Table 1: Projected Growth of Primary Occupation Skill for Occupations in Industries With the Greatest Forecasted Long-Term Employment Growth, 2002 - 2012
O*Net Skill Number of Occupations Employment
2002 2012
Job Growth
2002 - 2012
     
Service Orientation 30 20,832 24,351 3,519
Operation and Control 49 9,419 11,651 2,232
Equipment Selection 16 4,511 5,885 1,374
Instructing 37 12,253 13,506 1,253
Coordination 20 5,169 6,387 1,218
Repairing 22 3,303 4,377 1,074
Mathematics 19 3,590 4,580 991
Installation 16 3,111 4,014 903
Equipment Maintenance 7 4,561 5,350 789
Reading Comprehension 15 2,839 3,585 746
Product Inspection 23 3,057 3,751 694
Speaking 26 2,709 3,401 692
Management of Personnel Resources 10 2,597 3,227 630
Information Gathering 19 1,553 2,026 473
Social Perceptiveness 7 1,682 2,124 443
Problem Identification 14 1,355 1,757 403
Persuasion 6 1,209 1,556 347
Time Management 5 2,571 2,918 347
Science 15 983 1,281 298
Information Organization 10 1,189 1,461 272
Operation Monitoring 1 947 1,215 268
Judgment and Decision Making 9 587 789 202
Active Listening 7 702 864 162
Troubleshooting 7 509 610 102
Critical Thinking 4 269 369 100
Programming 3 261 320 59
Management of Financial Resources 2 206 251 45
Writing 3 143 180 37
Operations Analysis 5 111 146 35
Idea Generation 6 142 177 35
Testing 3 114 146 32
Implementation Planning 3 88 115 27
Active Learning 2 29 39 10
Learning Strategies 1 93 101 8
Identification of Key Causes 1 19 24 5
Negotiation 1 16 19 3
Visioning 1 6 7 1
Management of Material Resources 1 6 6 0
Monitoring 1 2 2 0
Systems Evaluation 1 2 2 0
Note: Skills reflect only the primary skill required for the occupation.

 

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