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Occupational Supply Demand
  • Middle Skill Occupations require some significant education and training beyond high school, but less than a four-year degree.

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and “America’s Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs: Education and Training Requirements in the Next Decade and Beyond,” Harry J. Holzer and Robert I. Lerman, Skills2Compete Campaign of the Workforce Alliance, November 2007, p.8.

The table below list Middle Skill Occupations using current national data.

Middle Skill Occupations
SOC CodeSOC TitleUnit of Analysis
19-4011Agricultural and Food Science Technicians Agricultural/Food Sciences
17-3025Environmental Engineering Technicians Environmental Technology
19-4091Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health Environmental Science
45-4021Fallers Miscellaneous Farm, Forestry and Conservation Workers
49-3041Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians Agricultural Mechanics and Machinery Operation
11-9013Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers Farming
19-4093Forest and Conservation Technicians Forestry and Conservation
45-4011Forest and Conservation Workers Miscellaneous Farm, Forestry and Conservation Workers
19-4041Geological and Petroleum Technicians Mining/ Petroleum Technology
47-4041Hazardous Materials Removal Workers Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology
45-4023Log Graders and Scalers Miscellaneous Farm, Forestry and Conservation Workers
45-4022Logging Equipment Operators Construction and Heavy Equipment Operation
45-4029Logging Workers, All Other Miscellaneous Farm, Forestry and Conservation Workers
37-2021Pest Control Workers Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Workers
37-3012Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation Garden and Landscaping Services
51-8031Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators Water and Waste Treatment