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Demo Memo: Top jobs for Millenials, GenX and Boomers

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Top 10 Occupations: Millennials

Among the hundreds of detailed occupations examined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 10 with the largest percentage of Millennials (aged 21 to 38 in 2015)...

Millennial share of workers (average = 38%)
1. Food and tobacco roasting machine operators: 65.7%
2. Helpers, extraction workers: 65.0%
3. Occupational therapy assistants and aides: 64.3%
4. Dancers and choreographers: 64.2%
5. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks: 62.3%
6. Sailors and mariner oilers: 61.8%
7. Bartenders: 61.2%
8. Wind turbine service technicians: 60.0%
9. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics: 59.9%
10. Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining: 58.8%

Top 10 Occupations: Generation X

Among the hundreds of detailed occupations examined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 10 with the largest percentage of Gen Xers (aged 39 to 50 in 2015) ...

Generation X share of workers (average = 26%)
1. Supervisors of police and detectives: 44.7%
2. Brokerage clerks: 40.0%
3. Financial examiners: 40.0%
4. Locomotive engineers: 39.6%
5. Computer network architects: 38.4%
6. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers: 38.1%
7. Computer and information systems managers: 38.1%
8. Supervisors of correctional officers: 38.1%
9. Training and development mangers: 38.0%
10. Human resources managers: 37.0%

Top 10 Occupations: Boomers

Among the hundreds of detailed occupations examined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 10 with the largest percentage of Boomers (aged 51 to 69 in 2015)...

Baby Boom share of workers (average = 31%)
1. Buyers and purchasing agents, farm products: 64.0%
2. Judges and magistrates: 62.4%
3. Crossing guards: 62.1%
4. Print binding and finishing workers: 61.0%
5. Farmers and ranchers: 59.7%
6. Tailors and dressmakers: 58.1%
7. Parking enforcement workers: 58.0%
8. Postmasters and mail superintendents: 57.5%
9. Furniture finishers: 56.0%
10. Tool and die makers: 55.3%


Demo Memo was created by Cheryl Russell, nationally renowned demographer as well as editorial director of New Strategist Press. Russell also is the former editor-in-chief of American Demographics magazine and The Boomer Report. She has written numerous books about demographic trends. Ms. Russell is a professional demographer with a master's degree from Cornell University.





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