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H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants (SGA/DFA 02-102) Appendix B

H-1B PROGRAM - SUMMARY DATA
FY '92 - FY '00

  # of LCA's 1 Certified# of Job Openings Certified 2
FY '9243,808120,776
FY '9362,285 (+42.2%)127,652 (+5.7%)
FY '9484,898 (+36.3%)270,014 (+111.5%)
FY '9597,040 (+14.3%)312,563 (+15.8%)
FY '96120,512 (+24.2%)246,725 (-21.1%)
FY '97162,363 (+34.7%)398,324 (+61.4%)
FY '98208,156 (+28.2%)591,635 (+48.5%)
FY '99275,244 (+32.2%)1,207,874 (+104.2%)
FY '00332,545 (+10.1%)1,187,053 (-1.7%)

1 Labor Certified Applicants
2 Note that while there is generally a 195,000 limit on the number of visas which may be issued each fiscal year, there is no corresponding limit on the number of job openings which may be certified by the Department.

 

TOP 10 OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS IN FY '00

  # Openings Certified% of Total
1. Computer-related 3852,65771.8
2. Accountants/Auditors46,3753.9
3. Electrical/Electron41,0713.5
4. Other Architecture, Engineering & Surveying26,6342.2
5. College/University Faculty18,1641.5
6. Miscellaneous Managers16,9901.4
7. Budget & Management System Analyst15,1171.3
8. Physicians & Surgeons13,7001.2
9. Mis. Professional, Tech. & Manag. Occ.13,4261.1
10. Economists13,1711.1
Total Top 101,057,30589.1%
Other Occupations129,74810.9

3 Occupations in: Systems Analysis/Programming; Computer Systems Technical Support, Data Communications and Networks; Computer System User Support; and other Computer-related.

 

TOP 10 OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS IN FY '99

  # Openings Certified% of Total
1. Computer-related579,63148.0
2. Therapists311,41125.8
3. Accountants/Auditors58,8314.9
4. Other Administrative38,3203.2
5. Electrical/Electron Eng.26,9472.2
6. Other Architecture, Engineering & Surveying19,4041.6
7. Physicians & Surgeons16,6951.4
8. College/University Faculty14,9621.2
9. Mis. Managers and Officials13,0481.1
10. Mis. Professional, Tech. & Mana. Occ.11,6361.0
TOTAL TOP 101,090,88590.3%
Other Occupations116,9899.7

 

TOP 10 OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS IN FY '98

  # Openings Certified% of Total
1. Computer-related340,23157.5
2. Therapists80,60513.6
3. Accountants/Auditors42,7137.2
4. Electrical/Electron Eng.16,6402.8
5. Other Architecture, Engineering & Surveying8,6051.5
6. Physicians/Surgeons7,9411.3
7. Mis. Professional, Tech. & Mana. Occ.7,8271.3
8. College/University Faculty7,7211.3
9. Mechanical Engineers5,9941.0
10. Economist5,3430.9
TOTAL TOP 10523,62088.5%
Other Occupations68,01511.5

 

TOP 10 OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS IN FY '97

  # Openings Certified% of Total
1. Computer related177,03444.4
2. Therapists103,09725.9
3. Electrical/Electron Eng.12,3663.1
4. Accountants/Auditors9,8652.5
5. University Faculty8,0522.0
6. Physicians/Surgeons7,3601.8
7. Other Architecture, Engineering & Surveying6,4881.6
8. Mechanical Engineers5,5851.4
9. Miscellaneous Occup.5,4271.4
10. Economists4,6771.1
TOTAL TOP 10335,05784.1%
Other Occupations63,26715.9

 

TOP 10 OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS IN FY '96

  # Openings Certified% of Total
1. Computer-related102,42241.5
2. Therapists48,15419.5
3. Other Medicine/Health12,0104.9
4. College/University Faculty7,0702.9
5. Registered Nurses6,1172.5
6. Accountants/Auditors6,0402.4
7. Physicians/Surgeons5,7962.3
8. Miscellaneous Occup.4,3891.8
9. Mechanical Engineering4,1121.7
10. Other Architecture, Engineering & Surveying3,7741.5
TOTAL TOP 10199,88481.0%
Other Occupations46,84119.0

 

TOP 10 OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS IN FY '95

  # Openings Certified% of Total
1. Therapists167,20953.5
2. Computer-related79,92125.6
3. College/University Faculty6,4782.1
4. Physicians/Surgeons5,6291.8
5. Accountants/Auditors4,7571.5
6. Miscellaneous Occup.3,7031.2
7. Other Medicine/Health3,3451.1
8. Other Architecture, Engineering & Surveying3,3181.1
9. Mechanical Engineering3,1491.0
10. Biological Sciences2,710.9
Total Top 10280,21989.7%
Other Occupations32,34410.3