Employment in the hundreds of occupations covered in detail in the main body of the Handbook accounts for more than 126 million or 88 percent of all jobs in the economy. Although occupations covering the full spectrum of work are included, those requiring lengthy education or training generally are given the most attention.
This chapter presents summary data on 126 additional occupations, for which employment projections are prepared, but for which detailed occupational information is not developed. These occupations account for about 7 percent of all jobs. For each occupation, the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) code, a brief description of the nature of the work, the number of jobs in 2002, a phrase describing the projected employment change from 2002 to 2012, and the most significant source of education or training are presented. For a complete list of O*NET codes cited in the Handbook, refer to a later chapter, Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Coverage. For guidelines on interpreting the description of projected employment change, refer to How to Interpret Occupational Information Presented in the Handbook,
The approximately 5 percent of all jobs not covered either in the detailed occupational descriptions in the main body of the Handbook or in the summary data presented in this chapter are mainly residual categories, such as "all other managers", for which little meaningful information could be developed.
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