Job seekers should be aware that production occupations requiring only a basic knowledge of production techniques will be most susceptible to declines, these include: assemblers, bindery and textile workers, and various machine setters. The best employment prospects lie in innovation-based occupations such as: CNC programmers and machinists, mechanical engineers, and tool and die makers which manufacturers have found to be very difficult positions to fill.

Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
The nation’s trucking industry is one of the backbones of our domestic economy, shipping over 9 billion tons of freight by means of intercity and local trucks in 2003. The industry on the whole has taken a financial hit because of the spike in imported crude oil, but demand remains high for experienced CDL licensed truck drivers that provide the most prevalent modes of transporting finished goods. Delivery service and tractor-trailer truck drivers will find over 250 jobs each over the next ten years, as employers look to deliver their products from the warehouse to the consumer as quickly as possible. The congestion on our highway system and the increase in crude oil prices have hit our state’s labor force as well, forcing its members to consider alternative means of commuting to work through both local bus transit and rail systems, opening up employment opportunities for transit bus drivers over the next ten years (75 annual openings).

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CONNECTICUT OCCUPATIONAL PROJECTIONS STATEWIDE DATA
Occupational Title Employment
2004 2014

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
57,533 2,815 91 616 6 22 87 159 28 93 148 259 63 62 27 38 29 91 35 91 65 7 89 106 9 22 119 29 <5 95 102 223 2,759 6 6 78 117 113 $100,521 $56,363 $68,365 $57,972 $52,919 4 8 8 8 9 $162,819 $121,898 N/A $98,007 $119,475 $115,281 $96,500 $86,392 $109,825 $110,701 $103,075 $90,820 $93,019 $86,667 $77,994 $97,559 $49,441 $97,406 $94,424 $79,369 $104,817 $53,360 $82,952 $48,637 $94,088 $106,486 $62,379 $61,555 $57,890 $91,706 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 4 8 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 8 6 8 4 4 8 5 5 8

Total, All Occupations Management Occupations Chief Executives General and Operations Managers Legislators Advertising and Promotions Managers Marketing Managers Sales Managers Public Relations Managers Administrative Services Managers Computer and Information Systems Managers Financial Managers Human Resources Managers Industrial Production Managers Purchasing Managers Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers Construction Managers Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators, Postsecondary Education Administrators, All Other Engineering Managers Food Service Managers Funeral Directors Lodging Managers Medical and Health Services Managers Natural Sciences Managers Postmasters and Mail Superintendents Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers Social and Community Service Managers Managers, All Other Business and Financial Operations Occupations Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

1,760,690 93,250 2,890 19,480 420 640 2,710 4,450 870 3,230 4,520 9,930 2,500 3,180 1,090 1,180 910 3,450 830 2,800 1,750 230 3,420 3,740 220 600 3,590 980 220 2,750 2,640 7,950 91,740 130 140 2,240 4,160 5,230

1,910,870 104,050 3,260 21,970 420 750 3,070 5,220 1,000 3,530 5,170 11,100 2,790 3,150 1,120 1,320 1,050 3,740 970 3,010 1,960 250 3,630 4,190 250 720 4,070 1,080 200 3,190 3,150 8,640 103,270 170 150 2,430 4,300 5,720

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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 180 2,710 2,760 100 2,810 1,610 3,000 1,530 540 10,930 620 9,160 20,520 1,050 1,110 1,110 5,960 2,520 3,350 250 690 3,340 1,150 920 1,910 47,890 350 7,210 6,850 3,800 7,360 9,600 1,870 4,250 3,190 1,150 960 880 330 39,940 1,700 480 660 3,570 2014 200 2,950 3,070 110 3,380 1,790 3,460 1,790 590 12,160 730 10,730 23,370 1,130 1,180 1,210 7,050 3,160 3,390 270 720 3,900 1,170 890 2,100 57,260 420 7,250 9,050 4,830 8,440 11,350 2,450 5,310 4,440 1,310 1,030 940 350 42,140 2,020 560 760 3,640

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
<5 88 93 <5 100 43 92 52 14 273 25 313 672 30 25 28 196 97 64 8 14 110 28 15 52 1,605 12 174 288 140 199 284 77 153 162 29 48 26 10 1,147 52 14 32 95 $73,984 $57,533 $51,375 $73,841 5 5 5 5 $96,705 $74,709 $81,949 $84,972 $50,661 $75,608 $75,312 $68,511 $68,572 $68,317 $95,858 $78,814 $79,948 2 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 4 3 3 $51,686 $64,830 $62,598 $72,141 $58,928 $59,213 $54,470 $63,896 $66,227 $80,152 $56,893 $67,153 $67,235 $59,091 $64,731 $72,080 $89,914 $88,774 $66,319 $79,481 $46,255 $80,519 $63,234 $30,742 9 9 8 8 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 10

Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage Compliance Officers, Exc. Agri., Construction, Health, Safety, Trans. Cost Estimators Emergency Management Specialists Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists Training and Development Specialists Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other Logisticians Management Analysts Meeting and Convention Planners Business Operations Specialists, All Other Accountants and Auditors Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate Budget Analysts Credit Analysts Financial Analysts Personal Financial Advisors Insurance Underwriters Financial Examiners Loan Counselors Loan Officers Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents Tax Preparers Financial Specialists, All Other Computer and Mathematical Occupations Computer and Information Scientists, Research Computer Programmers Computer Software Engineers, Applications Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software Computer Support Specialists Computer Systems Analysts Database Administrators Network and Computer Systems Administrators Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts Computer Specialists, All Other Actuaries Operations Research Analysts Statisticians Architecture and Engineering Occupations Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Landscape Architects Surveyors Aerospace Engineers
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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 450 3,250 320 2,180 1,620 740 320 3,420 310 890 6,200 420 1,490 890 620 2,250 160 910 440 2,280 330 210 950 1,290 840 380 180 20,490 280 1,400 920 210 1,790 120 340 1,870 210 690 180 120 360 3,280 430 2,850 2014 520 3,520 350 2,360 1,770 920 350 3,670 300 920 6,230 440 1,560 910 580 2,180 170 920 470 2,370 380 260 990 1,330 900 400 190 22,810 300 1,540 990 220 2,130 130 370 1,940 230 750 200 130 360 3,840 510 3,130

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
20 79 8 60 47 31 10 108 15 27 172 14 36 27 17 63 5 20 12 56 12 9 24 31 26 16 <5 740 6 57 36 5 65 <5 15 69 9 18 5 <5 11 141 19 90 N/A $94,244 $54,378 $72,892 $84,462 $63,058 $72,371 $72,830 $74,914 $66,662 $70,696 $75,128 $71,799 $74,321 N/A $68,112 2 2 2 3 2 5 2 5 5 3 3 5 3 5 5 2 $80,407 $74,056 $75,873 $74,781 $82,429 $75,159 $65,631 $70,788 $73,872 N/A $70,625 N/A $74,137 $45,228 $49,854 $50,712 $44,391 N/A $58,095 $50,160 $45,054 $47,760 $51,089 $45,749 $50,467 $41,776 $44,390 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 10 0

Chemical Engineers Civil Engineers Computer Hardware Engineers Electrical Engineers Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Environmental Engineers Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers Industrial Engineers Marine Engineers and Naval Architects Materials Engineers Mechanical Engineers Nuclear Engineers Engineers, All Other Architectural and Civil Drafters Electrical and Electronics Drafters Mechanical Drafters Drafters, All Other Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Civil Engineering Technicians Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians Electro-Mechanical Technicians Environmental Engineering Technicians Industrial Engineering Technicians Mechanical Engineering Technicians Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other Surveying and Mapping Technicians Drafters, Engineering, and Mapping Technicians, All Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations Agricultural and Food Scientists Biochemists and Biophysicists Microbiologists Epidemiologists Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Life Scientists, All Other Physicists Chemists Materials Scientists Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers Physical Scientists, All Other Economists Market Research Analysts Survey Researchers Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 310 520 1,010 810 230 400 390 130 740 31,990 1,130 3,360 210 1,890 4,080 200 5,000 2,120 2,490 260 460 1,150 7,890 740 660 210 16,880 10,780 200 260 4,620 130 310 100 420 113,070 1,030 510 470 290 830 130 200 200
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2014 340 590 1,130 880 230 450 430 130 830 37,440 1,380 3,730 270 2,390 4,790 250 5,560 2,620 3,010 330 530 1,190 9,330 980 710 220 18,160 11,330 210 290 5,300 140 320 100 430 123,270 1,050 540 500 320 900 140 210 220

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
13 18 29 28 7 14 13 <5 26 1,159 51 113 10 93 165 8 141 86 95 11 16 24 283 37 19 <5 318 193 <5 7 104 <5 <5 <5 <5 3,390 25 14 14 10 25 <5 6 6 $85,769 $70,196 $65,161 $84,656 $88,516 N/A $76,823 $86,504 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 $113,534 $79,335 $122,449 $47,934 N/A $41,174 $48,138 $52,979 1 4 4 6 7 5 10 5 $39,234 $53,969 $46,637 $40,040 $36,711 $42,328 $53,673 $52,815 $44,983 $45,146 $49,466 $61,117 $38,284 $42,828 $47,158 N/A 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 3 5 3 5 10 5 3 0 $68,296 $70,788 $43,063 $43,451 N/A N/A $45,657 $68,817 $48,312 3 3 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Urban and Regional Planners Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other Biological Technicians Chemical Technicians Nuclear Technicians Social Science Research Assistants Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health Forest and Conservation Technicians Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other Community and Social Services Occupations Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors Marriage and Family Therapists Mental Health Counselors Rehabilitation Counselors Counselors, All Other Child, Family, and School Social Workers Medical and Public Health Social Workers Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Social Workers, All Other Health Educators Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists Social and Human Service Assistants Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other Clergy Counselors, Social, and Religious Workers, All Other Legal Occupations Lawyers Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates Paralegals and Legal Assistants Court Reporters Law Clerks Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers Legal and Related Workers, All Other Education, Training, and Library Occupations Business Teachers, Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsec Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 160 230 210 480 120 2,300 410 380 280 880 150 690 500 290 300 1,530 210 870 3,160 6,830 1,910 18,140 10,150 220 12,730 1,860 3,040 1,400 1,740 1,130 1,990 5,850 390 2,350 2,020 1,130 22,580 300 28,550 960 730 720 130 1,030 2014 180 250 230 520 120 2,400 430 410 290 920 150 740 520 320 310 1,600 230 920 3,370 8,420 2,040 18,990 10,980 260 13,530 2,030 3,230 1,520 1,750 1,250 2,290 6,630 430 2,710 2,220 1,210 25,080 310 32,280 1,070 800 840 140 1,100

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
5 7 7 14 <5 62 12 11 8 24 <5 20 14 9 8 42 7 25 93 241 36 486 306 9 438 69 92 45 43 25 54 133 12 93 95 25 687 6 911 31 23 27 <5 21 $79,396 N/A $47,423 $55,256 $61,087 4 9 5 9 5 N/A $96,736 $81,337 $72,902 $68,940 N/A $67,765 $53,203 N/A $63,548 N/A $62,179 $61,628 $74,750 $69,287 N/A $58,309 $44,125 N/A $28,848 $54,378 $57,165 $57,594 $58,575 $58,207 $59,749 $57,748 $58,595 $61,475 $48,986 $44,636 $50,558 $43,910 $56,777 $32,259 $74,719 $24,844 $63,262 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 2 3 3 2 2 5 3 4 2 7 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 8 5 3 3 7 3 11 5

Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary Economics Teachers, Postsecondary Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Education Teachers, Postsecondary Law Teachers, Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary Communications Teachers, Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary History Teachers, Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary Graduate Teaching Assistants Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Postsecondary Teachers, All Other Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary Special Education Teachers, Middle School Special Education Teachers, Secondary School Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors Self-Enrichment Education Teachers Teachers and Instructors, All Other Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians Librarians Library Technicians Instructional Coordinators Teacher Assistants Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations Art Directors Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators Multi-Media Artists and Animators Artists and Related Workers, All Other Commercial and Industrial Designers

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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 1,070 2,990 1,090 620 110 720 410 960 230 1,790 130 250 500 860 570 820 3,110 1,880 1,190 1,570 350 310 800 470 170 1,370 240 110 94,750 510 2,880 190 570 670 2,750 1,140 2,010 1,700 700 660 570 1,230 1,490 930 2014 1,090 3,380 1,200 700 120 770 470 1,200 270 1,970 160 290 600 1,030 590 890 3,600 2,220 1,280 1,750 440 350 930 570 210 1,480 300 140 108,490 580 3,010 190 620 750 3,190 1,340 2,340 1,990 820 760 620 1,440 1,670 1,100

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
16 79 26 16 <5 9 11 38 8 53 6 20 41 34 15 23 94 79 44 45 13 8 33 22 9 39 11 6 3,111 17 37 <5 20 26 97 35 60 52 21 19 13 38 38 31 $99,095 $170,095 $194,330 $56,849 $110,430 $90,834 $169,607 $157,067 $137,736 $154,320 $137,410 $161,070 $175,101 $136,593 $81,970 1 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 $28,236 $47,750 $52,897 $28,440 $49,415 $50,191 N/A $71,533 $41,360 $33,585 $28,920 N/A $40,806 $58,968 N/A $89,300 $56,277 $55,623 $59,055 $67,081 $51,529 $49,936 $39,050 $34,403 $44,768 $36,160 N/A $59,238 10 5 6 10 5 5 9 4 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 4 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 6 7 9 10 5

Floral Designers Graphic Designers Interior Designers Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers Set and Exhibit Designers Art and Design Workers, All Other Actors Producers and Directors Athletes and Sports Competitors Coaches and Scouts Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials Dancers Choreographers Musicians and Singers Announcers News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents Public Relations Specialists Editors Technical Writers Writers and Authors Interpreters and Translators Media and Communication Workers, All Other Audio and Video Equipment Technicians Broadcast Technicians Sound Engineering Technicians Photographers Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Film and Video Editors Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations Chiropractors Dentists Orthodontists Dietitians and Nutritionists Optometrists Pharmacists Anesthesiologists Family and General Practitioners Internists, General Obstetricians and Gynecologists Pediatricians, General Psychiatrists Surgeons Physicians and Surgeons, All Other Physician Assistants

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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 240 31,890 140 1,550 3,120 760 930 1,230 1,480 1,040 1,050 2,090 1,490 3,120 670 680 340 2,910 2,860 360 2,880 1,110 210 1,040 1,000 7,880 1,540 870 180 630 830 260 460 50,700 10,240 24,410 540 410 650 420 690 3,350 4,860 440 2014 250 36,020 150 1,850 3,920 950 950 1,400 1,630 1,140 1,240 2,430 1,680 3,850 840 840 390 3,430 3,160 410 3,320 1,170 250 1,080 1,260 9,100 1,820 910 220 740 870 330 510 59,050 12,760 26,560 620 470 840 520 790 4,140 6,490 480

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
7 1,081 5 51 111 36 25 58 52 35 42 90 59 100 29 29 12 107 63 10 81 20 7 17 39 294 50 19 7 22 19 13 13 1,611 386 535 15 12 30 17 23 172 253 12 $26,021 $27,985 $27,344 $43,508 $40,009 $25,787 $47,465 $35,177 $31,576 $28,931 11 7 11 6 6 11 7 10 10 11 $130,118 $63,303 $62,006 $64,242 $71,329 $92,580 $43,543 $53,122 $70,512 $107,111 $133,835 $55,572 $38,937 $62,772 $47,209 $62,741 $68,041 $53,111 $34,424 $34,914 $28,501 $45,279 $43,186 $45,575 $33,668 $50,283 $35,751 $44,922 $56,798 $45,606 $59,739 $39,875 $65,417 1 6 1 3 3 6 5 6 3 1 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 10 10 10 6 7 6 7 6 9 5 7 5 5 7

Podiatrists Registered Nurses Audiologists Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists Radiation Therapists Recreational Therapists Respiratory Therapists Speech-Language Pathologists Veterinarians Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Dental Hygienists Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Nuclear Medicine Technologists Radiologic Technologists and Technicians Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Dietetic Technicians Pharmacy Technicians Psychiatric Technicians Respiratory Therapy Technicians Surgical Technologists Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Opticians, Dispensing Orthotists and Prosthetists Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Athletic Trainers Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other Healthcare Support Occupations Home Health Aides Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Psychiatric Aides Occupational Therapist Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapist Aides Massage Therapists Dental Assistants Medical Assistants Medical Equipment Preparers

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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 1,080 690 1,100 1,780 37,810 630 1,530 950 510 3,870 280 4,420 1,110 130 130 7,320 240 270 770 12,210 1,290 1,290 850 116,100 3,260 8,120 5,070 4,610 6,810 2,180 200 14,270 6,240 17,740 6,780 26,050 2,530 3,690 5,450 2,570 450 65,900 2,580 2,090
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2014 1,310 780 1,240 2,010 40,560 600 1,610 1,060 530 4,270 310 4,780 1,170 130 130 7,860 260 300 930 12,810 1,420 1,490 910 131,070 3,600 9,230 5,790 5,200 7,710 2,330 210 16,480 6,960 20,050 7,730 29,210 2,830 4,190 6,060 2,910 530 73,480 2,950 2,320

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
43 22 34 56 1,331 19 59 50 15 152 11 127 36 <5 <5 243 18 9 33 325 54 109 65 6,164 131 304 228 202 301 82 7 726 318 1,000 537 1,656 115 173 245 115 22 2,065 98 43 $40,375 $52,320 8 8 $41,850 $34,340 $20,538 $29,073 $26,438 $23,142 $34,068 $22,135 $20,396 $19,501 $18,280 $19,918 $23,570 $18,870 $19,053 $19,755 $20,131 8 8 11 10 9 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 $66,815 $68,870 $68,735 $46,650 $49,428 $54,403 $46,875 $61,940 $45,044 $30,884 $52,358 $34,414 $47,455 N/A $24,689 $24,180 $21,027 $32,725 8 8 8 8 9 8 10 8 6 11 9 10 8 10 11 11 11 11 $35,137 $21,942 $23,966 $33,244 7 11 11 11

Medical Transcriptionists Pharmacy Aides Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers Healthcare Support Workers, All Other Protective Service Occupations Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other Fire Fighters Fire Inspectors and Investigators Correctional Officers and Jailers Detectives and Criminal Investigators Fish and Game Wardens Parking Enforcement Workers Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Animal Control Workers Private Detectives and Investigators Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators Security Guards Crossing Guards Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, Other Recreational Protective Service Workers Protective Service Workers, All Other Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations Chefs and Head Cooks Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers Cooks, Fast Food Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria Cooks, Restaurant Cooks, Short Order Cooks, All Other Food Preparation Workers Bartenders Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop Waiters and Waitresses Food Servers, Nonrestaurant Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers Dishwashers Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, Groundskeeping
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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 31,320 13,790 450 14,260 310 350 720 64,040 810 540 2,740 210 1,820 3,870 380 1,010 1,000 2,120 270 280 260 450 1,640 10,750 1,710 500 830 260 100 460 110 14,110 5,840 3,950 6,560 600 680 198,420 18,630 9,510 47,410 1,490 3,720 2,290 2014 34,360 15,620 510 16,110 360 400 830 73,160 950 630 3,120 230 1,970 4,000 410 1,220 1,190 2,570 330 330 310 570 1,840 12,160 2,090 570 980 300 120 530 120 15,460 7,480 4,620 7,400 720 730 214,700 20,010 9,760 48,380 1,610 4,250 2,190

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
898 472 13 495 11 13 21 2,459 31 21 107 6 61 135 15 51 75 105 13 14 11 21 66 348 71 17 31 12 5 19 <5 520 258 158 234 25 20 8,102 473 205 2,404 85 195 66 $43,185 $80,820 $20,123 N/A $26,411 $31,604 8 8 11 11 11 10 N/A N/A $42,900 $29,975 $21,336 N/A $21,698 N/A $18,097 $22,166 $20,996 N/A $48,065 $25,146 $25,106 $28,829 $22,481 $19,541 $28,575 $23,437 $26,255 $20,365 $23,275 $22,349 $21,179 $45,430 $27,694 $31,484 $20,457 8 7 8 10 11 7 11 10 11 11 11 10 7 11 7 7 7 11 7 11 10 10 11 11 11 7 11 10 11 $24,770 $22,512 $34,353 $28,118 $33,850 $43,447 $29,714 11 11 10 11 10 11 11

Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Pest Control Workers Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation Tree Trimmers and Pruners Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Workers, All Other Personal Care and Service Occupations Gaming Supervisors Slot Key Persons Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers Animal Trainers Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Gaming Dealers Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners Gaming Service Workers, All Other Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers Amusement and Recreation Attendants Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other Embalmers Funeral Attendants Barbers Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Manicurists and Pedicurists Shampooers Skin Care Specialists Baggage Porters and Bellhops Concierges Tour Guides and Escorts Transportation Attendants, Exc. Flight Attendants & Baggage Porters Child Care Workers Personal and Home Care Aides Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors Recreation Workers Residential Advisors Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other Sales and Related Occupations Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers Cashiers Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers Counter and Rental Clerks Parts Salespersons
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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 51,500 2,150 7,890 6,790 1,730 3,710 6,960 20,410 830 1,410 2,560 1,830 4,760 550 2,300 300,310 19,490 3,010 1,120 130 4,550 7,460 26,510 470 2,590 1,110 5,970 1,400 310 1,550 470 30,620 910 2,960 1,600 2,670 1,670 1,770 620 3,300 1,770 14,150 1,200 1,260 2014 58,720 2,500 8,050 8,400 1,560 4,240 7,460 22,700 940 1,570 2,870 2,040 4,250 590 2,610 308,310 20,210 2,780 850 120 5,080 7,450 27,620 490 2,870 1,110 5,940 1,520 290 1,690 310 35,530 860 2,250 1,970 3,020 1,770 1,720 610 2,540 1,960 16,160 1,270 1,260

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
2,594 77 205 238 39 124 233 764 29 44 82 76 78 17 75 8,233 490 77 29 <5 139 127 607 24 96 29 294 30 9 48 9 947 24 88 109 104 77 24 16 74 58 549 38 20 $51,260 $26,984 $32,385 $37,328 $36,033 $35,300 $37,735 N/A $37,949 $39,101 $25,293 $42,973 $35,320 $37,582 $38,836 $35,758 $48,914 $24,498 $22,134 $31,794 $24,742 $33,751 $28,676 $32,130 $39,294 $27,728 N/A $36,227 8 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 10 11 11 10 11 11 11 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 8 11 11 11 11 11 $26,995 $58,896 $67,918 $133,337 $34,717 $73,755 $82,071 $72,200 $31,962 $80,525 $73,059 $84,734 $27,620 $37,554 $44,354 11 10 5 5 7 10 10 10 10 8 7 5 11 11 10

Retail Salespersons Advertising Sales Agents Insurance Sales Agents Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Travel Agents Sales Representatives, Services, All Other Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Mfg, Technical & Scientific Prod. Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Mfg, Except Technical & Scientific Demonstrators and Product Promoters Real Estate Brokers Real Estate Sales Agents Sales Engineers Telemarketers Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Sales and Related Workers, All Other Office and Administrative Support Occupations Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service Telephone Operators Communications Equipment Operators, All Other Bill and Account Collectors Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Gaming Cage Workers Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Procurement Clerks Tellers Brokerage Clerks Correspondence Clerks Court, Municipal, and License Clerks Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks Customer Service Representatives Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs File Clerks Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan Library Assistants, Clerical Loan Interviewers and Clerks New Accounts Clerks Order Clerks Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping Receptionists and Information Clerks Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks Information and Record Clerks, All Other

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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 680 620 930 1,330 2,160 270 1,300 4,900 2,720 4,160 9,400 21,060 390 22,600 2,960 5,470 25,260 1,810 3,520 2,080 430 6,040 2,240 32,580 1,070 420 220 3,080 4,960 250 400 240 3,180 260 320 68,180 5,520 1,230 310 12,310 510 480 230 320 2014 670 620 870 1,450 2,250 140 1,190 4,470 2,480 4,160 9,260 20,430 360 24,090 3,040 6,230 24,450 1,390 3,380 1,930 510 5,780 1,590 33,610 860 400 230 3,260 5,200 270 490 260 3,290 240 320 73,300 5,980 1,310 340 13,220 550 530 240 380

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
<5 14 21 40 56 8 34 154 72 101 193 780 10 582 64 180 484 39 83 46 17 97 67 825 27 9 <5 88 155 8 19 9 101 8 <5 1,844 140 27 8 291 12 12 5 11 $64,660 $55,605 $52,929 $46,388 $42,848 $37,314 $35,218 $47,548 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 9 $43,560 N/A N/A $22,366 $23,733 N/A 8 8 10 11 11 0 N/A N/A $27,086 $36,431 $36,482 $44,420 $48,894 $46,805 $44,023 $43,584 $30,469 $25,670 $33,975 $43,177 $41,444 $33,771 $34,556 $38,245 $28,605 $32,283 $39,274 $35,585 $27,178 $29,756 $28,441 $25,721 $37,419 $35,982 0 10 11 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 7 7 10 10 10 10 7 10 11 11 11 11 10 11

Financial, Information, and Record Clerks, All Other Cargo and Freight Agents Couriers and Messengers Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance Meter Readers, Utilities Postal Service Clerks Postal Service Mail Carriers Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, Machine Operators Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks Stock Clerks and Order Fillers Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Legal Secretaries Medical Secretaries Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Computer Operators Data Entry Keyers Word Processors and Typists Desktop Publishers Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service Office Clerks, General Office Machine Operators, Except Computer Proofreaders and Copy Markers Statistical Assistants Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products Agricultural Equipment Operators Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers, All Other Construction and Extraction Occupations Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Brickmasons and Blockmasons Stonemasons Carpenters Carpet Installers Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles Floor Sanders and Finishers Tile and Marble Setters
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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 750 7,640 740 2,730 1,260 260 8,240 500 500 4,170 410 400 5,930 1,230 2,320 530 710 810 580 490 210 290 1,000 530 600 2,500 100 250 530 370 160 59,250 4,580 2,390 1,550 380 130 150 1,030 400 300 530 610 740 2014 820 7,710 810 2,950 1,330 270 8,990 560 500 4,540 430 420 6,540 1,350 2,480 570 760 870 590 550 230 240 1,210 580 780 2,640 90 300 540 390 170 64,940 5,080 2,460 1,740 420 130 180 1,090 380 330 550 650 870

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
22 109 18 93 34 7 237 16 15 101 8 11 197 41 72 15 35 40 24 27 11 12 43 13 34 50 <5 12 9 9 8 1,914 165 36 51 13 <5 6 28 9 10 13 16 31 $65,190 $43,926 $47,121 $49,898 $34,374 $41,576 $47,334 $56,683 $36,368 $38,189 $40,132 $48,392 8 7 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 $45,381 $38,144 $36,999 $52,038 $49,776 $48,789 $50,478 $47,365 $50,255 $37,843 $46,571 $43,743 $52,573 $42,411 $46,408 $60,722 $38,358 $29,934 $28,312 $30,699 $26,731 $25,273 $57,401 $35,330 $36,398 $43,682 N/A $38,341 $35,646 $42,451 $51,576 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 10 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 11 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Construction Laborers Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers Tapers Electricians Glaziers Insulation Workers Painters, Construction and Maintenance Paperhangers Pipelayers Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Roofers Sheet Metal Workers Structural Iron and Steel Workers Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, Tile & Marble Setters Helpers--Carpenters Helpers--Electricians Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Helpers--Roofers Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other Construction and Building Inspectors Fence Erectors Hazardous Materials Removal Workers Highway Maintenance Workers Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners Construction and Related Workers, All Other Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers Telecommunications Equip. Installers, Repairers, Exc. Line Installers Avionics Technicians Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers Electrical and Electronics Installers, Repairers, Trans. Equipment Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial, Industrial Equipment Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 3,120 10,470 2,460 620 130 360 220 540 170 490 240 580 4,490 480 1,640 11,540 820 300 1,010 1,510 340 380 800 240 110 1,170 1,690 119,190 9,460 520 420 3,580 2,400 650 1,570 150 11,680 280 1,860 3,040 1,060 410 380 200 2014 3,330 11,990 2,680 670 120 460 290 610 180 500 250 540 5,000 510 1,630 12,750 840 310 1,010 1,680 390 410 810 250 110 1,300 1,840 115,100 9,300 520 310 3,150 2,200 650 1,610 150 11,410 280 1,880 3,370 1,130 510 380 200

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
84 431 86 19 <5 19 12 21 9 22 8 15 111 15 33 342 21 8 32 58 15 14 21 10 <5 53 54 2,967 198 15 10 85 57 18 41 <5 302 7 50 104 30 20 9 5 $57,975 $40,590 $26,644 $29,583 $30,457 $47,711 $33,499 $29,605 $29,025 $32,126 $27,773 $24,547 $39,216 $23,031 $25,432 $27,173 8 9 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 11 11 11 $37,955 $40,193 $43,764 $48,240 N/A $43,916 $34,527 $34,445 $22,350 $23,906 $46,164 $53,153 $47,619 $35,696 $45,086 $38,718 $37,395 $43,733 $60,518 $41,658 $43,163 $52,360 $33,062 $44,852 N/A $27,874 $37,853 9 7 7 7 9 9 9 10 10 11 10 10 9 9 9 10 11 9 9 9 6 10 10 10 11 11 10

Automotive Body and Related Repairers Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines Rail Car Repairers Motorboat Mechanics Motorcycle Mechanics Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics Bicycle Repairers Tire Repairers and Changers Mechanical Door Repairers Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Home Appliance Repairers Industrial Machinery Mechanics Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Maintenance Workers, Machinery Millwrights Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers Medical Equipment Repairers Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers Locksmiths and Safe Repairers Riggers Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other Production Occupations Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers Engine and Other Machine Assemblers Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators Team Assemblers Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other Bakers Butchers and Meat Cutters Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers Food Batchmakers Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 1,970 440 1,520 370 760 4,490 1,020 2,070 2,030 710 8,230 2,210 1,260 2,930 2,540 540 810 100 1,130 280 460 1,100 510 1,120 2,550 3,190 790 1,150 160 130 980 160 130 130 190 240 370 1,600 320 190 380 140 220 430 2014 1,990 460 1,240 350 710 3,690 930 1,870 1,920 670 8,140 1,980 1,240 2,890 2,540 530 820 90 1,090 270 400 900 510 1,000 2,400 3,340 750 1,030 170 130 1,020 110 120 70 100 240 310 1,720 280 180 340 140 220 450

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
35 9 51 5 17 104 30 40 39 12 192 55 35 66 72 15 26 <5 25 9 11 29 12 26 59 102 12 14 6 <5 21 <5 <5 <5 <5 6 9 52 6 5 10 <5 6 11 $38,449 $45,412 $32,760 $31,061 $32,740 $30,877 $30,114 $30,960 $37,157 $35,396 $37,935 $30,785 $35,172 $49,420 $39,894 $34,124 $32,475 $35,076 $30,175 $37,843 $33,829 $28,292 $36,877 $39,599 $36,078 $22,766 $21,911 N/A $22,156 $27,334 $26,500 N/A $23,540 $26,827 $23,733 $35,442 $27,823 $35,066 $33,947 $28,404 $32,211 N/A $55,106 $48,168 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 9 7 10 10 11 10 9 11 9 10 10 9 10 9 11 9 9 10 10 9 9 9

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (M/P) Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, M/P Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, M/P Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, M/P Cutting, Punching, Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, M/P Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, M/P Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Oprs., Tenders Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, M/P Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Oprs., and Tenders, M/P Machinists Molding, Coremaking, Casting Machine Setters, Oprs., Tenders, M/P Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, M/P Tool and Die Makers Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, Tenders Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, M/P Lay-Out Workers, M/P Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, M/P Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other Bindery Workers Job Printers Prepress Technicians and Workers Printing Machine Operators Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials Sewing Machine Operators Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers Sewers, Hand Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Textile Winding, Twisting, Drawing Mach. Setters, Operators, Tenders Upholsterers Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters Furniture Finishers Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, Tenders, Except Sawing Nuclear Power Reactor Operators Power Plant Operators Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 870 490 180 730 130 360 430 1,080 130 760 580 160 7,420 290 640 350 4,100 1,260 610 190 380 1,050 130 280 240 100 260 850 3,210 1,350 97,290 1,930 2,400 210 220 160 300 2,100 7,480 3,880 14,280 13,280 3,660 430 2014 930 500 190 750 150 390 400 1,130 140 730 540 160 7,120 340 670 350 4,010 1,240 630 210 310 770 120 250 230 100 240 760 3,210 1,210 102,840 2,020 2,630 270 340 170 340 2,400 8,080 4,370 15,320 14,570 4,250 500

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
36 16 7 26 6 12 11 33 <5 16 15 <5 169 10 17 8 81 33 17 7 9 26 <5 8 7 <5 6 18 90 32 2,734 55 80 12 18 6 7 75 223 113 337 252 92 12 $47,015 $55,885 $102,045 $76,760 $78,539 $26,855 $31,934 $27,192 $29,243 $39,874 $30,350 $27,700 $22,562 8 8 5 7 9 10 10 11 11 10 11 11 11 $43,316 $46,164 $39,369 $39,192 N/A $29,514 $30,572 $36,109 $28,445 $32,333 $28,303 $34,470 $37,243 $46,927 $34,995 $36,907 $27,214 $30,165 $35,793 $27,773 $24,842 $23,011 $30,287 $30,033 $32,272 N/A $28,576 $31,661 $23,896 $32,553 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 11 10 10 10 10 7 9 10 11 10 9 11 10 11 6 10 10 9 10 10 11 10

Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators Chemical Plant and System Operators Plant and System Operators, All Other Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Machine Setters, Operators, Tenders Crushing, Grinding, Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Cutters and Trimmers, Hand Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Extruding, Forming, Pressing, Compact Mach. Setters, Oprs, Tenders Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers Dental Laboratory Technicians Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders Coating, Painting, Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, Tenders Painters, Transportation Equipment Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers Photographic Process Workers Photographic Processing Machine Operators Semiconductor Processors Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders Cleaning, Washing, Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders Etchers and Engravers Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except M/P Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Helpers--Production Workers Production Workers, All Other Transportation and Material Moving Occupations Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers Commercial Pilots Air Traffic Controllers Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except EMTs Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers, School Driver/Sales Workers Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other

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Occupational Title

Employment
2004 320 320 110 140 260 1,560 1,530 170 210 650 380 560 120 5,130 4,190 19,050 1,350 8,120 2,140 170 2014 320 360 70 140 270 1,330 1,550 180 280 650 420 600 140 5,470 4,530 19,280 1,070 8,150 2,130 160

Annual Avg. Annual Trng Openings Wage Code*
9 12 <5 5 9 46 71 5 13 19 12 19 6 131 180 645 37 156 55 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $19,688 $19,174 $63,865 $26,867 $28,299 $54,750 $46,596 $38,453 $31,081 $22,774 $26,385 $23,723 $21,632 $29,883 $25,212 10 10 10 11 8 11 11 8 11 11 9 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 10

Locomotive Engineers Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters Rail Transportation Workers, All Other Sailors and Marine Oilers Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels Parking Lot Attendants Service Station Attendants Transportation Inspectors Transportation Workers, All Other Conveyor Operators and Tenders Crane and Tower Operators Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators Hoist and Winch Operators Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Machine Feeders and Offbearers Packers and Packagers, Hand Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors Material Moving Workers, All Other Note: Only occupations with 2004 employment of 100 or more are shown in this table.

*Training Code —The minimum general education or training required for an individual to be employed in an occupation. The code presented on each table is as follows: 1 - First Professional Degree 2 - Doctoral Degree 3 - Master’s Degree 4 - Work Experience Plus Bachelor’s Or Higher Degree 5 - Bachelor’s Degree 6 - Associate Degree 7 - Postsecondary Vocational Training 8 - Work Experience In A Related Occupation 9 - Long-Term On-The-Job Training 10 - Moderate-Term On-The-Job Training 11 - Short-Term On-The-Job Training

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“HOT JOBS”

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TOP OCCUPATIONS by MINIMUM EDUCATION and TRAINING REQUIRED
Occupational Title Employment 2004 2014 Average Annual Wages Openings Trng Code*

First Professional Degree, Doctoral Degree
Lawyers Pharmacists Family and General Practitioners Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Internists, General Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Surgeons Anesthesiologists Biochemists and Biophysicists Dentists Obstetricians and Gynecologists Veterinarians Pediatricians, General Computer and Information Scientists, Research Microbiologists 10,780 2,750 2,010 1,790 1,700 2,850 1,230 1,140 1,400 2,880 700 1,040 660 350 920 11,330 3,190 2,340 2,130 1,990 3,130 1,440 1,340 1,540 3,010 820 1,140 760 420 990 193 97 60 65 52 90 38 35 57 37 21 35 19 12 36 $113,534 $90,834 $157,067 $84,462 $137,736 $68,112 $175,101 $169,607 $94,244 $170,095 $154,320 $107,111 $137,410 $96,705 $54,378 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, Work Experience plus Bachelor’s Degree
Accountants and Auditors General and Operations Managers Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education Secondary School Teachers, Exc. Special and Vocational Ed Middle School Teachers, Exc. Special and Vocational Ed Computer Software Engineers, Applications Computer Systems Analysts Management Analysts Financial Managers Securities, Commodities, & Financial Services Sales Agents Insurance Sales Agents Financial Analysts Computer Programmers Mechanical Engineers Rehabilitation Counselors Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts Sales Managers Network and Computer Systems Administrators Computer and Information Systems Managers Child, Family, and School Social Workers Market Research Analysts Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software Medical and Health Services Managers Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors Physical Therapists
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20,520 19,480 18,140 12,730 10,150 6,850 9,600 10,930 9,930 6,790 7,890 5,960 7,210 6,200 4,080 3,190 4,450 4,250 4,520 5,000 3,280 3,800 3,590 3,360 3,120

23,370 21,970 18,990 13,530 10,980 9,050 11,350 12,160 11,100 8,400 8,050 7,050 7,250 6,230 4,790 4,440 5,220 5,310 5,170 5,560 3,840 4,830 4,070 3,730 3,920

672 616 486 438 306 288 284 273 259 238 205 196 174 172 165 162 159 153 148 141 141 140 119 113 111

$67,235 $121,898 $57,165 $58,207 $57,594 $81,949 $75,608 $80,152 $110,701 $133,337 $67,918 $89,914 $74,709 $70,625 $36,711 $68,572 $115,281 $68,511 $109,825 $53,673 $74,321 $84,972 $94,088 $53,969 $71,329

5 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 3 3

Occupational Title

Employment 2004 2014
3,340 3,420 2,640 2,810 2,520 3,570 2,750 2,490 3,110 3,230 2,350 1,890 3,040 3,000 3,450 2,890 2,800 2,090 3,420 2,710 2,120 3,250 2,990 1,880 1,870 1,830 3,900 3,670 3,150 3,380 3,160 3,640 3,190 3,010 3,600 3,530 2,710 2,390 3,230 3,460 3,740 3,260 3,010 2,430 3,630 3,070 2,620 3,520 3,380 2,220 2,450 2,040

Average Annual Openings Wages
110 108 102 100 97 95 95 95 94 93 93 93 92 92 91 91 91 90 89 87 86 79 79 79 77 76 $80,519 $70,788 $57,890 $58,928 $88,774 $73,841 $61,555 $44,983 $56,277 $86,392 $56,777 $40,040 $57,748 $54,470 $97,559 $162,819 $97,406 $55,572 $104,817 $119,475 $52,815 $74,056 $47,750 $55,623 $75,312 $84,734

Trng Code*
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 4 3 3 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5

Loan Officers Industrial Engineers Social and Community Service Managers Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists Personal Financial Advisors Aerospace Engineers Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Public Relations Specialists Administrative Services Managers Librarians Mental Health Counselors Special Ed. Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary Training and Development Specialists Construction Managers Chief Executives Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Engineering Managers Marketing Managers Medical and Public Health Social Workers Civil Engineers Graphic Designers Editors Database Administrators Sales Engineers

Associate Degree
Registered Nurses Computer Support Specialists Radiologic Technologists and Technicians Paralegals and Legal Assistants Dental Hygienists Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Respiratory Therapists Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Radiation Therapists Mechanical Engineering Technicians Physical Therapist Assistants Biological Technicians Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 31,890 7,360 2,910 4,620 3,120 1,490 1,230 2,280 1,540 1,000 760 1,290 650 1,010 680 36,020 8,440 3,430 5,300 3,850 1,680 1,400 2,370 1,820 1,260 950 1,330 840 1,130 840 1,081 199 107 104 100 59 58 56 50 39 36 31 30 29 29 $63,303 $50,661 $53,111 $47,934 $62,772 $38,937 $53,122 $50,160 $35,751 $33,668 $92,580 $45,749 $40,009 $43,063 $62,741 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

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Occupational Title

Employment 2004 2014

Average Annual Openings Wages

Trng Code*

Postsecondary Vocational Training, excluding Construction Trades
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Medical Secretaries Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors Gaming Dealers Library Technicians Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists Real Estate Sales Agents Manicurists and Pedicurists Barbers Legal Secretaries Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Medical Transcriptionists 10,470 10,750 7,880 6,830 5,470 3,950 3,870 2,020 2,460 2,560 1,710 1,640 2,960 2,860 1,080 11,990 12,160 9,100 8,420 6,230 4,620 4,000 2,220 2,680 2,870 2,090 1,840 3,040 3,160 1,310 431 348 294 241 180 158 135 95 86 82 71 66 64 63 43 $40,193 $28,829 $50,283 $28,848 $33,771 $45,430 N/A $32,259 $43,764 $73,059 $22,481 $25,106 $41,444 $34,424 $35,137 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Long Term Training, Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Cooks, Restaurant Carpenters Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Electricians Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Machinists Fire Fighters Chefs and Head Cooks Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Food Service Managers Bakers Cost Estimators Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety Automotive Body and Related Repairers Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Sheet Metal Workers Tool and Die Makers 6,810 12,310 7,320 8,240 5,930 8,230 3,870 3,260 4,160 5,230 4,490 3,740 3,040 2,760 2,710 3,120 2,240 2,540 2,320 2,930 7,710 13,220 7,860 8,990 6,540 8,140 4,270 3,600 4,300 5,720 5,000 4,190 3,370 3,070 2,950 3,330 2,430 2,540 2,480 2,890 301 291 243 237 197 192 152 131 117 113 111 106 104 93 88 84 78 72 72 66 $26,438 $46,388 $52,358 $50,478 $52,573 $37,935 $49,428 $41,850 $57,972 $52,919 $47,619 $53,360 $24,547 $62,598 $64,830 $37,955 $68,365 $39,894 $46,408 $49,420 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 9 9 8 9 8 9 9 8 9 9 9

Moderate On-the-Job Training, Entry Level
Customer Service Representatives Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Mfg Exc.Technical & Scientific Products Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
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30,620 20,410 26,510 22,600 25,260 11,540

35,530 22,700 27,620 24,090 24,450 12,750

947 764 607 582 484 342

$35,758 $72,200 $37,735 $43,177 $34,556 $38,718

10 10 10 10 10 10

Occupational Title

Employment 2004 2014
14,280 11,680 7,890 4,860 6,960 4,610 3,350 7,420 7,460 15,320 11,410 9,330 6,490 7,460 5,200 4,140 7,120 7,450

Average Annual Openings Wages
337 302 283 253 233 202 172 169 127 $39,874 $29,025 $38,284 $31,576 $82,071 $29,073 $35,177 $37,243 $35,300

Trng Code*
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Team Assemblers Social and Human Service Assistants Medical Assistants Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Mfg, Technical & Scientific Products Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria Dental Assistants Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators

Short-Term On-the-Job Training, Entry Level
Retail Salespersons Cashiers Waiters and Waitresses Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Office Clerks, General Stock Clerks and Order Fillers Food Preparation Workers Teacher Assistants Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Receptionists and Information Clerks Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Concession, Coffee Shop Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Child Care Workers Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Home Health Aides Security Guards Bartenders Tellers Personal and Home Care Aides Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 51,500 47,410 26,050 17,740 31,320 32,580 21,060 14,270 22,580 19,050 14,150 6,780 24,410 14,110 14,260 13,790 10,240 12,210 6,240 5,970 5,840 13,280 58,720 48,380 29,210 20,050 34,360 33,610 20,430 16,480 25,080 19,280 16,160 7,730 26,560 15,460 16,110 15,620 12,760 12,810 6,960 5,940 7,480 14,570 2,594 2,404 1,656 1,000 898 825 780 726 687 645 549 537 535 520 495 472 386 325 318 294 258 252 $26,995 $20,123 $19,918 $19,501 $24,770 $29,756 $25,670 $22,135 $24,844 $26,385 $27,728 $18,280 $27,985 $22,349 $28,118 $22,512 $26,021 $24,689 $20,396 $25,293 $21,179 $30,350 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

*Training Code (Trng Code) —The minimum general education or training required for an individual to be employed in an occupation. The code presented on each table is as follows: 1 - First Professional Degree 2 - Doctoral Degree 3 - Master’s Degree 4 - Work Experience Plus Bachelor’s Or Higher Degree 5 - Bachelor’s Degree 6 - Associate Degree 7 - Postsecondary Vocational Training 8 - Work Experience In A Related Occupation 9 - Long-Term On-The-Job Training 10 - Moderate-Term On-The-Job Training 11 - Short-Term On-The-Job Training

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TOP OCCUPATIONS REQUIRING POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION by GROWTH
Occupational Title Employment 2004 2014
31,890 20,520 19,480 6,850 24,410 9,600 6,790 6,830 10,470 10,750 3,190 10,930 7,880 9,930 7,360 5,960 4,250 3,800 18,140 10,150 3,120 12,730 4,450 5,470 3,120 4,080 4,620 3,950 4,520 2,520 1,870 2,810 3,340 3,280 5,000 10,780 2,910 2,490 2,640 1,890 2,120 3,590 3,110
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Average Annual Avg. Annual Trng Growth Openings Salary Code*
413 285 249 220 215 175 161 160 152 141 124 123 122 117 109 108 106 103 85 82 80 80 77 75 74 71 67 67 66 64 58 57 56 56 56 55 53 52 52 50 50 49 49 1,081 672 616 288 535 284 238 241 431 348 162 273 294 259 199 196 153 140 486 306 111 438 159 180 100 165 104 158 148 97 77 100 110 141 141 193 107 95 102 93 86 119 94 $63,303 $67,235 $121,898 $81,949 $27,985 $75,608 $133,337 $28,848 $40,193 $28,829 $68,572 $80,152 $50,283 $110,701 $50,661 $89,914 $68,511 $84,972 $57,165 $57,594 $71,329 $58,207 $115,281 $33,771 $62,772 $36,711 $47,934 $45,430 $109,825 $88,774 $75,312 $58,928 $80,519 $74,321 $53,673 $113,534 $53,111 $44,983 $57,890 $40,040 $52,815 $94,088 $56,277 6 5 4 5 7 5 5 7 7 7 5 4 7 4 6 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 4 7 6 3 6 7 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 6 3 5 3 5 4 5

Registered Nurses Accountants and Auditors General and Operations Managers Computer Software Engineers, Applications Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Computer Systems Analysts Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts Management Analysts Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Financial Managers Computer Support Specialists Financial Analysts Network and Computer Systems Administrators Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education Middle School Teachers, Exc. Special and Vocational Education Physical Therapists Secondary School Teachers, Exc. Special and Vocational Ed Sales Managers Medical Secretaries Dental Hygienists Rehabilitation Counselors Paralegals and Legal Assistants Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors Computer and Information Systems Managers Personal Financial Advisors Database Administrators Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists Loan Officers Market Research Analysts Child, Family, and School Social Workers Lawyers Radiologic Technologists and Technicians Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Social and Community Service Managers Mental Health Counselors Medical and Public Health Social Workers Medical and Health Services Managers Public Relations Specialists
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36,020 23,370 21,970 9,050 26,560 11,350 8,400 8,420 11,990 12,160 4,440 12,160 9,100 11,100 8,440 7,050 5,310 4,830 18,990 10,980 3,920 13,530 5,220 6,230 3,850 4,790 5,300 4,620 5,170 3,160 2,450 3,380 3,900 3,840 5,560 11,330 3,430 3,010 3,150 2,390 2,620 4,070 3,600

Occupational Title

Employment 2004 2014
3,000 2,750 2,750 2,990 1,710 3,360 2,350 2,890 2,710 1,880 2,090 2,010 1,790 1,700 2,560 1,550 3,230 2,860 1,700 2,500 3,450 1,540 2,850 3,250 1,000 1,130 3,420 960 1,080 2,460 1,230 2,800 1,750 3,420 3,460 3,190 3,190 3,380 2,090 3,730 2,710 3,260 3,070 2,220 2,430 2,340 2,130 2,020 2,870 1,850 3,530 3,160 1,990 2,790 3,740 1,820 3,130 3,520 1,260 1,380 3,670 1,200 1,310 2,680 1,440 3,010 1,960 3,630

Average Annual Avg. Annual Trng Growth Openings Salary Code*
46 44 44 39 38 37 37 37 37 34 34 33 33 33 31 30 30 30 29 29 29 28 27 27 26 25 25 24 23 22 21 21 21 21 92 97 95 79 71 113 93 91 87 79 90 60 65 52 82 51 93 63 52 63 91 50 90 79 39 51 108 38 43 86 38 91 65 89 $54,470 $90,834 $61,555 $47,750 $22,481 $53,969 $56,777 $162,819 $119,475 $55,623 $55,572 $157,067 $84,462 $73,984 $73,059 $64,242 $86,392 $34,424 $137,736 $103,075 $97,559 $35,751 $68,112 $74,056 $33,668 $39,234 $70,788 $71,533 $35,137 $43,764 $175,101 $97,406 $94,424 $104,817 5 1 5 5 7 3 3 4 4 5 5 1 2 5 7 3 4 7 1 4 5 6 2 5 6 3 5 4 7 7 1 4 4 4

Training and Development Specialists Pharmacists Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers Graphic Designers Manicurists and Pedicurists Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors Librarians Chief Executives Marketing Managers Editors Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Family and General Practitioners Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Real Estate Sales Agents Occupational Therapists Administrative Services Managers Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Internists, General Human Resources Managers Construction Managers Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Civil Engineers Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Industrial Engineers Producers and Directors Medical Transcriptionists Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists Surgeons Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators, Postsecondary Engineering Managers

Note: Only occupations with 2004 employment of 500 or more are shown in this table. *Training Code (Trng Code) —The minimum general education or training required for an individual to be employed in an occupation. The code presented on each table is as follows: 1 - First Professional Degree 2 - Doctoral Degree 3 - Master’s Degree 4 - Work Experience Plus Bachelor’s Or Higher Degree 5 - Bachelor’s Degree 6 - Associate Degree 7 - Postsecondary Vocational Training

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TOP OCCUPATIONS REQUIRING POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION by GROWTH RATE*
Occupational Title Employment 2004 2014
3,190 6,850 1,870 650 3,800 1,890 1,000 3,120 2,520 4,250 670 760 960 740 6,790 680 3,120 6,830 2,120 1,130 1,710 1,080 2,490 2,810 2,640 1,550 1,700 740 1,790 1,540 9,600 5,960 2,910 620 830 1,880 930 1,140 540 4,080 830 1,230 4,450 9,160 3,950 3,280
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10 Year Change
38.9% 32.2% 30.9% 30.4% 27.0% 26.6% 25.9% 25.6% 25.6% 25.0% 25.0% 24.8% 24.7% 23.9% 23.7% 23.7% 23.6% 23.4% 23.4% 22.3% 22.1% 21.7% 21.1% 20.4% 19.6% 19.5% 19.3% 18.8% 18.6% 18.3% 18.3% 18.1% 18.1% 18.0% 18.0% 17.8% 17.7% 17.7% 17.6% 17.5% 17.4% 17.3% 17.3% 17.1% 17.1% 17.0%

Annual Openings
162 288 77 30 140 93 39 111 97 153 29 36 38 31 238 29 100 241 86 51 71 43 95 100 102 51 52 31 65 50 284 196 107 25 31 79 31 35 21 165 35 38 159 313 158 141

Avg . Annual Trng. Wage Code*
$68,572 $81,949 $75,312 $40,009 $84,972 $40,040 $33,668 $71,329 $88,774 $68,511 $47,209 $92,580 $71,533 $75,159 $133,337 $62,741 $62,772 $28,848 $52,815 $39,234 $22,481 $35,137 $44,983 $58,928 $57,890 $64,242 $73,984 $48,392 $84,462 $35,751 $75,608 $89,914 $53,111 $56,893 $28,575 $55,623 $81,970 $169,607 N/A $36,711 $49,441 $175,101 $115,281 $67,153 $45,430 $74,321 5 5 5 6 5 3 6 3 5 5 6 6 4 5 5 6 6 7 5 3 7 7 3 5 5 3 5 7 2 6 5 5 6 5 7 5 5 1 7 3 4 1 4 5 7 5

Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts Computer Software Engineers, Applications Database Administrators Physical Therapist Assistants Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software Mental Health Counselors Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Physical Therapists Personal Financial Advisors Network and Computer Systems Administrators Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Radiation Therapists Producers and Directors Environmental Engineers Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Dental Hygienists Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Medical and Public Health Social Workers Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Manicurists and Pedicurists Medical Transcriptionists Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists Social and Community Service Managers Occupational Therapists Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Computer Systems Analysts Financial Analysts Radiologic Technologists and Technicians Meeting and Convention Planners Skin Care Specialists Editors Physician Assistants Anesthesiologists Slot Key Persons Rehabilitation Counselors Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center Surgeons Sales Managers Business Operations Specialists, All Other Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors Market Research Analysts
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4,440 9,050 2,450 840 4,830 2,390 1,260 3,920 3,160 5,310 840 950 1,200 920 8,400 840 3,850 8,420 2,620 1,380 2,090 1,310 3,010 3,380 3,150 1,850 2,020 870 2,130 1,820 11,350 7,050 3,430 730 980 2,220 1,100 1,340 630 4,790 970 1,440 5,220 10,730 4,620 3,840

Occupational Title

Employment 2004 2014
1,700 700 3,340 2,010 2,750 2,090 2,750 3,110 640 2,350 7,880 720 3,000 660 910 7,360 4,620 690 10,470 4,520 660 870 1,230 510 20,520 5,470 2,710 3,590 10,750 2,990 31,890 1,990 820 3,900 2,340 3,190 2,430 3,190 3,600 750 2,710 9,100 840 3,460 760 1,050 8,440 5,300 790 11,990 5,170 760 1,000 1,400 580 23,370 6,230 3,070 4,070 12,160 3,380 36,020

10 Year Change
16.9% 16.8% 16.8% 16.4% 16.0% 16.0% 16.0% 15.8% 15.7% 15.6% 15.5% 15.5% 15.4% 15.1% 15.0% 14.7% 14.6% 14.6% 14.5% 14.5% 14.5% 14.4% 14.2% 13.9% 13.9% 13.8% 13.6% 13.5% 13.1% 13.1% 13.0%

Annual Job Avg. Annual Trng. Openings Salary Code*
52 21 110 60 95 90 97 94 22 93 294 27 92 19 29 199 104 23 431 148 32 28 58 17 672 180 87 119 348 79 1,081 $137,736 $154,320 $80,519 $157,067 $61,555 $55,572 $90,834 $56,277 $98,007 $56,777 $50,283 $47,423 $54,470 $137,410 $77,994 $50,661 $47,934 $47,465 $40,193 $109,825 $51,375 $96,500 $53,122 $99,095 $67,235 $33,771 $119,475 $94,088 $28,829 $47,750 $63,303 1 1 5 1 5 5 1 5 4 3 7 5 5 1 4 6 6 7 7 4 5 4 6 1 5 7 4 4 7 5 6

Internists, General Obstetricians and Gynecologists Loan Officers Family and General Practitioners Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Pharmacists Public Relations Specialists Advertising and Promotions Managers Librarians Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Multi-Media Artists and Animators Training and Development Specialists Pediatricians, General Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers Computer Support Specialists Paralegals and Legal Assistants Massage Therapists Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Computer and Information Systems Managers Surveyors Public Relations Managers Respiratory Therapists Chiropractors Accountants and Auditors Medical Secretaries Marketing Managers Medical and Health Services Managers Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Graphic Designers Registered Nurses

Note: Only occupations with 2004 employment of 500 or more are shown in this table. * Growth Rate is referred to as 10 Year Change in this table. **Training Code (Trng Code) —The minimum general education or training required for an individual to be employed in an occupation. The code presented on each table is as follows: 1 - First Professional Degree 2 - Doctoral Degree 3 - Master’s Degree 4 - Work Experience Plus Bachelor’s Or Higher Degree 5 - Bachelor’s Degree 6 - Associate Degree 7 - Postsecondary Vocational Training

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TOP OCCUPATIONS by ANNUAL JOB OPENINGS
Occupational Title Employment 2004 2014
51,500 47,410 26,050 31,890 17,740 30,620 31,320 32,580 21,060 20,410 14,270 22,580 20,520 19,050 26,510 22,600 14,150 6,780 24,410 14,110 14,260 18,140 25,260 13,790 12,730 10,470 10,240 10,750 11,540 14,280 12,210 6,240 10,150 11,680 6,810 5,970 7,880 12,310 6,850 9,600 7,890 10,930 9,930 5,840 4,860 13,280
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10 Year Change
14.0% 2.1% 12.1% 13.0% 13.0% 16.0% 9.7% 3.2% -3.0% 11.2% 15.5% 11.1% 13.9% 1.2% 4.2% 6.6% 14.2% 13.9% 8.8% 9.6% 13.0% 4.7% -3.2% 13.3% 6.3% 14.5% 24.6% 13.1% 10.5% 7.3% 4.9% 11.5% 8.1% -2.3% 13.2% -0.6% 15.5% 7.4% 32.2% 18.3% 18.3% 11.3% 11.7% 28.2% 33.6% 9.8%

Annual Job Avg. Annual Openings Salary
2,594 2,404 1,656 1,081 1,000 947 898 825 780 764 726 687 672 645 607 582 549 537 535 520 495 486 484 472 438 431 386 348 342 337 325 318 306 302 301 294 294 291 288 284 283 273 259 258 253 252 $26,995 $20,123 $19,918 $63,303 $19,501 $35,758 $24,770 $29,756 $25,670 $72,200 $22,135 $24,844 $67,235 $26,385 $37,735 $43,177 $27,728 $18,280 $27,985 $22,349 $28,118 $57,165 $34,556 $22,512 $58,207 $40,193 $26,021 $28,829 $38,718 $39,874 $24,689 $20,396 $57,594 $29,025 $26,438 $25,293 $50,283 $46,388 $81,949 $75,608 $38,284 $80,152 $110,701 $21,179 $31,576 $30,350

Trng Code*
11 11 11 6 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 11 5 11 10 10 11 11 7 11 11 5 10 11 5 7 11 7 10 10 11 11 5 10 9 11 7 9 5 5 10 4 4 11 10 11

Retail Salespersons Cashiers Waiters and Waitresses Registered Nurses Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Customer Service Representatives Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Office Clerks, General Stock Clerks and Order Fillers Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Mfg, Exc. Techn/Scientific Food Preparation Workers Teacher Assistants Accountants and Auditors Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Receptionists and Information Clerks Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, Coffee Shop Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Child Care Workers Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Voc Ed Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Home Health Aides Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Security Guards Bartenders Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Voc Ed Team Assemblers Cooks, Restaurant Tellers Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Carpenters Computer Software Engineers, Applications Computer Systems Analysts Social and Human Service Assistants Management Analysts Financial Managers Personal and Home Care Aides Medical Assistants Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services
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58,720 48,380 29,210 36,020 20,050 35,530 34,360 33,610 20,430 22,700 16,480 25,080 23,370 19,280 27,620 24,090 16,160 7,730 26,560 15,460 16,110 18,990 24,450 15,620 13,530 11,990 12,760 12,160 12,750 15,320 12,810 6,960 10,980 11,410 7,710 5,940 9,100 13,220 9,050 11,350 9,330 12,160 11,100 7,480 6,490 14,570

Occupational Title

Employment 2004 2014
5,450 7,320 6,830 6,790 8,240 6,560 6,960 5,070 7,480 7,890 4,610 7,360 5,930 5,960 3,720 9,400 10,780 8,230 5,470 4,190 7,210 3,690 6,200 3,350 7,420 4,080 3,190 4,450 3,950 8,120 4,900 4,250 3,870 6,060 7,860 8,420 8,400 8,990 7,400 7,460 5,790 8,080 8,050 5,200 8,440 6,540 7,050 4,250 9,260 11,330 8,140 6,230 4,530 7,250 4,190 6,230 4,140 7,120 4,790 4,440 5,220 4,620 8,150 4,470 5,310 4,270

10 Year Change
11.2% 7.3% 23.4% 23.7% 9.0% 12.8% 7.2% 14.1% 8.1% 2.1% 12.9% 14.7% 10.2% 18.1% 14.1% -1.4% 5.1% -1.0% 13.8% 8.1% 0.6% 13.4% 0.4% 23.5% -4.1% 17.5% 38.9% 17.3% 17.1% 0.4% -8.9% 25.0% 10.2%

Annual Job Avg. Annual Openings Salary
245 243 241 238 237 234 233 228 223 205 202 199 197 196 195 193 193 192 180 180 174 173 172 172 169 165 162 159 158 156 154 153 152 $19,053 $52,358 $28,848 $133,337 $50,478 $27,694 $82,071 $20,538 $27,192 $67,918 $29,073 $50,661 $52,573 $89,914 $26,411 $30,469 $113,534 $37,935 $33,771 $22,774 $74,709 $18,870 $70,625 $35,177 $37,243 $36,711 $68,572 $115,281 $45,430 $21,632 $46,805 $68,511 $49,428

Trng Code*
11 9 7 5 9 11 10 11 11 5 10 6 9 5 11 11 1 9 7 11 5 11 5 10 10 3 5 4 7 11 11 5 9

Dishwashers Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Electricians Recreation Workers Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Mfg, Technical & Scientific Cooks, Fast Food Bus Drivers, School Insurance Sales Agents Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria Computer Support Specialists Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Financial Analysts Counter and Rental Clerks Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks Lawyers Machinists Medical Secretaries Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment Computer Programmers Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers Mechanical Engineers Dental Assistants Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Rehabilitation Counselors Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts Sales Managers Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors Packers and Packagers, Hand Postal Service Mail Carriers Network and Computer Systems Administrators Fire Fighters

*Training Code (Trng Code) —The minimum general education or training required for an individual to be employed in an occupation. The code presented on each table is as follows: 1—First Professional Degree 2—Doctoral Degree 3—Master’s Degree 4—Work Experience Plus Bachelor’s Or Higher Degree 5—Bachelor’s Degree 6—Associate Degree 7—Postsecondary Vocational Training 8—Work Experience In A Related Occupation 9—Long-Term On-The-Job Training 10—Moderate-Term On-The-Job Training 11—Short-Term On-The-Job Training

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