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

The federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act includes several references to High Skill, High Wage, or In-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 in-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 median annual earnings of >= $36,500, or hourly earnings of >= $17.55 per hour.

  • In-Demand Criteria: Occupations with State Annual Earnings ≥ $13.47 per hour, Annual Growth in Jobs ≥ the Area Average and/or Total Annual Job Openings ≥ the Area Average and JobsOhio Industry Cluster In-Demand Occupations and 2nd Tier Methodology for Forecasted Jobs.

  • 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 In-Demand criteria.

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

High Skill, High Wage, and In-Demand Occupations
ONET SOC CodeONET SOC TitleHigh SkillHigh WageIn-DemandUnit of Analysis
13-2011.00Accountants and Auditors Accounting
15-2011.00Actuaries Actuarial Science
11-3011.00Administrative Services Managers Business Management and Administration
17-2011.00Aerospace Engineers Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
49-3011.00Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians Aircraft Mechanics
11-9041.00Architectural and Engineering Managers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
51-2099.00Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other   Miscellaneous Assemblers
27-4011.00Audio and Video Equipment Technicians  Communication Technologies
49-3021.00Automotive Body and Related Repairers Automobile Body Repair
49-3023.00Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics  Automobile Mechanics
53-6051.01Aviation Inspectors  Miscellaneous Transportation Workers
49-2091.00Avionics Technicians Aircraft Mechanics
43-3011.00Bill and Account Collectors   Banking and Financial Support Services
43-3021.00Billing and Posting Clerks   Miscellaneous Clerical and Admin Support Occupations
11-9041.01Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
19-4021.00Biological Technicians Biological Technology
17-2031.00Biomedical Engineers Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
43-3031.00Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks   Bookkeeping
49-3031.00Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists Diesel Engine Repair
53-3022.00Bus Drivers, School or Special Client   Truck and Bus Driving
15-1199.08Business Intelligence Analysts Computer Systems
13-1199.00Business Operations Specialists, All Other Business Management and Administration
47-2031.00Carpenters Carpentry
47-2051.00Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers  Concrete Finishing
17-2041.00Chemical Engineers Chemical Engineering
51-9011.00Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders  Chemical Technology
51-8091.00Chemical Plant and System Operators  Chemical Technology
19-2031.00Chemists Chemistry
21-1021.00Child, Family, and School Social Workers Social Work
17-2051.00Civil Engineers Civil Engineering
13-1031.00Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators Insurance
19-3031.00Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Psychology
53-2012.00Commercial Pilots  Airplane Piloting
13-1041.00Compliance Officers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
15-1111.00Computer and Information Research Scientists Computer Systems
11-3021.00Computer and Information Systems Managers Computer Systems
17-2061.00Computer Hardware Engineers Computer Engineering
15-1143.00Computer Network Architects Computer Systems
15-1152.00Computer Network Support Specialists Computer Systems
51-4012.00Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic Computer Systems
15-1131.00Computer Programmers Computer Systems
15-1121.00Computer Systems Analysts Computer Systems
15-1199.02Computer Systems Engineers/Architects Computer Systems
15-1151.00Computer User Support Specialists  Computer Systems
51-4011.00Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic  Metal/Plastic Machine Work
47-2061.00Construction Laborers  Miscellaneous Construction and Extraction Workers
11-9021.00Construction Managers Construction Management
13-1051.00Cost Estimators Miscellaneous Professional Occupations
13-2041.00Credit Analysts Finance and Financial Management Services
43-4051.00Customer Service Representatives   Office Clerical
51-4031.00Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic   Metal/Plastic Machine Work
15-1199.07Data Warehousing Specialists Computer Systems
15-1141.00Database Administrators Computer Systems
31-9091.00Dental Assistants  Dental Assisting
29-2021.00Dental Hygienists Dental Hygiene
29-1021.00Dentists, General Dentistry
29-2032.00Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Diagnostic Medical Sonography
43-5032.00Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance  Office Clerical
51-2022.00Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers   Electrical/Electronic Machine Production/Repair
17-3023.00Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians Electrical/Electronic Technology
49-2093.00Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment Automobile Mechanics
49-2094.00Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment Electrical/Electronic Machine Production/Repair
49-2095.00Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrical
17-3023.03Electrical Engineering Technicians Electrical/Electronic Technology
17-3029.02Electrical Engineering Technologists All Other Engineering Technology
17-2071.00Electrical Engineers Electrical/Electronic Engineering
49-9051.00Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers Power Line Installation and Repair
47-2111.00Electricians Electrical
17-3024.00Electro-Mechanical Technicians Electromechanical Equipment/Instrument Production/Repair
17-3023.01Electronics Engineering Technicians Electrical/Electronic Technology
17-2072.00Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Electrical/Electronic Engineering
29-2041.00Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics  Emergency Medical Technology
51-2031.00Engine and Other Machine Assemblers  Engine Machinist
13-1041.01Environmental Compliance Inspectors Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
17-2081.00Environmental Engineers Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
43-6011.00Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  Secretarial
51-9041.00Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders   Miscellaneous Production Workers
29-1062.00Family and General Practitioners Medicine
11-9013.00Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers Farming
13-2051.00Financial Analysts Finance and Financial Management Services
11-3031.00Financial Managers Finance and Financial Management Services
47-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers Line Supervision
35-1012.00First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers  Food Preparation
53-1021.00First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand   Line Supervision
49-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers  Line Supervision
41-1012.00First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers  Sales
43-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers  Clerical Supervision and Management
51-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  Line Supervision
41-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  Sales
53-1031.00First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators   Line Supervision
19-1012.00Food Scientists and Technologists Agricultural/Food Sciences
11-9051.00Food Service Managers  Food Service and Lodging Management
11-1021.00General and Operations Managers Business Management and Administration
27-1024.00Graphic Designers Digital Graphics
17-2111.00Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
29-2099.00Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other Miscellaneous Health Services
21-1022.00Healthcare Social Workers Social Work
31-9099.00Healthcare Support Workers, All Other   Miscellaneous Health Services
49-9021.00Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Air Conditioning/Heating Installation/Repair
53-3032.00Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Truck and Bus Driving
47-3019.00Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other   Miscellaneous Construction and Extraction Workers
47-3013.00Helpers--Electricians   Miscellaneous Construction and Extraction Workers
51-9198.00Helpers--Production Workers   Miscellaneous Production Workers
43-4161.00Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping Office Clerical
11-3121.00Human Resources Managers Human Resources Management
13-1071.00Human Resources Specialists Human Resources Management
17-2112.00Industrial Engineers Industrial Engineering
49-9041.00Industrial Machinery Mechanics Industrial Machinery Repair
11-3051.00Industrial Production Managers Business Management and Administration
53-7051.00Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators   Miscellaneous Material Moving Workers
15-1122.00Information Security Analysts Computer Systems
15-1199.09Information Technology Project Managers Computer Systems
51-9061.00Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers   Quality Control/Inspection
25-9031.01Instructional Designers and Technologists Instructional Design
43-9041.00Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks   Office Clerical
41-3021.00Insurance Sales Agents  Insurance
13-2053.00Insurance Underwriters Insurance
29-1063.00Internists, General Medicine
27-3091.00Interpreters and Translators Interpreter/Translator
43-4111.00Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan   Miscellaneous Clerical and Admin Support Occupations
23-1011.00Lawyers Legal Services
29-2061.00Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses LPN
53-3033.00Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers   Truck and Bus Driving
43-4131.00Loan Interviewers and Clerks   Banking and Financial Support Services
13-2072.00Loan Officers Finance and Financial Management Services
13-1081.00Logisticians Transportation, Storage and Distribution Management
13-1081.02Logistics Analysts Transportation, Storage and Distribution Management
11-9199.08Loss Prevention Managers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
51-4041.00Machinists Metal/Plastic Machine Work
29-2035.00Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology
49-9071.00Maintenance and Repair Workers, General  Building Maintenance
49-9043.00Maintenance Workers, Machinery Industrial Machinery Repair
13-1111.00Management Analysts Business Management and Administration
11-9199.00Managers, All Other Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
17-2199.04Manufacturing Engineers All Other Engineering
17-3029.09Manufacturing Production Technicians All Other Engineering Technology
13-1161.00Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists Marketing Management and Research
11-2021.00Marketing Managers Marketing Management and Research
31-9011.00Massage Therapists  Massage
17-2131.00Materials Engineers Materials Engineering
19-2032.00Materials Scientists Materials Science
17-3013.00Mechanical Drafters Drafting
17-3027.00Mechanical Engineering Technicians Mechanical Engineering Technology
17-2141.00Mechanical Engineers Mechanical Engineering
29-2012.00Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Medical Laboratory Technician
29-2011.00Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
11-9111.00Medical and Health Services Managers Medical Services Management
31-9092.00Medical Assistants  Medical Assisting
49-9062.00Medical Equipment Repairers Medical Equipment Repair
29-2071.00Medical Records and Health Information Technicians  Medical Records
43-6013.00Medical Secretaries   Medical Office and Clerical
21-1023.00Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Social Work
21-1014.00Mental Health Counselors Counseling
49-9044.00Millwrights Industrial Machinery Repair
49-3042.00Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines Heavy Equipment Repair
11-9121.00Natural Sciences Managers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
15-1142.00Network and Computer Systems Administrators Computer Systems
43-4141.00New Accounts Clerks   Banking and Financial Support Services
17-3029.01Non‐Destructive Testing Specialists All Other Engineering Technology
29-2033.00Nuclear Medicine Technologists Nuclear Medical Technology
29-1171.00Nurse Practitioners Nursing
31-1014.00Nursing Assistants  Nurse Assisting
29-9011.00Occupational Health and Safety Specialists Occupational Safety and Health
29-1122.00Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy
31-2011.00Occupational Therapy Assistants Occupational Therapy Assisting
43-9199.00Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other   Office Clerical
43-9061.00Office Clerks, General   Office Clerical
13-1199.06Online Merchants Business Management and Administration
47-2073.00Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators  Construction and Heavy Equipment Operation
15-2031.00Operations Research Analysts Quantitative Business Analysis
29-2081.00Opticians, Dispensing  Optical Dispensing
43-4151.00Order Clerks   Miscellaneous Clerical and Admin Support Occupations
51-9111.00Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders   Miscellaneous Production Workers
47-2141.00Painters, Construction and Maintenance  Painting/ Wallpapering
51-9122.00Painters, Transportation Equipment  Automobile Body Repair
23-2011.00Paralegals and Legal Assistants Legal Assisting
41-2022.00Parts Salespersons   Sales
43-3051.00Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks  Bookkeeping
13-2052.00Personal Financial Advisors Financial Planning
29-1051.00Pharmacists Pharmacy
31-9097.00Phlebotomists  Miscellaneous Health Services
31-2021.00Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapy Assisting
29-1123.00Physical Therapists Physical Therapy
29-1071.00Physician Assistants Physician Assisting
29-1069.00Physicians and Surgeons, All Other Medicine
47-2152.00Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Plumbing
51-9199.00Production Workers, All Other   Miscellaneous Production Workers
43-5061.00Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks  Miscellaneous Clerical and Admin Support Occupations
11-9141.00Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers  Real Estate
29-1066.00Psychiatrists Medicine
27-3031.00Public Relations Specialists Advertising/Public Relations
13-1023.00Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products Sales
11-3061.00Purchasing Managers Business Management and Administration
19-4099.01Quality Control Analysts Science Technologies
29-2034.00Radiologic Technologists Medical Radiologic Technology
29-1141.00Registered Nurses Nursing
13-1041.07Regulatory Affairs Specialists Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
39-9041.00Residential Advisors   Miscellaneous Personal Service Workers
29-1126.00Respiratory Therapists Respiratory Therapy
17-2199.08Robotics Engineers All Other Engineering
41-9031.00Sales Engineers Sales
11-2022.00Sales Managers Business Management and Administration
41-3099.00Sales Representatives, Services, All Other  Sales
41-4012.00Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products  Sales
41-4011.00Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales
15-1199.10Search Marketing Strategists Computer Systems
43-6014.00Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive   Secretarial
41-3031.00Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Financial Planning
25-3021.00Self-Enrichment Education Teachers   Adult and Continuing Education
47-2211.00Sheet Metal Workers Metal Fabrication
43-5071.00Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks   Miscellaneous Clerical and Admin Support Occupations
11-9151.00Social and Community Service Managers Social Services
21-1093.00Social and Human Service Assistants   Social Services
15-1132.00Software Developers, Applications Computer Engineering
15-1133.00Software Developers, Systems Software Computer Engineering
15-1199.01Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers Computer Systems
29-1127.00Speech-Language Pathologists Speech Pathology/Audiology
15-2041.00Statisticians Mathematics
47-2221.00Structural Iron and Steel Workers Metal Fabrication
21-1011.00Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Counseling
11-9199.04Supply Chain Managers Miscellaneous Management and Management Support Occupations
29-2099.07Surgical Assistants Miscellaneous Health Services
29-2055.00Surgical Technologists Surgical Technology
51-2092.00Team Assemblers   Miscellaneous Assemblers
27-3042.00Technical Writers Communications, Journalism and Broadcasting
15-1143.01Telecommunications Engineering Specialists Computer Systems
49-2022.00Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers Communication Electronics
51-4111.00Tool and Die Makers Tool and Die Making
13-1151.00Training and Development Specialists Human Resources Management
11-3071.01Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Transportation, Storage and Distribution Management
17-2199.02Validation Engineers All Other Engineering
29-2056.00Veterinary Technologists and Technicians  Veterinary Assisting/Technology
51-8031.00Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators Water and Waste Treatment
15-1134.00Web Developers Digital Graphics
51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers   Welding/Soldering
13-1022.00Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products Purchasing

   Ohio Means Jobs, "In‐Demand Occupations Report ‐ 10/01/2017" Median Wage Data May 2015.