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List of Occupations Employed in Scientific Research and Development Svc

The following occupations are employed in Scientific Research and Development Svc   NAICS Code  541700   (2).

This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.  Return to the Search Page.

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SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
8,800 11,000 2,200
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software
6,300 7,900 1,600
19-4021 Biological Technicians
6,200 7,700 1,500
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications
4,800 6,000 1,200
17-2071 Electrical Engineers
4,600 5,800 1,200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers
3,500 4,300 800
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists
3,400 4,500 1,100
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers
3,200 4,900 1,700
11-1021 General and Operations Managers
2,900 3,500 600
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
2,700 2,900 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other
2,400 2,900 500
11-9041 Engineering Managers
2,300 2,900 600
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
2,300 2,900 600
19-2031 Chemists
2,300 3,200 900
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other
2,100 2,700 600
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers
1,800 2,200 400
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
1,800 2,100 300
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
1,700 2,200 500
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors
1,700 2,100 400
11-9199 Managers, All Other
1,600 2,000 400
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-1022 Microbiologists
1,600 2,100 500
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers
1,600 2,000 400
43-9061 Office Clerks, General
1,300 1,500 200
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants
1,300 1,400 100
13-1111 Management Analysts
1,300 1,700 400
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts
1,200 1,600 400
17-2112 Industrial Engineers
1,200 1,500 300
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers
1,100 1,700 600
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists
1,100 1,400 300
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Ag, Constr, Health-Safety, and Transportation
1,100 1,400 300
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-3031 Financial Managers
1,100 1,400 300
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
1,000 1,100 100
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
1,000 1,300 300
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists
1,000 1,200 200
19-4031 Chemical Technicians
1,000 1,400 400
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other
1,000 1,200 200
11-2021 Marketing Managers
1,000 1,200 200
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
900 1,200 300
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
900 1,100 200
19-2012 Physicists
900 1,300 400
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
900 1,100 200
15-1131 Computer Programmers
800 900 100
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
800 1,100 300
13-2051 Financial Analysts
800 900 100
23-1011 Lawyers
800 1,100 300
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
800 1,000 200
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers
700 900 200
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
700 900 200
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists*
700 800 100
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists
700 900 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-2199 Engineers, All Other
700 1,000 300
43-1011 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Office and Administrative Support Workers
600 700 100
27-3042 Technical Writers
600 700 100
11-1011 Chief Executives
600 700 100
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
600 600 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
500 600 100
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists
500 500 0
19-2032 Materials Scientists
500 700 200
17-2041 Chemical Engineers
500 600 100
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists
500 600 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians
400 500 100
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
400 500 100
15-2041 Statisticians
400 700 300
13-1081 Logisticians
400 600 200
15-1141 Database Administrators
400 500 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists
400 400 0
15-1122 Information Security Analysts
400 500 100
19-3041 Sociologists
400 400 0
51-4041 Machinists
400 500 100
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
400 500 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
400 500 100
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks
300 300 0
11-2022 Sales Managers
300 400 100
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
300 400 100
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
300 400 100
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
300 300 0
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
300 400 100
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
300 400 100
19-3011 Economists
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers
300 300 0
11-3061 Purchasing Managers
300 400 100
11-3121 Human Resources Managers
300 400 100
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts
300 500 200
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists
300 400 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other
300 400 100
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
200 200 0
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
200 300 100
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other
200 200 0
17-2131 Materials Engineers
200 300 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
15-1143 Computer Network Architects*
200 300 100
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers
200 200 0
15-1134 Web Developers
200 200 0
19-3022 Survey Researchers
200 200 0
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
200 300 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
27-3041 Editors
200 200 0
27-1024 Graphic Designers
200 300 100
25-4021 Librarians
200 200 0
51-2092 Team Assemblers
200 300 100
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
200 200 0
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
200 300 100
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives
200 200 0
43-4071 File Clerks
100 100 0
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
100 200 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-3061 Procurement Clerks
100 100 0
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers
100 100 0
41-9031 Sales Engineers
100 100 0
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
100 100 0
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
100 100 0
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
100 100 0
47-2111 Electricians
100 200 100
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
100 100 0
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers
100 100 0
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
100 100 0
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
100 100 0
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers
100 100 0
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
100 200 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
100 100 0
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other
100 100 0
27-3043 Writers and Authors
100 100 0
29-1141 Registered Nurses
100 100 0
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-1041 Epidemiologists
100 200 100
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
100 200 100
21-1091 Health Educators
100 100 0
13-2031 Budget Analysts
100 100 0
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-1131 Fundraisers
100 100 0
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
100 200 100
13-1051 Cost Estimators
100 100 0
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
100 100 0
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
15-2021 Mathematicians
100 200 100
17-2081 Environmental Engineers
100 100 0
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
100 100 0
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
100 100 0
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-3131 Training and Development Managers
0 100 100
11-9021 Construction Managers
0 100 100
47-2031 Carpenters
0 100 100
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
0 100 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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