April 5, 2013 (The Lane Report) Computer network support specialists, with employment of 167,980 in
May 2012, and nurse practitioners, with employment of 105,780, were 2 of
the largest new occupations in the 2010 Standard Occupational
Classification (SOC) system, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. These are 2 of 24 newly defined detailed occupations. Nurse
practitioners (NPs) have been providing primary, acute and specialty
healthcare to patients of all ages for nearly half a century. There are
105,780 NPs employed in the U.S.
The data in this news release are from the Occupational Employment
Statistics (OES) program, which provides employment and wage estimates
by area and by industry for wage and salary workers in 22 major
occupational groups and 821 detailed occupations. In addition, national
employment and wage estimates for 94 minor occupational groups and 458
broad occupations are available for the first time.