Projected SOC Occupational Employment in South Central Region


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Occupation Employment Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Total of all occupations 67,240 73,400 6,160 9.16 2,230 NA
Management Occupations 3,500 3,820 320 9.14 96 NA
Chief Executives 240 270 30 12.50 10 Outstanding
General and Operations Managers 1,050 1,130 80 7.62 26 Outstanding
Advertising and Promotions Managers 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Marketing Managers 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Sales Managers 80 90 10 12.50 2 Good
Administrative Services Managers 100 110 10 10.00 3 Good
Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 80 20 33.33 3 Good
Financial Managers 180 200 20 11.11 5 Great
Human Resources Managers 60 60 0 0.00 1 Caution
Industrial Production Managers 160 150 -10 -6.25 3 Fair
Purchasing Managers 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 60 0 0.00 2 Caution
Construction Managers 90 100 10 11.11 2 Good
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 200 220 20 10.00 7 Great
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 80 30 60.00 4 Good
Funeral Directors 90 90 0 0.00 2 Caution
Medical and Health Services Managers 110 130 20 18.18 4 Great
Natural Sciences Managers 20 20 0 0.00 0 Caution
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 80 80 0 0.00 1 Caution
Managers, All Other 200 200 0 0.00 4 Good
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,060 1,170 110 10.38 31 NA
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 70 0 0.00 1 Caution
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Training and Development Specialists 50 50 0 0.00 1 Caution
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 110 110 0 0.00 3 Good
Accountants and Auditors 260 280 20 7.69 7 Great
Loan Officers 150 170 20 13.33 5 Great
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 340 480 140 41.18 17 NA
Computer Programmers 60 50 -10 -16.67 1 Caution
Computer Support Specialists 140 240 100 71.43 10 Outstanding
Computer Systems Analysts 30 40 10 33.33 1 Caution
Database Administrators 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 30 50 20 66.67 2 Caution
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 460 470 10 2.17 11 NA
Civil Engineers 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Industrial Engineers 40 30 -10 -25.00 1 Caution
Mechanical Drafters 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 330 340 10 3.03 11 NA
Conservation Scientists 40 40 0 0.00 2 Caution
Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Community and Social Services Occupations 1,090 1,320 230 21.10 41 NA
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 220 60 37.50 9 Outstanding
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 90 10 12.50 3 Good
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 50 10 25.00 2 Caution
Social and Human Service Assistants 110 160 50 45.45 7 Good
Legal Occupations 370 400 30 8.11 7 NA
Lawyers 170 200 30 17.65 4 Good
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 40 0 0.00 0 Caution
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4,420 5,290 870 19.68 184 NA
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 20 30 10 50.00 2 Caution
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 20 40 20 100.00 2 Caution
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 20 30 10 50.00 2 Caution
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 180 20 12.50 4 Great
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 170 190 20 11.76 4 Great
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,140 1,310 170 14.91 42 Outstanding
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 450 500 50 11.11 15 Outstanding
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 790 940 150 18.99 40 Outstanding
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 190 30 18.75 7 Great
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 200 270 70 35.00 10 Outstanding
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 100 120 20 20.00 4 Good
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 150 30 25.00 5 Great
All other teachers, primary, secondary, and adult 210 250 40 19.05 6 Great
Librarians 120 130 10 8.33 3 Good
Library Technicians 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Teacher Assistants 540 670 130 24.07 25 Outstanding
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 900 940 40 4.44 21 NA
Coaches and Scouts 210 230 20 9.52 6 Great
Public Relations Specialists 30 40 10 33.33 1 Caution
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4,000 4,690 690 17.25 160 NA
Dietitians and Nutritionists 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Pharmacists 160 190 30 18.75 8 Great
Family and General Practitioners 110 120 10 9.09 2 Good
Registered Nurses 1,120 1,340 220 19.64 45 Outstanding
Physical Therapists 70 80 10 14.29 3 Good
Recreational Therapists 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Speech-Language Pathologists 50 70 20 40.00 3 Good
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 70 10 16.67 2 Caution
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 120 10 9.09 4 Good
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 120 130 10 8.33 4 Great
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 280 370 90 32.14 16 Outstanding
Pharmacy Technicians 170 230 60 35.29 10 Outstanding
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 690 740 50 7.25 23 Outstanding
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 160 40 33.33 6 Great
Healthcare Support Occupations 2,410 2,930 520 21.58 89 NA
Home Health Aides 360 450 90 25.00 13 Outstanding
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,540 1,830 290 18.83 49 Outstanding
Physical Therapist Assistants 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Physical Therapist Aides 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Medical Transcriptionists 60 70 10 16.67 3 Good
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 90 30 50.00 4 Good
Protective Service Occupations 1,090 1,340 250 22.94 56 NA
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 360 90 33.33 15 Outstanding
Security Guards 130 130 0 0.00 4 Good
Protective Service Workers, All Other 90 100 10 11.11 8 Good
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,710 5,520 810 17.20 286 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 350 400 50 14.29 14 Outstanding
Cooks, Fast Food 410 430 20 4.88 13 Great
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 510 550 40 7.84 18 Outstanding
Cooks, Restaurant 210 260 50 23.81 11 Outstanding
Food Preparation Workers 270 320 50 18.52 15 Outstanding
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 960 1,300 340 35.42 92 Outstanding
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 200 220 20 10.00 18 Outstanding
Waiters and Waitresses 800 980 180 22.50 63 Outstanding
Dishwashers 270 260 -10 -3.70 10 Fair
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,770 2,000 230 12.99 58 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 110 10 10.00 4 Good
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 30 0 0.00 0 Caution
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 1,010 110 12.22 27 Outstanding
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 480 570 90 18.75 19 Outstanding
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 220 10 4.76 7 Great
All other building and grounds cleaning and mainte 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,600 1,900 300 18.75 73 NA
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 70 10 16.67 3 Good
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 150 0 0.00 4 Good
Personal and Home Care Aides 310 480 170 54.84 22 Outstanding
Sales and Related Occupations 7,180 7,770 590 8.22 282 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,850 1,960 110 5.95 38 Great
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 100 10 11.11 2 Caution
Cashiers 2,170 2,440 270 12.44 125 Outstanding
Counter and Rental Clerks 140 170 30 21.43 9 Outstanding
Parts Salespersons 180 160 -20 -11.11 5 Fair
Retail Salespersons 1,600 1,740 140 8.75 74 Outstanding
Advertising Sales Agents 70 80 10 14.29 2 Caution
Insurance Sales Agents 220 240 20 9.09 7 Good
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 350 340 -10 -2.86 9 Fair
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8,920 9,200 280 3.14 223 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 540 580 40 7.41 14 Outstanding
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 50 -20 -28.57 2 Caution
Bill and Account Collectors 80 100 20 25.00 3 Good
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 250 260 10 4.00 7 Good
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 880 890 10 1.14 18 Great
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 80 0 0.00 2 Caution
Procurement Clerks 40 30 -10 -25.00 1 Caution
Customer Service Representatives 440 490 50 11.36 9 Outstanding
File Clerks 90 100 10 11.11 4 Good
Order Clerks 110 70 -40 -36.36 2 Caution
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 40 -10 -20.00 1 Caution
Receptionists and Information Clerks 400 440 40 10.00 13 Outstanding
All other financial, information, and record clerk 50 50 0 0.00 1 Caution
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 100 10 11.11 2 Good
Meter Readers, Utilities 50 40 -10 -20.00 1 Caution
Postal Service Clerks 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Postal Service Mail Carriers 230 230 0 0.00 7 Fair
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 50 -10 -16.67 1 Caution
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 110 -10 -8.33 2 Fair
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 260 -10 -3.70 5 Fair
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 690 680 -10 -1.45 24 Fair
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 340 380 40 11.76 9 Outstanding
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 680 690 10 1.47 12 Great
Computer Operators 30 20 -10 -33.33 1 Caution
Data Entry Keyers 100 90 -10 -10.00 2 Caution
Office Clerks, General 1,400 1,550 150 10.71 42 Outstanding
All other secretaries, administrative assistants, 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 510 580 70 13.73 19 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 50 10 25.00 1 Caution
Logging Equipment Operators 100 120 20 20.00 3 Good
Log Graders and Scalers 50 50 0 0.00 1 Caution
Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,210 3,400 190 5.92 81 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 460 490 30 6.52 14 Great
Construction Laborers 240 300 60 25.00 8 Great
Highway Maintenance Workers 250 260 10 4.00 5 Good
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,940 3,000 60 2.04 71 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 260 280 20 7.69 9 Outstanding
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 60 0 0.00 1 Caution
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 150 10 7.14 4 Good
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 170 10 6.25 5 Good
Tire Repairers and Changers 80 80 0 0.00 3 Good
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 650 640 -10 -1.54 8 Fair
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 80 0 0.00 2 Caution
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 50 10 25.00 3 Good
Production Occupations 10,460 10,380 -80 -0.76 247 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 620 580 -40 -6.45 16 Fair
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 370 -30 -7.50 8 Fair
Machinists 560 580 20 3.57 14 Great
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 320 360 40 12.50 13 Outstanding
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 190 220 30 15.79 8 Great
Sewing Machine Operators 770 570 -200 -25.97 8 Fair
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 450 450 0 0.00 15 Great
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 420 490 70 16.67 23 Outstanding
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 400 390 -10 -2.50 16 Fair
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 40 40 0 0.00 2 Caution
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 280 250 -30 -10.71 6 Fair
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 420 460 40 9.52 13 Outstanding
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 60 0 0.00 2 Caution
Helpers--Production Workers 460 480 20 4.35 13 Great
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5,990 6,460 470 7.85 177 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 100 0 0.00 3 Good
Bus Drivers, School 340 370 30 8.82 12 Outstanding
Driver/Sales Workers 200 190 -10 -5.00 3 Fair
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,730 1,920 190 10.98 42 Outstanding
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 460 520 60 13.04 13 Outstanding
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 80 10 14.29 1 Caution
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Service Station Attendants 110 100 -10 -9.09 6 Fair
Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 100 20 25.00 4 Good
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 660 720 60 9.09 15 Outstanding
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 170 10 6.25 7 Good
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,040 1,150 110 10.58 45 Outstanding
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 220 200 -20 -9.09 8 Fair
Packers and Packagers, Hand 430 440 10 2.33 11 Great