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

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 Bureau of Labor Market Information of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and EDEPS staff developed definitions for "high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand" occupations as follows:

  • High Skill Criteria: Occupations that generally require long-term, on-the-job training (OJT) of more than 12 months, or combined work experience and formal classroom instruction of more than 12 months; OR occupations for which employers prefer apprenticeship, or internship/residency, or 5 years or more of work experience in a related occupation; OR occupations for which employers prefer a postsecondary education degree/award of a certificate of greater than 1 year but less than 2 years, an Associate's Degree, a Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS), a Master's Degree, Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.), or first professional degree.

  • High Wage Criteria: Occupations with annual earnings of >= $26,083, or hourly earnings of >= $12.54 per hour.

  • High Demand Criteria: Occupations with annual, statewide job growth >= 104 new job openings annually, or occupations with annual, total job openings (both growth and replacements) >= 264 total job openings annually.

  • A limited number of occupations are included on the list based on anecdotal information.

The table below indicates which occupations meet the Ohio High Skill, High Wage, and High Demand criteria.

For comments or questions, please contact Lewis Horner (614) 466-9824 or Lewis.Horner@jfs.ohio.gov

High Skill, High Wage, and High Demand Occupations
SOC CodeSOC TitleHigh SkillHigh WageHigh DemandUnit of Analysis
13-2011Accountants and Auditors Accounting
15-2011Actuaries  Actuarial Science
11-3011Administrative Services Managers  Business Management and Administration
17-2011Aerospace Engineers  Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
45-2011Agricultural Inspectors  Agricultural Services and Supplies
49-3011Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians  Aircraft Mechanics
53-2011Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers  Airplane Piloting
11-9041Architectural and Engineering Managers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
51-2099Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other   Miscellaneous Assemblers
49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics  Automobile Mechanics
49-2091Avionics Technicians  Aircraft Mechanics
43-3011Bill and Account Collectors   Banking and Financial Support Services
43-3021Billing and Posting Clerks   Miscellaneous Clerical and Admin Support Occupations
17-2031Biomedical Engineers  Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
43-3031Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks  Bookkeeping
49-3031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists Diesel Engine Repair
53-3022Bus Drivers, School or Special Client   Truck and Bus Driving
13-1199Business Operations Specialists, All Other Business Management and Administration
13-1021Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products  Agricultural Services and Supplies
47-2031Carpenters Carpentry
17-2041Chemical Engineers  Chemical Engineering
51-8091Chemical Plant and System Operators  Chemical Technology
19-2031Chemists Chemistry
21-1021Child, Family, and School Social Workers Social Work
17-2051Civil Engineers  Civil Engineering
13-1031Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators Insurance
27-1021Commercial and Industrial Designers  Design
53-2012Commercial Pilots  Airplane Piloting
13-1141Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists  Human Resources Management
13-1041Compliance Officers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
11-3021Computer and Information Systems Managers Computer Systems
17-2061Computer Hardware Engineers  Computer Engineering
15-1143Computer Network Architects* Computer Systems
15-1199Computer Occupations, All Other Computer Systems
15-1131Computer Programmers Computer Systems
15-1121Computer Systems Analysts Computer Systems
15-1151Computer User Support Specialists Computer Systems
51-4011Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic  Metal/Plastic Machine Work
47-2061Construction Laborers  Miscellaneous Construction and Extraction Workers
11-9021Construction Managers Construction Management
13-1051Cost Estimators Miscellaneous Professional Occupations
13-2041Credit Analysts  Finance and Financial Management Services
43-4051Customer Service Representatives   Office Clerical
15-1141Database Administrators Computer Systems
31-9091Dental Assistants  Dental Assisting
29-2021Dental Hygienists Dental Hygiene
17-3023Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians  Electrical/Electronic Technology
49-2094Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment  Electrical/Electronic Machine Production/Repair
49-2095Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay  Electrical
17-2071Electrical Engineers Electrical/Electronic Engineering
49-9051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers  Power Line Installation and Repair
47-2111Electricians Electrical
17-3024Electro-Mechanical Technicians  Electromechanical Equipment/Instrument Production/Repair
17-2072Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Electrical/Electronic Engineering
29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics  Emergency Medical Technology
51-2031Engine and Other Machine Assemblers   Engine Machinist
17-2199Engineers, All Other All Other Engineering
19-2041Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Environmental Science
53-7032Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators   Construction and Heavy Equipment Operation
43-6011Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  Secretarial
29-1062Family and General Practitioners  Medicine
11-9013Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers  Farming
13-2051Financial Analysts Finance and Financial Management Services
13-2061Financial Examiners  Accounting
11-3031Financial Managers Finance and Financial Management Services
47-1011First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers  Line Supervision
35-1012First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers   Food Preparation
53-1021First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand  Line Supervision
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
51-1011First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Line Supervision
33-1099First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other   Miscellaneous Protective Service Workers
41-1011First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  Sales
53-1031First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operator  Line Supervision
19-1012Food Scientists and Technologists  Agricultural/Food Sciences
11-1021General and Operations Managers Business Management and Administration
19-4041Geological and Petroleum Technicians  Mining/ Petroleum Technology
19-2042Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers  Earth Science
27-1024Graphic Designers Digital Graphics
17-2111Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors  Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
29-2099Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other Miscellaneous Health Services
21-1022Healthcare Social Workers Social Work
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
51-9198Helpers--Production Workers   Miscellaneous Production Workers
11-3121Human Resources Managers Human Resources Management
13-1071Human Resources Specialists Human Resources Management
17-3026Industrial Engineering Technicians  Industrial/Manufacturing Technology
17-2112Industrial Engineers Industrial Engineering
49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics Industrial Machinery Repair
11-3051Industrial Production Managers Business Management and Administration
53-7051Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators   Miscellaneous Material Moving Workers
15-1122Information Security Analysts* Computer Systems
15-1199Information Technology Project Managers* Computer Systems
51-9061Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers  Quality Control/Inspection
43-9041Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks  Office Clerical
41-3021Insurance Sales Agents  Insurance
13-2053Insurance Underwriters Insurance
23-1011Lawyers Legal Services
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses LPN
53-3033Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers   Truck and Bus Driving
13-2072Loan Officers  Finance and Financial Management Services
13-1081Logisticians Transportation, Storage and Distribution Management
11-9199Loss Prevention Managers*  Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
51-4041Machinists Metal/Plastic Machine Work
49-9071Maintenance and Repair Workers, General  Building Maintenance
13-1111Management Analysts Business Management and Administration
11-9199Managers, All Other  Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
13-1161Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists Marketing Management and Research
11-2021Marketing Managers Marketing Management and Research
17-2131Materials Engineers  Materials Engineering
17-3013Mechanical Drafters  Drafting
17-3027Mechanical Engineering Technicians  Mechanical Engineering Technology
17-2141Mechanical Engineers Mechanical Engineering
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Medical Laboratory Technician
29-2011Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers Medical Services Management
31-9092Medical Assistants   Medical Assisting
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians  Medical Records
19-1042Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists  Medical Science
43-6013Medical Secretaries   Medical Office and Clerical
21-1023Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Social Work
21-1014Mental Health Counselors Counseling
51-9023Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Miscellaneous Production Workers
51-4072Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic   Metal/Plastic Machine Work
11-9121Natural Sciences Managers  Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
15-1142Network and Computer Systems Administrators Computer Systems
29-1171Nurse Practitioners  Nursing
31-1014Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (STNA)  Nurse Assisting
29-9011Occupational Health and Safety Specialists  Occupational Safety and Health
29-1122Occupational Therapists  Occupational Therapy
31-2011Occupational Therapy Assistants  Occupational Therapy Assisting
43-9061Office Clerks, General   Office Clerical
13-1199Online Merchants* Business Management and Administration
47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators  Construction and Heavy Equipment Operation
15-2031Operations Research Analysts Quantitative Business Analysis
43-4151Order Clerks   Miscellaneous Clerical and Admin Support Occupations
29-2091Orthotists and Prosthetists  Optical Technology
51-9111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders   Miscellaneous Production Workers
47-2141Painters, Construction and Maintenance  Painting/ Wallpapering
23-2011Paralegals and Legal Assistants Legal Assisting
41-2022Parts Salespersons   Sales
13-2052Personal Financial Advisors Financial Planning
17-2171Petroleum Engineers  Petroleum Engineering
51-8093Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers  Miscellaneous Utility Operators
29-1051Pharmacists Pharmacy
29-2052Pharmacy Technicians   Pharmacy Support
31-9097Phlebotomists (Healthcare Support Workers, All Other)   Miscellaneous Health Services
31-2021Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapy Assisting
29-1123Physical Therapists Physical Therapy
29-1071Physician Assistants  Physician Assisting
29-1069Physicians and Surgeons, All Other Medicine
47-2152Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Plumbing
51-8012Power Distributors and Dispatchers  Miscellaneous Utility Operators
51-5111Prepress Technicians and Workers  Printing
51-9399Production Workers, All Other   Miscellaneous Production Workers
43-5061Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks  Miscellaneous Clerical and Admin Support Occupations
27-3031Public Relations Specialists Advertising/Public Relations
13-1023Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Sales
11-3061Purchasing Managers  Business Management and Administration
29-2034Radiologic Technologists and Technicians Medical Radiologic Technology
49-3043Rail Car Repairers  Heavy Equipment Repair
43-4171Receptionists and Information Clerks   Office Clerical
29-1141Registered Nurses Nursing
29-1126Respiratory Therapists Respiratory Therapy
41-9031Sales Engineers Sales
11-2022Sales Managers Business Management and Administration
41-3099Sales Representatives, Services, All Other  Sales
41-4012Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products  Sales
41-4011Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales
43-6014Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive   Secretarial
41-3031Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Financial Planning
43-5071Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks   Miscellaneous Clerical and Admin Support Occupations
21-1093Social and Human Service Assistants   Social Services
15-1132Software Developers, Applications Computer Engineering
15-1133Software Developers, Systems Software Computer Engineering
25-2051Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School Special Education
51-8021Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators  Miscellaneous Utility Operators
11-9199Supply Chain Managers*  Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
29-2099Surgical Assistants* Miscellaneous Health Services
29-2055Surgical Technologists Surgical Technology
51-2092Team Assemblers   Miscellaneous Assemblers
27-3042Technical Writers  Communications, Journalism and Broadcasting
49-2022Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers Communication Electronics
43-3071Tellers   Miscellaneous Clerical and Admin Support Occupations
51-4111Tool and Die Makers  Tool and Die Making
13-1151Training and Development Specialists Human Resources Management
53-6051Transportation Inspectors  Miscellaneous Transportation Workers
11-3071Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers  Transportation, Storage and Distribution Management
15-1134Web Developers* Digital Graphics
51-4121Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers  Welding/Soldering
53-7073Wellhead Pumpers   Miscellaneous Material Moving Workers
Occupation titles followed by an asterisk (*) have the same title but not necessarily the same content as 2010 SOC occupations.