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In-Demand Occupations

21st century in-demand skills

Entry level
  • Communication Skills (Oral and Written)
  • Ability to Take Direction
  • Work Ethic
  • Customer Service
  • Drug Free
  • Clean Driving History
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Quality, Safety and Precision*
  • Basic Computer Aptitude
  • Punctuality and Reliability
  • Integrity
  • Relevant credentials
  • Comprehension
  • Teamwork
  • Troubleshooting*
  • Understanding of Basic Functions of Equipment or Tools*
  • Adaptability
  • Planned Coordination and Project Management*
  • Math Skills*
  • Professionalism
  • Operating Machine Controls*
Mid-level/technician
  • Relevant work experience
  • Certifications
  • Culture Fit

     

  • Leadership Skills
  • Advanced Technical Skills*
  • Independent/Self-Starter
  • Supervisory Skills
     
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Professionalism/Customer Service
  • Project Management*
  • Troubleshooting*
  • Research*
  • Capabilities
  • Decision Making Skills and Courage
Management/advanced level
  • Advanced Experience
  • Advanced Certifications
  • Long-Term Vision/Planning
  • Negotiation Skills
     
  • Project Management and Mastery of the Process (Proposal, Development, Execution, Completion, Evaluation / Feedback)
  • Advanced Problem Solving
  • Collaboration/Teamwork
  • Ability to Work With Diverse Workforce
  • Business/Financial Acumen
  • Customer Service
  • Commitment to Culture
  • Self-Development
  • Failure Analysis
     

*Indicates Industry Specific Skills

2017 In-demand occupations typical entry level education

 

Top occupations and labor market overview

Top occupations and labor market overview

SOC Occupational title 2017 Wages 2017 Employment Jobs Above or Below National Average Typical Entry Level Education
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications $48.38 2,825 (4,697) Bachelor's degree
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts $38.23 2,148 (3,255) Bachelor's degree
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers $43.72 791 (1,808) Bachelor's degree
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $25.51 2,812 (3,779) Postsecondary nondegree award
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $39.18 1,404 (1,688) Bachelor's degree
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $38.07 1,604 (1,892) Bachelor's degree
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $103.02 1,944 (1,411) Doctoral or professional degree
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $28.28 1,608 (1,530) High school diploma or equivalent
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software $43.00 1,130 (2,708) Bachelor's degree
51-4041 Machinists $19.72 837 (2,718) High school diploma or equivalent

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