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2010 High Priority Occupations in Business and Financial Services (BFS) Industry Cluster
 
The BFS cluster includes a wide range of services available to today’s businesses from business support services to waste management. Included in this cluster are banking and credit institutions, insurance carriers and brokers, personal and professional business services, advertising and marketing agencies, employment agents and agencies as well as a varied assortment of business support services.
 
High Priority Occupations in BFS
(New occupation additions in 2010 are marked with an asterisk.)
 
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SOC Code Occupation Educational Attainment 1 Industry Cluster Wage, 2008 Industry Cluster All Industries Percent Employment Change, 2004-2006 Percent Change in Wages, 2006-2008 Unempl. Rate, 2007-2009 Completers as Percent of Total Openings
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners & Investigators LT OJT $54,620 232 432 43.24% 11.01% 2.1% 10.42%
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits & Job Analysis Specialists BD $53,797 83 181 61.54% 2.94% 4.6% 77.90%
13-1073 Training & Development Specialists BD $51,233 88 339 22.20% 3.91% 4.6% 50.74%
13-1111 Management Analysts BD+ $88,408 416 928 29.44% 1.92% 0.0% 4.31%
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors BD $69,097 632 1,479 44.34% 7.70% 2.2% 166.33%
13-2051 Financial Analysts BD $77,240 156 284 22.14% 12.20% 1.3% 146.48%
13-2052 *Personal Financial Advisors BD $85,697 218 305 13.33% 2.07% 0.6% 117.70%
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters BD $68,171 95 139 5.68% 11.01% 2.4% 160.43%
13-2072 Loan Officers BD $54,290 151 157 99.05% 5.04% 16.8% 252.23%
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications BD $83,083 138 624 26.47% 5.28% 3.1% 101.76%
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists AD $43,672 192 882 16.11% 2.77% 0.6% 43.08%
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts BD $69,807 294 1,033 10.71% 15.51% 1.0% 71.54%
15-1071 Network & Computer Systems Administrators BD $69,085 142 595 30.87% 7.59% 0.0% 158.82%
15-1081 Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts BD $72,391 137 499 26.60% 8.32% 8.4% 57.92%
23-1011 Lawyers PROF $126,651 418 686 6.21% 16.53% 1.9% 257.00%
23-2011 Paralegals & Legal Assistants AD $45,168 209 270 8.67% 8.32% 0.9% 115.56%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists & Technicians AD $29,764 122 190 18.83% 7.07% 2.6% 37.89%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents MT OJT $69,089 88 250 51.80% 7.99% 7.8% 146.40%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents BD $65,347 295 436 8.48% 13.75% 2.6% 4.82%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents PS VOC $46,934 93 216 94.52% 4.26% 5.3% 37.96%
43-3021 Billing & Posting Clerks & Machine Operators ST OJT $31,328 81 341 0.25% 7.77% 2.7% 29.03%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks MT OJT $33,594 443 1,835 20.84% 8.65% 2.3% 91.39%
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks MT OJT $34,819 124 126 7.75% 0.82% 12.5% 10.32%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives MT OJT $31,803 1,519 4,400 27.21% 9.45% 6.5% 3.61%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers & Clerks ST OJT $31,402 156 163 82.79% 14.71% 1.6% 10.43%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries PS VOC $37,702 273 300 1.16% 6.67% 3.2% 10.33%
43-6014 Secretaries MT OJT $28,063 257 1,446 -16.37% 3.55% 3.2% N/A
43-9041 Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks MT OJT $35,427 94 154 4.56% 9.33% 3.3% 22.08%
 
1 Educational Attainment Abbreviations:
 
ST OJT Short-term Training – basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
MT OJT Moderate-term Training – basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
LT OJT Long-term Training – basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training.
WK EXP Work Experience - in a related occupation, training is gained through hands-on work in a similar occupation.
PS VOC Post-secondary Vocational Training - training is gained through a vocational training program.
AD Associate’s Degree – degree completed after two years of full-time schooling beyond high school.
BD Bachelor’s Degree – degree completed after four years of full-time schooling beyond high school.
BD+ Bachelor’s Degree plus experience – a four-year bachelor’s degree plus experience gained through hands-on experience.
MD Master’s – training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor’s degree.
PhD Doctoral – training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor’s degree.
PROF First Professional Degree – training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor’s degree.
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