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
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
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,870 9,785 915 10.3% 333
39-9011 Childcare Workers 6,535 7,365 830 12.7% 275
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 8,790 9,300 510 5.8% 192
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks 10,465 11,275 810 7.7% 177
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
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
43-4081 Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks 2,020 2,250 230 11.4% 119
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
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
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 2,665 2,885 220 8.3% 85
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,800 2,030 230 12.8% 74
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,695 2,890 195 7.2% 71
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,945 2,115 170 8.7% 63
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
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,610 1,670 60 3.7% 57
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
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 845 1,070 225 26.6% 46
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,255 1,375 120 9.6% 45
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
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,740 1,880 140 8.0% 42
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,100 1,170 70 6.4% 39
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,230 1,270 40 3.3% 37
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
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
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
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
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 690 755 65 9.4% 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
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
33-9032 Security Guards 1,135 1,235 100 8.8% 27
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 640 675 35 5.5% 26
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 335 360 25 7.5% 25
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
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 735 760 25 3.4% 22
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 640 660 20 3.1% 22
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 545 635 90 16.5% 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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