The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ released updated data for their Occupational Employment Statistics program on Wednesday revealing that office and administrative support occupations represent over 15 percent of total national employment. Information and record clerks, with m ore than 5.5 million jobs was the largest office and administrative occupation.
Other highlights from the data release are as follows:
• Healthcare had employment of 12 million with registered nurse being the largest occupation in this industry
• Construction continues to see positive gains in employment with laborers, carpenters, and electricians among the largest construction occupations
• 64% of entry-level employment only require a high school diploma or equivalent such as retail sales representative occupations, customer service representatives, and cashiers
• 70% of the Top 10 STEM occupations included software developers, and computer user support specialists
• With nearly 8.6 million jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM occupations had an annual mean wage of $87,570, compared with $45,700 for non-STEM occupations
• The largest occupations overall were food and beverage serving workers (7 million), health diagnosing and treating practitioners (4.9 million), and sales representatives (4.6 million)