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High Skill, High Wage, and High Demand Occupations (Florida)

The federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 includes several references to High Skill, High Wage, or High Demand occupations.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics annually produces a statewide High Skill / High Wage / High Demand list of occupations.  High Skill/High Wage occupations are further defined by pre-selected wage criteria.

The statewide list is referred to as the Statewide Demand Occupations List (DOL). To be eligible for the DOL, an occupation must meet criteria for projected annual openings, projected annual employment growth rate, entry wage, and mean wage. In addition, an occupation must have a minimum entry training requirement of postsecondary education up to and including bachelor’s degree. The required annual growth rate is updated annually and is equal to the projected overall annual growth rate in the latest Florida statewide employment forecast. The required entry and mean wages are updated annually by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Cost Index. In addition, two alternate DOLs, based on different training requirements, are also generated: a “Bachelor’s Degree” DOL and a “Master’s or Higher Degree” DOL. The alternate DOLs also have criteria for projected annual openings, projected annual employment growth rate, entry wage, and mean wage.

The table below combines the statewide DOL with the “Bachelor’s Degree” DOL and the “Master’s or Higher Degree” DOL.  Thus, all of the occupations listed below meet Florida's High Demand criteria. The table also indicates which occupations meet the Florida High Skill/High Wage criteria.

For more information, please contact Peter Ring at (850) 245-7283 or peter.ring@deo.myflorida.com

High Skill, High Wage, and High Demand Occupations
SOC CodeSOC TitleHigh Skill / High WageHigh DemandUnit of Analysis
13-2011Accountants and Auditors Accounting
11-3011Administrative Services Managers Business Management and Administration
11-2011Advertising and Promotions Managers Advertising/Public Relations
41-3011Advertising Sales Agents  Sales
49-3011Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians Aircraft Mechanics
29-1061Anesthesiologists Medicine
17-1011Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Architecture
11-9041Architectural and Engineering Managers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
25-1121Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary Miscellaneous Arts Programs
49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics  Automobile Mechanics
25-1042Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Biological/Life Science
17-2031Biomedical Engineers Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
43-3031Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks  Bookkeeping
47-2021Brickmasons and Blockmasons  Masonry and Tile Setting
13-2031Budget Analysts Finance and Financial Management Services
13-1199Business Operations Specialists, All Other Business Management and Administration
25-1011Business Teachers, Postsecondary Business Management and Administration
29-2031Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians  Cardiology Technology
25-2032Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School Secondary and Vocational Education
43-5011Cargo and Freight Agents  Office Clerical
47-2031Carpenters  Carpentry
11-1011Chief Executives Business Management and Administration
17-2051Civil Engineers Civil Engineering
13-1031Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators Insurance
19-3031Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Psychology
25-1122Communications Teachers, Postsecondary Communications, Journalism and Broadcasting
13-1041Compliance Officers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
11-3021Computer and Information Systems Managers Computer Systems
15-1143Computer Network Architects Computer Systems
15-1152Computer Network Support Specialists Computer Systems
15-1131Computer Programmers Computer Systems
25-1021Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary Computer Systems
15-1121Computer Systems Analysts Computer Systems
15-1151Computer User Support Specialists Computer Systems
47-4011Construction and Building Inspectors Building and Construction Inspection
11-9021Construction Managers Construction Management
33-3012Correctional Officers and Jailers  Law Enforcement
13-1051Cost Estimators Miscellaneous Professional Occupations
13-2071Credit Counselors  Finance and Financial Management Services
15-1141Database Administrators Computer Systems
31-9091Dental Assistants  Dental Assisting
29-2021Dental Hygienists Dental Hygiene
29-1021Dentists, General Dentistry
29-2032Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Diagnostic Medical Sonography
29-1031Dietitians and Nutritionists Dietetics/Nutrition
47-2081Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers  Drywall
11-9032Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Educational Administration
11-9033Education Administrators, Postsecondary Educational Administration
25-1081Education Teachers, Postsecondary Miscellaneous Professional Occupations
17-2071Electrical Engineers Electrical/Electronic Engineering
49-9051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers Power Line Installation and Repair
47-2111Electricians  Electrical
49-2097Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers  Communication Electronics
25-2021Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education Elementary Education
29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics  Emergency Medical Technology
25-1032Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary All Other Engineering
25-1123English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Liberal Arts and Humanities
17-2081Environmental Engineers Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
19-2041Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Environmental Science
43-6011Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  Secretarial
29-1062Family and General Practitioners Medicine
13-2051Financial Analysts Finance and Financial Management Services
11-3031Financial Managers Finance and Financial Management Services
33-2011Firefighters Fire Safety
47-1011First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Line Supervision
37-1012First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers  Garden and Landscaping Services
49-1011First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Line Supervision
41-1012First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers Sales
43-1011First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Clerical Supervision and Management
39-1021First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers  Miscellaneous Recreation and Entertainment Workers
51-1011First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Line Supervision
41-1011First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  Sales
11-9051Food Service Managers Food Service and Lodging Management
11-1021General and Operations Managers Business Management and Administration
47-2121Glaziers  Glazier
27-1024Graphic Designers Digital Graphics
17-2111Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
25-1071Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary Miscellaneous Professional Occupations
29-2099Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other  Miscellaneous Health Services
49-9021Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers  Air Conditioning/Heating Installation/Repair
53-3032Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers  Truck and Bus Driving
11-3121Human Resources Managers Human Resources Management
13-1071Human Resources Specialists Human Resources Management
17-2112Industrial Engineers Industrial Engineering
49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics Industrial Machinery Repair
15-1122Information Security Analysts Computer Systems
41-3021Insurance Sales Agents Insurance
27-1025Interior Designers  Interior Design
29-1063Internists, General Medicine
27-3091Interpreters and Translators  Interpreter/Translator
25-2012Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education Preschool Education
23-1011Lawyers Legal Services
43-6012Legal Secretaries  Legal Secretarial
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses  LPN
13-2072Loan Officers Finance and Financial Management Services
13-1081Logisticians Transportation, Storage and Distribution Management
29-2035Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology
13-1111Management Analysts Business Management and Administration
11-2021Marketing Managers Marketing Management and Research
31-9011Massage Therapists  Massage
25-1022Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary Mathematics
17-2141Mechanical Engineers Mechanical Engineering
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers Medical Services Management
49-9062Medical Equipment Repairers  Medical Equipment Repair
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians  Medical Records
43-6013Medical Secretaries  Medical Office and Clerical
13-1121Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners Meeting and Event Planning
25-2022Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Secondary and Vocational Education
49-3042Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines  Heavy Equipment Repair
11-9121Natural Sciences Managers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
15-1142Network and Computer Systems Administrators Computer Systems
29-1151Nurse Anesthetists Nurse Anesthetist
29-1171Nurse Practitioners Nursing
25-1072Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Nursing
29-1122Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy
47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators  Construction and Heavy Equipment Operation
29-2081Opticians, Dispensing  Optical Dispensing
29-1041Optometrists Optometry
23-2011Paralegals and Legal Assistants Legal Assisting
29-1065Pediatricians, General Medicine
13-2052Personal Financial Advisors Financial Planning
29-1051Pharmacists Pharmacy
31-2021Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapy Assisting
29-1123Physical Therapists Physical Therapy
29-1071Physician Assistants Physician Assisting
47-2151Pipelayers  Plumbing
47-2152Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters  Plumbing
33-3051Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Law Enforcement
27-2012Producers and Directors Dramatic Arts (Theater/Film)
11-9141Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers Real Estate
25-1066Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary Psychology
27-3031Public Relations Specialists Advertising/Public Relations
13-1023Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Sales
29-2034Radiologic Technologists Medical Radiologic Technology
41-9022Real Estate Sales Agents  Real Estate
29-1141Registered Nurses Nursing
29-1141Registered Nurses Nursing
29-1126Respiratory Therapists Respiratory Therapy
47-2181Roofers  Roofing
11-2022Sales Managers Business Management and Administration
41-4012Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products Sales
41-4011Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales
25-2031Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Secondary and Vocational Education
41-3031Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Financial Planning
49-2098Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers  Electrical
47-2211Sheet Metal Workers  Metal Fabrication
15-1132Software Developers, Applications Computer Engineering
15-1133Software Developers, Systems Software Computer Engineering
25-2052Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education
25-2053Special Education Teachers, Middle School Special Education
25-2051Special Education Teachers, Preschool Special Education
25-2054Special Education Teachers, Secondary School Special Education
29-1127Speech-Language Pathologists Speech Pathology/Audiology
29-1067Surgeons Medicine
29-2055Surgical Technologists  Surgical Technology
17-3031Surveying and Mapping Technicians  Surveying/Cartography
27-3042Technical Writers Communications, Journalism and Broadcasting
49-2022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers Communication Electronics
33-9093Transportation Security Screeners  Security Services
19-3051Urban and Regional Planners Urban/Regional Planning
29-1131Veterinarians Veterinary Medicine
25-1194Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education
15-1134Web Developers Digital Graphics
51-4121Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers  Welding/Soldering