Projected SOC Occupational Employment in West 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 97,130 101,640 4,510 4.64 2,810 NA
Management Occupations 4,990 5,310 320 6.41 122 NA
Chief Executives 380 400 20 5.26 14 Outstanding
General and Operations Managers 1,460 1,530 70 4.79 31 Outstanding
Legislators 60 60 0 0.00 2 Good
Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Marketing Managers 50 60 10 20.00 1 Caution
Sales Managers 100 120 20 20.00 4 Good
Public Relations Managers 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Administrative Services Managers 180 190 10 5.56 4 Good
Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 110 30 37.50 4 Good
Financial Managers 250 280 30 12.00 7 Great
Human Resources Managers 100 100 0 0.00 2 Good
Industrial Production Managers 190 190 0 0.00 3 Good
Purchasing Managers 70 60 -10 -14.29 2 Fair
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 80 0 0.00 1 Caution
Construction Managers 150 170 20 13.33 4 Good
Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 260 30 13.04 8 Great
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 90 0 0.00 3 Good
Engineering Managers 80 80 0 0.00 1 Caution
Medical and Health Services Managers 180 210 30 16.67 6 Great
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 100 0 0.00 2 Caution
Social and Community Service Managers 140 150 10 7.14 4 Good
Managers, All Other 340 330 -10 -2.94 6 Fair
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,840 1,930 90 4.89 45 NA
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 50 -10 -16.67 2 Caution
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 90 0 0.00 2 Good
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 70 0 0.00 2 Caution
Cost Estimators 60 70 10 16.67 3 Good
Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 90 0 0.00 2 Caution
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Management Analysts 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 230 240 10 4.35 7 Great
Accountants and Auditors 410 420 10 2.44 8 Good
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 60 10 20.00 2 Good
Budget Analysts 30 40 10 33.33 1 Caution
Loan Officers 240 250 10 4.17 5 Good
Financial Specialists, All Other 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 430 630 200 46.51 23 NA
Computer Programmers 70 80 10 14.29 2 Caution
Computer Software Engineers, Applications 20 40 20 100.00 2 Caution
Computer Support Specialists 170 280 110 64.71 12 Outstanding
Computer Systems Analysts 50 70 20 40.00 2 Good
Database Administrators 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40 50 10 25.00 2 Good
Computer Specialists, All Other 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 690 680 -10 -1.45 15 NA
Electrical Engineers 30 20 -10 -33.33 1 Caution
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Industrial Engineers 40 30 -10 -25.00 1 Caution
Mechanical Engineers 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 60 -10 -14.29 2 Fair
Mechanical Drafters 40 30 -10 -25.00 1 Caution
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 60 0 0.00 1 Caution
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
All other drafters, engineering, and mapping techn 40 50 10 25.00 1 Caution
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 420 440 20 4.76 14 NA
Agricultural and Food Scientists 70 70 0 0.00 2 Good
Conservation Scientists 80 80 0 0.00 3 Good
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 60 0 0.00 2 Caution
Community and Social Services Occupations 1,690 1,930 240 14.20 52 NA
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 260 40 18.18 9 Great
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 100 20 25.00 3 Good
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 90 10 12.50 2 Good
Social and Human Service Assistants 130 200 70 53.85 9 Great
Legal Occupations 540 550 10 1.85 6 NA
Lawyers 250 260 10 4.00 3 Good
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,470 7,560 1,090 16.85 259 NA
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 130 20 18.18 5 Great
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 60 10 20.00 2 Good
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 80 20 33.33 3 Good
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 50 10 25.00 2 Good
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 50 60 10 20.00 2 Good
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
History Teachers, Postsecondary 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 50 10 25.00 2 Good
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 250 290 40 16.00 7 Great
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 240 20 9.09 5 Great
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,180 1,320 140 11.86 42 Outstanding
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 320 340 20 6.25 10 Outstanding
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,410 1,660 250 17.73 68 Outstanding
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 260 300 40 15.38 11 Outstanding
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 270 360 90 33.33 13 Outstanding
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 190 30 18.75 6 Great
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 120 140 20 16.67 3 Good
Librarians 190 190 0 0.00 4 Good
Teacher Assistants 630 770 140 22.22 27 Outstanding
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,300 1,350 50 3.85 29 NA
Floral Designers 110 110 0 0.00 1 Caution
Graphic Designers 60 60 0 0.00 1 Caution
Coaches and Scouts 310 340 30 9.68 9 Great
Announcers 90 70 -20 -22.22 1 Caution
News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60 60 0 0.00 2 Fair
Public Relations Specialists 50 60 10 20.00 1 Caution
Editors 50 60 10 20.00 2 Good
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4,680 5,420 740 15.81 181 NA
Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Pharmacists 170 200 30 17.65 8 Great
Family and General Practitioners 60 60 0 0.00 1 Caution
Psychiatrists 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Registered Nurses 1,260 1,510 250 19.84 51 Outstanding
Occupational Therapists 50 60 10 20.00 2 Good
Physical Therapists 90 110 20 22.22 4 Good
Recreational Therapists 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Respiratory Therapists 40 60 20 50.00 3 Good
Speech-Language Pathologists 40 50 10 25.00 2 Good
Veterinarians 60 60 0 0.00 2 Caution
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 100 10 11.11 3 Good
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 120 10 9.09 3 Good
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 110 10 10.00 3 Good
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 270 360 90 33.33 16 Outstanding
Pharmacy Technicians 250 330 80 32.00 15 Outstanding
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 60 90 30 50.00 4 Good
Surgical Technologists 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 880 930 50 5.68 27 Outstanding
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 140 30 27.27 6 Great
Healthcare Support Occupations 3,310 3,850 540 16.31 103 NA
Home Health Aides 370 470 100 27.03 15 Outstanding
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,110 2,400 290 13.74 56 Outstanding
Psychiatric Aides 300 330 30 10.00 7 Great
Physical Therapist Assistants 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Physical Therapist Aides 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Medical Assistants 150 190 40 26.67 7 Great
Medical Transcriptionists 80 90 10 12.50 4 Good
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 40 0 0.00 2 Caution
Protective Service Occupations 1,420 1,660 240 16.90 63 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 50 0 0.00 2 Good
Fire Fighters 200 220 20 10.00 7 Great
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 440 560 120 27.27 21 Outstanding
Security Guards 300 340 40 13.33 13 Outstanding
Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 90 10 12.50 8 Great
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,030 8,440 410 5.11 394 NA
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 770 800 30 3.90 25 Great
Food Preparation Workers 440 490 50 11.36 22 Outstanding
Bartenders 220 220 0 0.00 9 Good
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 270 290 20 7.41 23 Outstanding
Waiters and Waitresses 1,450 1,560 110 7.59 93 Outstanding
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 190 210 20 10.53 10 Outstanding
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,420 3,740 320 9.36 102 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 140 0 0.00 4 Good
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 50 0 0.00 0 Caution
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,570 1,680 110 7.01 39 Outstanding
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 960 120 14.29 30 Outstanding
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 530 590 60 11.32 18 Outstanding
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
All other building and grounds cleaning and mainte 60 60 0 0.00 2 Caution
Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,530 2,900 370 14.62 103 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 100 0 0.00 3 Good
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 160 170 10 6.25 4 Good
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 110 20 22.22 5 Good
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 340 340 0 0.00 8 Fair
Child Care Workers 710 790 80 11.27 32 Outstanding
Personal and Home Care Aides 450 680 230 51.11 30 Outstanding
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 130 30 30.00 4 Good
Recreation Workers 170 190 20 11.76 5 Great
Residential Advisors 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Sales and Related Occupations 10,560 11,320 760 7.20 411 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,310 2,420 110 4.76 44 Outstanding
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 150 10 7.14 2 Good
Cashiers 3,050 3,460 410 13.44 179 Outstanding
Counter and Rental Clerks 220 240 20 9.09 12 Outstanding
Parts Salespersons 220 200 -20 -9.09 7 Fair
Retail Salespersons 2,750 2,880 130 4.73 116 Outstanding
Advertising Sales Agents 110 120 10 9.09 3 Good
Insurance Sales Agents 330 350 20 6.06 10 Outstanding
Travel Agents 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 90 0 0.00 2 Fair
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 440 420 -20 -4.55 12 Fair
Telemarketers 260 290 30 11.54 8 Great
Sales and Related Workers, All Other 260 320 60 23.08 11 Outstanding
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13,400 13,300 -100 -0.75 295 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 860 890 30 3.49 19 Great
Bill and Account Collectors 90 100 10 11.11 4 Good
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 290 280 -10 -3.45 7 Fair
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,260 1,240 -20 -1.59 24 Fair
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 120 0 0.00 4 Fair
Procurement Clerks 60 60 0 0.00 2 Caution
Tellers 700 670 -30 -4.29 33 Fair
Customer Service Representatives 760 800 40 5.26 11 Outstanding
File Clerks 80 80 0 0.00 3 Fair
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 160 30 23.08 6 Great
Library Assistants, Clerical 40 50 10 25.00 3 Good
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 100 -50 -33.33 1 Caution
New Accounts Clerks 80 90 10 12.50 3 Good
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 110 10 10.00 3 Good
Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 510 40 8.51 14 Outstanding
All other financial, information, and record clerk 60 60 0 0.00 1 Caution
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 110 20 22.22 3 Good
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 120 10 9.09 2 Good
Meter Readers, Utilities 80 60 -20 -25.00 2 Fair
Postal Service Clerks 60 60 0 0.00 2 Caution
Postal Service Mail Carriers 440 450 10 2.27 14 Great
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 60 -10 -14.29 2 Caution
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 140 10 7.69 4 Good
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 400 -20 -4.76 8 Fair
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 930 900 -30 -3.23 33 Fair
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 490 510 20 4.08 10 Good
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,040 980 -60 -5.77 18 Fair
Computer Operators 80 60 -20 -25.00 1 Caution
Data Entry Keyers 170 150 -20 -11.76 3 Fair
Desktop Publishers 50 70 20 40.00 3 Good
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 90 -10 -10.00 2 Caution
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 90 10 12.50 3 Good
Office Clerks, General 2,130 2,250 120 5.63 53 Outstanding
All other secretaries, administrative assistants, 150 130 -20 -13.33 2 Fair
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 460 460 0 0.00 13 NA
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 100 90 -10 -10.00 2 Fair
Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,290 5,760 470 8.88 144 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 770 820 50 6.49 23 Outstanding
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 80 10 14.29 3 Good
Carpenters 1,000 1,030 30 3.00 21 Great
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 240 50 26.32 7 Great
Construction Laborers 420 470 50 11.90 9 Great
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 380 390 10 2.63 9 Good
Electricians 340 450 110 32.35 17 Outstanding
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 280 20 7.69 6 Great
Pipelayers 80 90 10 12.50 2 Good
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 300 20 7.14 6 Great
Sheet Metal Workers 170 210 40 23.53 7 Great
Highway Maintenance Workers 410 400 -10 -2.44 6 Fair
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,220 4,280 60 1.42 97 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 440 20 4.76 13 Outstanding
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 130 -20 -13.33 3 Fair
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 100 20 25.00 4 Good
Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 160 20 14.29 5 Great
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 740 800 60 8.11 23 Outstanding
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 190 10 5.56 6 Great
Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 90 -10 -10.00 3 Fair
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 100 10 11.11 3 Good
Motorcycle Mechanics 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 180 20 12.50 4 Good
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 190 180 -10 -5.26 5 Fair
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 970 940 -30 -3.09 13 Fair
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 130 -10 -7.14 4 Fair
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 50 -10 -16.67 1 Caution
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 70 0 0.00 4 Good
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 130 0 0.00 3 Fair
Production Occupations 14,060 12,710 -1,350 -9.60 320 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 770 730 -40 -5.19 20 Fair
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 80 0 0.00 2 Caution
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 80 100 20 25.00 3 Good
Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 150 -20 -11.76 4 Fair
Food Batchmakers 180 180 0 0.00 5 Good
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 100 0 0.00 4 Good
Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 610 480 -130 -21.31 12 Fair
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 100 -10 -9.09 4 Fair
Tool and Die Makers 100 90 -10 -10.00 2 Fair
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 530 620 90 16.98 24 Outstanding
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 70 10 16.67 2 Good
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 30 40 10 33.33 1 Caution
Bindery Workers 40 40 0 0.00 1 Caution
Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 60 -10 -14.29 2 Caution
Printing Machine Operators 100 100 0 0.00 3 Fair
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 270 20 8.00 9 Great
Sewing Machine Operators 500 310 -190 -38.00 5 Fair
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 20 -20 -50.00 1 Caution
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 210 230 20 9.52 9 Great
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 80 100 20 25.00 5 Great
Power Plant Operators 20 20 0 0.00 1 Caution
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 120 10 9.09 5 Great
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 90 80 -10 -11.11 2 Caution
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 90 10 12.50 3 Good
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 100 20 25.00 3 Good
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 30 0 0.00 1 Caution
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 380 330 -50 -13.16 8 Fair
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 240 240 0 0.00 5 Fair
Helpers--Production Workers 900 870 -30 -3.33 22 Fair
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7,360 7,450 90 1.22 170 NA
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 120 0 0.00 3 Good
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 80 10 14.29 2 Caution
Bus Drivers, School 670 650 -20 -2.99 17 Fair
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,890 1,970 80 4.23 34 Great
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 690 700 10 1.45 10 Great
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 90 10 12.50 1 Caution
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 30 40 10 33.33 2 Good
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 750 740 -10 -1.33 10 Fair
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 260 10 4.00 10 Great
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,350 1,310 -40 -2.96 44 Fair
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 110 110 0 0.00 4 Fair
Packers and Packagers, Hand 600 650 50 8.33 20 Outstanding