Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Occupational Employment Projections

South Dakota Employment Projections
for Occupations with Higher-than-Average Projected Demand
and Which Typically Require High School Diploma or Equivalent
2010 - 2020
SOC* Code Occupational Title 2010 Workers 2020 Workers Numeric Change Percent Change Avg. Annual Openings
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,645 9,850 1,205 13.9% 366
39-9011 Childcare Workers 6,520 7,640 1,120 17.2% 317
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,160 6,035 875 17.0% 244
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
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 4,970 5,315 345 6.9% 147
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,075 5,495 420 8.3% 132
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 4,310 4,685 375 8.7% 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
43-3071 Tellers 1,965 2,235 270 13.7% 108
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
43-4081 Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks 1,800 1,995 195 10.8% 91
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
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
47-2111 Electricians 1,745 1,940 195 11.2% 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
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,645 1,750 105 6.4% 59
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
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
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 980 1,095 115 11.7% 43
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
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
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
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 770 975 205 26.6% 35
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,265 1,415 150 11.9% 34
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
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers and Repairers 950 1,000 50 5.3% 30
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers and Applicators, Vegetation 755 915 160 21.2% 29
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 835 900 65 7.8% 28
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
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,345 1,370 25 1.9% 26
51-4041 Machinists 755 870 115 15.2% 26
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 545 665 120 22.0% 26
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1,255 1,205 -50 -4.0% 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. Click here for more information on educational levels.

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

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