Sample 1 - State of California

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 2012 employment from largest to smallest.  Return to the Search Page.

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SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
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33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers
23,800 25,200 1,400
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other
10,200 10,800 600
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists
8,500 6,300 -2,200
17-2051 Civil Engineers
8,400 9,400 1,000
43-1011 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Office and Administrative Support Workers
7,700 8,200 500
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33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
7,400 7,900 500
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts
6,700 7,800 1,100
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
5,300 5,900 600
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors
4,600 4,900 300
13-1111 Management Analysts
4,300 4,600 300
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43-4071 File Clerks
4,100 3,600 -500
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers
4,100 4,300 200
23-1011 Lawyers
4,100 4,400 300
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
4,000 4,000 0
43-9061 Office Clerks, General
3,900 3,500 -400
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43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
3,800 4,700 900
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents
3,500 3,700 200
29-1141 Registered Nurses
3,400 3,600 200
33-2011 Fire Fighters
3,200 3,400 200
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
2,700 2,800 100
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19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
2,600 2,800 200
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
2,600 2,000 -600
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
2,400 2,400 0
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Ag, Constr, Health-Safety, and Transportation
2,200 2,400 200
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
2,200 2,300 100
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11-1011 Chief Executives
2,100 2,200 100
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software
2,100 2,200 100
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
1,700 1,800 100
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives
1,700 1,800 100
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
1,700 1,800 100
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37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
1,600 1,700 100
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other
1,600 1,700 100
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers
1,500 1,600 100
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
1,400 1,500 100
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
1,300 1,200 -100
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45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers
1,300 1,400 100
17-2081 Environmental Engineers
1,300 1,400 100
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians
1,200 1,300 100
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
1,200 1,200 0
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
1,200 1,300 100
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39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,100 1,200 100
47-1011 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
1,100 1,200 100
13-2061 Financial Examiners
1,100 1,200 100
11-9199 Managers, All Other
1,100 1,200 100
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
1,000 1,100 100
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43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
1,000 1,200 200
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
1,000 1,000 0
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers
1,000 1,100 100
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
900 1,000 100
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts
900 1,100 200
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19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners
800 900 100
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians
800 800 0
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors
800 900 100
25-9041 Teacher Assistants
800 800 0
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
800 900 100
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11-3031 Financial Managers
800 900 100
53-1021 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
800 800 0
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors
700 800 100
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
700 800 100
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians
700 700 0
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17-1022 Surveyors
700 700 0
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
600 600 0
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other
600 700 100
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
600 700 100
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
600 600 0
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31-1014 Nursing Assistants
600 600 0
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
600 600 0
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
600 600 0
11-1021 General and Operations Managers
600 700 100
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
600 600 0
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43-6012 Legal Secretaries
600 600 0
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers
600 400 -200
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents
500 600 100
47-2111 Electricians
500 600 100
31-9091 Dental Assistants
500 500 0
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33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
500 600 100
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
500 500 0
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators
500 500 0
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors
500 500 0
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers
400 400 0
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33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens
400 400 0
29-1067 Surgeons
400 500 100
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
400 400 0
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
400 500 100
43-3061 Procurement Clerks
400 400 0
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37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other
400 500 100
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
400 400 0
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
400 500 100
17-2071 Electrical Engineers
400 400 0
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
300 300 0
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19-1031 Conservation Scientists
300 300 0
17-1012 Landscape Architects
300 300 0
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians
300 400 100
13-2031 Budget Analysts
300 400 100
13-2051 Financial Analysts
300 300 0
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11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary
300 300 0
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
300 300 0
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
300 300 0
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
300 300 0
41-2011 Cashiers
300 300 0
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51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
300 300 0
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators
300 300 0
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
300 300 0
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
300 300 0
29-1051 Pharmacists
300 400 100
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29-1066 Psychiatrists
300 300 0
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians
300 300 0
29-1021 Dentists, General
300 300 0
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other
300 300 0
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
200 200 0
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25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
200 200 0
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School
200 200 0
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists
200 200 0
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
200 200 0
21-1091 Health Educators
200 200 0
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21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors
200 200 0
23-1012 Judicial Law Clerks
200 200 0
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
200 200 0
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
200 300 100
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
200 200 0
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33-9032 Security Guards
200 200 0
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
200 200 0
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers
200 200 0
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors
200 200 0
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
200 200 0
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47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
200 200 0
51-5112 Printing Press Operators
200 200 0
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
200 200 0
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
200 200 0
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks
200 200 0
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47-2031 Carpenters
200 200 0
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives
200 200 0
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers
200 200 0
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors
200 300 100
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
200 200 0
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15-1131 Computer Programmers
200 200 0
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists*
200 200 0
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists
200 200 0
19-2031 Chemists
200 200 0
19-1041 Epidemiologists
200 200 0
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19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
200 200 0
17-2199 Engineers, All Other
200 200 0
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters
200 200 0
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
200 200 0
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists
200 200 0
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15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists
200 200 0
15-2011 Actuaries
100 100 0
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
100 100 0
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
100 100 0
19-1032 Foresters
100 100 0
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19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other
100 100 0
19-3011 Economists
100 100 0
19-3041 Sociologists
100 100 0
17-2131 Materials Engineers
100 100 0
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers
100 100 0
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17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
100 100 0
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
100 100 0
19-1022 Microbiologists
100 100 0
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
100 100 0
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
100 100 0
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13-1151 Training and Development Specialists
100 200 100
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers
100 100 0
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
100 100 0
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications
100 100 0
13-1051 Cost Estimators
100 100 0
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11-9041 Engineering Managers
100 100 0
11-9051 Food Service Managers
100 100 0
11-9021 Construction Managers
100 100 0
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
100 100 0
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
100 100 0
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43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
100 100 0
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
100 100 0
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service
100 100 0
39-7011 Tour Guides and Escorts
100 100 0
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
100 100 0
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41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers
100 100 0
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers
100 100 0
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
100 100 0
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
100 100 0
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other
100 100 0
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11-1031 Legislators
100 100 0
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers
100 100 0
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers
100 100 0
51-8013 Power Plant Operators
100 100 0
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
100 100 0
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49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
100 100 0
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors
100 100 0
49-2022 Telecommunications Equip Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
100 100 0
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
100 100 0
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
100 100 0
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49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
100 100 0
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other
100 100 0
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other
100 100 0
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
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31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists
100 100 0
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
100 100 0
29-2021 Dental Hygienists
100 100 0
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists
100 100 0
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists
100 100 0
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29-1125 Recreational Therapists
100 100 0
21-1094 Community Health Workers*
100 100 0
21-2011 Clergy
100 100 0
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors
100 100 0
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
100 100 0
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27-3091 Interpreters and Translators
100 100 0
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
100 100 0
27-1024 Graphic Designers
100 100 0
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers
100 100 0
25-4021 Librarians
100 100 0
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25-4031 Library Technicians
100 100 0
23-2091 Court Reporters
100 100 0
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
100 100 0
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other
0 100 100
11-9039 Education Administrators, 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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