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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
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $33.14 3,453 744 High school diploma or equivalent
13-1111 Management Analysts $33.13 4,626 2,826 Bachelor's degree
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $19.22 2,745 2,035 High school diploma or equivalent
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $62.24 314 682 Doctoral or professional degree
29-1071 Physician Assistants $61.71 584 385 Master's degree
41-1941 Architectural and Engineering Managers $64.96 1,033 595 Bachelor's degree
15-1143 Computer Network Architects $44.63 622 836 Bachelor's degree
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $17.98 1,657 558 Postsecondary nondegree award
17-2199 Engineers, All Other $47.82 755 517 Bachelor's degree
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors $29.98 9,091 3,570 Bachelor's degree

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