Percentage of Employment in High Priority Occupations

2015 High Priority Occupations for South Central Workforce Investment Area
Wages (2014) Employment
SOC Code SOC Title Educational Attainment Annual Average Entry Level Exper. Level Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Percent Change Annual Openings
11-2022 Sales Managers BD+ $102,920 $56,830 $125,830 950 1,000 5.3% 25
11-9151 Social & Community Service Managers BD+ $63,920 $38,480 $76,650 630 700 11.1% 20
13-1023 Purchasing Agents LT OJT $61,310 $40,650 $71,640 1,620 1,700 4.9% 37
13-1023 Purchasing Agents LT OJT $61,310 $40,650 $71,640 1,620 1,700 4.9% 37
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners & Investigators LT OJT $60,660 $40,130 $70,930 2,270 2,330 2.6% 58
13-1051 Cost Estimators BD $58,480 $38,490 $68,480 1,210 1,450 19.8% 63
13-1081 Logisticians BD $74,310 $51,290 $85,820 660 820 24.2% 24
13-1151 Training & Development Specialists BD+ $56,190 $33,490 $67,540 1,230 1,360 10.6% 35
13-1161 Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists BD $60,070 $35,740 $72,230 1,960 2,500 27.6% 81
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors BD $66,190 $43,120 $77,720 6,110 6,750 10.5% 245
13-2051 Financial Analysts BD $69,550 $44,540 $82,060 1,060 1,190 12.3% 39
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts BD $74,190 $48,820 $86,880 2,120 2,740 29.2% 95
15-1131 Computer Programmers BD $72,300 $47,890 $84,500 1,300 1,500 15.4% 54
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications BD $79,240 $52,660 $92,520 1,990 2,320 16.6% 60
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software BD $86,660 $58,550 $100,720 970 1,220 25.8% 37
15-1142 Network & Computer Systems Administrators BD $70,550 $51,100 $80,280 1,610 1,790 11.2% 43
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists PS+ $49,280 $29,580 $59,120 1,980 2,340 18.2% 68
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists AD $62,150 $44,200 $71,130 870 950 9.2% 21
17-2051 Civil Engineers BD $81,350 $54,880 $94,590 1,980 2,450 23.7% 95
17-2072 Electronics Engineers BD $81,060 $49,190 $97,000 430 450 4.7% 11
17-2112 Industrial Engineers BD $81,020 $59,550 $91,750 1,390 1,540 10.8% 56
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers BD $74,840 $52,630 $85,940 970 1,050 8.2% 41
19-4021 Biological Technicians BD $38,430 $28,110 $43,590 110 110 0.0% 3
21-1011 Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors MT OJT $42,940 $29,210 $49,810 830 970 16.9% 32
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School & Vocational Counselors MD $51,980 $33,450 $61,250 1,210 1,260 4.1% 30
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors MD $40,430 $24,560 $48,360 730 810 11.0% 23
21-1021 Child, Family & School Social Workers BD $39,070 $25,260 $45,970 1,300 1,450 11.5% 43
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers MD $47,510 $29,750 $56,380 560 650 16.1% 21
21-1023 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers BD $35,160 $24,680 $40,400 830 930 12.0% 28
21-1091 Health Educators BD $55,360 $35,820 $65,140 510 580 13.7% 20
21-1093 Social & Human Service Assistants ST OJT $28,150 $20,810 $31,820 2,340 2,550 9.0% 82
23-2011 Paralegals & Legal Assistants AD $44,970 $28,960 $52,980 830 960 15.7% 26
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School BD+ $63,110 $50,280 $69,520 490 480 -2.0% 13
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers WK EXP $37,760 $20,930 $46,170 1,210 1,280 5.8% 27
27-2022 Coaches & Scouts BD $31,200 $17,000 $38,310 750 810 8.0% 28
29-1051 Pharmacists PROF $116,240 $99,140 $124,790 1,180 1,290 9.3% 39
29-1071 Physician Assistants MD $87,190 $62,360 $99,610 550 630 14.5% 18
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists AD $58,370 $44,290 $65,410 430 540 25.6% 17
29-1141 Registered Nurses AD $66,820 $51,440 $74,510 13,040 15,210 16.6% 470
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners MD $95,470 $71,690 $107,360 320 390 21.9% 14
29-2011 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists BD $61,700 $49,890 $67,600 760 800 5.3% 24
29-2012 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians AD $36,860 $26,070 $42,260 710 750 5.6% 23
29-2021 Dental Hygienists AD $62,470 $44,120 $71,640 1,110 1,290 16.2% 46
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians AD $51,440 $36,580 $58,870 320 410 28.1% 13
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers AD $60,670 $45,530 $68,240 240 330 37.5% 12
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists AD $54,270 $41,310 $60,750 950 1,100 15.8% 28
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics PS $29,790 $20,600 $34,390 1,430 1,730 21.0% 69
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians MT OJT $30,040 $21,490 $34,310 1,360 1,530 12.5% 31
29-2055 Surgical Technologists PS $44,550 $31,430 $51,110 460 570 23.9% 16
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists & Technicians AD $31,740 $26,250 $34,490 450 560 24.4% 14
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses PS $43,070 $33,920 $47,650 4,110 4,750 15.6% 164
29-2071 Medical Records & Health Information Technicians PS $35,490 $25,560 $40,450 950 1,110 16.8% 42
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing LT OJT $35,070 $24,720 $40,250 310 360 16.1% 14
31-1014 Nursing Assistants PS $28,280 $23,120 $30,860 6,800 7,310 7.5% 180
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants AD $54,340 $40,760 $61,130 230 280 21.7% 12
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants AD $48,220 $34,280 $55,190 450 570 26.7% 23
31-9091 Dental Assistants PS $32,930 $24,470 $37,160 1,300 1,450 11.5% 41
31-9097 Phlebotomists PS $37,040 $26,480 $42,320 520 600 15.4% 18
35-1011 Chefs & Head Cooks WK EXP $43,940 $29,390 $51,210 510 530 3.9% 10
35-1012 Supervisors - Food Preparation & Serving Workers WK EXP $33,410 $22,240 $38,990 3,250 3,650 12.3% 132
39-3011 Gaming Dealers ST OJT N/A N/A N/A 370 370 0.0% 7
39-9031 Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors ST OJT $29,020 $16,940 $35,060 1,370 1,540 12.4% 33
41-1011 Supervisors - Retail Sales Workers WK EXP $47,300 $29,620 $56,130 5,810 5,950 2.4% 140
41-2021 Counter & Rental Clerks ST OJT $25,960 $17,060 $30,420 1,940 2,150 10.8% 71
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents MT OJT $47,850 $24,110 $59,720 580 570 -1.7% 18
41-3031 Securities, Commodities & Financial Services Sales Agents BD+ $78,510 $34,650 $100,440 750 810 8.0% 24
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Technical & Scientific Products BD+ $72,530 $41,580 $88,000 880 990 12.5% 29
41-4012 Sales Representatives MT OJT $60,950 $32,520 $75,170 6,780 7,170 5.8% 171
43-1011 Supervisors - Office & Administrative Support Workers WK EXP $52,350 $36,570 $60,240 7,150 7,700 7.7% 225
43-3011 Bill & Account Collectors MT OJT $34,960 $26,260 $39,310 1,430 1,580 10.5% 55
43-3021 Billing & Posting Clerks ST OJT $33,390 $25,580 $37,300 2,360 2,660 12.7% 74
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks MT OJT $35,750 $24,390 $41,430 7,580 8,330 9.9% 145
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks MT OJT $44,310 $34,500 $49,210 90 80 -11.1% 2
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives ST OJT $33,130 $22,340 $38,520 10,240 11,240 9.8% 379
43-4081 Hotel, Motel & Resort Desk Clerks ST OJT $20,850 $16,960 $22,800 1,230 1,360 10.6% 71
43-5011 Cargo & Freight Agents ST OJT $43,290 $31,090 $49,390 310 350 12.9% 12
43-5032 Dispatchers MT OJT $39,630 $27,950 $45,460 750 840 12.0% 32
43-5061 Production, Planning & Expediting Clerks MT OJT $44,510 $28,280 $52,620 1,740 1,900 9.2% 59
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks ST OJT $32,970 $23,810 $37,540 3,510 3,590 2.3% 100
43-6012 Legal Secretaries MT OJT $44,110 $35,190 $48,570 1,050 1,050 0.0% 13
43-6013 Medical Secretaries MT OJT $31,540 $24,680 $34,960 2,660 3,380 27.1% 104
43-6014 Secretaries ST OJT $32,670 $23,220 $37,390 12,300 13,410 9.0% 258
43-9041 1 Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks MT OJT $40,730 $29,240 $46,480 2,000 2,100 5.0% 63
43-9061 Office Clerks, General ST OJT $30,960 $20,850 $36,010 14,880 15,180 2.0% 343
47-1011 Supervisors - Construction Trades & Extraction Workers WK EXP $64,390 $47,010 $73,080 2,070 2,430 17.4% 57
47-2021 Brickmasons & Blockmasons LT OJT $45,610 $32,620 $52,100 360 480 33.3% 16
47-2031 Carpenters LT OJT $40,960 $28,860 $47,020 5,170 6,120 18.4% 159
47-2051 Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers MT OJT $40,820 $29,580 $46,440 540 670 24.1% 19
47-2061 Construction Laborers ST OJT $34,050 $24,070 $39,040 3,250 3,830 17.8% 128
47-2073 3 Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators MT OJT $43,610 $34,060 $48,390 2,600 2,920 12.3% 91
47-2111 Electricians LT OJT $49,760 $37,280 $56,000 2,570 2,880 12.1% 79
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters LT OJT $45,260 $34,760 $50,500 1,830 2,100 14.8% 50
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers LT OJT $48,500 $37,780 $53,860 700 760 8.6% 19
47-2221 Structural Iron & Steel Workers LT OJT $43,770 $32,060 $49,620 260 300 15.4% 12
47-4011 Construction & Building Inspectors WK EXP $50,830 $36,960 $57,760 760 880 15.8% 30
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil & Gas MT OJT $48,580 $27,900 $58,920 20 30 50.0% 2
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil & Gas MT OJT N/A N/A N/A 50 70 40.0% 2
49-1011 Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers & Repairers WK EXP $62,560 $42,590 $72,540 1,880 1,990 5.9% 62
49-2098 Security & Fire Alarm Systems Installers MT OJT $37,140 $25,920 $42,750 290 340 17.2% 10
49-3021 Automotive Body & Related Repairers MT OJT $45,920 $30,760 $53,490 700 770 10.0% 21
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics LT OJT $36,120 $23,020 $42,660 4,870 5,210 7.0% 158
49-3031 Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists LT OJT $44,040 $31,700 $50,220 1,680 1,890 12.5% 57
49-9021 Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers PS+ $45,480 $33,870 $51,290 1,230 1,350 9.8% 43
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics LT OJT $47,270 $35,510 $53,140 2,790 3,620 29.7% 163
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers LT OJT $80,620 $58,940 $91,470 700 810 15.7% 36
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers LT OJT $50,170 $31,880 $59,310 560 570 1.8% 15
49-9071 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General LT OJT $37,980 $25,470 $44,240 7,430 8,050 8.3% 206
51-1011 Supervisors - Production & Operating Workers PS+ $55,960 $38,950 $64,460 3,520 3,570 1.4% 55
51-3021 Butchers & Meat Cutters LT OJT $31,440 $22,320 $35,990 920 1,010 9.8% 32
51-3092 Food Batchmakers MT OJT $28,720 $19,840 $33,150 1,070 1,080 0.9% 36
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic MT OJT $39,630 $29,940 $44,480 710 850 19.7% 35
51-4012 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal & Plastic LT OJT $44,570 $32,140 $50,780 120 150 25.0% 6
51-4033 & Plastic MT OJT $37,970 $26,920 $43,490 770 730 -5.2% 17
51-4041 Machinists LT OJT $41,640 $30,650 $47,130 2,350 2,720 15.7% 91
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators & Tenders, Metal & Plastic MT OJT $33,490 $23,780 $38,340 1,080 1,030 -4.6% 21
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers MT OJT $40,020 $30,650 $44,700 2,350 2,490 6.0% 72
51-5112 Printing Press Operators MT OJT $34,120 $22,680 $39,840 1,600 1,570 -1.9% 28
51-5113 Print Binding & Finishing Workers ST OJT $30,120 $21,610 $34,370 630 610 -3.2% 11
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders MT OJT $36,980 $23,640 $43,660 210 200 -4.8% 7
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers & Weighers MT OJT $38,790 $28,750 $43,810 2,960 3,210 8.4% 90
51-9111 Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders MT OJT $34,060 $23,000 $39,600 2,590 2,650 2.3% 67
53-1031 Supervisors - Transportation & Vehicle Operators WK EXP $58,270 $42,590 $66,110 1,070 1,170 9.3% 40
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers ST OJT $24,330 $16,970 $28,010 2,810 2,990 6.4% 63
53-3032 Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers PS+ $44,430 $31,290 $51,010 12,670 14,660 15.7% 402
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers ST OJT $31,840 $18,650 $38,430 5,390 5,570 3.3% 104
53-7051 Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators ST OJT $35,090 $26,490 $39,390 5,300 5,420 2.3% 134

Percentage of Employment In High Priority Occupations

Educational Attainment Abbreviations:

Short-term or Moderate-term training (ST OJT or MT OJT) – basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training. A high school diploma may be required.
Long-term training (LT OJT) – a high school diploma and at least one year of on-the-job training or an apprenticeship.
Related work experience (WK EXP) – a high school diploma and training gained through hands-on work in a similar occupation.
Postsecondary training (PS or PS+) – training is gained through a postsecondary training program. Some period of related work experience may be required.
Associate Degree (AD or AD+) – degree completed after two years of full-time schooling beyond high school. Some period of related work experience may be required.
Bachelor’s Degree (BD or BD+) – degree completed after four years of full-time schooling beyond high school. Some period of related work experience may be required.
Master’s Degree (MD or MD+) – degree completed after two years of full-time schooling beyond a bachelor’s degree. Some period of related work experience may be required.
Doctoral (PhD) or First Professional Degree (PROF) – degree programs requiring 3-6 years of education at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor’s degree.