Employment Outlook

Long-Term Occupation Projections
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SOC CodeOccupationEstimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Percent Change 2016 - 2026Numeric Change 2016 - 20262016 - 2026 Labor Market Exit Openings*2016 - 2026 Occupational Transfer Openings*2016 - 2026 Total Openings**
292012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians3,6164,00410.7%3881,1531,1532,694
* Labor Market Exit Openings are the projected number of workers leaving an occupation and exiting the labor market entirely (most labor force exits are related to workers retiring). Occupational transfers are the projected number of workers permanently leaving an occupation and transferring to a different occupation.
** Total Openings represent the sum of job openings from employment growth, labor force exits, and occupational transfers.