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Employment by Occupation- Roanoke MSA
 Occupation 2010
 2015 2016
 % Change
(2010-15)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,900
1,990 2,070
4.74
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
1,510  1,480 1,480
-1.99
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
3,750
4,220 4,510
12.53
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
6,570
 7,050 6,880
7.31
Community and Social Service Occupations
2,520
2,920 2,870
15.87
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
2,430
3,080 2,930
26.75
Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,640
 6,460 6,530
-2.71
Education, Training, and Library Occupations  7,700
 7,780 7,950
1.04
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations  130
130 160
0
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations  13,240
12,730 13,020
-3.85
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 10,820
 12,010 12,320
11.00
Healthcare Support Occupations 4,810
 5,070 5,290
5.41
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6,860
 6,670 7,090
-2.77
Legal Occupations  840
 860 920
2.38
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 440
 720 730
63.64
Management Occupations  5,230
 5,220 5,000
-0.19
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
26,630
 25,890 25,220
-2.78
Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,520
 4,220 4,230
19.89
Production Occupations 10,560
11.050 11,130
4.64
Protective Service Occupations 3,910
 4,480 4,530
14.58
Sales and Related Occupations 15,780
16,690
16,380
 5.77
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations  11,610
 11,360 11,870
 -2.15

 Totals

147,380
 152,090 153,130
3.20
 source: Bureau of Labor Statistics