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 Some Postsecondary Education (Less than Associate Degree)
2010 - 2020
SOC* Code Occupational Title 2010 Workers 2020 Workers Numeric Change Percent Change Avg. Annual Openings
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants 6,265 6,905 640 10.2% 145
39-9041 Residential Advisors 1,975 2,195 220 11.1% 97
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,035 2,325 290 14.3% 83
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 2,150 2,355 205 9.5% 77
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists 1,840 2,065 225 12.2% 57
25-4031 Library Technicians 825 850 25 3.0% 38
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 860 1,045 185 21.5% 34
31-9091 Dental Assistants 875 1,020 145 16.6% 33
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 975 1,095 120 12.3% 32
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 850 980 130 15.3% 30
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1,430 1,540 110 7.7% 29
*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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