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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
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists $25.88 1,900 546 High school diploma or equivalent
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators $29.30 388 991 Master's degree
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants $27.98 552 240 Associate's degree
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers $12.49 1,456 2,358 No formal educational credential
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists $31.99 397 225 Bachelor's degree
29-1063 Internists, General $102.91 218 228 Doctoral or professional degree
25-9041 Teacher Assistants $15.32 6,229 5,798 Some college, no degree
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists $26.86 3,509 1,477 Bachelor's degree
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $30.62 5,351 494 High school diploma or equivalent
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists $38.96 830 486 Master's degree

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