Projected SOC Occupational Employment in Southeast 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 146,840 159,840 13,000 8.85 4,807 NA
Management Occupations 7,690 8,410 720 9.36 212 NA
Chief Executives 580 630 50 8.62 24 Outstanding
General and Operations Managers 2,410 2,580 170 7.05 57 Outstanding
Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
Marketing Managers 60 70 10 16.67 2 Caution
Sales Managers 180 210 30 16.67 6 Good
Public Relations Managers 40 60 20 50.00 2 Good
Administrative Services Managers 220 240 20 9.09 5 Good
Computer and Information Systems Managers 120 160 40 33.33 6 Good
Financial Managers 380 420 40 10.53 11 Outstanding
Human Resources Managers 130 130 0 0.00 2 Good
Industrial Production Managers 470 460 -10 -2.13 8 Fair
Purchasing Managers 100 90 -10 -10.00 3 Fair
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 150 20 15.38 4 Good
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 30 40 10 33.33 1 Caution
Construction Managers 290 330 40 13.79 9 Good
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 280 310 30 10.71 10 Outstanding
Engineering Managers 80 80 0 0.00 1 Caution
Food Service Managers 380 410 30 7.89 8 Good
Medical and Health Services Managers 250 320 70 28.00 11 Good
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 100 0 0.00 2 Good
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 220 250 30 13.64 7 Good
Social and Community Service Managers 160 190 30 18.75 6 Good
Managers, All Other 560 600 40 7.14 14 Great
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,540 2,800 260 10.24 77 NA
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 90 -10 -10.00 3 Fair
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 100 0 0.00 2 Good
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 70 10 16.67 2 Caution
Cost Estimators 150 170 20 13.33 5 Good
Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 130 140 10 7.69 4 Good
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 110 10 10.00 3 Good
Training and Development Specialists 130 140 10 7.69 3 Good
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 370 430 60 16.22 15 Outstanding
Accountants and Auditors 560 630 70 12.50 15 Outstanding
Credit Analysts 30 40 10 33.33 1 Caution
Loan Officers 250 260 10 4.00 6 Great
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 610 920 310 50.82 36 NA
Computer Programmers 110 110 0 0.00 2 Good
Computer Support Specialists 260 440 180 69.23 20 Great
Computer Systems Analysts 60 80 20 33.33 3 Good
Database Administrators 20 40 20 100.00 1 Caution
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 90 30 50.00 3 Good
Computer Specialists, All Other 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 840 840 0 0.00 17 NA
Civil Engineers 70 70 0 0.00 1 Caution
Mechanical Engineers 40 50 10 25.00 1 Caution
Engineers, All Other 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 70 0 0.00 2 Caution
Mechanical Drafters 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 70 0 0.00 1 Caution
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 450 480 30 6.67 15 NA
Conservation Scientists 60 70 10 16.67 2 Good
Chemists 50 40 -10 -20.00 2 Caution
Chemical Technicians 50 50 0 0.00 1 Caution
Community and Social Services Occupations 2,150 2,640 490 22.79 86 NA
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 270 50 22.73 10 Good
Mental Health Counselors 70 80 10 14.29 3 Caution
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 320 370 50 15.63 10 Good
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 160 30 23.08 5 Good
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 120 20 20.00 4 Good
Social and Human Service Assistants 220 330 110 50.00 14 Great
Clergy 230 270 40 17.39 10 Outstanding
Directors, Religious Activities and Education 150 180 30 20.00 6 Good
All other counselors, social and religious workers 230 270 40 17.39 8 Good
Legal Occupations 600 650 50 8.33 11 NA
Lawyers 290 310 20 6.90 4 Good
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
All other legal and related workers 30 20 -10 -33.33 0 Caution
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 7,950 9,290 1,340 16.86 301 NA
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 710 830 120 16.90 21 Outstanding
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 250 280 30 12.00 6 Good
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,440 1,610 170 11.81 50 Outstanding
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 370 400 30 8.11 12 Outstanding
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,270 1,490 220 17.32 61 Outstanding
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 350 390 40 11.43 15 Outstanding
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 210 280 70 33.33 10 Good
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 80 10 14.29 3 Caution
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 340 420 80 23.53 12 Good
All other teachers, primary, secondary, and adult 680 780 100 14.71 18 Outstanding
Librarians 170 170 0 0.00 5 Good
Library Technicians 50 60 10 20.00 3 Good
Teacher Assistants 990 1,220 230 23.23 44 Outstanding
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,600 1,700 100 6.25 40 NA
Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 30 0 0.00 0 Caution
Graphic Designers 120 130 10 8.33 2 Caution
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 50 10 25.00 1 Caution
Coaches and Scouts 170 180 10 5.88 5 Good
Announcers 160 150 -10 -6.25 2 Fair
News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 90 90 0 0.00 3 Fair
Public Relations Specialists 70 90 20 28.57 3 Caution
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 8,340 10,430 2,090 25.06 397 NA
Dentists 150 160 10 6.67 4 Good
Pharmacists 290 360 70 24.14 16 Outstanding
Family and General Practitioners 200 240 40 20.00 7 Good
Internists, General 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
Pediatricians, General 20 20 0 0.00 0 Caution
Registered Nurses 2,730 3,500 770 28.21 132 Outstanding
Recreational Therapists 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
Respiratory Therapists 100 150 50 50.00 8 Good
Speech-Language Pathologists 160 220 60 37.50 10 Good
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 180 30 20.00 7 Good
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 240 40 20.00 8 Good
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 20 20 0 0.00 0 Caution
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 250 50 25.00 9 Good
Pharmacy Technicians 380 520 140 36.84 25 Outstanding
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 50 70 20 40.00 4 Good
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,340 1,550 210 15.67 55 Outstanding
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 340 110 47.83 16 Outstanding
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 50 10 25.00 1 Caution
Healthcare Support Occupations 5,210 6,600 1,390 26.68 217 NA
Home Health Aides 1,000 1,260 260 26.00 40 Outstanding
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,970 3,720 750 25.25 113 Outstanding
Physical Therapist Aides 40 50 10 25.00 3 Good
Dental Assistants 220 290 70 31.82 12 Good
Medical Equipment Preparers 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Medical Transcriptionists 140 180 40 28.57 8 Good
Pharmacy Aides 40 50 10 25.00 2 Caution
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 60 20 50.00 2 Caution
Protective Service Occupations 2,190 2,790 600 27.40 118 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 110 130 20 18.18 5 Good
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 540 700 160 29.63 28 Outstanding
Security Guards 420 440 20 4.76 13 Great
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10,970 12,240 1,270 11.58 609 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 780 860 80 10.26 27 Outstanding
Cooks, Fast Food 1,000 960 -40 -4.00 29 Fair
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 960 1,030 70 7.29 34 Outstanding
Cooks, Restaurant 510 580 70 13.73 22 Outstanding
Food Preparation Workers 670 780 110 16.42 37 Outstanding
Bartenders 330 360 30 9.09 16 Outstanding
Waiters and Waitresses 1,970 2,260 290 14.72 140 Outstanding
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 250 290 40 16.00 15 Outstanding
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 380 350 -30 -7.89 13 Fair
Dishwashers 700 630 -70 -10.00 26 Fair
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 290 20 7.41 9 Great
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,690 5,360 670 14.29 165 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 230 250 20 8.70 8 Outstanding
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 100 10 11.11 1 Caution
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,950 2,190 240 12.31 59 Outstanding
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,390 1,680 290 20.86 59 Outstanding
Pest Control Workers 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 880 980 100 11.36 32 Outstanding
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
All other building and grounds cleaning and mainte 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
Personal Care and Service Occupations 4,080 5,060 980 24.02 188 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 80 10 14.29 3 Good
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 90 20 28.57 4 Good
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 470 490 20 4.26 13 Great
Child Care Workers 610 710 100 16.39 31 Outstanding
Personal and Home Care Aides 1,850 2,580 730 39.46 101 Outstanding
Recreation Workers 240 280 40 16.67 9 Outstanding
Residential Advisors 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Sales and Related Occupations 16,730 18,340 1,610 9.62 694 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 3,180 3,420 240 7.55 70 Outstanding
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 290 300 10 3.45 5 Good
Cashiers 4,220 4,760 540 12.80 244 Outstanding
Counter and Rental Clerks 390 400 10 2.56 18 Great
Parts Salespersons 450 410 -40 -8.89 13 Fair
Retail Salespersons 4,820 5,430 610 12.66 242 Outstanding
Advertising Sales Agents 160 180 20 12.50 5 Good
Travel Agents 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 170 160 -10 -5.88 5 Fair
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 940 920 -20 -2.13 25 Fair
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20,090 20,690 600 2.99 497 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,280 1,370 90 7.03 34 Outstanding
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 270 210 -60 -22.22 8 Fair
Bill and Account Collectors 230 270 40 17.39 10 Outstanding
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 560 580 20 3.57 16 Great
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,800 1,800 0 0.00 34 Fair
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 190 0 0.00 5 Fair
Procurement Clerks 70 70 0 0.00 2 Caution
Tellers 690 620 -70 -10.14 33 Fair
Brokerage Clerks 20 20 0 0.00 0 Caution
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 50 10 25.00 0 Caution
Customer Service Representatives 970 1,130 160 16.49 25 Outstanding
File Clerks 200 200 0 0.00 7 Fair
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 230 40 21.05 12 Good
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 300 300 0 0.00 6 Great
Order Clerks 300 220 -80 -26.67 6 Fair
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 140 10 7.69 4 Good
Receptionists and Information Clerks 830 940 110 13.25 30 Outstanding
Cargo and Freight Agents 20 20 0 0.00 0 Caution
Couriers and Messengers 80 70 -10 -12.50 2 Caution
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 130 160 30 23.08 5 Good
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 180 200 20 11.11 5 Good
Postal Service Clerks 60 60 0 0.00 1 Caution
Postal Service Mail Carriers 410 420 10 2.44 13 Great
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 130 120 -10 -7.69 3 Fair
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 160 0 0.00 3 Fair
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 760 770 10 1.32 16 Great
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,530 1,520 -10 -0.65 54 Fair
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 70 0 0.00 2 Caution
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 870 920 50 5.75 20 Great
Medical Secretaries 340 380 40 11.76 10 Outstanding
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,610 1,540 -70 -4.35 27 Fair
Computer Operators 100 80 -20 -20.00 2 Fair
Data Entry Keyers 280 260 -20 -7.14 4 Fair
Desktop Publishers 40 60 20 50.00 3 Good
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 140 130 -10 -7.14 2 Fair
Office Clerks, General 3,560 3,980 420 11.80 111 Outstanding
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 40 -10 -20.00 2 Caution
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 690 790 100 14.49 28 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 60 70 10 16.67 1 Caution
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 140 150 10 7.14 4 Good
Agricultural Equipment Operators 160 220 60 37.50 11 Good
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 50 10 25.00 3 Caution
Construction and Extraction Occupations 8,590 9,540 950 11.06 258 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 900 980 80 8.89 29 Outstanding
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 160 200 40 25.00 7 Good
Carpenters 1,660 1,850 190 11.45 47 Outstanding
Carpet Installers 220 220 0 0.00 4 Fair
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 200 230 30 15.00 5 Good
Construction Laborers 770 930 160 20.78 23 Outstanding
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 600 620 20 3.33 15 Great
Tapers 60 80 20 33.33 2 Caution
Electricians 650 760 110 16.92 24 Outstanding
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 300 320 20 6.67 7 Outstanding
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 570 600 30 5.26 13 Great
Roofers 180 210 30 16.67 7 Good
Sheet Metal Workers 230 280 50 21.74 10 Good
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 140 160 20 14.29 4 Good
Helpers--Carpenters 140 170 30 21.43 9 Good
Helpers--Electricians 40 50 10 25.00 3 Good
Highway Maintenance Workers 470 480 10 2.13 9 Great
All other construction trades and related workers 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 80 80 0 0.00 2 Caution
Rock Splitters, Quarry 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6,810 7,020 210 3.08 167 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 560 610 50 8.93 20 Outstanding
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 80 0 0.00 1 Caution
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 480 440 -40 -8.33 9 Fair
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 960 1,090 130 13.54 36 Outstanding
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 420 440 20 4.76 13 Great
Farm Equipment Mechanics 190 190 0 0.00 5 Fair
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 200 210 10 5.00 6 Good
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 30 20 -10 -33.33 1 Caution
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 270 320 50 18.52 8 Good
Home Appliance Repairers 60 60 0 0.00 1 Caution
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 230 -10 -4.17 6 Fair
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,580 1,550 -30 -1.90 20 Fair
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 190 190 0 0.00 5 Fair
Millwrights 70 60 -10 -14.29 2 Caution
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 170 170 0 0.00 5 Good
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 40 30 -10 -25.00 1 Caution
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 100 10 11.11 6 Good
Production Occupations 21,540 20,220 -1,320 -6.13 480 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,150 1,040 -110 -9.57 30 Fair
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 220 160 -60 -27.27 6 Fair
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 190 190 0 0.00 3 Fair
Team Assemblers 2,450 2,460 10 0.41 44 Great
Bakers 220 200 -20 -9.09 3 Fair
Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 150 -20 -11.76 4 Fair
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 520 420 -100 -19.23 10 Fair
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 100 -10 -9.09 3 Fair
Machinists 830 730 -100 -12.05 17 Fair
Tool and Die Makers 110 100 -10 -9.09 3 Fair
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,000 1,020 20 2.00 30 Great
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 200 -10 -4.76 4 Fair
Bindery Workers 60 40 -20 -33.33 2 Caution
Job Printers 50 40 -10 -20.00 1 Caution
Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 60 -20 -25.00 2 Fair
Printing Machine Operators 210 190 -20 -9.52 5 Fair
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 420 470 50 11.90 16 Outstanding
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 70 -10 -12.50 1 Caution
Sewing Machine Operators 1,150 670 -480 -41.74 12 Fair
Sewers, Hand 90 90 0 0.00 2 Fair
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 50 -50 -50.00 2 Caution
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 320 350 30 9.38 16 Outstanding
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 40 10 33.33 1 Caution
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 150 30 25.00 6 Good
Plant and System Operators, All Other 30 40 10 33.33 1 Caution
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 280 300 20 7.14 9 Outstanding
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 90 10 12.50 2 Good
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 100 0 0.00 2 Fair
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 160 0 0.00 3 Fair
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 190 20 11.76 6 Good
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,150 880 -270 -23.48 25 Fair
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 700 820 120 17.14 27 Outstanding
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 160 -60 -27.27 5 Fair
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 30 -10 -25.00 1 Caution
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 160 130 -30 -18.75 4 Fair
Etchers and Engravers 10 10 0 0.00 0 Caution
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 90 90 0 0.00 2 Good
Helpers--Production Workers 650 660 10 1.54 17 Great
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12,480 13,050 570 4.57 333 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 230 30 15.00 7 Good
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 170 10 6.25 4 Good
Bus Drivers, School 530 580 50 9.43 18 Outstanding
Driver/Sales Workers 390 370 -20 -5.13 5 Fair
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,580 3,920 340 9.50 83 Outstanding
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 950 1,060 110 11.58 24 Outstanding
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 190 210 20 10.53 4 Good
Sailors and Marine Oilers 200 210 10 5.00 7 Good
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 150 140 -10 -6.67 5 Fair
Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 50 10 25.00 2 Caution
Crane and Tower Operators 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 130 140 10 7.69 5 Good
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,180 1,210 30 2.54 19 Great
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 400 400 0 0.00 15 Great
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,280 2,270 -10 -0.44 75 Fair
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 240 170 -70 -29.17 8 Fair
Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,070 1,140 70 6.54 34 Great
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution