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2010 Statewide High Priority Occupations
 
 
 
SOC Code SOC Title Educational Attainment Level Annual Average Wage Annual Openings
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors Bachelor's degree $65,440 1,479
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents Moderate-term OJT $55,030 250
17-3011 Architectural & Civil Drafters Postsecondary vocational award $41,930 157
25-1121 Art, Drama & Music Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $61,610 170
43-3021 Billing & Posting Clerks & Machine Operators Short-term OJT $30,940 341
19-1021 Biochemists & Biophysicists Doctoral degree $99,520 73
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $81,640 131
19-4021 Biological Technicians Associate degree $41,160 161
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks Moderate-term OJT $32,800 1,835
47-2021 Brickmasons & Blockmasons Long-term training $48,930 150
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks Moderate-term OJT $34,380 126
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $78,690 184
51-7011 Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters Long-term training $35,030 205
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians Associate degree $50,410 108
43-5011 Cargo & Freight Agents Moderate-term OJT $36,590 133
47-2031 Carpenters Long-term training $42,660 1,011
47-2051 Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers Long-term training $40,560 192
19-2031 Chemists Bachelor's degree $69,980 165
39-9011 Child Care Workers Short-term OJT $19,800 1,810
21-1021 Child, Family & School Social Workers Bachelor's degree $34,470 733
17-2051 Civil Engineers Bachelor's degree $73,310 333
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners & Investigators Long-term training $55,870 432
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits & Job Analysis Specialists Bachelor's degree $53,840 181
15-1021 Computer Programmers Bachelor's degree $75,990 404
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $80,690 81
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications Bachelor's degree $83,600 624
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software Bachelor's degree $89,430 337
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists Associate degree $42,320 882
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts Bachelor's degree $76,410 1,033
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic Long-term training $34,540 193
47-2061 Construction Laborers Moderate-term OJT $33,260 445
13-1051 Cost Estimator Bachelor's degree $56,650 374
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives Moderate-term OJT $32,440 4,400
51-4031 Cutting, Punching & Press Machine Oprs, Metal & Plastic Moderate-term OJT $30,030 321
31-9091 Dental Assistants Moderate-term OJT $30,680 527
29-2021 Dental Hygienists Associate degree $56,650 324
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians Long-term training $39,430 69
29-1021 Dentists, General First Professional degree $131,410 120
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers Short-term OJT $26,490 331
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $67,150 148
21-1012 Educational, Vocational & School Counselors Master's degree $50,990 355
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers Long-term training $59,050 139
47-2111 Electricians Long-term training $54,490 679
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers Bachelor's degree $51,840 1,683
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics Postsecondary vocational award $29,490 415
17-2199 Energy Engineers Bachelor's degree $85,000 30
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $103,710 109
17-2081 Environmental Engineers Bachelor's degree $82,600 140
25-3011 ESL Teachers Bachelor's degree $41,090 38
51-4021 Extruding & Drawing Machine Oprs, Metal & Plastic Moderate-term OJT $35,270 154
29-1062 Family & General Practitioners First Professional degree $167,050 286
13-2051 Financial Analysts Bachelor's degree $73,570 284
27-1024 Graphic Designers Bachelor's degree $42,450 309
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $100,300 191
49-9021 Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers Long-term training $41,800 284
31-1011 Home Health Aides Short-term OJT $21,600 2,277
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians Associate degree $51,570 122
17-2112 Industrial Engineers Bachelor's degree $73,180 452
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics Long-term training $43,150 520
53-7051 Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators Short-term OJT $31,580 964
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers & Weighers Moderate-term OJT $35,050 355
43-9041 Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks Moderate-term OJT $34,580 154
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents Bachelor's degree $64,540 436
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters Bachelor's degree $66,450 139
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers Bachelor's degree $50,930 143
53-7062 Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers Short-term OJT $26,360 3,563
23-1011 Lawyers First Professional degree $120,200 686
43-6012 Legal Secretaries Postsecondary vocational award $37,560 300
25-4021 Librarians Master's degree $51,970 193
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses Postsecondary vocational award $39,920 1,450
43-4131 Loan Interviewers & Clerks Short-term OJT $31,190 163
13-2072 Loan Officers Bachelor's degree $54,770 157
51-4041 Machinists Long-term training $37,280 541
49-9042 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General Long-term training $35,320 419
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery Long-term training $39,550 47
13-1111 Management Analysts Work experience plus degree $85,550 928
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $73,030 118
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters Postsecondary vocational award $46,350 129
29-2012 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians Associate degree $38,360 282
29-2011 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists Bachelor's degree $50,620 249
11-9111 Medical & Health Services Managers Work experience plus degree $81,770 511
21-1022 Medical & Public Health Social Workers Bachelor's degree $42,130 357
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians Long-term training $36,290 56
29-2071 Medical Records & Health Information Technicians Associate degree $31,410 340
19-1042 Medical Scientists Doctoral degree $99,780 427
43-6013 Medical Secretaries Postsecondary vocational award $28,770 635
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists Postsecondary vocational award $30,420 122
21-1023 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers Master's degree $38,180 464
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors Master's degree $36,100 647
25-2022 Middle School Teachers Bachelor's degree $54,220 617
51-4072 Molding & Casting Machine Oprs, Metal & Plastic Moderate-term OJT $29,710 228
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Oprs, Metal & Plastic Moderate-term OJT $32,520 164
15-1071 Network & Computer Systems Administrators Bachelor's degree $68,900 595
15-1081 Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts Bachelor's degree $74,250 499
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers Bachelor's degree $102,730 53
51-4012 Numerical Tool & Process Control Programmers Long-term training $43,750 20
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants Short-term OJT $25,450 1,833
25-1072 Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary Master's degree $66,580 103
29-1122 Occupational Therapists Bachelor's degree $65,190 219
43-9061 Office Clerks Short-term OJT $27,550 4,035
47-2073 Operating Engineers Moderate-term OJT $45,540 372
51-9111 Packaging & Filling Machine Operators/Tenders Short-term OJT $28,020 373
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Oprs/Tenders Moderate-term OJT $35,590 189
23-2011 Paralegals & Legal Assistants Associate degree $46,080 270
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors Bachelor's degree $83,940 305
29-1051 Pharmacists First Professional degree $93,280 401
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians Moderate-term OJT $26,410 854
31-9099 Phlebotomists Short-term OJT $29,910 149
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants Associate degree $40,320 150
29-1123 Physical Therapists Master's degree $72,820 341
29-1071 Physician Assistants Bachelor's degree $68,210 135
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters Long-term training $53,550 361
25-2011 Preschool Teachers Bachelor's degree $24,500 538
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators Moderate-term OJT $36,430 247
43-5061 Production, Planning & Expediting Clerks Short-term OJT $42,170 427
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $74,210 80
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists & Technicians Associate degree $49,200 261
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents Postsecondary vocational award $47,530 216
53-7081 Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors Short-term OJT $32,110 150
29-1111 Registered Nurses Associate degree $61,390 4,803
49-9099 Renewable Energy Technicians Long-term training $40,040 61
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists Associate degree $52,060 155
47-2181 Roofers Moderate-term OJT $39,790 145
41-4012 Sales Representatives Moderate-term OJT $63,440 2,041
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Scientific & Technical Moderate-term OJT $80,570 509
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers Bachelor's degree $53,380 1,353
43-6014 Secretaries Moderate-term OJT $28,900 1,446
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks Short-term OJT $30,710 755
21-1093 Social & Human Service Assistants Moderate-term OJT $27,220 724
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School Bachelor's degree $56,080 110
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Pre-, Kindergarten & Elem. Bachelor's degree $53,710 303
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School Bachelor's degree $54,720 134
47-2022 Stonemasons Long-term training $47,920 13
47-2221 Structural Iron & Steel Workers Long-term training $50,170 97
21-1011 Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors Master's degree $38,880 349
47-1011 Supervisors - Construction Trades & Extraction Related work experience $62,650 330
49-1011 Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers & Repairers Related work experience $61,140 394
51-1011 Supervisors - Production & Operating Workers Related work experience $54,460 510
53-1031 Supervisors - Transportation & Vehicle Operators Related work experience $54,670 286
29-2055 Surgical Technologists Postsecondary vocational award $36,730 167
51-2092 Team Assemblers Moderate-term OJT $29,780 1,021
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers Postsecondary vocational award $48,300 201
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers Long-term training $50,490 310
51-4111 Tool & Die Makers Long-term training $42,700 112
13-1073 Training & Development Specialists Bachelor's degree $51,260 339
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Moderate-term OJT $39,590 2,132
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services Short-term OJT $30,700 1,083
29-1131 Veterinarians, Large Animals First Professional degree $97,820 122
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants Short-term OJT $24,140 48
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists & Technicians Associate degree $29,990 190
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Related work experience $48,340 169
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Bachelor's degree $54,260 136
51-8031 Water & Liquid Waste Treatment Plant & System Operators Long-term training $41,340 150
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers Postsecondary vocational award $34,840 505
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Oprs/Tenders Moderate-term OJT $28,550 198
 
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