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List of Industries Employing Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

The following industries employ Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products ,  SOC Code  13-1023  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 2,300 2,100 -200
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 1,700 1,900 200
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 1,600 1,500 -100
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing   (NAICS 336400 ) 1,600 1,700 100
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 1,400 1,500 100
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 1,300 1,200 -100
Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 1,100 1,500 400
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 1,000 1,000 0
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals   (NAICS 622100 ) 900 1,000 100
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 800 1,100 300
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 800 1,100 300
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 800 1,100 300
Advertising and Related Services   (NAICS 541800 ) 700 800 100
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 700 800 100
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 600 600 0
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 600 700 100
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 500 500 0
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 400 500 100
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing   (NAICS 315200 ) 400 300 -100
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 400 400 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 400 500 100
Electrical Equipment and Appliances   (NAICS 335000 ) 400 400 0
Wired Telecommunications Carriers   (NAICS 517100 ) 400 300 -100
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 300 300 0
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425000 ) 300 400 100
Full-Service Restaurants   (NAICS 722500 ) 300 400 100
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg   (NAICS 333900 ) 300 300 0
Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 300 300 0
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing   (NAICS 339900 ) 300 300 0
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 326000 ) 300 300 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Machine Shops and Threaded Products   (NAICS 332700 ) 300 400 100
Office Administrative Services   (NAICS 561100 ) 300 300 0
Building Finishing Contractors   (NAICS 238300 ) 300 400 100
Fruit, Vegetable, & Specialty Foods Mfg   (NAICS 311400 ) 200 100 -100
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 200 200 0
Residential Building Construction   (NAICS 236100 ) 200 200 0
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg   (NAICS 332900 ) 200 200 0
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333200 ) 200 300 100
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery   (NAICS 333300 ) 200 200 0
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg   (NAICS 327000 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Motor Vehicle/Part Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423100 ) 200 200 0
Household and Institutional Furniture   (NAICS 337100 ) 200 200 0
Building Foundation/Exterior Contractors   (NAICS 238100 ) 200 300 100
Architectural and Structural Metals   (NAICS 332300 ) 200 200 0
Automotive Repair and Maintenance   (NAICS 811100 ) 200 200 0
Accommodation   (NAICS 721000 ) 200 200 0
Software Publishers   (NAICS 511200 ) 200 300 100
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 100 100 0
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 100 100 0
ISPs, Search Portals, & Data Processing   (NAICS 518000 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Insurance Carriers   (NAICS 524100 ) 100 100 0
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support   (NAICS 524200 ) 100 100 0
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing   (NAICS 532400 ) 100 100 0
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers   (NAICS 453900 ) 100 100 0
Commercial Machinery Repair/Maintenance   (NAICS 811300 ) 100 100 0
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing   (NAICS 336100 ) 100 200 100
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 312000 ) 100 100 0
Ship and Boat Building   (NAICS 336600 ) 100 100 0
Other Food Manufacturing   (NAICS 311900 ) 100 100 0
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423700 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Primary Metal Manufacturing   (NAICS 331000 ) 100 100 0
Outpatient Care Centers   (NAICS 621400 ) 100 100 0
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333500 ) 100 100 0
Other Wood Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 321900 ) 100 100 0
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 322200 ) 100 0 -100
Printing and Related Support Activities   (NAICS 323000 ) 100 100 0
Offices of Physicians   (NAICS 621100 ) 100 100 0
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 324000 ) 100 100 0
Cleaning Compound and Toiletry Mfg   (NAICS 325600 ) 100 100 0
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing   (NAICS 311800 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Nonresidential Building Construction   (NAICS 236200 ) 100 100 0
Utility System Construction   (NAICS 237100 ) 100 100 0
Oil and Gas Extraction   (NAICS 211000 ) 100 100 0
Power Generation and Supply   (NAICS 221100 ) 100 100 0
Services to Buildings and Dwellings   (NAICS 561700 ) 100 100 0
Other Support Services   (NAICS 561900 ) 100 100 0
Dairy Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 311500 ) 100 100 0
Animal Slaughtering and Processing   (NAICS 311600 ) 100 100 0
Other Specialty Trade Contractors   (NAICS 238900 ) 100 100 0
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Specialized Design Services   (NAICS 541400 ) 100 100 0
Specialized Freight Trucking   (NAICS 484200 ) 100 100 0
Investigation and Security Services   (NAICS 561600 ) 0 100 100
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories   (NAICS 621500 ) 0 100 100
General Freight Trucking   (NAICS 484100 ) 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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