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Employment Development Department

List of Occupations Employed in State Government

The following occupations are employed in State Government   NAICS Code  999200   (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
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33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers
23,000 25,000 2,000
43-9061 Office Clerks, General
15,000 15,500 500
13-1111 Management Analysts
14,000 15,200 1,200
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors
8,000 8,700 700
17-2051 Civil Engineers
7,200 7,800 600
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
7,000 7,600 600
43-1011 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Office and Administrative Support Workers
6,900 7,500 600
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts
5,900 6,900 1,000
33-2011 Fire Fighters
5,600 6,100 500
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
5,000 5,500 500
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers
4,100 4,400 300
23-1011 Lawyers
4,000 4,500 500
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents
3,900 4,300 400
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Ag, Constr, Health-Safety, and Transportation
3,800 4,200 400
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
3,600 3,900 300
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
3,500 3,900 400
29-1141 Registered Nurses
2,900 3,200 300
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
2,900 3,200 300
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
2,700 2,900 200
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
2,700 2,900 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software
2,300 2,500 200
11-1011 Chief Executives
2,200 2,100 -100
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other
2,100 2,200 100
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
2,000 2,200 200
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
1,800 1,900 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
1,700 1,800 100
15-1131 Computer Programmers
1,700 1,700 0
11-9199 Managers, All Other
1,600 1,700 100
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers
1,600 1,700 100
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
1,600 1,700 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
1,500 1,400 -100
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers
1,500 1,600 100
11-1021 General and Operations Managers
1,500 1,600 100
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives
1,400 1,500 100
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
1,300 1,400 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
1,300 1,200 -100
17-2081 Environmental Engineers
1,300 1,400 100
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,200 1,300 100
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
1,200 1,200 0
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians
1,200 1,300 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
1,100 1,200 100
43-6012 Legal Secretaries
1,100 1,200 100
47-1011 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
1,100 1,200 100
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
1,000 1,100 100
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
1,000 900 -100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
1,000 1,100 100
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners
1,000 1,100 100
15-2041 Statisticians
1,000 1,400 400
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
900 900 0
31-1014 Nursing Assistants
900 900 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
900 1,000 100
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
900 800 -100
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
900 900 0
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors
800 900 100
53-1021 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
800 900 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians
800 800 0
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians
800 900 100
17-2071 Electrical Engineers
800 800 0
25-9041 Teacher Assistants
700 800 100
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants
700 800 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors
700 800 100
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors
700 700 0
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
700 700 0
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers
700 600 -100
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
600 600 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
600 600 0
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
600 600 0
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers
600 600 0
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors
600 700 100
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
600 700 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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17-1022 Surveyors
600 600 0
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
500 600 100
31-9091 Dental Assistants
500 500 0
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
500 500 0
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators
500 500 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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47-2111 Electricians
500 500 0
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
500 500 0
11-3031 Financial Managers
400 500 100
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents
400 500 100
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
400 500 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
400 500 100
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners
400 400 0
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
400 500 100
13-2061 Financial Examiners
400 500 100
11-9041 Engineering Managers
400 500 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-2031 Budget Analysts
300 400 100
13-2051 Financial Analysts
300 400 100
29-1066 Psychiatrists
300 300 0
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
300 300 0
29-1051 Pharmacists
300 400 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians
300 300 0
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
300 400 100
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens
300 300 0
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
300 300 0
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians
300 400 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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27-3031 Public Relations Specialists
300 300 0
29-1021 Dentists, General
300 300 0
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
300 300 0
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
300 400 100
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents
300 400 100
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
300 300 0
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
200 200 0
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors
200 200 0
47-2031 Carpenters
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
200 200 0
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
200 200 0
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
200 200 0
51-5112 Printing Press Operators
200 200 0
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
200 300 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers
200 200 0
41-2011 Cashiers
200 200 0
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
200 200 0
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks
200 200 0
25-4021 Librarians
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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21-2011 Clergy
200 200 0
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
200 200 0
19-2031 Chemists
200 200 0
33-9032 Security Guards
200 200 0
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other
200 200 0
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists
200 200 0
29-1125 Recreational Therapists
200 200 0
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other
200 300 100
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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17-1012 Landscape Architects
200 300 100
19-1041 Epidemiologists
200 200 0
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters
200 200 0
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
200 300 100
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
200 200 0
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers
200 200 0
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers
100 200 100
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
100 100 0
11-9161 Emergency Management Directors
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists
100 100 0
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners
100 100 0
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
100 100 0
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists
100 100 0
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other
100 100 0
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers
100 100 0
17-2199 Engineers, All Other
100 100 0
17-2131 Materials Engineers
100 100 0
19-3011 Economists
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
100 100 0
19-1022 Microbiologists
100 100 0
19-1031 Conservation Scientists
100 100 0
19-1032 Foresters
100 200 100
13-2072 Loan Officers
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
100 100 0
15-2011 Actuaries
100 100 0
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications
100 100 0
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
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
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
100 100 0
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
100 200 100
29-2021 Dental Hygienists
100 100 0
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
100 200 100
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
100 100 0
37-1012 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Wrkrs
100 100 0
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
100 100 0
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-2012 Physicists
100 100 0
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
100 100 0
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other
100 100 0
23-1012 Judicial Law Clerks
100 100 0
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
100 100 0
25-4031 Library Technicians
100 100 0
25-3098 Substitute teachers
100 100 0
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators
100 100 0
23-2091 Court Reporters
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other
100 100 0
21-1094 Community Health Workers*
100 100 0
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
100 100 0
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors
100 100 0
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
100 100 0
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists
100 100 0
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
100 100 0
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives
100 100 0
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
100 100 0
39-7011 Tour Guides and Escorts
100 200 100
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
100 100 0
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers
100 100 0
51-8013 Power Plant Operators
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
100 100 0
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
100 100 0
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other
100 100 0
11-3121 Human Resources Managers
100 100 0
11-1031 Legislators
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators
100 200 100
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
100 100 0
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services
100 100 0
47-2061 Construction Laborers
100 100 0
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
100 100 0
49-2021 Radio Mechanics
100 200 100
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
0 100 100
13-1051 Cost Estimators
0 100 100
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists*
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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