Table 3-3
S&E employment and job openings, by occupation: 2004 and projected 2014
(Thousands)
 
Occupation   2004   2014   Change   Job
Openings
  10-year total
growth (%)
  10-year job
openings as
percent of 2004
employment
 
All occupations   145,612   164,540   18,928   54,680   13.0   37.5
All S&E   5,120   6,440   1,319   2,186   25.8   42.7
Computer/mathematical scientists   2,698   3,656   958   1,273   35.5   47.2
Engineers   1,449   1,644   195   507   13.4   35.0
Life scientists   232   280   48   103   20.8   44.6
Physical scientists   250   281   30   94   12.2   37.4
Social scientists/related occupations   492   580   88   209   17.9   42.5
Selected other occupations  
S&E managers   513   616   103   200   20.1   39.0
S&E technicians   874   986   112   303   12.8   34.7
Postsecondary teachers/administrators   1,760   2,312   553   953   31.4   54.1
Computer programmers   455   464   9   117   2.0   25.6
Healthcare practitioner/technical occupations   6,805   8,561   1,756   3,047   25.8   44.8
 

NOTE: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not make projection for S&E occupations as a group; numbers in table based on sum of BLS projections in those occupations that National Science Foundation considers S&E.

SOURCE: BLS, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, National Industry-Occupation Employment Projections 2004–14 (2005).

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