Projections by Education Training Level

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reclassified all occupations into three categories of training (Education, Work Experience, and Job Training). The tables below show the overall outlook of each training category.

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Projections by Education Level

The following table shows the 2015-2017 projections for each of 8 education levels according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Education Title

2015 Estimated Employment

2017 Projected Employment

Net Growth

Percent Growth

Annual Openings-Growth

Annual Openings-Replacement

Annual Openings-Total

Doctoral or professional degree

29,817

30,680

863

2.89%

433

571

1,004

Master's degree

19,033

19,508

475

2.50%

244

385

629

Bachelor's degree

229,337

235,187

5,850

2.55%

2,974

4,770

7,744

Associate's degree

23,262

23,798

536

2.30%

293

471

764

Postsecondary non-degree award

100,906

102,931

2,025

2.01%

1,028

2,019

3,047

Some college, no degree

27,058

27,319

261

0.96%

133

398

531

High school diploma or equivalent

536,320

549,449

13,129

2.45%

7,154

11,101

18,255

No formal educational credential

353,074

364,639

11,565

3.28%

5,926

11,180

17,106

Projections by Work Experience Category

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has classified all occupations into three work experience categories. These reflect the amount of work experience that may be required to have competency in a particular occupation. The following table shows the 2015-2017 projections for each of the three Work Experience categories.

Work Experience Title

2015 Estimated Employment

2017 Projected Employment

Net Growth

Percent Growth

Annual Openings-Growth

Annual Openings-Replacement

Annual Openings-Total

5 years or more

102,497

105,178

2,681

2.62%

1,340

1,855

3,195

Less than 5 years

134,482

138,599

4,117

3.06%

2,099

2,794

4,893

None

1,081,828

1,109,734

27,906

2.58%

14,746

26,246

40,992

Projections by Job Training Category

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has classified all occupations into six job training categories. These reflect the type of job training that may be required beyond formal education requirements to have competency in a particular occupation. The following table shows the 2015-2017 projections for each of the six job training categories.

Job Training Title

2015 Estimated Employment

2017 Projected Employment

Net Growth

Percent Growth

Annual Openings-Growth

Annual Openings-Replacement

Annual Openings-Total

Apprenticeship

19,149

19,996

847

4.42%

423

280

703

Internship/residency

51,487

51,985

498

0.97%

255

1,141

1,396

Long-term on-the-job training

55,685

57,159

1,474

2.65%

820

1,331

2,151

Moderate-term on-the-job training

226,615

231,908

5,293

2.34%

3,025

4,739

7,764

Short-term on-the-job training

544,970

560,392

15,422

2.83%

8,010

14,977

22,987

None

420,901

432,071

11,170

2.65%

5,652

8,427

14,079