Statistical Information on Current Occupations and their Projected Outcomes through the Year 2026

Are you in the midst of deciding on what career path to choose? Are you overcoming a job transition by seeking a new career path that will offer you long-term career satisfaction and enjoyment? Well, I suggest looking at the following information that we’ve compiled specifically for you!

The information you will find on this page pertains to approximately 570 different occupations. We’ve grouped the occupations based on their Occupational code to keep everything organized for you. So if you know precisely what occupation you want to find information about, you’ll find it grouped with its other relevant occupations based on the first 2 numbers of the occupation code.

To discover more about occupational codes and how they’re associated with certain occupations, click here.

For every occupation we have listed, you’ll find values associated with them. Firstly, you’ll see the title of the occupation with its corresponding occupation code to the right of it. The following information associated with that occupation is what we refer to as its “Desirability Index.” The Desirability Index simply ranks each occupation on the sum of their growth ranking, occupational openings ranking, and salary ranking.

They have projected values for the year 2026, and all have their own OJT requirements based on their occupation, which we also identify in the last column. All important elements to help determine whats the right career path best for your future.

How the Following Information is Presented for Career Seekers of Today and those Joining the Workforce of the Future

As I mentioned previously, we’ve grouped all occupations based on their occupational code. So, you’ll find the desirability index for each occupation appear to be inconsistent due to the grouping but they still appear in descending order. For example, the first occupation we have listed is “Personal financial advisors” and it has a desirability index of “1” as we’ve ascertained this to be the most desirable occupation in the year 2026.

You’ll find the second-ranked occupation as “Construction Managers” by scrolling down the list because that occupation has a different code. Within each table, you are also given the ability to restructure the format of the data by clicking the arrow next to each heading title.

Ok, now that you’ve gotten an understanding of how and why we’ve curated this list of occupations, let’s get into the meat and potatoes of this page and see if we can help you determine the right occupation for you!

Agents, Analysts, Adjustors, and Advisors

Occupation TitleOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Personal financial advisors13-2052    53   93 221 Long-term
Loan officers13-20728983556Moderate-term
Cost estimators13-1051107966010Moderate-term
Compliance officers13-1041175915018Moderate-term
Financial specialists13-20991541484323Moderate-term
Appraisers and assessors of real estate13-20215321111032Long-term
Financial examiners13-20611272542745Long-term
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators13-10313779554105Long-term
Tax preparers13-2082103160276108Moderate-term
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products13-102341610058128Moderate-term
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products13-102237914799163Moderate-term
Insurance underwriters13-205341220045184Moderate-term
Insurance appraisers, auto damage13-103226339356220Moderate-term
Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents13-2081359271108 249 Moderate-term
Buyers and purchasing agents, farm products13-1021417 397 74 345 Moderate-term
Farm labor contractors13-1074179 479 299 387 Short-term
Credit counselors13-207159 280 168 92 Moderate-term

Construction Managers

Occupation Title  Occupation Code  %Growth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Construction managers11-90219076 23 2Moderate-term

Physicians, Dentists, Anesthesiologists, and Pharmacy Technicians

Occupation TitleOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary Rank Desirability IndexOJT
Physicians and surgeons29-10696313463Internship/residency
Speech-language pathologists29-112732 167 377Internship/residency
Family and general practitioners29-106243226913Internship/residency
Internists29-106338341735Internship/residency
Surgeons29-106740359143Internship/residency
Anesthesiologists29-106130 393 152Internship/residency
Pediatricians29-1065303971158Internship/residency
Obstetricians and gynecologists29-106428426164Internship/residency
Psychiatrists29-106664419881Internship/residency
Pharmacy technicians29-2052866935393Moderate-term
Orthotists and prosthetists29-2091154435194Internship/residency
Orthodontists29-102333479196Internship/residency
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons29-102235479199Internship/residency
Prosthodontists29-102435 500 13111Internship/residency
Opticians29-208151 207 294 115 Long-term
Dentists29-102984 479 10125Internship/residency
Podiatrists29-1081135 443 15139Internship/residency
Hearing aid specialists29-209224452121145Moderate-term
Occupational health and safety technicians29-9012140 419 136 210 Moderate-term
Psychiatric technicians29-2053234 234 352 304 Short-term

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Occupation TitleOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters47-215248 48 114 4Apprenticeship
Electricians47-211115034 100 14 Apprenticeship
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators47-207373 58 156 15 Moderate-term
Construction and building inspectors47-4011124 151 72 25 Moderate-term
Structural iron and steel workers47-222168 186 112 26 Apprenticeship
Carpenters47-2031162 30 174 26 Apprenticeship
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining47-501312 220 138 30 Moderate-term
Cement masons and concrete finishers47-205170 103 222 38 Moderate-term
Elevator installers and repairers47-402179 306 30 47 Apprenticeship
Construction laborers47-206170 24 323 49 Short-term
Brickmasons and blockmasons47-2021107 181 129 49 Apprenticeship
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas47-501211 325 93 54 Moderate-term
Sheet metal workers47-2211154 128 150 55 Apprenticeship
Hazardous materials removal workers47-404137 211 208 65 Moderate-term
Roustabouts, oil and gas47-507110 196 258 67 Moderate-term
Roofers47-218193 124 249 69 Moderate-term
Pipelayers47-215133 230 237 86 Short-term
Earth drillers, except oil and gas47-502121 325 169 99 Moderate-term
Glaziers47-2121107 218 191 101 Apprenticeship
Derrick operators, oil and gas47-50118 369 143 102 Short-term
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators47-207179 222 223 104 Moderate-term
Solar photovoltaic installers47-22311306 221 107 Moderate-term
Painters, construction and maintenance47-2141229 73 252 117 Moderate-term
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers47-217179 332 149 120 Apprenticeship
Tile and marble setters47-2044 122 230 209 121 Long-term
Highway maintenance workers47-4051206 125 243 128 Moderate-term
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters47-301525 175 378 132 Short-term
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners47-407138 268 278 133 Moderate-term
Boilermakers47-2011166 362 59 134 Apprenticeship
Insulation workers, mechanical47-2132135 293 163 137 Apprenticeship
Pile-driver operators47-207249 459 89 145 Moderate-term
Helpers--extraction workers47-508121 325 287 172 Moderate-term
Extraction workers47-509947 452 137 173 Moderate-term
Helpers--electricians47-3013107 160 371 174 Short-term
Construction and related workers47-4099124 245 270 175 Moderate-term
Carpet Installers47-2041127 278 240 179 Short-term
Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators47-4061159 393 94 180 Moderate-term
Helpers--carpenters47-301268 229 381 201 Short-term
Drywall and ceiling tile installers47-2081332 166 200 213 Moderate-term
Stonemasons47-2022127 362 214 215 Apprenticeship
Helpers-brick masons, block masons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters47-301179 280 359 230 Short-term
Fence erectors47-403196 300 327 234 Moderate-term
Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters47-5031199 438 106 252 Long-term
Helpers, construction trades47-301979 292 373 254 Short-term
Terrazzo workers and finishers47-205377 466 205 257 Apprenticeship
Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles47-2042122 385 247 260 Moderate-term
Tapers47-2082345 348 134 310 Moderate-term
Floor sanders and finishers47-2043127 443 271 320 Moderate-term
Helpers--roofers47-301673 385 404 332 Short-term
Segmental pavers47-409173 479 321 338 Moderate-term
Continuous mining machine operators47-5041402 397 111 358 Moderate-term
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall47-2131329 295 291 361 Short-term
Mine cutting and channeling machine operators47-2131329 295 291 361 Short-term
Roof bolters, mining47-5042407 443 109 388 Moderate-term
Mining machine operators47-5061412 466 81 388 Moderate-term
Paperhangers47-5049352 479 146 400 Moderate-term
Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons47-3014277 385 410 447 Short-term
Rock splitters, quarry 47-5051420 466 313 482 Short-term

Healthcare Workers, Marriage, and Family Therapists, and Probation Officers

Occupation TitleOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary Rank Desirability IndexOJT
Healthcare social workers21-102226 102 95 5Internship/residency
Mental health counselors21-101420 109 177 16 Internship/residency
Mental health and substance abuse social workers21-102328 132 180 20 Internship/residency
Marriage and family therapists21-101319 237 131 36 Internship/residency
Clergy21-2011179 88 161 53 Moderate-term
Social and human service assistants21-109344 51 344 59 Short-term
Community health workers21-109427 188 259 74 Short-term
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists21-1092236 191 122 112 Short-term

Psychologists, Forensic Science Technicians, and Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

Occupation TitleOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists19-303156 154 39 8 Internship/residency
Forensic science technicians19-409240 341 82 66 Moderate-term
Geological and petroleum technicians19-404144 362 84 80 Moderate-term
Psychologists19-3039147 410 19 130 Internship/residency
Chemical technicians19-4031284 215 157 183 Moderate-term
Industrial-organizational psychologists19-3032239 493 25 262 Internship/residency
Agricultural and food science technicians19-4011219 306 254 276 Moderate-term

Electrical Power-Line Installers, HVAC, and Medical Equipment Repairers

Occupation TitleOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Electrical power-line installers and repairers49-905159 157 44 9 Long-term
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers49-902149 66 154 12 Long-term
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists49-3031140 90 165 38 Long-term
Security and fire alarm systems installers49-209853 176 170 41 Moderate-term
Industrial machinery mechanics49-9041211 78 125 46 Long-term
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines49-3042175 146 128 63 Long-term
Automotive body and related repairers49-3021154120 196 71 Long-term
Maintenance and repair workers49-9071183 22 267 72 Moderate-term
Automotive service technicians and mechanics49-3023219 38 235 82 Short-term
Wind turbine service technicians49-90812 397 105 89 Long-term
Millwrights 49-9044 127 275 104 91 Apprenticeship
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers49-9099179 115 232 105 Moderate-term
Maintenance workers, machinery49-9043239 171 167 131 Long-term
Telecommunications line installers and repairers49-9052326 164 101 137 Long-term
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment49-2094314 223 86 159 Long-term
Riggers 49-9096127 336 162 163 Moderate-term
Helpers-installation, maintenance, and repair workers49-909898 122 407 167 Short-term
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door49-9012259 280 92 170 Moderate-term
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers49-2022 429 105 97 170 Moderate-term
Medical equipment repairers49-9062252 263 144 185 Moderate-term
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics49-305390 256 319 190 Moderate-term
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay49-2095289 348 35 196 Moderate-term
Rail car repairers49-3043257336 90 204 Long-term
Farm equipment mechanics and service technicians49-3041192 256 248 212 Long-term
Commercial divers49-9092107 466 132 216 Moderate-term
Mechanical door repairers49-9011115 369 232 227 Moderate-term
Radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairs49-2021244 385 103 242 Moderate-term
Bicycle repairers49-30915348 405 263 Moderate-term
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment49-2093303 410 70 278 Long-term
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers49-2011361 162 261 280 Short-term
Signal and track switch repairers49-9097334 426 52 300 Moderate-term
Automotive glass installers and repairers49-3022215 348 309 337 Moderate-term
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers49-2097332 295 256 343 Short-term
Home appliance repairers49-9031365 271 252 345 Moderate-term
Motorboat mechanics and service technicians49-3051345 332 228 357 Long-term
Tire repairers and changes49-3093340 141 442 366 Short-term
Locksmiths and safe repairers49-9094394 329 210 372 Long-term
Camera and photographic equipment repairers49-9061297 466 202 392 Long-term
Motorcycle mechanics49-3052327 362 305 413 Short-term
Recreational vehicle service technicians49-3092371 376 278 429 Long-term
Refractory materials repairers, except brickmasons49-9045399 493 164 439 Moderate-term
Musical instrument repairers and tuners49-9063315 443 301 440 Apprenticeship
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers49-9091458 295 328 454 Short-term
Watch repairers49-9064498 493 273 493 Long-term
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles49-2096497 443 341 495 Moderate-term
Manufactured building and mobile home installers49-9095439 479 368 497 Short-term
Fabric menders, except garment49-9093429 493 416 500 Long-term

Sales Representatives, Telemarketers, Insurance Sales, and Real Estate Sales Agents

Occupation TitleOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) Rank Salary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Sales representatives41-3099139 25 102 11 Moderate-term
Insurance sales agents41-3021135 53 126 17 Moderate-term
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products41-4012244 19 79 21 Moderate-term
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products41-4011244 70 29 22 Moderate-term
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents41-3031229 68 48 23 Moderate-term
Sales engineers41-9031206 191 18 47 Moderate-term
Real estate sales agents41-9022227 75 173 75 Moderate-term
Parts salespersons41-2022257 79 369 216 Moderate-term
Demonstrators and product promoters41-9011201 120 434 261 Short-term
Retail salespersons41-2031319 2465 282 Short-term
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors41-9091219 176 451 322 Short-term
Cashiers41-2011363 3492 330 Short-term
Telemarketers41-9041353 77 452 341 Short-term
Travel agents41-3041441 194 277 359 Moderate-term

Police, Firefighters, Security guards, Lifeguards, and Bailiffs

Occupation Title Occupation CodeOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Police and sheriff's patrol officers33-3051201 56 67 19 Moderate-term
Firefighters33-2011195 97 145 57 Long-term
First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers33-1021195 263 38 84 Moderate-term
Detectives and criminal investigators33-3021272 200 31 88 Moderate-term
Private detectives and investigators33-9021114 256 142 95 Moderate-term
Protective service workers33-9099166 74 384 161 Short-term
Fire inspectors and investigators33-2021194 397 73 189 Moderate-term
Security guards33-9032219 21 431 195 Short-term
Correctional officers and jailers33-3012431 82 178 208 Moderate-term
Crossing guards33-9091162 136 418 227 Short-term
Transit and railroad police33-3052 219 466 49 245 Moderate-term
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers33-9092186 65 490 251 Short-term
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists33-20227 489 282 273 Moderate-term
Transportation security screeners33-9093309 271 215 290 Short-term
Fish and game wardens33-3031275 443 113 314 Moderate-term
Animal control workers33-9011166 385 306 329 Moderate-term
Bailiffs33-3011381 397 181 388 Moderate-term
Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators33-9031293 397 335 429 Moderate-term
Parking enforcement workers33-3041500 466 244 484 Short-term
First-line supervisors of police and detectives33-1012215 206 24 61 Moderate-term

Medical Secretaries, Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers, Meter Readers, Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

Occupation Title Occupation Code% Growth (2016-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2016-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Medical secretaries43-601313 35 319 28 Moderate-term
Billing and posting clerks43-3021 56 49 284 37 Moderate-term
Loan interviewers and clerks43-413173 92 230 38 Short-term
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks43-904199 71 236 44 Moderate-term
Production, planning, and expediting clerks43-5061250 72 151 73 Moderate-term
Cargo and freight agents43-5011115 187 191 83 Short-term
Information and record clerks43-4199188 105 220 96 Short-term
Office and administrative support workers43-9199146 86 313 110 Short-term
Eligibility interviewers, government programs43-4061232 145 176 116 Moderate-term
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers43-5031172 170 227 123 Moderate-term
Receptionists and information clerks43-4171147 23 401 124 Short-term
Brokerage clerks43-4011259 215 130 147 Moderate-term
Customer service representatives43-4051263 7 339 152 Short-term
Financial clerks43-3099124 268 218 153 Short-term
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 43-3031376 16 238 169 Moderate-term
Court, municipal, and license clerks43-4031215 153 274 178 Moderate-term
Postal service mail carriers43-5052454 129 76 185 Short-term
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan43-4111236 97 342 197 Short-term
Payroll and timekeeping clerks43-3051365 129 186 203 Moderate-term
Library assistants, clerical43-4121142 126 440 219 Short-term
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks43-4181289 126 298 221 Short-term
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance43-5032353 117 245 224 Moderate-term
Stock clerks and order fillers43-5081259 10 460 240 Short-term
Office clerks43-9061368 8 357 243 Short-term
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive43-6014421 11 303 247 Short-term
Couriers and messengers43-5021166 172 399 248 Short-term
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks43-5071353 42 349 254 Short-term
Bill and account collectors43-3011390 85 296 269 Moderate-term
Postal service clerks43-5051454 251 80 281 Short-term
Legal secretaries43-6012480 135 172 283 Moderate-term
Procurement clerks43-3061405 200 197 293 Moderate-term
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators43-5053474 242 88 294 Short-term
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks43-4081272 63 474 295 Short-term
Communications equipment operators43-2099115 479 217 298 Short-term
Order clerks43-4151380 111 324 302 Short-term
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping43-5111319 198 382 352 Short-term
Tellers43-3071433 55 412 353 Short-term
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks43-4041387 285 268 378 Moderate-term
File clerks43-4071449 139 377 392 Short-term
Meter readers, utilities 43-5041406 336 225 394 Short-term
Computer operators43-9011494 293 187 398 Moderate-term
Data entry keyers43-9021490 123 364 400 Short-term
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service43-9051428 176 376 404 Short-term
Word processors and typists43-9022499 256 229 406 Short-term
New accounts clerks43-4141419 275 302 415 Moderate-term
Correspondence clerks43-4021316 438 281 434 Short-term
Gaming cage workers43-3041327 306 427 441 Short-term
Switchboard operators, including answering service43-2011484 182 400 444 Short-term
Desktop publishers43-9031463 410 200 448 Short-term
Office machine operators43-9071471 245 362 453 Short-term
Telephone operators43-2021493 433 264 479 Short-term

Dietitians and Nutritionists

Occupation Title Occupation Code % Growth (2016-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2016-2026) RankSalary Rank Desirability IndexOJT
Dietitians and nutritionists29-103158 240 71 29 Internship/residency

Technical Writers, Fine Artists, Photographers, and Floral Designers

Occupation Title Occupation Code% Growth (2016-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2016-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Technical writers27-3042100 230 42 31 Short-term
Writers and authors27-3043172 151 62 34 Long-term
Audio and video equipment technicians27-4011 66 182 188 56 Short-term
Media and communication equipment workers27-4099183 348 34 122 Short-term
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators27-1013159 329 117 149 Long-term
Media and communication workers27-3099154 295 174 159 Short-term
Artists and related workers27-1019206 419 61 205 Long-term
Sound engineering technicians27-4014219 376 96 208 Short-term
Athletes and sports competitors27-2021195 376 148 231 Long-term
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers27-1026286 144 418 324 Short-term
Choreographers27-2032300 426 141 334 Long-term
Photographers27-4021434 172 312 363 Long-term
Umpires, referees, and other sports officials27-2023192 306 433 371 Moderate-term
Broadcast technicians27-4012394 313 231 375 Short-term
Craft artists27-1012219 419 322 391 Long-term
Radio operators27-4013368 493 153 421 Short-term
Public address system and other announcers27-3012300 419 379 461 Short-term
Floral designers27-1023417 254 430 465 Moderate-term

Actuaries

Occupation TitleOccupation Code% Growth (2016-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2016-2026) RankSalary Rank Desirability IndexOJT
Actuaries 15-201113 348 17 33 Long-term

Flight Attendants, Airline Pilots, Motor Vehicle Operators, and Transportation Attendants

Occupation TitleOccupation Code% Growth (2016-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2016-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Flight attendants53-2031120 139 140 41 Moderate-term
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers53-3032229 12 198 59 Short-term
Bus drivers, transit and intercity53-3021152 99 213 67 Moderate-term
Refuse and recyclable material collectors53-708165 113 297 75 Short-term
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers53-2011295 194 12 87 Moderate-term
Crane and tower operators53-7021159 240 106 90 Moderate-term
Wellhead Pumpers53-707318 369 127 98 Moderate-term
Transportation inspectors53-6051234 313 40 134 Moderate-term
Commercial pilots53-2012286 275 32 139 Moderate-term
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators53-7032166 223 204 139 Moderate-term
Light truck or delivery services drivers53-3033211 27 357 143 Short-term
Industrial truck and tractor operators53-7051215 44 337 144 Short-term
Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers53-707261 376 183 156 Moderate-term
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers53-7062188 6 428 158 Short-term
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment53-7061103 50 471 161 Short-term
Air traffic controllers53-2021293 332 16 176 Long-term
Sailors and marine oilers53-5011188 263 190 176 Moderate-term
Bus drivers, school or special client53-3022254 45 363 188 Short-term
Automotive and watercraft service attendants53-6031107 110 469 205 Short-term
Motor vehicle operators53-3099118 164 413 210 Short-term
Transportation workers53-6099172 251 291 222 Short-term
Airfield operations specialists53-2022152 433 135 232 Long-term
Subway and streetcar operators53-4041277 410 53 250 Moderate-term
Railroad conductors and yardmasters53-4031381 285 78 254 Moderate-term
Traffic technicians53-6041147 438 166 259 Moderate-term
Locomotive engineers53-4011387 306 77 268 Moderate-term
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians53-301115 304 459 273 Moderate-term
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs53-3041267 80 452 292 Short-term
Parking lot attendants53-6021232 100 480 300 Short-term
Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators53-7071297 459 63 303 Moderate-term
Packers and packagers53-7064323 28 472 306 Short-term
Rail transportation workers53-4099300 466 64 312 Moderate-term
Material moving workers53-7199143 300 394 317 Short-term
Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators53-4021378 376 83 317 Moderate-term
Bridge and lock tenders53-6011263 466 132 331 Short-term
Machine feeders and offbearers53-7063323 155 392 336 Short-term
Railyard engineers, dinkey operators, and hostlers53-4013289 466 119 339 Moderate-term
Driver/sales workers53-3031372 57 464 349 Short-term
Transportation attendants, except flight attendants53-6061166 321 426 360 Short-term
Dredge operators 53-7031252 489 185 368 Moderate-term
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders53-7121254 397 288 377 Short-term
Loading machine operators, underground mining53-7033394 479 98 396 Short-term
Conveyor operators and tenders53-7011372 285 345 417 Short-term
Hoist and winch operators53-7041361 466 182 420 Short-term
Mine shuttle car operators53-7111492 493 85 446 Short-term
Locomotive firers53-4012501 500 75 449 Moderate-term

Morticians, Funeral Attendants, Embalmers, Gaming Dealers

Occupation Title Occupation Code% Growth (2016-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2016-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 39-9031127 52 242 51 Short-term
Personal care aides39-90214 5 477 78 Short-term
Nonfarm animal caretakers 39-202115 60 476 114 Short-term
Residential advisors39-904166 103 435 147 Short-term
Recreation workers39-9032162 41 458 187 Short-term
Costume attendants39-3092135 385 155 197 Short-term
Amusement and recreation attendants39-3091143 39 493 197 Short-term
Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors39-4031269 285 123 200 Long-term
Concierges 39-601293 247 374 222 Moderate-term
Childcare workers39-9011214 15 486 224 Short-term
Animal trainers39-2011105 207 403 224 Moderate-term
Tour guides and escorts39-7011100 184 443 237 Moderate-term
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers39-3031191 83 497 269 Short-term
Personal care and service workers39-9099211 141 437 286 Short-term
Entertainment attendants and related workers39-309990 291 463 321 Short-term
Baggage porters and bellhops39-6011175 211 470 328 Short-term
Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants39-3093154 256 481 348 Short-term
Shampooers 39-509378 317 499 350 Short-term
Gaming dealers39-3011334 136 501 396 Short-term
Funeral attendants39-4021306 234 445 407 Short-term
Embalmers 39-4011363 452 211 431 Long-term
Travel guides39-7012244 443 343 433 Moderate-term
Gaming and sports book writers and runners39-3012286 369 466 469 Short-term
Gaming service workers39-3019343 362 444 476 Short-term
Motion picture projectionists39-3021445 452 473 501 Short-term

Sheet Metal Workers, Insulation Workers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Occupation Title Occupation Code% Growth (2016-2026) Rank Occupational Openings (2016-2026) RankSalary Rank Desirability IndexOJT
Sheet metal workers47-2211 154 128 150 55 Apprenticeship
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators47-207179 222 223 104 Moderate-term
Plasterers and stucco masons47-2161280 321 226 310 Long-term
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall47-2131329 295 291 361 Short-term

Surveyors, Architects, Landscape Architects

Occupation Title Occupation Code% Growth (2016-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2016-2026) Rank Salary RankDesirability Index OJT
Surveyors 17-102296 280 69 61 Internship/residency
Architects, except landscape and naval17-1011280 172 33 77 Internship/residency
Surveying and mapping technicians17-3031107 205 184 84 Moderate-term
Landscape architects17-1012227 362 57 180 Internship/residency

Production Workers, Machinery Operators, Construction, Chemical Plant Workers, Operators, and Tenders

Occupation TitleOccupation Code Growth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic51-40124630411870Moderate-term
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers51-412124459219103Moderate-term
Dental Laboratory Technicians51-908151247251112Moderate-term
Helpers-Production Workers51-91988840445125Short-term
Machinists51-404131664193125Long-term
Painters, Transportation Equipment51-9122206215189153Moderate-term
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators51-802126727868155Long-term
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gauges51-809330526847156Moderate-term
Power Plant Operators51-801332930036190Long-term
Medical Appliance Technicians51-908262359286218Moderate-term
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic51-4011334136246227Moderate-term
Butchers and Meat Cutters51-3021236119367233Long-term
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians51-908385285355235Moderate-term
Production Workers, All Other51-919926381383237Moderate-term
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators51-8031394180160245Long-term
Bakers51-301121989441258Long-term
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders51-9011409204147264Moderate-term
Tool and Die Makers51-4111427226116266Long-term
Gas Plant Operators51-809235337646272Long-term
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers51-906145254272273Moderate-term
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters51-7011295157329277Moderate-term
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders51-911132561397278Moderate-term
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9023392141290306Moderate-term
Chemical Plant and System Operators51-809144231765308Moderate-term
Plant and System Operators, All Other51-809931941691309Moderate-term
Power Distributors and Dispatchers51-801238342626315Long-term
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9012350247239316Moderate-term
Food Batchmakers51-3092329108402319Moderate-term
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4081385155309325Moderate-term
Team Assemblers51-209245929365326Moderate-term
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9121350179334333Moderate-term
Printing Press Operators51-5112443131294335Moderate-term
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4031438113338347Moderate-term
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9196440191265351Moderate-term
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers51-2011477300124354Moderate-term
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers51-3022340112450355Short-term
Upholsterers51-6093311263329356Moderate-term
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers51-9071392285241363Long-term
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing51-7042343190389365Moderate-term
Patternmakers, Wood51-7032284489152367Moderate-term
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers51-601135787482368Short-term
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators51-801144845921370Long-term
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters51-2041469218250373Moderate-term
Slaughterers and Meat Packers51-3023348169421375Short-term
Food Processing Workers, All Other51-3099250237455379Moderate-term
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9032402209333380Moderate-term
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders51-3093309242395381Moderate-term
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9041415197336382Moderate-term
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers51-2022488116347383Moderate-term
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood51-7041340221393385Moderate-term
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other51-2099461107387386Moderate-term
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4072446148361399Moderate-term
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-4122449263266402Moderate-term
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4034434313232403Moderate-term
Model Makers, Wood51-7031292489206408Moderate-term
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal, and Plastic51-4033446209332408Moderate-term
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers51-6052357237398411Moderate-term
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers51-2031476317199411Moderate-term
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic51-9195368271356414Long-term
Tire Builders51-9197454348194415Moderate-term
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4023460336207418Moderate-term
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic51-4192425433158422Moderate-term
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal, and Plastic51-4021468234316423Moderate-term
Furniture Finishers51-7021311348360424Short-term
Print Binding and Finishing Workers51-5113453223345426Moderate-term
Semiconductor Processors51-9141411321291427Moderate-term
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders51-4051432393203432Moderate-term
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-9021423306308436Moderate-term
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic51-4061457452139437Moderate-term
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders51-9051410359285438Moderate-term
Woodworkers, All Other51-7099277397390443Moderate-term
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators51-2091374341354445Moderate-term
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers51-9123334376366449Moderate-term
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders51-9192349341387451Moderate-term
Sewing Machine Operators51-6031465150462451Short-term
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders51-3091359336386454Moderate-term
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other51-4199422341326456Moderate-term
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners51-4194399419275457Moderate-term
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders51-9191386369340458Moderate-term
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers51-6091436348311458Moderate-term
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers51-2023491280325460Moderate-term
Etchers and Engravers51-9194339410351462Moderate-term
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4191464376260462Moderate-term
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4035482410212466Moderate-term
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders51-9193319426375467Moderate-term
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic51-4062470479171467Moderate-term
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4193461317348470Moderate-term
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers51-6092466459216473Moderate-term
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal, and Plastic51-4022481397268474Moderate-term
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials51-6021423242484476Short-term
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other51-6099390362429478Short-term
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators51-9151479295422480Short-term
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic51-4032483433280480Moderate-term
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-6064473325408483Moderate-term
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers51-2021487416315485Moderate-term
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand51-9022486348384485Moderate-term
Foundry Mold and Coremakers51-4071496433304487Moderate-term
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-6063478348409488Short-term
Sewers, Hand51-6051 404385448489Moderate-term
Pourers and Casters, Metal51-4052495459283489Moderate-term
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters51-2093484493263491Moderate-term
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand51-9031446397406492Short-term
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers51-6041383426457494Moderate-term
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders51-6062472385425496Moderate-term
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders51-6061475426411498Short-term
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders51-6042436466424499Short-term
Patternmakers, Wood51-7032284489152367Moderate-term

Home Health Aides, Veterinary Assistants, Psychiatric Aides, and Pharmacy Aides

Occupation TitleOccupation Code% Growth (2016-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2016-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Home health aides31-1011317 466 78 Short-term
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers31-909623 133 438 142 Short-term
Medical equipment preparers31-9093100 198 307 149 Moderate-term
Physical therapist aides31-20226 188 432 166 Short-term
Orderlies 31-1015178 211 420 295 Short-term
Occupational therapy aides31-20129 416 396 305 Short-term
Psychiatric aides31-1013254 184 417 327 Short-term
Pharmacy aides31-9095408 253 439 462 Short-term

Food and Beverage Workers

Occupation Title Occupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) Rank Occupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, including Fast Food35-3021401500109Short-term
Cooks, Restaurant35-20148614456118Short-term
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant35-304112062485193Short-term
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria35-201218646447202Short-term
Food Preparation Workers35-202118320483205Short-term
Waiters and Waitresses35-30312014494214Short-term
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers35-901119936491236Short-term
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop35-903120632495243Short-term
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other35-9099143163487289Short-term
Dishwashers35-902127533488291Short-term
Bartenders35-301131131488312Short-term
Cooks, All Other35-2019150321414344Moderate-term
Cooks, Fast Food35-201141242498384Short-term
Cooks, Short Order35-201539894478395Short-term
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop35-302226926496288Short-term

Landscaping and Building Maintenance Workers

Occupation Title Occupation Code Growth (2019-2026) Rank Occupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers37-301111818423119Short-term
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners37-20111279454136Short-term
Tree Trimmers and Pruners37-3013105203300151Short-term
Pest Control Workers37-2021179159331194Moderate-term
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners37-201223913479241Short-term
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation37-3012201250318266Moderate-term
Building Cleaning Workers, All Other37-201970332370271Short-term
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other37-3019162329391341Short-term

Court Administration and Judges

Occupation Title Occupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators23-10229346666163Moderate-term
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates23-102323939714182Short-term
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers23-2093280226159190Moderate-term
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers23-102128044320252Short-term
Court Reporters23-2091297376115285Short-term

Equipment Repairers and Helpers

Occupation TitleOccupation Code Growth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Helpers-Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers49-909898122407167Short-term
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers49-2092201369195265Moderate-term
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other49-906930341987295Long-term

Advertising Sales, Rental Clerks, and Change Cashiers

Occupation TitleOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) Rank Occupational Openings (2019-2026) Rank Salary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Advertising Sales Agents41-3011389118120167Moderate-term
Counter and Rental Clerks41-2021 24447436237Short-term
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers41-2012306256461427Short-term

Agricultural, Livestock, and Forest Workers

Occupation TitleOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) Rank Occupational Openings (2019-2026) Rank Salary Rank Desirability Index OJT
Agricultural Equipment Operators45-2091239 168 380 283 Moderate-term
Agricultural Inspectors45-2011269 341 179 286 Moderate-term
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse45-2092334 37 475 322 Short-term
Fishing and Hunting Workers45-3000195313372340Moderate-term
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals45-209340167448362Short-term
Logging Equipment Operators45-4022426256255373Moderate-term
Agricultural Workers, All Other45-2099272369350410Short-term
Animal Breeders45-2021318397289419Short-term
Log Graders and Scalers45-4023 306452262425Moderate-term
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products45-2041365230468442Short-term
Logging Workers, All Other45-4029444459224471Moderate-term
Forest and Conservation Workers45-4011 374341415472Moderate-term
Fallers45-4021451438257474Moderate-term

Order Clerks

Occupation TitleOccupation CodeGrowth (2019-2026) RankOccupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability IndexOJT
Order Clerks43-4151380 111 324 302 Short-term

Nuclear Technicians

Occupation TitleOccupation Code Growth (2019-2026) Rank Occupational Openings (2019-2026) RankSalary RankDesirability Index OJT
Nuclear Technicians19-4051345 438 28 298 Moderate-term