Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Employment Projections by Occupation

South Dakota - Statewide

South Dakota - Substate Areas


Related Information

South Dakota - Statewide

All Occupations

South Dakota occupational projections, all occupations, 2012-2022

Occupation projections, all occupations, in Adobe .pdf format.

If you would like to receive the above data in Microsoft Excel format, please contact us.

South Dakota Labor Bulletin article providing highlights of 2012-2022 occupational projections

High Demand Occupations (The following are available in Adobe .pdf format. If you would like to receive the files in Microsoft Excel format, please email the Labor Market Information Center.

South Dakota projections for occupations with higher-than-average projected demand

South Dakota projections for occupations with higher-than-average projected demand, by level of education typically needed for entry

Less than High School

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Some Postsecondary Education (Less than Associate Degree)

Associate degree

Bachelor's degree

Master's degree - No occupations requiring a master's degree are projected to have higher than average demand through 2022.

Doctoral or professional degree

High Demand - High Wage Occupations (see South Dakota Hot Careers poster, in Adobe PDF format)

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Targeted Occupations

South Dakota - Sub-state

Central Area of South Dakota

East Area of South Dakota

West Area of South Dakota

Rapid City Metropolitan Statistical Area

Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area

Please note: We made every effort to publish the sub-state occupational employment projections for as many occupations as possible while following stringent guidelines to ensure the reliability of the estimates and the confidentiality of data provided voluntarily by employers. If data is not available through the links above for a particular occupation of interest, it is because it did not meet those standards.


United States (link to  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website)

Related Information

See occupational descriptions (Standard Occupational Classification System - SOC) in alphabetical order or in SOC code order.

See projections methodology and technical notes.

See our definitions Web page for explanations of each educational requirement level.

Visit Career InSite for more information on occupations.

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184