PROJECTED JOB GROWTH BY OCCUPATION
Nebraska - 2008-2018          
2008 2018 2008 - 2018 Est. Annual Openings Growth Description
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry,Green Occupation
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation Title
Employment Projected Employ. Annual % Change
Cashiers  24,506 25,914 0.60% 1,242 Stable
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 31,091 37,727 2.00% 1,220 Growing
Retail Salespersons  30,721 33,530 0.90% 1,138 Stable
Customer Service Representatives  18,856 22,843 1.90% 993 Growing
Waiters and Waitresses  15,483 16,854 0.90% 992 Stable
Registered Nurses  21,220 26,323 2.20% 881 Growing
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food  19,516 22,909 1.60% 753 Growing
Office Clerks, General  17,115 19,178 1.10% 439 Growing
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks  19,423 21,460 1.00% 437 Growing
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education  10,967 12,734 1.50% 426 Growing
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 
9,448 10,550 1.10% 413 Growing
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants  14,904 17,464 1.60% 404 Growing
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers  12,958 13,858 0.70% 388 Stable
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  16,955 17,579 0.40% 382 Stable
Childcare Workers 8,947 10,010 1.10% 368 Growing
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products  11,386 12,123 0.60% 338 Stable
Tellers  5,302 6,458 2.00% 334 Growing
Accountants and Auditors  8,888 10,677 1.90% 329 Growing
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 11,564 12,326 0.60% 324 Stable
Receptionists and Information Clerks  7,447 8,432 1.30% 300 Growing
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses  5,889 7,000 1.70% 295 Growing
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 8,540 9,526 1.10% 292 Growing
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 7,636 8,324 0.90% 291 Stable
Teacher Assistants  8,862 9,797 1.00% 282 Growing
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop  3,251 3,614 1.10% 275 Growing
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry,Green Occupation
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 
5,987 6,625 1.00% 256 Growing
Bartenders  5,474 6,075 1.00% 255 Growing
Carpenters  9,720 11,056 1.30% 255 Growing
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General  9,059 10,032 1.00% 237 Growing
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 9,276 10,360 1.10% 233 Growing
Electricians 5,455 6,311 1.50% 218 Growing
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 6,148 6,875 1.10% 210 Growing
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers  8,179 9,264 1.30% 207 Growing
Social and Human Service Assistants  5,013 5,788 1.40% 184 Growing
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 4,755 5,500 1.50% 183 Growing
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters  4,760 5,573 1.60% 177 Growing
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other  4,230 4,928 1.50% 175 Growing
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 4,922 5,710 1.50% 174 Growing
Cooks, Restaurant  4,777 5,268 1.00% 171 Growing
Teachers and Instructors, All Other 5,368 6,190 1.40% 165 Growing
Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts  2,453 3,636 4.00% 162 Growing
Insurance Sales Agents  4,113 4,749 1.40% 160 Growing
Dishwashers  2,867 3,274 1.30% 159 Growing
Market Research Analysts  2,716 3,565 2.80% 158 Growing
Public Relations Specialists 3,467 4,184 1.90% 154 Growing
Human Resources Specialists 2,641 3,429 2.60% 148 Growing
Cooks, Fast Food  4,048 4,474 1.00% 147 Growing
Computer Software Engineers, Applications  3,619 4,775 2.80% 146 Growing
Security Guards 4,651 5,137 1.00% 145 Growing
Computer Support Specialists  3,316 3,802 1.40% 141 Growing
Medical Assistants  3,472 4,454 2.50% 137 Growing
Computer Systems Analysts  3,340 3,972 1.70% 135 Growing
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics  4,930 5,321 0.80% 133 Stable
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 4,699 5,041 0.70% 131 Stable
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products  3,171 3,622 1.30% 129 Growing
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Green Occupation
Occupation is in National High Growth industry,Green Occupation
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry,Green Occupation
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Green Occupation
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 
3,840 4,185 0.90% 127 Stable
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2,228 3,073 3.30% 121 Growing
Management Analysts  4,061 4,559 1.20% 120 Growing
Billing and Posting Clerks 3,889 4,453 1.40% 120 Growing
Construction Managers  4,846 5,659 1.60% 119 Growing
Construction Laborers  4,834 5,708 1.70% 119 Growing
Compliance Officers 2,700 3,600 2.90% 119 Growing
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria  3,275 3,605 1.00% 117 Stable
Medical Secretaries  3,180 3,923 2.10% 117 Growing
Pharmacy Technicians  2,088 2,721 2.70% 116 Growing
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers  2,804 3,248 1.50% 115 Growing
Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software  2,806 3,672 2.70% 111 Growing
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists  4,151 4,626 1.10% 109 Growing
Bill and Account Collectors  2,781 3,340 1.80% 108 Growing
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education  2,544 3,111 2.00% 108 Growing
Training and Development Specialists  1,953 2,445 2.30% 100 Growing
Lawyers  3,395 3,750 1.00% 99 Growing
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 5,133 5,607 0.90% 96 Stable
Loan Officers  2,688 3,360 2.30% 96 Growing
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators  3,026 3,437 1.30% 93 Growing
Pharmacists  2,229 2,614 1.60% 88 Growing
Cost Estimators  1,650 2,128 2.60% 85 Growing
Dental Assistants  1,716 2,249 2.70% 85 Growing
Sales Managers  2,116 2,497 1.70% 84 Growing
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  1,868 2,377 2.40% 83 Growing
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors  1,758 2,250 2.50% 81 Growing
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers  1,741 2,276 2.70% 81 Growing
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other  2,380 2,748 1.40% 79 Growing
Network and Computer Systems Administrators  1,983 2,444 2.10% 79 Growing
Personal Care Aides 1,469 2,076 3.50% 79 Growing
Financial Managers  2,560 2,868 1.10% 77 Growing
Medical and Health Services Managers  2,116 2,463 1.50% 75 Growing
Recreation Workers  2,141 2,491 1.50% 74 Growing
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 
2,359 2,693 1.30% 73 Growing
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians  1,697 2,035 1.80% 69 Growing
Civil Engineers  1,794 2,147 1.80% 65 Growing
Financial Analysts  1,511 1,826 1.90% 59 Growing
Occupation is in National High Growth industry
Green Occupation
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Coaches and Scouts 
1,331 1,660 2.20% 59 Growing
Industrial Machinery Mechanics  1,818 2,144 1.70% 59 Growing
Physical Therapists  1,401 1,801 2.50% 57 Growing
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Personal Financial Advisors 
1,092 1,539 3.50% 57 Growing
Family and General Practitioners  1,388 1,697 2.00% 55 Growing
Radiologic Technologists 1,627 1,923 1.70% 54 Growing
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Occupation is in Regional High Growth industry
Dental Hygienists 
966 1,268 2.80% 50 Growing
Physician Assistants  782 1,085 3.30% 44 Growing
Source: Nebraska Dept. of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information, Long Term Occupational Projections, 2012
Last Updated: 04/02/12
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov