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
2012 - 2022
SOC Code Occupational Title 2012 Employment 2022 Employment Numeric Change Percent Change Average Annual Demand for Workers
00-0000 Total, All Occupations 472,605 505,870 33,265 7.0% 14,728
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 14,610 15,795 1,185 8.1% 618
41-2011 Cashiers 13,340 13,610 270 2.0% 604
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 7,505 7,885 380 5.1% 399
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, including Fast Food 7,220 8,425 1,205 16.7% 397
29-1141 Registered Nurses 11,380 12,870 1,490 13.1% 370
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,870 9,785 915 10.3% 333
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers, Hand 7,260 7,775 515 7.1% 276
39-9011 Childcare Workers 6,535 7,365 830 12.7% 275
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 9,350 10,135 785 8.4% 254
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and Coffee Shop 3,300 3,365 65 2.0% 207
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 8,790 9,300 510 5.8% 192
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6,015 5,965 -50 -0.8% 182
31-1014 Nursing Assistants 6,310 6,885 575 9.1% 177
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks 10,465 11,275 810 7.7% 177
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 4,295 4,670 375 8.7% 164
47-2031 Carpenters 6,075 6,920 845 13.9% 160
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,010 5,250 240 4.8% 159
35-3011 Bartenders 3,135 3,460 325 10.4% 149
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, except Technical and Scientific Products 5,280 5,715 435 8.2% 147
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 3,815 4,140 325 8.5% 139
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, except Special Education 4,160 4,535 375 9.0% 129
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 2,355 2,570 215 9.1% 124
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 3,880 3,955 75 1.9% 119
43-4081 Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks 2,020 2,250 230 11.4% 119
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch and Aquacultural Animals 3,805 3,820 15 0.4% 117
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 4,250 4,380 130 3.1% 109
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, except Legal, Medical and Executive 6,100 6,460 360 5.9% 109
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers 3,015 3,355 340 11.3% 108
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,160 4,455 295 7.1% 107
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 3,175 3,440 265 8.3% 107
39-9041 Residential Advisors 1,975 2,180 205 10.4% 106
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, except Special and Career/Technical Education 3,425 3,505 80 2.3% 101
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,830 4,765 -65 -1.3% 101
43-3071 Tellers 2,040 2,090 50 2.5% 100
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 4,040 4,155 115 2.8% 99
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,845 4,215 370 9.6% 98
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,795 1,910 115 6.4% 91
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 2,665 2,885 220 8.3% 85
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,640 2,900 260 9.8% 82
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 2,500 2,785 285 11.4% 77
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,135 2,380 245 11.5% 76
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 1,870 2,490 620 33.2% 75
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,800 2,030 230 12.8% 74
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,295 1,355 60 4.6% 71
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,695 2,890 195 7.2% 71
13-1111 Management Analysts 2,360 2,685 325 13.8% 69
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse 2,130 2,040 -90 -4.2% 65
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, except Special and Career/Technical Education 2,045 2,230 185 9.0% 63
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 1,815 1,990 175 9.6% 63
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,945 2,115 170 8.7% 63
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,825 2,090 265 14.5% 62
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2,180 2,240 60 2.8% 61
47-2111 Electricians 1,885 2,120 235 12.5% 60
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,165 2,175 10 0.5% 58
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,610 1,670 60 3.7% 57
51-3022 Meat, Poultry and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,895 1,990 95 5.0% 57
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge and Coffee Shop 655 690 35 5.3% 53
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 1,470 1,555 85 5.8% 53
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,660 1,815 155 9.3% 53
11-9141 Property, Real Estate and Community Association Managers 1,565 1,715 150 9.6% 50
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists 1,680 1,790 110 6.5% 50
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, except Special Education 1,115 1,285 170 15.2% 48
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 2,340 2,345 5 0.2% 47
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 845 1,070 225 26.6% 46
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 1,105 1,220 115 10.4% 45
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,255 1,375 120 9.6% 45
13-2072 Loan Officers 1,655 1,785 130 7.9% 43
51-4041 Machinists 1,020 1,220 200 19.6% 43
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2,435 2,475 40 1.6% 43
25-4031 Library Technicians 715 745 30 4.2% 42
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,480 1,610 130 8.8% 42
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,740 1,880 140 8.0% 42
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists 1,510 1,680 170 11.3% 41
21-1021 Child, Family and School Social Workers 1,535 1,630 95 6.2% 41
21-2011 Clergy 1,780 1,820 40 2.2% 40
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,025 1,155 130 12.7% 40
31-9092 Medical Assistants 1,095 1,275 180 16.4% 39
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,100 1,170 70 6.4% 39
17-2051 Civil Engineers 900 1,065 165 18.3% 38
29-1051 Pharmacists 1,030 1,150 120 11.7% 37
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,230 1,270 40 3.3% 37
23-1011 Lawyers 1,405 1,540 135 9.6% 36
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 940 1,040 100 10.6% 36
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,525 1,635 110 7.2% 35
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 1,275 1,395 120 9.4% 35
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 2,265 2,465 200 8.8% 35
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 885 1,020 135 15.3% 35
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 960 1,055 95 9.9% 34
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,575 1,745 170 10.8% 34
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,045 1,105 60 5.7% 33
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 940 920 -20 -2.1% 33
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks 1,035 1,095 60 5.8% 33
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters 1,170 1,345 175 15.0% 33
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,050 1,095 45 4.3% 33
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers and Repairers 955 1,010 55 5.8% 32
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 1,150 1,220 70 6.1% 32
29-1123 Physical Therapists 645 790 145 22.5% 31
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 690 755 65 9.4% 31
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1,470 1,565 95 6.5% 31
51-4122 Welding, Soldering and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 550 720 170 30.9% 31
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers and Applicators, Vegetation 915 980 65 7.1% 30
31-9091 Dental Assistants 865 975 110 12.7% 29
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 2,415 2,265 -150 -6.2% 29
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 1,245 1,405 160 12.9% 28
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 1,245 1,385 140 11.2% 28
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 825 870 45 5.5% 28
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 810 865 55 6.8% 27
31-1011 Home Health Aides 945 1,030 85 9.0% 27
33-9032 Security Guards 1,135 1,235 100 8.8% 27
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,175 1,145 -30 -2.6% 27
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,145 1,160 15 1.3% 26
27-1024 Graphic Designers 745 800 55 7.4% 26
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 640 675 35 5.5% 26
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists 955 1,075 120 12.6% 25
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 335 360 25 7.5% 25
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 1,250 1,235 -15 -1.2% 25
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 625 700 75 12.0% 25
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 665 745 80 12.0% 24
13-1051 Cost Estimators 495 570 75 15.2% 24
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 1,330 1,375 45 3.4% 24
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers 710 790 80 11.3% 24
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 905 935 30 3.3% 24
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1,325 1,270 -55 -4.2% 24
13-1041 Compliance Officers 905 960 55 6.1% 23
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 720 865 145 20.1% 23
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 485 540 55 11.3% 22
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 735 760 25 3.4% 22
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 490 595 105 21.4% 22
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 640 660 20 3.1% 22
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists 920 960 40 4.3% 21
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 495 545 50 10.1% 21
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 450 480 30 6.7% 21
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 545 635 90 16.5% 21
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, except Special Education 565 615 50 8.8% 21
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 745 845 100 13.4% 21
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,595 1,620 25 1.6% 21
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 610 650 40 6.6% 21
*SOC - Standard Occupational Classification, 2010 Find descriptions of SOC occupations by code (2010 version).
Notes:
Data is preliminary and subject to revision.
Data for occupations with less than 20 workers in 2012 not included.
Number of workers data for 2012 and 2022 rounded to nearest five.

Data presented for occupations will not sum to totals due to rounding and non-publishable data for additional occupations included in totals. 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 20; thus those occupations with annual average demand greater than 20 are considered as having higher than average annual demand through 2022. For more information, see projections methodology.

Source: Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, July 2014

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