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Opportunities for Tomorrow's Workforce

Where is Rhode Island's economy headed? Which jobs are going to be in demand in the future? What types of skills will I need to compete and succeed in tomorrow's economy? The following projections are based on a model using past and present industry and occupational trends combined with a set of basic assumptions concerning the future. These pages will offer the reader insight into Rhode Island's economic picture. 


Occupational Projections
Rhode Island's Occupational Outlook for 2026 
Major Occupational Group
2016-2026 Occupational Projections Alphabetical Order
2016-2026 Occupational Projections (Standard Occupational Classification Order)


High Growth Occupations
The top 50 occupations with the greatest number of openings due to growth represent openings created by new or expanding
businesses during the projection period.
Fastest Growing Occupations
The fastest growing occupations in Rhode Island are the occupations with both a projected 2026 employment level of 500 or more and a growth rate of at least 10 percent.
High Demand Occupations
High demand occupations are the occupations projected to have the largest numeric openings over the projection period. For most
of the occupations listed, the need to replace workers leaving an occupation is projected to
create more openings than openings created by new/expanding businesses.
Education Reports
Occupations by Educational Requirements
Top Ten Occupations by Educational Demand (11 x 17 Poster)
Occupational Projections with Educational Requirements Spreadsheet (xlsx)
Industry Projections
Rhode Island's Industry Outlook for 2026 
Employment Projections by Major Industry Division
Employment Projections by 3-digit NAICS Industry
Industry Profiles
Industry Profiles Publication (.pdf)
National Projections: Bureau of Labor Statistics' Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections.

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