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Top 100 Occupations Ranked by Total Growth: 1997 to 2002

Chicago Six-county Region     
Industry: Fabricated Metal Products (D34)     
       
Rank OES Code Occupation Growth Rates
1 22127 Computer engineers 21.54%
2 25102 Systems analysts 20.91%
3 25199 All other computer scientists 14.29%
4 85902 Heat, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 11.11%
5 21511 Personnel, training, and labor relations specialists 9.15%
6 22132 Safety engineers, except mining 7.69%
7 39999 All other professional, paraprofessional, and technical workers 7.50%
8 22199 All other engineers 7.19%
9 22105 Metallurgists and metallurgical, ceramic, and materials engineers 6.82%
10 91508 Combination machine tool operators and tenders, metal and plastic 6.70%
11 91505 Combination machine tool setters and set-up operators, metal and plastic 6.57%
12 32000 Health practitioners, technicians, and related 6.25%
13 34038 Designers, except interior designers 6.25%
14 93197 All other precision assemblers, metal 5.83%
15 22135 Mechanical engineers 5.49%
16 22505 Electrical and electronic technicians and technologists 5.26%
17 13017 Engineering, mathematical, and natural science managers 4.64%
18 91502 Numerical control machine tool operators and tenders, metal and plastic 3.98%
19 22126 Electrical and electronics engineers 3.94%
20 55314 Personnel clerks, except payroll and timekeeping 3.94%
21 95099 All other plant and system operators 3.57%
22 13011 Marketing, advertising, and public relations managers 3.15%
23 25111 Programmers, numerical, tool, and process control 2.90%
24 58017 Weighters, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 2.80%
25 97105 Truck drivers, light 2.56%
26 21114 Accountants and auditors 2.56%
27 22128 Industrial engineers, except safety engineers 2.55%
28 58028 Traffic, shipping, and receiving clerks 2.50%
29 41002 Marketing and sales worker supervisors 2.50%
30 21117 Budget analysts 2.50%
31 53123 Adjustment clerks 2.48%
32 97944 Crane and tower operators 2.47%
33 58008 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 2.46%
34 93999 All other hand workers 2.41%
35 21902 Cost estimators 2.26%
36 87402 Painters and paperhangers, construction and maintenance 2.22%
37 93914 Welders and cutters 2.22%
38 89132 Sheet metal workers 2.20%
39 97102 Truck drivers, heavy 2.15%
40 98102 Mechanic and repairer helpers 1.79%
41 13008 Purchasing managers 1.67%
42 98999 All other helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 1.55%
43 21308 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 1.23%
44 85123 Millwrights 0.58%
45 87102 Carpenters 0.00%
46 85302 Automotive mechanics 0.00%
47 79014 Gardeners and groundskeepers, except farm 0.00%
48 93917 Solderers and brazers 0.00%
49 91708 Solderer and brazer machine setters and set-up operators 0.00%
50 89135 Boilermakers 0.00%
51 92529 All other printing, related setters and set-up operators 0.00%
52 92549 All other printing, binding, and related workers 0.00%
53 91938 Heaters, metal and plastic 0.00%
54 81005 First line supervisors, construction and related 0.00%
55 85311 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 0.00%
56 95002 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 0.00%
57 24199 All other physical scientists 0.00%
58 93108 Fitters, structural metal, precision 0.00%
59 22121 Civil engineers, including traffic engineers 0.00%
60 24105 Chemists 0.00%
61 13005 Personnel, training, and labor relations managers -0.53%
62 15014 Industrial production managers -0.70%
63 55347 General office clerks -0.72%
64 19999 All other managers and administrators -0.93%
65 91935 Furnace operators and tenders -1.24%
66 92198 All other metal and plastic machine operators -1.34%
67 55305 Receptionists and information clerks -1.35%
68 87202 Electricians -1.39%
69 93953 Grinders and polishers, hand -1.39%
70 85132 Maintenance repairers, general utility -1.47%
71 51002 Clerical supervisors and managers -1.52%
72 13002 Financial managers -1.52%
73 81017 First line supervisors, helpers and laborers -1.56%
74 63047 Guards -1.64%
75 25108 Computer programmer aides -1.69%
76 92197 All other metal and plastic machine setters -1.73%
77 25105 Computer programmers -1.75%
78 81099 First line supervisors, all other -1.77%
79 81008 First line supervisors, production and related -1.84%
80 81002 First line supervisors, mechanical and related -1.94%
81 91714 Metal fabricators, structural metal products -2.04%
82 98700 Freight, stock, and material movers, hand -2.07%
83 98502 Machine feeders and offbearers -2.13%
84 85128 Machinery maintenance workers -2.14%
85 81011 First line supervisors, transportation and related -2.21%
86 85110 Industrial machinery mechanics -2.41%
87 89114 Pattern and model makers, metal -2.90%
88 89117 Layout workers, metal, precision -2.99%
89 92951 Painting machine setters and set-up operators -3.05%
90 92953 Painting machine operators and tenders -3.06%
91 91711 Solderer and brazer machine operators and tenders -3.13%
92 97989 All other material moving equipment operators -3.17%
93 21999 All other management support workers -3.18%
94 85999 All other mechanics, installers, and repairers -3.24%
95 91317 Forging mach setters and set-up operators, metal and plastic -3.30%
96 21199 All other financial specialists -3.33%
97 49002 Sales engineers -3.33%
98 22599 All other engineering technicians and technologists -3.33%
99 93198 All other precision assemblers, except metals -3.38%
100 92998 All other machine operators and tenders -3.39%
       
Source: Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL)


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