Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Occupational Employment Projections - High Demand Occupations

South Dakota Employment Projections for Occupations with Higher-than-Average Projected Demand
2010 - 2020
SOC* Code Occupational Title 2010 Workers 2020 Workers Numeric Change Percent Change Average Annual Demand for Workers
41-2011 Cashiers 12,880 13,760 880 6.8% 673
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 14,935 16,505 1,570 10.5% 596
29-1111 Registered Nurses 11,060 13,210 2,150 19.4% 415
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 7,315 7,670 355 4.9% 401
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,645 9,850 1,205 13.9% 366
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6,870 8,355 1,485 21.6% 340
39-9011 Childcare Workers 6,520 7,640 1,120 17.2% 317
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers, Hand 6,975 7,625 650 9.3% 288
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and Coffee Shop 3,175 3,390 215 6.8% 252
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,160 6,035 875 17.0% 244
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 9,375 10,010 635 6.8% 240
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 8,640 9,285 645 7.5% 236
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks 10,335 11,205 870 8.4% 201
47-2031 Carpenters 5,265 5,885 620 11.8% 174
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, except Technical and Scientific Products 4,830 5,385 555 11.5% 169
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 4,150 4,345 195 4.7% 169
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, except Special Education 4,585 5,095 510 11.1% 152
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5,620 5,690 70 1.2% 147
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 4,970 5,315 345 6.9% 147
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants 6,265 6,905 640 10.2% 145
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 4,295 4,705 410 9.5% 133
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,075 5,495 420 8.3% 132
35-3011 Bartenders 2,665 2,990 325 12.2% 125
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 4,310 4,685 375 8.7% 121
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,150 5,490 340 6.6% 121
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 2,730 3,285 555 20.3% 118
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 4,240 4,410 170 4.0% 116
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch and Aquacultural Animals 3,565 3,615 50 1.4% 114
43-3071 Tellers 1,965 2,235 270 13.7% 108
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, except Special and Career/Technical Education 3,650 3,710 60 1.6% 106
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers 2,595 2,940 345 13.3% 104
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,235 3,580 345 10.7% 99
39-9041 Residential Advisors 1,975 2,195 220 11.1% 97
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,870 1,965 95 5.1% 95
43-4081 Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks 1,800 1,995 195 10.8% 91
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 2,340 2,375 35 1.5% 91
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 1,845 2,605 760 41.2% 91
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2,465 2,865 400 16.2% 84
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,035 2,325 290 14.3% 83
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, except Legal, Medical and Executive 6,155 6,035 -120 -1.9% 83
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,120 2,350 230 10.8% 80
13-2072 Loan Officers 1,525 1,905 380 24.9% 77
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 2,150 2,355 205 9.5% 77
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,195 1,275 80 6.7% 76
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 1,645 1,795 150 9.1% 75
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,280 2,365 85 3.7% 73
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, except Special and Career/Technical Education 2,215 2,460 245 11.1% 73
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 2,420 2,630 210 8.7% 73
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,840 3,780 -60 -1.6% 71
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2,305 2,415 110 4.8% 70
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2,540 2,715 175 6.9% 68
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,615 2,810 195 7.5% 68
51-3022 Meat, Poultry and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,740 1,905 165 9.5% 67
47-2111 Electricians 1,745 1,940 195 11.2% 66
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse 2,035 2,070 35 1.7% 66
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,970 2,170 200 10.2% 65
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,905 2,110 205 10.8% 65
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge and Coffee Shop 855 865 10 1.2% 61
13-1111 Management Analysts 2,010 2,275 265 13.2% 59
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,645 1,750 105 6.4% 59
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists 1,840 2,065 225 12.2% 57
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,805 1,985 180 10.0% 57
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 2,535 2,505 -30 -1.2% 54
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,415 1,705 290 20.5% 53
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,695 1,865 170 10.0% 53
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,250 1,405 155 12.4% 53
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 1,010 1,270 260 25.7% 52
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 1,570 1,665 95 6.1% 51
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,435 1,600 165 11.5% 50
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters 1,165 1,325 160 13.7% 50
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 2,680 2,815 135 5.0% 49
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 2,280 2,345 65 2.9% 49
21-1021 Child, Family and School Social Workers 1,565 1,675 110 7.0% 48
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,525 2,795 270 10.7% 47
23-1011 Lawyers 1,515 1,685 170 11.2% 46
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 980 1,095 115 11.7% 43
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, except Special Education 1,030 1,185 155 15.0% 43
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,220 1,300 80 6.6% 42
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,500 1,620 120 8.0% 42
31-9092 Medical Assistants 1,110 1,360 250 22.5% 42
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,065 1,185 120 11.3% 40
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,080 1,155 75 6.9% 40
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,065 1,180 115 10.8% 39
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 1,385 1,535 150 10.8% 39
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 595 825 230 38.7% 39
21-2011 Clergy 1,780 1,855 75 4.2% 38
25-4031 Library Technicians 825 850 25 3.0% 38
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 825 915 90 10.9% 38
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 1,060 1,225 165 15.6% 35
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 1,215 1,370 155 12.8% 35
29-1051 Pharmacists 915 1,030 115 12.6% 35
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 770 975 205 26.6% 35
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,185 1,265 80 6.8% 35
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 915 1,110 195 21.3% 34
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 860 1,045 185 21.5% 34
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,265 1,415 150 11.9% 34
31-9091 Dental Assistants 875 1,020 145 16.6% 33
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,055 1,155 100 9.5% 33
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 1,160 1,235 75 6.5% 33
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 975 1,095 120 12.3% 32
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 1,160 1,225 65 5.6% 31
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary School 695 795 100 14.4% 30
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 850 980 130 15.3% 30
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers and Repairers 950 1,000 50 5.3% 30
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 995 1,070 75 7.5% 30
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers and Applicators, Vegetation 755 915 160 21.2% 29
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1,430 1,540 110 7.7% 29
13-1041 Compliance Officers 930 1,110 180 19.4% 29
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 610 700 90 14.8% 29
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 760 960 200 26.3% 28
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 835 900 65 7.8% 28
13-1078 Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 815 950 135 16.6% 27
43-4031 Court, Municipal and License Clerks 790 840 50 6.3% 27
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 930 960 30 3.2% 27
33-9032 Security Guards 1,140 1,225 85 7.5% 26
11-9141 Property, Real Estate and Community Association Managers 1,020 1,070 50 4.9% 26
11-1031 Legislators 1,135 1,115 -20 -1.8% 26
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,345 1,370 25 1.9% 26
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 605 690 85 14.0% 26
51-4041 Machinists 755 870 115 15.2% 26
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 545 665 120 22.0% 26
27-1024 Graphic Designers 605 675 70 11.6% 26
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 490 530 40 8.2% 25
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1,255 1,205 -50 -4.0% 24
11-1011 Chief Executives 915 905 -10 -1.1% 24
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 530 660 130 24.5% 24
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks 920 920 0 0.0% 24
*SOC Code - Standard Occupational Classification, 2000. For definitions of each SOC occupation, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website at http://www.bls.gov/soc/socguide.htm.

Notes:
Data is preliminary and subject to revision. Occupations with fewer than 20 workers in 2010 were excluded. Number of jobs data for 2010 and 2020 rounded to nearest five.

Demand data is the summation of job openings estimated due to projected employment growth and job openings projected to be created due to replacement need of current workers. Replacement need is estimated by multiplying occupational employment estimates by national replacement rates supplied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These rates estimate the number of job openings, by occupation, which will be attributed to a worker permanently leaving an occupation (e.g. retirement, death, exits the workforce, etc. ). Average annual demand data are calculated by dividing by ten, the number of years in the projection period. The average annual demand across all occupations is 23; thus those occupations with annual average demand greater than 23 are considered as having higher than average annual demand through 2020.

For more information, visit our Projections Methodology Web page.

Source: South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, Labor Market Information Center, May 2013..

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