Projected U.S. employment change by major occupational groups 2018-2028

This statistic shows the projected employment change from 2018 to 2028 in the United States, by major occupational groups. In 2028, the number of employees working in healthcare support occupations is projected to increase by 8.2 percent.

Projected employment change in the U.S. by major occupational groups from 2018 to 2028

Major occupational groupEmployment change in percent
Healthcare support 18.2%
Personal care and service 17.4%
Computer and mathematical 12.7%
Healthcare practitioners and technical 11.9%
Community and social service 11.2%
Food preparation and serving related 10.9%
Construction and extraction 9.8%
Life, physical, and social science 7.4%
Management 6.9%
Legal 6.9%
Business and financial operations 6.9%
Education, training, and library 5.3%
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 5.1%
Transportation and material moving 4.5%
Architecture and engineering 4.2%
Installation, maintenance, and repair 3.8%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 3.3%
Protective service 2.7%
Farming, fishing, and forestry 0.3%
Sales and related -0.5%
Office and administrative support -2.6%
Production -4.5%
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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.

Figures are taken from accompanying data tables, available here.

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