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Tri-State Regional Workforce Alliance National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC)
Stephen Dunn
Regional Project Manager
Southeast Tennessee Development District
(423) 643-2320
sdunn@sedev.org
Tri-State Regional Workforce Alliance
Dr. Domenico Parisi
Professor and Director
National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC)
(662) 325-9242
nsparc@nsparc.msstate.edu
nSPARC
TRI-STATE REGIONAL OCCUPATIONS DATA
The tables below present information on the top 20 Tri-State occupations within the three critical industry sectors, the top 20 Tri-State occupations not within the three critical industry sectors, and the top 20 Tri-State occupations within all industry sectors, respectively. The figures break down occupations by number of jobs, projected number of jobs, change, percent change, percent of total jobs in the region, current hourly wage, required education level, and job zone.


Top 20 Occupations within Regionally Bounded Sectors
SOC Code          Occupation Current Jobs 10-Year Projection Change Percent Change Percent of Total Jobs Current Hourly Wage Education Level Job Zone
53-3032 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 13,982 13,974 -8 0% 1.59% $18.05 MOJT 2
51-2092 Team assemblers 8,660 7,887 -773 -9% 0.98% $12.78 MOJT 1
51-6064 Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 8,048 6,640 -1,408 -17% 0.91% $11.95 MOJT 3
53-7062 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 6,891 6,052 -839 -12% 0.78% $10.27 SOJT 1
51-6063 Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 4,964 3,633 -1,331 -27% 0.56% $12.54 LOJT 3
51-1011 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 4,756 3,965 -791 -17% 0.54% $20.19 WERF 3
53-7051 Industrial truck and tractor operators 4,269 3,438 -831 -19% 0.48% $12.95 SOJT 1
53-3033 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 4,052 4,432 380 9% 0.46% $12.81 SOJT 1
51-9198 Helpers--Production workers 4,003 3,384 -619 -15% 0.45% $10.92 SOJT 1
51-6031 Sewing machine operators 3,995 2,905 -1,090 -27% 0.45% $10.35 MOJT 1
51-9061 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 3,324 2,534 -790 -24% 0.37% $13.02 MOJT 1
49-9042 Maintenance and repair workers, general 2,907 2,492 -415 -14% 0.33% $14.99 MOJT 3
53-7064 Packers and packagers, hand 2,650 1,768 -882 -33% 0.30% $9.98 SOJT 1
51-4121 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 2,567 2,567 0 0% 0.29% $15.35 LOJT 2
51-6062 Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders 2,428 1,970 -458 -19% 0.27% $12.03 MOJT 3
49-9041 Industrial machinery mechanics 2,350 2,209 -141 -6% 0.26% $17.17 LOJT 3
53-3031 Driver/sales workers 1,907 2,028 121 6% 0.21% $12.74 SOJT 1
11-1021 General and operations managers 1,903 1,515 -388 -20% 0.21% $31.56 DWE 4
43-5071 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,790 1,555 -235 -13% 0.20% $12.20 SOJT 1
43-4051 Customer service representatives 1,779 1,823 44 2% 0.20% $12.79 MOJT 2
  Top 20 Totals 87,225 76,771 -10,454 -12% 9.90% $14.82 -- --
  Overall Totals 880,727 954,651 73,924 8% 100.00% $14.61 -- --

Top 20 Occupations within Regionally Unbounded Sectors
SOC Code          Occupation Current Jobs 10-Year Projection Change Percent Change Percent of Total Jobs Current Hourly Wage Education Level Job Zone
41-2031 Retail salespersons 23,040 26,310 3,270 14% 2.61% $9.57 SOJT 2
41-2011 Cashiers, except gaming 18,216 18,713 497 3% 2.06% $7.76 SOJT 1
35-3021 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,449 20,817 3,368 19% 1.98% $7.36 SOJT 1
37-2012 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 15,377 20,476 5,099 33% 1.75% $7.41 SOJT 1
41-1011 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 14,514 16,039 1,525 11% 1.65% $13.74 WERF 2
43-9061 Office clerks, general 12,667 13,930 1,263 10% 1.44% $10.87 SOJT 2
43-4051 Customer service representatives 11,991 14,556 2,565 21% 1.36% $12.79 MOJT 2
11-9012 Farmers and ranchers 11,678 9,538 -2,140 -18% 1.33% $7.34 LOJT 3
29-1111 Registered nurses 11,630 15,308 3,678 32% 1.32% $25.22 AD 4
35-3031 Waiters and waitresses 9,923 12,118 2,195 22% 1.12% $7.57 SOJT 1
47-2031 Carpenters 9,764 10,587 823 8% 1.10% $15.62 LOJT 3
47-2061 Construction laborers 9,344 9,825 481 5% 1.06% $13.53 MOJT 1
43-6014 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 8,972 8,982 10 0% 1.01% $11.53 MOJT 2
39-9011 Child care workers 8,945 11,981 3,036 34% 1.01% $7.41 SOJT 1
41-9022 Real estate sales agents 8,601 11,896 3,295 38% 0.97% $7.49 PVA 2
25-2021 Elementary school teachers, except special education 8,507 9,248 741 9% 0.96% $28.33 BD 4
11-1021 General and operations managers 8,446 8,475 29 0% 0.96% $31.56 DWE 4
41-9021 Real estate brokers 8,325 11,601 3,276 39% 0.95% $7.47 WERF 3
37-2011 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 8,309 9,403 1,094 13% 0.94% $9.61 SOJT 1
43-3031 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 8,267 9,271 1,004 12% 0.94% $12.93 MOJT 2
  Top 20 Totals 233,965 269,074 35,109 15% 26.56% $12.17 --  
  Overall Totals 880,727 954,651 73,924 8% 100.00% $14.61 --  

Top 20 Occupations within All Regional Industry Sectors
SOC Code          Occupation Current Jobs 10-Year Projection Change Percent Change Percent of Total Jobs Current Hourly Wage Education Level Job Zone
41-2031 Retail salespersons 23,356 26,551 3,195 14% 2.65% $9.57 SOJT 2
41-2011 Cashiers, except gaming 18,466 18,888 422 2% 2.10% $7.76 SOJT 1
53-3032 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 17,647 17,921 274 2% 2.00% $18.05 MOJT 2
35-3021 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,643 20,981 3,338 19% 2.00% $7.36 SOJT 1
37-2012 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 15,379 20,477 5,098 33% 1.75% $7.41 SOJT 1
53-7062 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 15,109 13,972 -1,137 -8% 1.72% $10.27 SOJT 1
51-2092 Team assemblers 14,808 13,803 -1,005 -7% 1.68% $12.78 MOJT 1
41-1011 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 14,618 16,134 1,516 10% 1.66% $13.74 WERF 2
43-9061 Office clerks, general 14,386 15,495 1,109 8% 1.63% $10.87 SOJT 2
43-4051 Customer service representatives 13,770 16,378 2,608 19% 1.56% $12.79 MOJT 2
11-9012 Farmers and ranchers 11,678 9,538 -2,140 -18% 1.33% $7.34 LOJT 3
29-1111 Registered nurses 11,637 15,316 3,679 32% 1.32% $25.22 AD 4
11-1021 General and operations managers 10,349 9,991 -358 -3% 1.18% $31.56 DWE 4
35-3031 Waiters and waitresses 9,936 12,129 2,193 22% 1.13% $7.57 SOJT 1
47-2031 Carpenters 9,917 10,713 796 8% 1.13% $15.62 LOJT 3
43-6014 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 9,762 9,628 -134 -1% 1.11% $11.53 MOJT 2
43-5081 Stock clerks and order fillers 9,493 9,187 -306 -3% 1.08% $9.61 SOJT 2
47-2061 Construction laborers 9,380 9,861 481 5% 1.07% $13.53 MOJT 1
43-3031 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 9,306 10,208 902 10% 1.06% $12.93 MOJT 2
49-9042 Maintenance and repair workers, general 8,988 9,020 32 0% 1.02% $14.99 MOJT 3
  Top 20 Totals 265,630 286,191 20,561 8% 30.16% $12.49 -- --
  Overall Totals 880,727 954,651 73,924 8% 100.00% $14.61 -- --
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009
EDUCATION LEVEL ABBREVIATIONS
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PRO  First Professional Degree
PhD  Doctoral Degree
MAS  Master's Degree
DWE  Degree with Experience
BD  Bachelor's Degree
AD  Associate's Degree
PVA  Postsecondary Vocational Award
WERF  Work Experience in a Related Field
LOJT  Long-Term On-the-Job Training
MOJT  Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training
SOJT  Short-Term On-the-Job Training

EDUCATION LEVEL ABBREVIATIONS
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PRO  First Professional Degree
PhD  Doctoral Degree
MAS  Master's Degree
DWE  Degree with Experience
BD  Bachelor's Degree
AD  Associate's Degree
PVA  Postsecondary Vocational Award
WERF  Work Experience in a Related Field
LOJT  Long-Term On-the-Job Training
MOJT  Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training
SOJT  Short-Term On-the-Job Training



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