Projected employment change in the U.S. by major occupational groups from 2016 to 2026

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Major occupational groupEmployment change in percent
Healthcare support occupations23.2%
Personal care and service occupations 18.2%
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations 15.2%
Computer and mathematical occupations 13.5%
Community and social service occupations 13.5%
Construction and extraction occupations11.1%
Legal occupations 9.8%
Life, physical and social science occupations 9.5%
Business and financial operations occupations 9.3%
Education, training and library occupations 9.3%
Food preparation and serving related occupations 9.3%
Management occupations 9.2%
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 8.7%
Architecture and engineering occupations 7.4%
Installation, maintenance and repair occupations 6.7%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations 6.3%
Transportation and material moving occupations 6.3%
Protective service occupations4.5%
Sales and related occupations 3.2%
Office and administrative support occupations 0.6%
Farming, fishing and forestry occupations0
Production occupations-4.1%

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This statistic shows the projected employment change from 2016 to 2026 in the United States, by major occupational groups. In 2026, the number of employees working in healthcare support occupations is projected to increase by 23.2 percent.
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October 2017
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