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Employment by Occupation- Roanoke MSA
 Occupation 2010
 2015 2017
 % Change
(2010-17)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,900
1,990 2,060
8.42
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
1,510  1,480 1,470
-2.65
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
3,750
4,220 4,610
22.93
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
6,570
 7,050 6,900
5.02
Community and Social Service Occupations
2,520
2,920 2,590
2.78
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
2,430
3,080 2,390
-1.65
Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,640
 6,460 6,250
-5.87
Education, Training, and Library Occupations  7,700
 7,780 7,960
3.38
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations  130
130 260
100.00
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations  13,240
12,730 13,080
-1.21
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 10,820
 12,010 12,410
14.70
Healthcare Support Occupations 4,810
 5,070 5,370
11.64
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6,860
 6,670 6,940
1.17
Legal Occupations  840
 860 970
15.48
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 440
 720 710
61.36
Management Occupations  5,230
 5,220 4,640
-11.28
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
26,630
 25,890 24,850
-6.68
Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,520
 4,220 4,100
16.48
Production Occupations 10,560
11.050 11,090
5.02
Protective Service Occupations 3,910
 4,480 5,390
37.85
Sales and Related Occupations 15,780
16,690
16,510
 4.63
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations  11,610
 11,360 12,090
 4.13

 Totals

147,380
 152,090 152,640
3.57
 source: Bureau of Labor Statistics