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 2016-2018 projections for each of 8 education levels according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Education Title

2016 Estimated Employment

2018 Projected Employment

Net Change

Percent Change

Annual Openings-Growth

Annual Openings-Replacement

Annual Openings-Total

Doctoral or professional degree

31,545

32,663

1,118

3.54%

561

602

1,163

Master's degree

20,254

21,058

804

3.97%

400

422

822

Bachelor's degree

244,082

252,499

8,417

3.45%

4,266

5,049

9,315

Associate's degree

23,834

24,587

753

3.16%

382

479

861

Postsecondary non-degree award

103,176

105,938

2,762

2.68%

1,407

2,070

3,477

Some college, no degree

27,800

28,383

583

2.10%

293

411

704

High school diploma or equivalent

549,996

563,639

13,643

2.48%

7,349

11,302

18,651

No formal educational credential

365,890

379,560

13,670

3.74%

7,026

11,540

18,566

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 2016-2018 projections for each of the three Work Experience categories.

Work Experience Title

2016 Estimated Employment

2018 Projected Employment

Net Change

Percent Change

Annual Openings-Growth

Annual Openings-Replacement

Annual Openings-Total

5 years or more

112,638

115,894

3,256

2.89%

1,623

2,039

3,662

Less than 5 years

142,153

146,904

4,751

3.34%

2,418

2,958

5,376

None

1,111,786

1,145,529

33,743

3.04%

17,643

26,878

44,521

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 2016-2018 projections for each of the six job training categories.

Job Training Title

2016 Estimated Employment

2018 Projected Employment

Net Change

Percent Change

Annual Openings-Growth

Annual Openings-Replacement

Annual Openings-Total

Apprenticeship

20,568

21,738

1,170

5.69%

584

299

883

Internship/residency

54,326

56,261

1,935

3.56%

969

1,200

2,169

Long-term on-the-job training

58,640

60,396

1,756

2.99%

959

1,413

2,372

Moderate-term on-the-job training

225,722

230,414

4,692

2.08%

2,836

4,698

7,534

None

447,811

462,200

14,389

3.21%

7,258

8,933

16,191

Short-term on-the-job training

559,510

577,318

17,808

3.18%

9,078

15,332

24,410