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Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

Target Occupations

This is a list of high demand occupations in the 12-county Deep East Texas Workforce Development Area that are projected to have a growing number of job openings or a large number of positions and pay above average wages. The list is used to guide the investment of workforce program funds for training.

2021 Target Occupations
Occ Code Occupational Title Annual Average Employment 2018 Annual Average Employment Projections 2028 Annual Openings Due To Growth 2019 Entry Hourly Wage 2019 Experienced Hourly Wage Education Requirement for Entry Level
Business Management & Administration
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 143,878 152,300 820 $11.60 $19.14 Some college, no degree
Construction
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers 209 210 .1 $16.29 $32.41 Postsecondary Certificate
47-2111 Electricians 290 322 3 $13.30 $25.57 Postsecondary Certificate
49-9021 Heating, AC, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers 279 307 3 $13.49 $21.81 Postsecondary Certificate
47-2073 Operating Engineers/Other Construction Equipment Operators 367 394 3 $15.75 $23.17 Postsecondary Certificate
Education & Information Technology
15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts 54,102 62,744 806 23.96 $33.36 Bachelor's Degree
15-1232 Computer User Support Specialist 218 230 1 $14.21 $24.80 Some college, no degree
15-1244 Network And Computer Systems Administrators 34,970 39,689 444 20.43 $35.45 Bachelor's Degree
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 270 279 1 12.06 $22.22 Associate's Degree
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 109,180 121,135 1,135 N/A N/A Bachelor's Degree
Health Science
29-2040 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 357 395 4 $10.97 $16.51 Postsecondary Certificate
29-2000 Health Technologists and Technicians 3.045 3,096 5 N/A N/A Postsecondary non-degree award or college degree
29-2601 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,301 1,324 2 $18.86 $23.18 Postsecondary Certificate
31-9092 Medical Assistants 527 558 3 $10.81 $15.32 Postsecondary Certificate
29-2098 Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 121 122 1 $12.12 $21.00 Postsecondary Certificate
31-1131 Nursing Assistants 1,784 1,864 8 $10.46 $12.61 Postsecondary Certificate
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 37,240 44,252 648 $13.04 $18.18 Associate's Degree
29-1141 Registered Nurses 2,183 2,198 2 $25.75 $35.68 Associate's Degree
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 10,520 12,005 140 $15.35 $22.85 Postsecondary Certificate
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
23-2011 Paralegals & Legal Assistants 105 110 .49 16.03 $24.16 Associate's Degree
33-3051 Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers 692 735 .42 $17.17 $27.48 Postsecondary Certificate
Manufacturing & Engineering
17-3000 Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians 618 676 6 8.29-24.87 $19.23-$34.13 Postsecondary Certificate
51-4041 Machinists 26,757 29,613 273 $14.58 $24.64 Postsecondary Certificate
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers 462 510 5 $16.05 $25.56 Postsecondary Certificate
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics 60,441 65,328 471 $13.08 $22.95 Postsecondary Certificate
49-3031 Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists 30,108 34,328 397 $14.94 $23.30 Postsecondary Certificate
53-3032 Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2,383 2,648 32 $14.07 $25.48 Postsecondary Certificate

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