These comments apply to the career group Technical Occupations in Architecture, Drafting, Surveying and Mapping, which includes Industrial Designers.
The majority of job openings will arise from retirements, despite a retirement rate below the occupational average. Workers in this occupation are generally younger than those in other occupations. Job openings arising from economic growth will be fewer in number than over the 1999-2008 period. During that period, this occupation profited from significant investments in construction. However, the recent recession slowed down construction activity distinctly at the start of the projection period.
Job Seekers: 25,961
Job Openings: 20,574
Job prospects for this career are rated Limited