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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
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse $14.33 2,224 4,876 No formal educational credential
17-2112 Industrial Engineers $39.35 582 1,729 Bachelor's degree
29-1141 Registered Nurses $40.18 21,255 5,221 Bachelor's degree
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $28.38 2,793 2,781 High school diploma or equivalent
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists $24.42 3,943 2,265 Some college, no degree
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners $49.49 740 681 Master's degree
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $34.70 880 642 Bachelor's degree
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians $22.29 880 586 Associate's degree
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $34.14 6,635 2,364 Bachelor's degree
17-2051 Civil Engineers $41.17 2,087 652 Bachelor's degree

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