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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
31-1014 Nursing Assistants $16.11 6,288 7,137 Postsecondary nondegree award
29-1051 Pharmacists $59.31 2,383 398 Doctoral or professional degree
13-1081 Logisticians $32.54 570 811 Bachelor's degree
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists $33.05 1,467 378 Associate's degree
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $31.37 9,752 3,404 High school diploma or equivalent
99-1999 Managers, All Other $37.01 9,268 1,935 Bachelor's degree
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $27.28 2,077 718 Bachelor's degree
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $23.21 12,092 5,335 Postsecondary nondegree award
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts $38.78 441 604 Bachelor's degree
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive $17.97 16,836 7,902 High school diploma or equivalent

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