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Los Angeles Basin Region

The Los Angeles Basin region is comprised of Los Angeles County.

Top Job Openings 2018-2028*

High-Skill Occupations

  • General and Operations Managers:
    • 65,590 projected job openings, $109,479 average annual wage, 2,611 job advertisements.
  • Registered Nurses:
    • 59,280 projected job openings, $124,569 average annual wage, 10,107 job advertisements.
  • Accountants and Auditors:
    • 52,000 projected job openings, $81,470 average annual wage, 1,900 job advertisements.
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists:
    • 34,980 projected job openings, $70,354 average annual wage, 1,535 job advertisements.
  • Management Analysts:
    • 30,100 projected job openings, $101,174 average annual wage, 1,303 job advertisements.
 

Middle-Skill Occupations

  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks:
    • 64,200 projected job openings, $49,882 average annual wage, 1,300 job advertisements.
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers:
    • 48,110 projected job openings, $51,672 average annual wage, 2,982 job advertisements.
  • Teacher Assistants:
    • 46,510 projected job openings, $38,864 average annual wage, 351 job advertisements.
  • Nursing Assistants:
    • 46,410 projected job openings, $39,905 average annual wage, 1,619 job advertisements.
  • Medical Assistants:
    • 35,620 projected job openings, $40,603 average annual wage, 928 job advertisements.  
 

Entry-Level Occupations

  • Personal Care Aides**:
    • 442,840 projected job openings, $33,259 average annual wage, 1,324 job advertisements.
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food***:
    • 221,550 projected job openings, $33,322 average annual wage, 2,140 job advertisements.            
  • Cashiers:
    • 212,970 projected job openings, $32,490 average annual wage, 1,266 job advertisements.            
  • Retail Salespersons:
    • 166,200 projected job openings, $32,490 average annual wage, 4,663 job advertisements.             
  • Waiters and Waitresses:
    • 163,200 projected job openings, $33,259 average annual wage, 1,665 job advertisements.

An image of the California Los Angeles Basin region on a map of California

 

*The 2018-2028 employment projections do not include impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and response efforts. Employment projections are developed using models based on historical data, which in this set of projections cover the period through 2018; all input data therefore precede the pandemic. Employment projections are long-term projections intended to capture structural change in the economy, not cyclical fluctuations. As such, they are not intended to capture the impacts of the recession that began in February 2020. However, besides the immediate recessionary impacts, the pandemic may cause new structural changes to the economy. Subsequent employment projections will incorporate new information on economic structural changes as it becomes available.

**Wages for Personal Care Aides are taken from the Home Health and Personal Care Aides occupation.

***Wages for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food are taken from the Food Preparation Workers occupation.