What does this information tell me?
Outlook information can tell you whether a career is expected to be in demand in the future—that is, whether there are likely to be job openings if you choose this career. Please note that this does not account for the impacts of the current pandemic. Many occupations are likely to have very different outlooks due to the rapidly changing economy. When new outlook information is developed, it will be reflected here.
Careers can have one of three outlooks:
- A Bright outlook means new job opportunities are very likely in the future
- An Average outlook means that a small number of new job opportunities are likely in the future (less than an 8 percent increase)
- A Below Average outlook means new job opportunities are less likely in the future
You can also view local job listings in this field by clicking “Find job openings”. This can help you see if local businesses are hiring—another way of looking at demand.
What is the source of this information?
This information comes from O*NET Bright Outlook occupations and My Next Move career outlook designations (based on Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections 2020-30). Note this information is only available at a national level, so even if you selected a state, you’ll see this information for the whole country.