The Churn Report

How rapid is the churn for the most common occupations in this region?

The future of work means churn. Sectors, industries, companies, occupations, and people will all be changed by technology. The growing and eroding opportunities are already evident. For example, a nurse and a fast-food worker are both very common occupations in our region. There are 70,350 nurses and 61,870 fast-food workers. However, the future of each role is very different. The Bureau of Labor Statistics makes it easy to identify the region’s top 50 most common occupations. These 50 occupations total more than 1.3 Million jobs and 51% of our region’s workforce. Below are two lists: the 10 most common & growing occupations and the 10 most common & eroding occupations, from 2015 to 2019. Stay tuned for updates when the 2021 data is released in March 2022.


Common & Eroding

Occupation20152019Net Change
Food Prep Workers15,62012,700 – 18.69%
Retail Salesperson91,63075,850– 17.22%
Administrative Assistants49,09043,180– 12.04%
Secondary Teachers22,11020,520– 7.19%
Bookkeepers31,91029,660– 7.05%
Cashiers70,39066,410– 5.65%
Accountants & Auditors31,36029,810– 4.94%
Computer Support Specialists12,78012,210– 4.46%
Repair Workers23,36022,570– 3.38%
Landscapers18,67018,210– 2.46%
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Common & Growing

Occupation20152019Net Change
Passenger Drivers4,21016,750297.8%
Wholesale Sales Pros 8,440 27,130221.45%
Finance Analysts 9,420 14,78056.90%
Large Truck Drivers 22,100 29,67034.25%
Project Managers 13,940 18,47032.50%
Manual Laborers 48,380 63,64031.54%
Food Prep Supervisors 14,210 18,53030.40%
General Managers 32,750 42,31029.19%
Cooks 18,000 23,12028.44%
Medical Assistants 12,240 15,36025.49%
Bureau of Labor Statistics

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