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Job Market Information

This page is meant for the benefit of those that would like to gain insight into the trends that are currently affecting the economy and will continue to shape the job market for the rest of the decade. This includes the industries that will be increasingly prominent, as well as the ones diminishing in importance. Also featured are statistics on the occupations that will be growing in number and earning greater pay, and the occupations that are in decline. Each table is accompanied by a chart that provides a graphic representation of the data as well. All information is at the national level and has been extracted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The 10 Industries With the Largest Wage and Salary Employment Growth 2008-2018

  • Management, scientific, and technical
  • consulting services
  • Offices of physicians
  • Computer systems design and related services
  • Other general merchandise stores
  • Employment services
  • Local Government, excluding education and
  • hospitals
  • Home health care services
  • Services for the elderly and persons with
  •   Disabilities
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Full-service restaurants

See the Related Documents section for complete statistics.

The 10 industries with the largest wage and salary employment declines, 2008-18

  • Department stores
  • Semiconductors and other electronic components
  • Motor vehicle parts manufacturing
  • Postal service
  • Printing and related support activities
  • Cut and sew apparel manufacturing
  • Newspaper publishers
  • Support activities for mining
  • Gasoline stations
  • Wired telecommunications carriers

See the Related Documents section for complete statistics.

The 30 Occupations With the Largest Employment Growth

  1. Registered nurses
  2. Home health aides
  3. Customer service representatives
  4. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
  5. Personal and home care aides
  6. Retail salespersons
  7. Office clerks, general
  8. Accountants and auditors
  9. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants
  10. Postsecondary teachers
  11. Construction laborers
  12. Elementary school teachers, except special education
  13. Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
  14. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
  15. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
  16. Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
  17. Management analysts
  18. Computer software engineers, Applications
  19. Receptionists and information clerks
  20. Carpenters
  21. Medical assistants
  22. First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers
  23. Network systems and data communications analysts
  24. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses
  25. Security guards
  26. Waiters and waitresses
  27. Maintenance and repair workers, general
  28. Physicians and surgeons
  29. Child care workers
  30. Teacher assistants

See the Related Documents section for complete statistics.

The 30 Industries With the Largest Employment Declines

  1. Farmers and ranchers
  2. Sewing machine operators
  3. Order clerks
  4. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators
  5. File clerks
  6. Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks
  7. Telemarketers
  8. First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers
  9. Office and administrative support workers, all other occupations
  10. Packers and packagers, hand
  11. Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
  12. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
  13. Machine feeders and offbearers
  14. Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers
  15. Information and record clerks, all others
  16. Paper goods machine setters, operators, and Tenders
  17. Computer operators
  18. Machinists
  19. Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
  20. Miscellaneous agricultural workers
  21. Data entry keyers
  22. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and Weighers
  23. Switchboard operators, including answering Service
  24. Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service
  25. Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
  26. Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing  machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
  27. Textile winding, twisting and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders
  28. Postal service clerks
  29. Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
  30. Photographic processing machine operators

See the Related Documents section for complete statistics.