Information on the distribution of employment for an occupation among industries can identify those industries in which job prospects for employment in that occupation may be best. That information can be enhanced with information on projected employment change. Similar information on the occupational employment distribution in an industry can identify differences in employment prospects among occupations in that industry. This site provides such information. It presents 1998 and projected 2008 employment data showing the distribution of total employment for over 500 detailed occupations within more than 240 industries. Self-employed, unpaid family workers, and workers who have a second job in agricultural production, foresty, fishing, or private households are listed as separate industries in order to derive total employment. Data for all other industries are wage and salary employment. The data can be searched by occupation or by industry.
Occupation search allows you to see the industries that had the largest numbers or workers in that occupation in 1998 or in which employment for that occupation is projected to increase the fastest or increase the most over the 1998-2008 period.
Industry search allows you to see which occupations in that industry had the most workers in 1998 and which will have the fastest growth or largest numerical increase over the 1998-2008 period.