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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
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $30.69 629 414 High school diploma or equivalent
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other $31.73 2,577 8 Bachelor's degree
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders $15.06 1,372 2,168 High school diploma or equivalent
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers $34.13 711 867 Master's degree
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $24.28 5,568 1,209 High school diploma or equivalent
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $29.87 420 270 Associate's degree
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $19.22 12,800 129 High school diploma or equivalent
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic $18.52 814 506 High school diploma or equivalent
11-1011 Chief Executives $75.46 2,035 559 Bachelor's degree
13-1051 Cost Estimators $29.84 2,072 14 Bachelor's degree

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