U.S. Virgin Islands

2010-2020 State Occupational Projections

Occupation 2010 2020 Change Percent Change Average Annual Openings
Dental Assistants 60 80 20 31.8
Physicans and Surgeons 130 160 30 25.6
Dentists, General 20 30 10 25
Tour Guides and Escorts 70 90 20 24.7
Packers and Packagers, Hand 150 180 40 23.7
Postal Service Mail Carriers 30 40 10 19.4
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 100 120 20 17.2
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 80 10 14.3
Transportation Security Screeners (Federal Only) 110 120 20 14.2
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 80 10 13.6
Healthcare Social Workers 50 60 10 13.2
Postal Service Clerks 80 90 10 13.2
Carpenters 190 220 30 13.2
Registered Nurses 220 250 30 12.1
Receptionists and Information Clerks 320 360 40 11.5
Construction Laborers 570 630 60 10.9 10
Teacher Assistants 110 120 10 10
Medical and Health Services Managers 100 110 10 9.4
Security Guards 1,250 1,350 100 8.2 10
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 70 10 8.2
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 980 1,050 80 7.7 10
First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 70 10 7.4
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 130 10 6.4
Cashiers 1,640 1,730 90 5.4 10
General and Operations Managers 850 890 40 4.8
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 170 180 10 4.8
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 240 250 10 4.6
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 460 480 20 4.1
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 880 910 30 3.6
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 230 240 10 2.6
Childcare Workers 470 470 10 1.1
Retail Salespersons 1,950 1,960 10 0.5
Customer Service Representatives 450 450 -10 -1.1
Lawyers 320 320 -10 -2.2
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 590 580 -10 -2.4
Food Preparation Workers 440 430 -10 -2.5
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 390 380 -10 -2.6
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,170 1,140 -30 -2.6
Office Clerks, General 940 910 -30 -2.8
Tellers 210 200 -10 -2.9
Total, All Occupations 43,950 42,420 -1,530 -3.5 130
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 150 150 -10 -3.9
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 120 -10 -4
Social and Community Service Managers 120 120 -10 -4.1
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 960 920 -40 -4.3
Waiters and Waitresses 750 710 -40 -4.8
Financial Managers 220 210 -10 -5.1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 450 420 -20 -5.2
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 90 90 -10 -5.5
Cooks, Restaurant 390 370 -20 -5.9
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 660 -40 -6
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 80 80 -10 -6
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 210 190 -10 -6.8
Data Entry Keyers 250 240 -20 -6.8
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 140 -10 -6.8
Managers, All Other 70 70 -10 -7
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 880 820 -60 -7.1
File Clerks 80 80 -10 -7.3
Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 60 -10 -7.3
Electricians 140 130 -10 -7.9
Social and Human Service Assistants 110 100 -10 -8
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 120 110 -10 -8.1
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 120 110 -10 -8.1
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 90 -10 -8.4
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 270 250 -20 -8.5
Pharmacy Technicians 80 70 -10 -9
Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 50 -10 -9.4
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 160 150 -20 -9.8
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 90 -10 -9.8
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 160 -20 -10.4
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 110 100 -10 -10.5
Public Relations Specialists 90 80 -10 -10.6
Personal Care Aides 90 80 -10 -10.6
Recreation Workers 90 80 -10 -10.6
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 60 60 -10 -10.9
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 310 280 -30 -10.9
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 140 130 -20 -11.1
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 160 140 -20 -11.2
Library Technicians 40 40 -10 -11.4
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 170 150 -20 -11.8
Budget Analysts 150 130 -20 -11.9
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 40 40 -10 -11.9
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 100 -10 -12
Word Processors and Typists 50 40 -10 -12
Correctional Officers and Jailers 500 440 -60 -12.1
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 280 250 -30 -12.1
Bailiffs 120 100 -10 -12.2
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 90 -10 -12.2
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 1,060 930 -130 -12.3
Sales Managers 130 110 -20 -12.4
Social Science Research Assistants 140 130 -20 -12.6
Urban and Regional Planners 50 40 -10 -12.8
Judicial Law Clerks 80 70 -10 -12.8
Dietetic Technicians 60 50 -10 -12.9
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 30 -10 -13.2
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 50 -10 -14.3
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 230 -40 -15.5
Bakers 70 60 -10 -16.2
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 190 -40 -17.8
Crossing Guards 110 90 -30 -22.3
Broadcast Technicians 30 20 -10 -22.6
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 80 -30 -23.6
Management Analysts 60 40 -20 -31
Radio and Television Announcers 20 10 -10 -31.3
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 100 -110 -51.5
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 270 110 -160 -58.2

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