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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
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers $24.72 2,396 701 Postsecondary nondegree award
11-1021 General and Operations Managers $53.27 18,165 2,102 Bachelor's degree
17-2071 Electrical Engineers $44.74 784 891 Bachelor's degree
25-1099 Postsecondary Teachers $28.32 8,818 4,605 Doctoral or professional degree
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $27.16 3,336 2,108 Bachelor's degree
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other $16.84 980 1,479 High school diploma or equivalent
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $22.67 1,980 1,655 High school diploma or equivalent
18-2018 Medical and Health Services Managers $50.21 1,959 1,207 Bachelor's degree
21-2018 Computer and Information Systems Managers $57.50 1,625 1,711 Bachelor's degree
31-1011 Home Health Aides $13.41 1,903 6,620 No formal educational credential

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