Most Desirable Occupations for 2026

When I look at some of the occupational data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), I get a little lost trying to figure out the bottom line. For example, one table of occupational data published by BLS lists hundreds of rows of occupations with multiple columns of associated information (size, growth, salary, and so forth). Some occupations have lots of growth but low salary. Other occupations have very few openings, but they pay a lot. So, which one is a better opportunity? Discover the most desirable occupations for 2026 below.

In the table below, I created the “Desirability Index” which consolidates data for each occupation into a single ranking. The ranking approach is a very simple statistical measure that normalizes scores across different parameters. The Desirability Index simply ranks each occupation on the sum of their growth ranking, occupational openings ranking, and salary ranking. In the following, we are looking at projected values for the year 2026 that have an OJT requirement, which is a good target if you are planning for the future.

Occupation Title Occupation Code % Growth (2016-2026) Rank Occupational Openings (2016-2026) Rank Salary Rank Desirability
Index
OJT
Personal financial advisors 13-2052 53 93 22 1 Long-term
Construction managers 11-9021 90 76 23 2 Moderate-term
Physicians and surgeons, all other 29-1069 63 134 6 3 Internship/residency
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 47-2152 48 48 114 4 Apprenticeship
Healthcare social workers 21-1022 26 102 95 5 Internship/residency
Loan officers 13-2072 89 83 55 6 Moderate-term
Speech-language pathologists 29-1127 32 167 37 7 Internship/residency
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 19-3031 56 154 39 8 Internship/residency
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 49-9051 59 157 44 9 Long-term
Cost estimators 13-1051 107 96 60 10 Moderate-term
Sales representatives, services, all other 41-3099 139 25 102 11 Moderate-term
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 49-9021 49 66 154 12 Long-term
Family and general practitioners 29-1062 43 226 9 13 Internship/residency
Electricians 47-2111 150 34 100 14 Apprenticeship
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 47-2073 73 58 156 15 Moderate-term
Mental health counselors 21-1014 20 109 177 16 Internship/residency
Insurance sales agents 41-3021 135 53 126 17 Moderate-term
Compliance officers 13-1041 175 91 50 18 Moderate-term
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers 33-3051 201 56 67 19 Moderate-term
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 21-1023 28 132 180 20 Internship/residency
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 41-4012 244 19 79 21 Moderate-term
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 41-4011 244 70 29 22 Moderate-term
Financial specialists, all other 13-2099 154 148 43 23 Moderate-term
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 41-3031 229 68 48 23 Moderate-term
Construction and building inspectors 47-4011 124 151 72 25 Moderate-term
Structural iron and steel workers 47-2221 68 186 112 26 Apprenticeship
Carpenters 47-2031 162 30 174 26 Apprenticeship
Medical secretaries 43-6013 13 35 319 28 Moderate-term
Dietitians and nutritionists 29-1031 58 240 71 29 Internship/residency
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 47-5013 12 220 138 30 Moderate-term
Technical writers 27-3042 100 230 42 31 Short-term
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 13-2021 53 211 110 32 Long-term
Actuaries 15-2011 13 348 17 33 Long-term
Writers and authors 27-3043 172 151 62 34 Long-term
Internists, general 29-1063 38 341 7 35 Internship/residency
Marriage and family therapists 21-1013 19 237 131 36 Internship/residency
Billing and posting clerks 43-3021 56 49 284 37 Moderate-term
Cement masons and concrete finishers 47-2051 70 103 222 38 Moderate-term
Loan interviewers and clerks 43-4131 73 92 230 38 Short-term
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 49-3031 140 90 165 38 Long-term
Security and fire alarm systems installers 49-2098 53 176 170 41 Moderate-term
Flight attendants 53-2031 120 139 140 41 Moderate-term
Surgeons 29-1067 40 359 1 43 Internship/residency
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 43-9041 99 71 236 44 Moderate-term
Financial examiners 13-2061 127 254 27 45 Long-term
Industrial machinery mechanics 49-9041 211 78 125 46 Long-term
Elevator installers and repairers 47-4021 79 306 30 47 Apprenticeship
Sales engineers 41-9031 206 191 18 47 Moderate-term
Construction laborers 47-2061 70 24 323 49 Short-term
Brickmasons and blockmasons 47-2021 107 181 129 49 Apprenticeship
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 39-9031 127 52 242 51 Short-term
Anesthesiologists 29-1061 30 393 1 52 Internship/residency
Clergy 21-2011 179 88 161 53 Moderate-term
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 47-5012 11 325 93 54 Moderate-term
Sheet metal workers 47-2211 154 128 150 55 Apprenticeship
Audio and video equipment technicians 27-4011 66 182 188 56 Short-term
Firefighters 33-2011 195 97 145 57 Long-term
Pediatricians, general 29-1065 30 397 11 58 Internship/residency
Social and human service assistants 21-1093 44 51 344 59 Short-term
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 53-3032 229 12 198 59 Short-term
First-line supervisors of police and detectives 33-1012 215 206 24 61 Moderate-term
Surveyors 17-1022 96 280 69 61 Internship/residency
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 49-3042 175 146 128 63 Long-term
Obstetricians and gynecologists 29-1064 28 426 1 64 Internship/residency
Hazardous materials removal workers 47-4041 37 211 208 65 Moderate-term
Forensic science technicians 19-4092 40 341 82 66 Moderate-term
Roustabouts, oil and gas 47-5071 10 196 258 67 Moderate-term
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 53-3021 152 99 213 67 Moderate-term
Roofers 47-2181 93 124 249 69 Moderate-term
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic 51-4012 46 304 118 70 Moderate-term
Automotive body and related repairers 49-3021 154 120 196 71 Long-term
Maintenance and repair workers, general 49-9071 183 22 267 72 Moderate-term
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 43-5061 250 72 151 73 Moderate-term
Community health workers 21-1094 27 188 259 74 Short-term
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 53-7081 65 113 297 75 Short-term
Real estate sales agents 41-9022 227 75 173 75 Moderate-term
Architects, except landscape and naval 17-1011 280 172 33 77 Internship/residency
Home health aides 31-1011 3 17 466 78 Short-term
Personal care aides 39-9021 4 5 477 78 Short-term
Geological and petroleum technicians 19-4041 44 362 84 80 Moderate-term
Psychiatrists 29-1066 64 419 8 81 Internship/residency
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 49-3023 219 38 235 82 Short-term
Cargo and freight agents 43-5011 115 187 191 83 Short-term
Surveying and mapping technicians 17-3031 107 205 184 84 Moderate-term
First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers 33-1021 195 263 38 84 Moderate-term
Pipelayers 47-2151 33 230 237 86 Short-term
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 53-2011 295 194 12 87 Moderate-term
Detectives and criminal investigators 33-3021 272 200 31 88 Moderate-term
Wind turbine service technicians 49-9081 2 397 105 89 Long-term
Crane and tower operators 53-7021 159 240 106 90 Moderate-term
Millwrights 49-9044 127 275 104 91 Apprenticeship
Credit counselors 13-2071 59 280 168 92 Moderate-term
Pharmacy technicians 29-2052 86 69 353 93 Moderate-term
Orthotists and prosthetists 29-2091 15 443 51 94 Internship/residency
Private detectives and investigators 33-9021 114 256 142 95 Moderate-term
Orthodontists 29-1023 33 479 1 96 Internship/residency
Information and record clerks, all other 43-4199 188 105 220 96 Short-term
Wellhead pumpers 53-7073 18 369 127 98 Moderate-term
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 29-1022 35 479 1 99 Internship/residency
Earth drillers, except oil and gas 47-5021 21 325 169 99 Moderate-term
Glaziers 47-2121 107 218 191 101 Apprenticeship
Derrick operators, oil and gas 47-5011 8 369 143 102 Short-term
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 51-4121 244 59 219 103 Moderate-term
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 47-2071 79 222 223 104 Moderate-term
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 49-9099 179 115 232 105 Moderate-term
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 13-1031 377 95 54 105 Long-term
Solar photovoltaic installers 47-2231 1 306 221 107 Moderate-term
Tax preparers 13-2082 103 160 276 108 Moderate-term
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 35-3021 40 1 500 109 Short-term
Office and administrative support workers, all other 43-9199 146 86 313 110 Short-term
Prosthodontists 29-1024 35 500 13 111 Internship/residency
Dental laboratory technicians 51-9081 51 247 251 112 Moderate-term
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 21-1092 236 191 122 112 Short-term
Nonfarm animal caretakers 39-2021 15 60 476 114 Short-term
Opticians, dispensing 29-2081 51 207 294 115 Long-term
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 43-4061 232 145 176 116 Moderate-term
Painters, construction and maintenance 47-2141 229 73 252 117 Moderate-term
Cooks, restaurant 35-2014 86 14 456 118 Moderate-term
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 37-3011 118 18 423 119 Short-term
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers 47-2171 79 332 149 120 Apprenticeship
Tile and marble setters 47-2044 122 230 209 121 Long-term
Media and communication equipment workers, all other 27-4099 183 348 34 122 Short-term
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 43-5031 172 170 227 123 Moderate-term
Receptionists and information clerks 43-4171 147 23 401 124 Short-term
Dentists, all other specialists 29-1029 84 479 10 125 Internship/residency
Helpers–production workers 51-9198 88 40 445 125 Short-term
Machinists 51-4041 316 64 193 125 Long-term
Highway maintenance workers 47-4051 206 125 243 128 Moderate-term
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 13-1023 416 100 58 128 Moderate-term
Psychologists, all other 19-3039 147 410 19 130 Internship/residency
Maintenance workers, machinery 49-9043 239 171 167 131 Long-term
Helpers–pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 47-3015 25 175 378 132 Short-term
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 47-4071 38 268 278 133 Moderate-term
Boilermakers 47-2011 166 362 59 134 Apprenticeship
Transportation inspectors 53-6051 234 313 40 134 Moderate-term
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 37-2011 127 9 454 136 Short-term
Insulation workers, mechanical 47-2132 135 293 163 137 Apprenticeship
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 49-9052 326 164 101 137 Long-term
Podiatrists 29-1081 135 443 15 139 Internship/residency
Commercial pilots 53-2012 286 275 32 139 Moderate-term
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 53-7032 166 223 204 139 Moderate-term
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers 31-9096 23 133 438 142 Short-term
Light truck or delivery services drivers 53-3033 211 27 357 143 Short-term
Industrial truck and tractor operators 53-7051 215 44 337 144 Short-term
Pile-driver operators 47-2072 49 459 89 145 Moderate-term
Hearing aid specialists 29-2092 24 452 121 145 Moderate-term
Residential advisors 39-9041 66 103 435 147 Short-term
Brokerage clerks 43-4011 259 215 130 147 Moderate-term
Medical equipment preparers 31-9093 100 198 307 149 Moderate-term
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators 27-1013 159 329 117 149 Long-term
Tree trimmers and pruners 37-3013 105 203 300 151 Short-term
Customer service representatives 43-4051 263 7 339 152 Short-term
Financial clerks, all other 43-3099 124 268 218 153 Short-term
Painters, transportation equipment 51-9122 206 215 189 153 Moderate-term
Stationary engineers and boiler operators 51-8021 267 278 68 155 Long-term
Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers 53-7072 61 376 183 156 Moderate-term
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 51-8093 305 268 47 156 Moderate-term
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 53-7062 188 6 428 158 Short-term
Media and communication workers, all other 27-3099 154 295 174 159 Short-term
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 49-2094 314 223 86 159 Long-term
Protective service workers, all other 33-9099 166 74 384 161 Short-term
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 53-7061 103 50 471 161 Short-term
Riggers 49-9096 127 336 162 163 Moderate-term
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 13-1022 379 147 99 163 Moderate-term
Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators 23-1022 93 466 66 163 Moderate-term
Physical therapist aides 31-2022 6 188 432 166 Short-term
Helpers–installation, maintenance, and repair workers 49-9098 98 122 407 167 Short-term
Advertising sales agents 41-3011 389 118 120 167 Moderate-term
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 43-3031 376 16 238 169 Moderate-term
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 49-9012 259 280 92 170 Moderate-term
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 49-2022 429 105 97 170 Moderate-term
Helpers–extraction workers 47-5081 21 325 287 172 Moderate-term
Extraction workers, all other 47-5099 47 452 137 173 Moderate-term
Helpers–electricians 47-3013 107 160 371 174 Short-term
Construction and related workers, all other 47-4099 124 245 270 175 Moderate-term
Air traffic controllers 53-2021 293 332 16 176 Long-term
Sailors and marine oilers 53-5011 188 263 190 176 Moderate-term
Court, municipal, and license clerks 43-4031 215 153 274 178 Moderate-term
Carpet installers 47-2041 127 278 240 179 Short-term
Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators 47-4061 159 393 94 180 Moderate-term
Landscape architects 17-1012 227 362 57 180 Internship/residency
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates 23-1023 239 397 14 182 Short-term
Chemical technicians 19-4031 284 215 157 183 Moderate-term
Insurance underwriters 13-2053 412 200 45 184 Moderate-term
Medical equipment repairers 49-9062 252 263 144 185 Moderate-term
Postal service mail carriers 43-5052 454 129 76 185 Short-term
Recreation workers 39-9032 162 41 458 187 Short-term
Bus drivers, school or special client 53-3022 254 45 363 188 Short-term
Fire inspectors and investigators 33-2021 194 397 73 189 Moderate-term
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 49-3053 90 256 319 190 Moderate-term
Power plant operators 51-8013 329 300 36 190 Long-term
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 23-2093 280 226 159 190 Moderate-term
Food servers, nonrestaurant 35-3041 120 62 485 193 Short-term
Pest control workers 37-2021 179 159 331 194 Moderate-term
Security guards 33-9032 219 21 431 195 Short-term
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 49-2095 289 348 35 196 Moderate-term
Costume attendants 39-3092 135 385 155 197 Short-term
Amusement and recreation attendants 39-3091 143 39 493 197 Short-term
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 43-4111 236 97 342 197 Short-term
Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors 39-4031 269 285 123 200 Long-term
Helpers–carpenters 47-3012 68 229 381 201 Short-term
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 35-2012 186 46 447 202 Short-term
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 43-3051 365 129 186 203 Moderate-term
Rail car repairers 49-3043 257 336 90 204 Long-term
Automotive and watercraft service attendants 53-6031 107 110 469 205 Short-term
Food preparation workers 35-2021 183 20 483 205 Short-term
Artists and related workers, all other 27-1019 206 419 61 205 Long-term
Sound engineering technicians 27-4014 219 376 96 208 Short-term
Correctional officers and jailers 33-3012 431 82 178 208 Moderate-term
Motor vehicle operators, all other 53-3099 118 164 413 210 Short-term
Occupational health and safety technicians 29-9012 140 419 136 210 Moderate-term
Farm equipment mechanics and service technicians 49-3041 192 256 248 212 Long-term
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 47-2081 332 166 200 213 Moderate-term
Waiters and waitresses 35-3031 201 4 494 214 Short-term
Stonemasons 47-2022 127 362 214 215 Apprenticeship
Parts salespersons 41-2022 257 79 369 216 Moderate-term
Commercial divers 49-9092 107 466 132 216 Moderate-term
Medical appliance technicians 51-9082 62 359 286 218 Moderate-term
Library assistants, clerical 43-4121 142 126 440 219 Short-term
Insurance appraisers, auto damage 13-1032 263 393 56 220 Moderate-term
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 43-4181 289 126 298 221 Short-term
Concierges 39-6012 93 247 374 222 Moderate-term
Transportation workers, all other 53-6099 172 251 291 222 Short-term
Childcare workers 39-9011 214 15 486 224 Short-term
Animal trainers 39-2011 105 207 403 224 Moderate-term
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 43-5032 353 117 245 224 Moderate-term
Crossing guards 33-9091 162 136 418 227 Short-term
Mechanical door repairers 49-9011 115 369 232 227 Moderate-term
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 51-4011 334 136 246 227 Moderate-term
Helpers–brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 47-3011 79 280 359 230 Short-term
Athletes and sports competitors 27-2021 195 376 148 231 Long-term
Airfield operations specialists 53-2022 152 433 135 232 Long-term
Butchers and meat cutters 51-3021 236 119 367 233 Long-term
Fence erectors 47-4031 96 300 327 234 Moderate-term
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians 51-9083 85 285 355 235 Moderate-term
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 35-9011 199 36 491 236 Short-term
Tour guides and escorts 39-7011 100 184 443 237 Moderate-term
Counter and rental clerks 41-2021 244 47 436 237 Short-term
Production workers, all other 51-9199 263 81 383 237 Moderate-term
Stock clerks and order fillers 43-5081 259 10 460 240 Short-term
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 37-2012 239 13 479 241 Short-term
Radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairs 49-2021 244 385 103 242 Moderate-term
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 35-9031 206 32 495 243 Short-term
Office clerks, general 43-9061 368 8 357 243 Short-term
Transit and railroad police 33-3052 219 466 49 245 Moderate-term
Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators 51-8031 394 180 160 245 Long-term
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 43-6014 421 11 303 247 Short-term
Couriers and messengers 43-5021 166 172 399 248 Short-term
Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents 13-2081 359 271 108 249 Moderate-term
Subway and streetcar operators 53-4041 277 410 53 250 Moderate-term
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 33-9092 186 65 490 251 Short-term
Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters 47-5031 199 438 106 252 Long-term
Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers 23-1021 280 443 20 252 Short-term
Helpers, construction trades, all other 47-3019 79 292 373 254 Short-term
Railroad conductors and yardmasters 53-4031 381 285 78 254 Moderate-term
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 43-5071 353 42 349 254 Short-term
Terrazzo workers and finishers 47-2053 77 466 205 257 Apprenticeship
Bakers 51-3011 219 89 441 258 Long-term
Traffic technicians 53-6041 147 438 166 259 Moderate-term
Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles 47-2042 122 385 247 260 Moderate-term
Demonstrators and product promoters 41-9011 201 120 434 261 Short-term
Industrial-organizational psychologists 19-3032 239 493 25 262 Internship/residency
Bicycle repairers 49-3091 5 348 405 263 Moderate-term
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 51-9011 409 204 147 264 Moderate-term
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers 49-2092 201 369 195 265 Moderate-term
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 37-3012 201 250 318 266 Moderate-term
Tool and die makers 51-4111 427 226 116 266 Long-term
Locomotive engineers 53-4011 387 306 77 268 Moderate-term
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers 39-3031 191 83 497 269 Short-term
Bill and account collectors 43-3011 390 85 296 269 Moderate-term
Building cleaning workers, all other 37-2019 70 332 370 271 Short-term
Gas plant operators 51-8092 353 376 46 272 Long-term
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 53-3011 15 304 459 273 Moderate-term
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists 33-2022 7 489 282 273 Moderate-term
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 51-9061 452 54 272 273 Moderate-term
Agricultural and food science technicians 19-4011 219 306 254 276 Moderate-term
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 51-7011 295 157 329 277 Moderate-term
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment 49-2093 303 410 70 278 Long-term
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 51-9111 325 61 397 278 Moderate-term
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 49-2011 361 162 261 280 Short-term
Postal service clerks 43-5051 454 251 80 281 Short-term
Retail salespersons 41-2031 319 2 465 282 Short-term
Agricultural equipment operators 45-2091 239 168 380 283 Moderate-term
Legal secretaries 43-6012 480 135 172 283 Moderate-term
Court reporters 23-2091 297 376 115 285 Short-term
Agricultural inspectors 45-2011 269 341 179 286 Moderate-term
Personal care and service workers, all other 39-9099 211 141 437 286 Short-term
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 35-3022 269 26 496 288 Short-term
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 35-9099 143 163 487 289 Short-term
Transportation security screeners 33-9093 309 271 215 290 Short-term
Dishwashers 35-9021 275 33 488 291 Short-term
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 53-3041 267 80 452 292 Short-term
Procurement clerks 43-3061 405 200 197 293 Moderate-term
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 43-5053 474 242 88 294 Short-term
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 43-4081 272 63 474 295 Short-term
Orderlies 31-1015 178 211 420 295 Short-term
Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other 49-9069 303 419 87 295 Long-term
Nuclear technicians 19-4051 345 438 28 298 Moderate-term
Communications equipment operators, all other 43-2099 115 479 217 298 Short-term
Parking lot attendants 53-6021 232 100 480 300 Short-term
Signal and track switch repairers 49-9097 334 426 52 300 Moderate-term
Order clerks 43-4151 380 111 324 302 Short-term
Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators 53-7071 297 459 63 303 Moderate-term
Psychiatric technicians 29-2053 234 234 352 304 Short-term
Occupational therapy aides 31-2012 9 416 396 305 Short-term
Packers and packagers, hand 53-7064 323 28 472 306 Short-term
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-9023 392 141 290 306 Moderate-term
Chemical plant and system operators 51-8091 442 317 65 308 Moderate-term
Plant and system operators, all other 51-8099 319 416 91 309 Moderate-term
Plasterers and stucco masons 47-2161 280 321 226 310 Long-term
Tapers 47-2082 345 348 134 310 Moderate-term
Bartenders 35-3011 311 31 488 312 Short-term
Rail transportation workers, all other 53-4099 300 466 64 312 Moderate-term
Fish and game wardens 33-3031 275 443 113 314 Moderate-term
Power distributors and dispatchers 51-8012 383 426 26 315 Long-term
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-9012 350 247 239 316 Moderate-term
Material moving workers, all other 53-7199 143 300 394 317 Short-term
Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators 53-4021 378 376 83 317 Moderate-term
Food batchmakers 51-3092 329 108 402 319 Moderate-term
Floor sanders and finishers 47-2043 127 443 271 320 Moderate-term
Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 39-3099 90 291 463 321 Short-term
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 45-2092 334 37 475 322 Short-term
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers 41-9091 219 176 451 322 Short-term
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 27-1026 286 144 418 324 Short-term
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4081 385 155 309 325 Moderate-term
Team assemblers 51-2092 459 29 365 326 Moderate-term
Psychiatric aides 31-1013 254 184 417 327 Short-term
Baggage porters and bellhops 39-6011 175 211 470 328 Short-term
Animal control workers 33-9011 166 385 306 329 Moderate-term
Cashiers 41-2011 363 3 492 330 Short-term
Bridge and lock tenders 53-6011 263 466 132 331 Short-term
Helpers–roofers 47-3016 73 385 404 332 Short-term
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-9121 350 179 334 333 Moderate-term
Choreographers 27-2032 300 426 141 334 Long-term
Printing press operators 51-5112 443 131 294 335 Moderate-term
Machine feeders and offbearers 53-7063 323 155 392 336 Short-term
Automotive glass installers and repairers 49-3022 215 348 309 337 Moderate-term
Segmental pavers 47-4091 73 479 321 338 Moderate-term
Rail yard engineers, dinkey operators, and hostlers 53-4013 289 466 119 339 Moderate-term
Fishing and hunting workers 45-3000 195 313 372 340 Moderate-term
Telemarketers 41-9041 353 77 452 341 Short-term
Grounds maintenance workers, all other 37-3019 162 329 391 341 Short-term
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 49-2097 332 295 256 343 Short-term
Cooks, all other 35-2019 150 321 414 344 Moderate-term
Buyers and purchasing agents, farm products 13-1021 417 397 74 345 Moderate-term
Home appliance repairers 49-9031 365 271 252 345 Moderate-term
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4031 438 113 338 347 Moderate-term
Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants 39-3093 154 256 481 348 Short-term
Driver/sales workers 53-3031 372 57 464 349 Short-term
Shampooers 39-5093 78 317 499 350 Short-term
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-9196 440 191 265 351 Moderate-term
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 43-5111 319 198 382 352 Short-term
Tellers 43-3071 433 55 412 353 Short-term
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers 51-2011 477 300 124 354 Moderate-term
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 51-3022 340 112 450 355 Short-term
Upholsterers 51-6093 311 263 329 356 Moderate-term
Motorboat mechanics and service technicians 49-3051 345 332 228 357 Long-term
Continuous mining machine operators 47-5041 402 397 111 358 Moderate-term
Travel agents 41-3041 441 194 277 359 Moderate-term
Transportation attendants, except flight attendants 53-6061 166 321 426 360 Short-term
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 47-2131 329 295 291 361 Short-term
Farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals 45-2093 401 67 448 362 Short-term
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers 51-9071 392 285 241 363 Long-term
Photographers 27-4021 434 172 312 363 Long-term
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 51-7042 343 190 389 365 Moderate-term
Tire repairers and changers 49-3093 340 141 442 366 Short-term
Patternmakers, wood 51-7032 284 489 152 367 Moderate-term
Dredge operators 53-7031 252 489 185 368 Moderate-term
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 51-6011 357 87 482 368 Short-term
Nuclear power reactor operators 51-8011 448 459 21 370 Long-term
Umpires, referees, and other sports officials 27-2023 192 306 433 371 Moderate-term
Locksmiths and safe repairers 49-9094 394 329 210 372 Long-term
Logging equipment operators 45-4022 426 256 255 373 Moderate-term
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 51-2041 469 218 250 373 Moderate-term
Slaughterers and meat packers 51-3023 348 169 421 375 Short-term
Broadcast technicians 27-4012 394 313 231 375 Short-term
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders 53-7121 254 397 288 377 Short-term
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks 43-4041 387 285 268 378 Moderate-term
Food processing workers, all other 51-3099 250 237 455 379 Moderate-term
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-9032 402 209 333 380 Moderate-term
Food cooking machine operators and tenders 51-3093 309 242 395 381 Moderate-term
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-9041 415 197 336 382 Moderate-term
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 51-2022 488 116 347 383 Moderate-term
Cooks, fast food 35-2011 412 42 498 384 Short-term
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 51-7041 340 221 393 385 Moderate-term
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 51-2099 461 107 387 386 Moderate-term
Farm labor contractors 13-1074 179 479 299 387 Short-term
Mine cutting and channeling machine operators 47-5042 407 443 109 388 Moderate-term
Roof bolters, mining 47-5061 412 466 81 388 Moderate-term
Bailiffs 33-3011 381 397 181 388 Moderate-term
Craft artists 27-1012 219 419 322 391 Long-term
Camera and photographic equipment repairers 49-9061 297 466 202 392 Long-term
File clerks 43-4071 449 139 377 392 Short-term
Meter readers, utilities 43-5041 406 336 225 394 Short-term
Cooks, short order 35-2015 398 94 478 395 Short-term
Gaming dealers 39-3011 334 136 501 396 Short-term
Loading machine operators, underground mining 53-7033 394 479 98 396 Short-term
Computer operators 43-9011 494 293 187 398 Moderate-term
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4072 466 148 361 399 Moderate-term
Mining machine operators, all other 47-5049 352 479 146 400 Moderate-term
Data entry keyers 43-9021 490 123 364 400 Short-term
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-4122 449 263 266 402 Moderate-term
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4034 434 313 232 403 Moderate-term
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 43-9051 428 176 376 404 Short-term
Postmasters and mail superintendents 11-9131 489 452 41 405 Moderate-term
Word processors and typists 43-9022 499 256 229 406 Short-term
Funeral attendants 39-4021 306 234 445 407 Short-term
Model makers, wood 51-7031 292 489 206 408 Moderate-term
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4033 446 209 332 408 Moderate-term
Agricultural workers, all other 45-2099 272 369 350 410 Short-term
Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers 51-6052 357 237 398 411 Moderate-term
Engine and other machine assemblers 51-2031 476 317 199 411 Moderate-term
Motorcycle mechanics 49-3052 327 362 305 413 Short-term
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic 51-9195 368 271 356 414 Long-term
New accounts clerks 43-4141 419 275 302 415 Moderate-term
Tire builders 51-9197 454 348 194 415 Moderate-term
Conveyor operators and tenders 53-7011 372 285 345 417 Short-term
Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4023 460 336 207 418 Moderate-term
Animal breeders 45-2021 318 397 289 419 Short-term
Hoist and winch operators 53-7041 361 466 182 420 Short-term
Radio operators 27-4013 368 493 153 421 Short-term
Layout workers, metal and plastic 51-4192 425 433 158 422 Moderate-term
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4021 468 234 316 423 Moderate-term
Furniture finishers 51-7021 311 348 360 424 Short-term
Log graders and scalers 45-4023 306 452 262 425 Moderate-term
Print binding and finishing workers 51-5113 453 223 345 426 Moderate-term
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 41-2012 306 256 461 427 Short-term
Semiconductor processors 51-9141 411 321 291 427 Moderate-term
Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators 33-9031 293 397 335 429 Moderate-term
Recreational vehicle service technicians 49-3092 371 376 278 429 Long-term
Embalmers 39-4011 363 452 211 431 Long-term
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders 51-4051 432 393 203 432 Moderate-term
Travel guides 39-7012 244 443 343 433 Moderate-term
Correspondence clerks 43-4021 316 438 281 434 Short-term
Paperhangers 47-2142 259 459 317 434 Long-term
Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-9021 423 306 308 436 Moderate-term
Model makers, metal and plastic 51-4061 457 452 139 437 Moderate-term
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders 51-9051 410 359 285 438 Moderate-term
Refractory materials repairers, except brickmasons 49-9045 399 493 164 439 Moderate-term
Musical instrument repairers and tuners 49-9063 315 443 301 440 Apprenticeship
Gaming cage workers 43-3041 327 306 427 441 Short-term
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 45-2041 365 230 468 442 Short-term
Woodworkers, all other 51-7099 277 397 390 443 Moderate-term
Switchboard operators, including answering service 43-2011 484 182 400 444 Short-term
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 51-2091 374 341 354 445 Moderate-term
Mine shuttle car operators 53-7111 492 493 85 446 Short-term
Helpers–painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons 47-3014 277 385 410 447 Short-term
Desktop publishers 43-9031 463 410 200 448 Short-term
Painting, coating, and decorating workers 51-9123 334 376 366 449 Moderate-term
Locomotive firers 53-4012 501 500 75 449 Moderate-term
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders 51-9192 349 341 387 451 Moderate-term
Sewing machine operators 51-6031 465 150 462 451 Short-term
Office machine operators, except computer 43-9071 471 245 362 453 Short-term
Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders 51-3091 359 336 386 454 Moderate-term
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers 49-9091 458 295 328 454 Short-term
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 51-4199 422 341 326 456 Moderate-term
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners 51-4194 399 419 275 457 Moderate-term
Adhesive bonding machine operators and tenders 51-9191 386 369 340 458 Moderate-term
Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers 51-6091 436 348 311 458 Moderate-term
Electromechanical equipment assemblers 51-2023 491 280 325 460 Moderate-term
Public address system and other announcers 27-3012 300 419 379 461 Short-term
Etchers and engravers 51-9194 339 410 351 462 Moderate-term
Pharmacy aides 31-9095 408 253 439 462 Short-term
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4191 464 376 260 462 Moderate-term
Floral designers 27-1023 417 254 430 465 Moderate-term
Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4035 482 410 212 466 Moderate-term
Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders 51-9193 319 426 375 467 Moderate-term
Patternmakers, metal and plastic 51-4062 470 479 171 467 Moderate-term
Gaming and sports book writers and runners 39-3012 286 369 466 469 Short-term
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4193 461 317 348 470 Moderate-term
Logging workers, all other 45-4029 444 459 224 471 Moderate-term
Forest and conservation workers 45-4011 374 341 415 472 Moderate-term
Fabric and apparel patternmakers 51-6092 466 459 216 473 Moderate-term
Fallers 45-4021 451 438 257 474 Moderate-term
Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4022 481 397 268 474 Moderate-term
Gaming service workers, all other 39-3019 343 362 444 476 Short-term
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 51-6021 423 242 484 476 Short-term
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other 51-6099 390 362 429 478 Short-term
Telephone operators 43-2021 493 433 264 479 Short-term
Photographic process workers and processing machine operators 51-9151 479 295 422 480 Short-term
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4032 483 433 280 480 Moderate-term
Rock splitters, quarry 47-5051 420 466 313 482 Short-term
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-6064 473 325 408 483 Moderate-term
Parking enforcement workers 33-3041 500 466 244 484 Short-term
Coil winders, tapers, and finishers 51-2021 487 416 315 485 Moderate-term
Grinding and polishing workers, hand 51-9022 486 348 384 485 Moderate-term
Foundry mold and coremakers 51-4071 496 433 304 487 Moderate-term
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-6063 478 348 409 488 Short-term
Sewers, hand 51-6051 404 385 448 489 Moderate-term
Pourers and casters, metal 51-4052 495 459 283 489 Moderate-term
Timing device assemblers and adjusters 51-2093 484 493 263 491 Moderate-term
Cutters and trimmers, hand 51-9031 446 397 406 492 Short-term
Watch repairers 49-9064 498 493 273 493 Long-term
Shoe and leather workers and repairers 51-6041 383 426 457 494 Moderate-term
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles 49-2096 497 443 341 495 Moderate-term
Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-6062 472 385 425 496 Moderate-term
Manufactured building and mobile home installers 49-9095 439 479 368 497 Short-term
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 51-6061 475 426 411 498 Short-term
Shoe machine operators and tenders 51-6042 436 466 424 499 Short-term
Fabric menders, except garment 49-9093 429 493 416 500 Long-term
Motion picture projectionists 39-3021 445 452 473 501 Short-term