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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
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants $18.44 1,538 2,010 High school diploma or equivalent
51-2092 Team Assemblers $13.68 4,882 5,233 High school diploma or equivalent
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers $21.24 289 212 High school diploma or equivalent
33-2011 Firefighters $29.91 1,739 1,122 Postsecondary nondegree award
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists $34.92 998 164 Associate's degree
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners $84.87 947 268 Doctoral or professional degree
47-2111 Electricians $29.24 7,136 939 High school diploma or equivalent
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $16.07 542 644 High school diploma or equivalent
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand $11.07 4,506 2,034 No formal educational credential
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $26.79 6,077 2,991 Bachelor's degree

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