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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
39-9032 Recreation Workers $15.46 1,764 1,571 High school diploma or equivalent
15-1122 Information Security Analysts $39.85 468 430 Bachelor's degree
39-9021 Personal Care Aides $10.85 14,532 3,932 No formal educational credential
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists $31.13 1,098 797 Associate's degree
13-2051 Financial Analysts $32.88 986 1,681 Bachelor's degree
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $25.70 12,048 1,443 High school diploma or equivalent
19-2031 Chemists $37.47 302 482 Bachelor's degree
41-9031 Sales Engineers $49.71 379 321 Bachelor's degree
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General $21.28 14,937 1,591 High school diploma or equivalent
29-1021 Dentists, General $101.02 1,080 150 Doctoral or professional degree

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