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Long-Term Occupational Projections
Capital Region
Long-term occupational employment projections represent an extensive and valuable data source for those interested in future employment patterns. It is important to note they measure only occupational demand. When exploring career options, employment projections are most useful when used with other types of data, such as supply of workers in a particular occupation, educational requirements, wages, etc. It is also important to note that these projections are intended to capture long-term occupational trends, and are not designed to reflect short-term business cycle fluctuations in the New York State economy.

Current regional projections cover the 2008-2018 period. The data is updated every two years. The regional projections are also available by downloading the file, This compressed archive, which consists of a comma-separated-value (CSV) data file, can be uncompressed with either the winzip or pkunzip utility programs. For more information concerning Occupational Projections, see Technical Notes.

Capital Region Occupations With Most Openings

SOC Job Title Annual Average Openings
35-3031Waiters and Waitresses55060490
41-2031Retail Salespersons50030470
29-1111Registered Nurses350160190
43-4051Customer Service Representatives34060280
39-9011Child Care Workers30070230
31-1011Home Health Aides25019060
35-3021Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food240100140
25-9041Teacher Assistants22030190
35-2021Food Preparation Workers21020190
37-2011Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2100210
39-9021Personal and Home Care Aides21017040
35-3022Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop19020170
53-7062Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1900190
25-2021Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education19040150
25-2031Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education19010180
43-4171Receptionists and Information Clerks18040140
43-5081Stock Clerks and Order Fillers18020160
43-9061Office Clerks, General1700170
11-1021General and Operations Managers1600160
43-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers16020140
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses16050110
43-6014Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1500150
43-3031Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks14020120
13-2011Accountants and Auditors1405090
25-3099Teachers and Instructors, All Other1305080
31-1012Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants1307060
43-6011Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants13030100
41-4012Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1200120
49-9042Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1103080
53-3032Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer1000100
41-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers1000100
33-3051Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1000100
15-1081Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts1007030
21-1093Social and Human Service Assistants904050
35-2014Cooks, Restaurant902070
25-2022Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education802060
15-1021Computer Programmers80080
37-3011Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers803050
19-4099Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other801070
51-2092Team Assemblers80080
13-1031Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators802060
11-9199Managers, All Other701060
39-3091Amusement and Recreation Attendants702050
29-1069Physicians and Surgeons, All Other703040
37-2012Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners70070
35-9031Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop701060
35-9011Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers701060
49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics70070
53-3033Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services70070
53-3022Bus Drivers, School70070
15-1041Computer Support Specialists70070
13-1111Management Analysts702050
33-9032Security Guards701060
33-9092Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers601050
33-3012Correctional Officers and Jailers60060
41-3021Insurance Sales Agents603030
15-1051Computer Systems Analysts602040
13-1079Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other602040
25-2011Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education602040
25-2041Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School602040
47-2061Construction Laborers603030
29-2052Pharmacy Technicians603030
27-3031Public Relations Specialists602040
39-9032Recreation Workers603030
43-5071Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks60060
45-2092Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse60060
47-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers601050
39-5012Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists502030
11-1011Chief Executives50050
11-3031Financial Managers50050
19-1042Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists503020
21-1021Child, Family, and School Social Workers501040
47-4051Highway Maintenance Workers50050
53-7051Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators50050
19-3021Market Research Analysts502030
13-1199Business Operations Specialists, All Other50050
35-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers502030
35-2011Cooks, Fast Food501040
35-2012Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria401030
41-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers40040
41-3099Sales Representatives, Services, All Other401030
43-4081Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks401030
43-3021Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators401030
33-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives40040
31-9091Dental Assistants402020
25-3021Self-Enrichment Education Teachers402020
17-2051Civil Engineers401030
13-2053Insurance Underwriters40040
13-2081Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents40040
53-7061Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment40040
49-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers40040
49-9021Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers402020
47-2152Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters40040
21-1015Rehabilitation Counselors402020
21-1011Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors402020
21-1012Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors401030
27-2022Coaches and Scouts402020
13-1041Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation403010
13-1023Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products401030
11-9021Construction Managers402020
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers401030
43-5052Postal Service Mail Carriers40040
43-9199Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other40040
43-6013Medical Secretaries302010
51-2022Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers302010
51-4121Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers301020
43-9021Data Entry Keyers30030
43-9041Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks301020
39-9031Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors301020
11-9051Food Service Managers301020
11-9151Social and Community Service Managers301020
11-9011Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers301020
11-9032Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School30030
11-3011Administrative Services Managers301020
11-2022Sales Managers301020
27-3043Writers and Authors301020
29-1071Physician Assistants302010
19-3031Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists30030
19-4021Biological Technicians30030
21-1022Medical and Public Health Social Workers301020
21-1023Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers301020
29-2021Dental Hygienists302010
29-1123Physical Therapists302010
39-1021First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers301020
47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators30030
49-3031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists30030
53-7064Packers and Packagers, Hand30030
53-3041Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs301020
13-2051Financial Analysts301020
13-2052Personal Financial Advisors302010
15-1031Computer Software Engineers, Applications302010
13-1071Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists301020
13-1072Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists301020
13-1073Training and Development Specialists301020
53-7081Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors301020
13-1051Cost Estimators301020
15-1071Network and Computer Systems Administrators301020
25-2043Special Education Teachers, Secondary School301020
25-2012Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education301020
25-9031Instructional Coordinators301020
27-1024Graphic Designers30030
31-9092Medical Assistants302010
33-3021Detectives and Criminal Investigators30030
43-3011Bill and Account Collectors301020
41-9022Real Estate Sales Agents301020
43-4111Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan30030
43-4121Library Assistants, Clerical30030
41-3031Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents30030
41-2021Counter and Rental Clerks30030
41-2022Parts Salespersons30030
41-4011Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products20020
41-9011Demonstrators and Product Promoters20020
43-4031Court, Municipal, and License Clerks20020
43-3051Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks20020
43-2011Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service20020
33-2011Fire Fighters20020
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other201010
25-2042Special Education Teachers, Middle School201010
25-4031Library Technicians20020
17-2071Electrical Engineers201010
17-2112Industrial Engineers201010
21-1091Health Educators201010
23-2011Paralegals and Legal Assistants201010
21-1029Social Workers, All Other20020
17-2141Mechanical Engineers20020
15-1032Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software201010
13-2061Financial Examiners201010
53-6021Parking Lot Attendants20020
19-3022Survey Researchers201010
19-2099Physical Scientists, All Other20020
53-1031First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators20020
51-9196Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders20020
51-9061Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers20020
51-9023Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders201010
49-3021Automotive Body and Related Repairers20020
43-4071File Clerks20020
47-2141Painters, Construction and Maintenance20020
39-3031Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers20020
29-2056Veterinary Technologists and Technicians201010
29-1126Respiratory Therapists201010
29-1127Speech-Language Pathologists201010
29-2011Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists201010
29-1122Occupational Therapists201010
29-2034Radiologic Technologists and Technicians201010
29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics20020
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians201010
19-4061Social Science Research Assistants20020
21-1014Mental Health Counselors201010
11-3021Computer and Information Systems Managers20020
11-9033Education Administrators, Postsecondary20020
19-1021Biochemists and Biophysicists201010
17-3023Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians201010
43-4199Information and Record Clerks, All Other20020
43-4161Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping20020
43-9022Word Processors and Typists20020
43-6012Legal Secretaries20020
43-5061Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks20020
51-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers20020
51-5023Printing Machine Operators20020
51-6011Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers20020
49-9098Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers20020
51-3021Butchers and Meat Cutters10010
51-3022Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers10010
51-3092Food Batchmakers10010
51-4011Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic10010
49-9099Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other10010
51-2041Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters10010
43-9071Office Machine Operators, Except Computer10010
49-9052Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers10010
49-9062Medical Equipment Repairers10010
45-2093Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals10010
51-8013Power Plant Operators10010
51-8021Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators10010
51-8031Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators10010
51-8091Chemical Plant and System Operators10010
51-4031Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic10010
51-2099Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other10010
51-4081Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic10010
43-5053Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators10010
43-5021Couriers and Messengers10010
43-5031Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers10010
43-5032Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance10010
43-5051Postal Service Clerks10010
43-9011Computer Operators10010
43-9051Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service10010
39-6021Tour Guides and Escorts10010
43-4141New Accounts Clerks10010
43-4151Order Clerks10010
43-4181Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks10010
39-9041Residential Advisors10010
17-3027Mechanical Engineering Technicians10010
17-3029Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other10010
19-2041Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health10010
17-3022Civil Engineering Technicians10010
17-3013Mechanical Drafters10010
17-3011Architectural and Civil Drafters10010
11-9039Education Administrators, All Other10010
11-9041Engineering Managers10010
11-9031Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program10010
11-9141Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers10010
13-1022Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products10010
11-9121Natural Sciences Managers10010
11-3049Human Resources Managers, All Other10010
11-3051Industrial Production Managers10010
11-3061Purchasing Managers10010
11-3071Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers10010
11-2031Public Relations Managers10010
51-7011Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters10010
11-2011Advertising and Promotions Managers10010
11-2021Marketing Managers10010
27-2041Music Directors and Composers10010
27-3011Radio and Television Announcers10010
27-3022Reporters and Correspondents10010
27-4012Broadcast Technicians10010
29-1021Dentists, General10010
29-1031Dietitians and Nutritionists10010
19-4031Chemical Technicians10010
19-4091Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health10010
27-2012Producers and Directors10010
29-2099Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other10010
29-2055Surgical Technologists10010
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians10010
35-3041Food Servers, Nonrestaurant10010
37-2021Pest Control Workers10010
37-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers10010
37-1012First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers10010
47-4011Construction and Building Inspectors10010
47-4041Hazardous Materials Removal Workers10010
47-2211Sheet Metal Workers10010
47-2044Tile and Marble Setters10010
47-2051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers10010
43-4061Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs10010
49-2098Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers10010
49-2011Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers10010
49-2022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers10010
51-9032Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders10010
49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics10010
51-9071Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers10010
51-9111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders10010
51-9121Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders10010
51-9132Photographic Processing Machine Operators10010
51-9195Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic10010
51-9198Helpers--Production Workers10010
51-9199Production Workers, All Other10010
53-1021First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand10010
53-3031Driver/Sales Workers10010
49-3042Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines10010
19-2042Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers10010
53-4011Locomotive Engineers10010
53-4021Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators10010
53-4031Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters10010
13-2072Loan Officers10010
13-2082Tax Preparers10010
13-1121Meeting and Convention Planners10010
15-1061Database Administrators10010
15-1099Computer Specialists, All Other10010
35-2015Cooks, Short Order10010
43-4131Loan Interviewers and Clerks10010
49-9051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers10010
29-9011Occupational Health and Safety Specialists10010
13-2021Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate10010
13-2031Budget Analysts10010
23-1023Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates10010
21-1092Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists10010
17-2081Environmental Engineers10010
17-1011Architects, Except Landscape and Naval10010
17-2041Chemical Engineers10010
23-2099Legal Support Workers, All Other10010
25-2032Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School10010
33-1011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers10010
31-2021Physical Therapist Assistants10100
33-1021First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers10010
33-1099First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other10010
33-9099Protective Service Workers, All Other10010
33-9091Crossing Guards10010
27-1011Art Directors10010
27-1014Multi-Media Artists and Animators10010
27-1021Commercial and Industrial Designers10010
27-1023Floral Designers10010
41-9099Sales and Related Workers, All Other10010
41-9031Sales Engineers10010
43-3061Procurement Clerks10010
47-2021Brickmasons and Blockmasons10010
41-9021Real Estate Brokers10010
41-3011Advertising Sales Agents10010
27-1026Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers10010
41-3041Travel Agents000
43-4041Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks000
27-1025Interior Designers000
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers000
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists000
31-9095Pharmacy Aides000
31-9096Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers000
31-1013Psychiatric Aides000
31-2011Occupational Therapist Assistants000
35-1011Chefs and Head Cooks000
33-9011Animal Control Workers000
31-2022Physical Therapist Aides000
31-9011Massage Therapists000
25-3011Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors000
17-1012Landscape Architects000
17-2111Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors000
17-2072Electronics Engineers, Except Computer000
21-2021Directors, Religious Activities and Education000
23-2093Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers000
13-2041Credit Analysts000
51-9012Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders000
15-1011Computer and Information Scientists, Research000
53-6041Traffic Technicians000
53-6051Transportation Inspectors000
53-7011Conveyor Operators and Tenders000
53-7032Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators000
53-3021Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity000
51-9123Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers000
51-9081Dental Laboratory Technicians000
51-9083Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians000
49-3041Farm Equipment Mechanics000
51-9021Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders000
49-2094Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment000
49-2097Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers000
47-4061Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators000
47-2071Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators000
29-2031Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians000
29-2032Diagnostic Medical Sonographers000
29-2051Dietetic Technicians000
29-2053Psychiatric Technicians000
21-1019Counselors, All Other000
19-3051Urban and Regional Planners000
27-4031Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture000
29-1063Internists, General000
27-3042Technical Writers000
27-4011Audio and Video Equipment Technicians000
51-7041Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood000
51-7042Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing000
11-3041Compensation and Benefits Managers000
11-3042Training and Development Managers000
11-9131Postmasters and Mail Superintendents000
11-9061Funeral Directors000
11-9081Lodging Managers000
17-3012Electrical and Electronics Drafters000
17-2199Engineers, All Other000
17-3019Drafters, All Other000
19-1031Conservation Scientists000
17-3031Surveying and Mapping Technicians000
17-3026Industrial Engineering Technicians000
39-9099Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other000
39-5094Skin Care Specialists000
39-6011Baggage Porters and Bellhops000
43-5011Cargo and Freight Agents000
51-5011Bindery Workers000
51-5022Prepress Technicians and Workers000
51-9011Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders000
51-6021Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials000
51-6031Sewing Machine Operators000
45-4022Logging Equipment Operators000
51-4021Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic000

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