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List of Industries Employing Couriers and Messengers

The following industries employ Couriers and Messengers ,  SOC Code  43-5021  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Short-term on-the-job training  (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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Couriers and Messengers   (NAICS 492000 ) 4,600 5,400 800
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories   (NAICS 621500 ) 2,400 3,100 700
Legal Services   (NAICS 541100 ) 1,100 1,100 0
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 600 600 0
Business Support Services   (NAICS 561400 ) 500 500 0
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 300 300 0
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals   (NAICS 622100 ) 300 300 0
Offices of Physicians   (NAICS 621100 ) 300 400 100
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 200 200 0
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Other Support Services   (NAICS 561900 ) 100 100 0
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services   (NAICS 541200 ) 100 100 0
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 100 100 0
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services   (NAICS 621900 ) 100 100 0
Depository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522100 ) 100 100 0
Printing and Related Support Activities   (NAICS 323000 ) 100 100 0
Private Households   (NAICS 814000 ) 0 100 100
Freight Transportation Arrangement   (NAICS 488500 ) 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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