Chart – occupational outlook and training

Chart – occupational outlook and training – Statistical Data Included

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, new registered nurses are expected to fill more than a million job openings between 2000 and 2010–a number greater than that for any other occupation that usually requires posthigh school education or 1 year or more of training.

As the chart shows, however, many occupations that commonly require advanced education or training have numerous openings projected. The education level cited for each occupation is the training that workers in the occupation most often have. There are usually many different ways to prepare for an occupation.

Among occupations that usually require at least a bachelor’s degree, those expected to have the most openings for new entrants are general and operations manager (767,000), postsecondary teacher (682,000), and elementary school teacher (551,000). General and operations managers usually need a bachelor’s or higher degree plus experience, postsecondary teachers a doctoral degree, and elementary school teachers a bachelor’s degree.

Carpenter and restaurant cook are projected to top the list for occupations that usually require long-term on-the-job training, offering a combined total of 637,000 openings for workers new to those occupations. Of occupations usually requiring a postsecondary vocational credential, automotive service technician and mechanic is expected to provide the most openings.

The job openings shown on this chart stem from new jobs added to the economy and the need to replace workers who leave an occupation permanently. They do not include openings that will be filled by workers switching from one job to another within an occupation or by workers returning to the occupation.

(thousands)

Estimated job openings due to

growth and net replacements,

projected 2000-10

Occupation Bachelor’s degree Associate

or more education degree most

most common common

Registered nurse 1,004

General and operations manager 767

Postsecondary teacher 682

Elementary school teacher, except

special education 551

Computer support specialist 512

Secondary school teacher, except

special and vocational education 492

Computer software engineer,

applications 406

Automotive service technician

and mechanic

Cook, restaurant

Accountant and auditor 326

Licensed practical and licensed

vocational nurse

Computer software engineer,

systems software 306

Carpenter

Computer systems analyst 296

Police and sheriff’s patrol officer

Occupation Long-term Postsecondary

on-the-job vocational

training most award most

common common

Registered nurse

General and operations manager

Postsecondary teacher

Elementary school teacher, except

special education

Computer support specialist

Secondary school teacher, except

special and vocational education

Computer software engineer,

applications

Automotive service technician

and mechanic 349

Cook, restaurant 335

Accountant and auditor

Licensed practical and licensed

vocational nurse 322

Computer software engineer,

systems software

Carpenter 302

Computer systems analyst

Police and sheriff’s patrol officer 269

Note: Table made from bar graph.

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