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List of Occupations Employed in Federal Government

The following occupations are employed in Federal Government   NAICS Code  999100   (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
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other
12,800 12,700 -100
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Ag, Constr, Health-Safety, and Transportation
8,500 8,400 -100
29-1141 Registered Nurses
6,600 6,600 0
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
6,300 6,300 0
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
6,100 6,100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians
5,700 5,600 -100
33-9093 Transportation Security Screeners
4,900 4,900 0
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
4,800 4,700 -100
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other
4,700 4,600 -100
11-9199 Managers, All Other
4,100 4,100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents
4,000 3,600 -400
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
3,300 3,200 -100
13-1111 Management Analysts
3,200 3,200 0
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
3,000 3,000 0
25-3097 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers
2,800 2,800 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
2,700 2,700 0
23-1011 Lawyers
2,600 2,700 100
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers
2,300 2,300 0
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
2,300 2,100 -200
43-9061 Office Clerks, General
2,000 1,900 -100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-1081 Logisticians
1,900 1,900 0
17-2199 Engineers, All Other
1,900 1,900 0
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other
1,800 1,800 0
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers
1,800 1,800 0
11-1021 General and Operations Managers
1,700 1,600 -100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors
1,700 1,700 0
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other
1,700 1,700 0
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
1,600 1,400 -200
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
1,600 1,600 0
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists*
1,500 1,500 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
1,400 1,400 0
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other
1,300 1,300 0
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
1,300 1,200 -100
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
1,300 1,300 0
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
1,200 1,200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
1,200 1,200 0
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers
1,200 1,200 0
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
1,100 1,100 0
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists
1,100 1,100 0
31-1014 Nursing Assistants
1,100 1,100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
1,100 1,100 0
33-2011 Fire Fighters
1,100 1,100 0
43-3061 Procurement Clerks
1,100 1,000 -100
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
1,100 1,100 0
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
1,100 900 -200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
1,100 1,000 -100
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
1,100 1,100 0
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1,000 1,000 0
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other
1,000 1,000 0
19-4021 Biological Technicians
1,000 900 -100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers
1,000 1,000 0
17-2051 Civil Engineers
900 900 0
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers
900 900 0
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
900 900 0
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
900 900 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-3031 Financial Managers
900 900 0
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
900 800 -100
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
900 800 -100
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service
900 700 -200
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
800 800 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other
800 800 0
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers
700 700 0
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers
700 700 0
13-2061 Financial Examiners
700 700 0
13-2031 Budget Analysts
700 700 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
700 700 0
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
700 700 0
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives
700 700 0
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
600 600 0
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other
600 600 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
600 600 0
29-1051 Pharmacists
600 600 0
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
600 600 0
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other
600 600 0
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
600 600 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
600 600 0
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
600 600 0
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other
500 500 0
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
500 500 0
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
500 500 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers
500 500 0
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors
500 500 0
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other
500 500 0
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other
500 500 0
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other
500 500 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-1011 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Office and Administrative Support Workers
500 500 0
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other
500 500 0
41-2031 Retail Salespersons
400 400 0
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
400 400 0
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists
400 300 -100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians
400 400 0
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists
400 300 -100
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other
400 400 0
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
400 500 100
11-9041 Engineering Managers
400 400 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-2031 Chemists
400 400 0
19-1031 Conservation Scientists
400 500 100
17-2071 Electrical Engineers
400 400 0
17-2081 Environmental Engineers
400 400 0
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-2012 Physicists
300 300 0
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
300 300 0
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
300 300 0
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors
300 300 0
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
300 300 0
47-2111 Electricians
300 300 0
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
300 300 0
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
300 300 0
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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43-9022 Word Processors and Typists
300 300 0
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents
300 300 0
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other
300 300 0
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
300 300 0
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other
300 300 0
31-9091 Dental Assistants
300 300 0
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
200 200 0
39-9032 Recreation Workers
200 200 0
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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29-1123 Physical Therapists
200 200 0
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists
200 200 0
29-1029 Dentists, All Other Specialists
200 200 0
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists
200 200 0
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
200 200 0
49-2091 Avionics Technicians
200 100 -100
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
200 200 0
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors
200 100 -100
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
200 100 -100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-3061 Purchasing Managers
200 200 0
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
200 200 0
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand
200 200 0
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
200 200 0
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters
200 200 0
51-4041 Machinists
200 200 0
19-2043 Hydrologists
200 200 0
19-3011 Economists
200 200 0
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
15-2021 Mathematicians
200 200 0
13-2072 Loan Officers
200 200 0
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
200 200 0
17-1012 Landscape Architects
100 100 0
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
100 100 0
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers
100 100 0
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
100 100 0
11-3121 Human Resources Managers
100 100 0
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
15-2041 Statisticians
100 100 0
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists
100 100 0
19-1022 Microbiologists
100 100 0
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
100 100 0
17-2112 Industrial Engineers
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-2131 Materials Engineers
100 100 0
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers
100 100 0
17-2041 Chemical Engineers
100 100 0
19-1032 Foresters
100 100 0
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
100 0 -100
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
100 100 0
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
100 100 0
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other
100 100 0
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
53-1031 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Trans and Material-Moving Vehicle Operators
100 100 0
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
100 100 0
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
100 100 0
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
100 100 0
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
100 100 0
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
100 100 0
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators
100 100 0
49-9096 Riggers
100 100 0
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other
100 100 0
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators
100 100 0
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals
100 100 0
47-1011 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
100 100 0
47-2031 Carpenters
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
100 100 0
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
100 100 0
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
100 100 0
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other
100 100 0
39-7011 Tour Guides and Escorts
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists
100 100 0
29-1131 Veterinarians
100 100 0
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators
100 100 0
25-4021 Librarians
100 100 0
25-4031 Library Technicians
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators
100 100 0
29-1071 Physician Assistants
100 100 0
29-1081 Podiatrists
100 100 0
29-1122 Occupational Therapists
100 100 0
27-1024 Graphic Designers
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
27-2012 Producers and Directors
100 100 0
19-3092 Geographers
100 100 0
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
100 100 0
21-1091 Health Educators
100 100 0
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
21-2011 Clergy
100 100 0
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners
100 100 0
27-3042 Technical Writers
100 100 0
25-2059 Special Education Teachers, All Other
100 100 0
29-1125 Recreational Therapists
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
29-2021 Dental Hygienists
100 100 0
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
100 100 0
29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists
100 100 0
41-2011 Cashiers
100 100 0
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
33-9032 Security Guards
100 100 0

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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