Monday, April 08, 2013

New Occupations

Every few years, the federal government updates its occupational classification system--the one that produces estimates, for 821 detailed occupations, of the number of workers and their earnings. These estimates are produced for the nation as a whole and for states and metropolitan areas. It's an impressive effort in both scope and detail.

The latest update is the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification system. Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the first estimates based on the system. Here are some of the 24 new detailed occupations identified by the update and the average annual national wage in 2012 of those employed in the occupation full-time...

Fundraisers, $55,220
Web developers, $66,100
Community health workers, $37,490
Exercise physiologists, $47,610
Nurse anesthetists, $154,390
Hearing aid specialists, $46,780
Genetic counselors, $55,820
Transportation security screeners, $37,130
Solar photovoltaic installers, $40,620
Wind turbine service technicians, $48,320

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages

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