Thumb Area Career Outlook  2020

Largest Number of Annual Job Openings
                      through 2020
Source: DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives
                                                                                        
Occupation (Job Title) Annual
Openings
Wage
Range
 Cashiers 84 $8-$11
 Farmwkr. Crop/Nursery/Grnhse  68  $8-$17
 Retail Sales Person  53  $8-$16
 Waiters & Waitresses  49  $8-$12
 Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Ag. Managers  40  $20-$54
 Resigtered Nurses  34  $23-$35
 Office Clerks, General  34  $8-$18
 Food Prep & Serving Workers, Inc.Fast Food  33  $8-$12
 Freight, Stock, & Material Workers, Hand  33  $8-$16
 Home Health Aides  25  $8-$10
 Customer Service Representatives  25  $9-$19
 Store Clerks & Order Fillers  25  $8-$14
 Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer  25  $12-$27
 Janitors & Cleaners, except Maids  19  $8-$18
 Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  17  $11-$26
 Team Assemblers  17  $8-$19
 Child Care Workers  16  $8-$10
 Sales Reps, Whls/Mfg, esx. Tech/Sci Prod  16  $15-$47
 Elementary School Teachers, Exc. Special Ed.  14  *
 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants  14  $9-$17
* Indicates wages do not meet confidentiality requirements

High Growth Occupations through 2020
Source: DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives

High School Diploma or Equivalent & Trainig                             
                                                                                          
Occupation (Job Title) # Jobs Growth % Wage Range
 Home Health Aides  190  41.4 $8-$10 
 Office Clerks, General  90  6.3  $8-$18
 Food Prep & Servers  80  9.0  $8-$12
 Retail Salespersons  75  4.7  $8-$16
 Personal & Home Care Aides  60  34.5  $8-$14
 Freight, Stick & Material Movers, Hand  60  7.2  $8-$16
 Industry Machinery Mechanics  45  21.5  $13-$28
 Helpers-Production Workers  45  16.4  $9-$19
 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, Attendants   45  6.1  $9-$17
 Customer Service Representatives  45  6.1  $9-$19
 CNC Machine Operators. Metal & Plastic  40  17.9  $9-$23
 Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers  40  10.5  $8-$17
 Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers  35  17.8  $11-$18
 Receptionists & Information Clerks  35  11.0  $8-$18
 Inspectors, Testers. Sorters, Samplers & Weighers  35  10.6  $9-$23
 Child Care Workers  35  8.4  $8-$10
 Team Assemblers  35  5.4  $8-$19
 Security Guards  30  11.6  $12-$20
 Packers & Packagers, Hand  30  9.2  $8-$14
 Cooks, Restaurant 30 8.0 $8-$14

Associate's Degree/Vocational Training                                             
                                                                                               

Occupation (Job Title) # Jobs Growth % Wage Range
 Registered Nurses   150  14.0  $23-$35 
 Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer  80  9.8  $12-$27
 Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers      30  6.9  $13-$38
 Medical Assistants  25  11.8  $9-$17
 Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurses  20  6.5  $15-$23
 Dental Hygienists  15  16.1  $14-$37
 Emergency Medical Techs & Paramedics  15  15.3  $8-$17
 Heating/Air Cond/ Refrig/ Mechanics/Installers  15  14.0  $13-$33
 Radiologic Technologists & Technicians  10  13.8  $18-$29
 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Ed.  10  11.0  $8-$23
 Dental Assistants  10  9.5  $12-$21
 Respiratory Therapists  5  16.3  $19-$28
 Paralegals & Legal Assistants  5  16.1  $12-$21
 Massage Therapists  5  8.1  $8-$33
 Surgical Technologists  5  6.5  $14-$23
 Industrial Engineering Technicians  5  5.1  $15-$33
 Medical Records & Health Info. Techs.  5  5.0  $9-$25
 Hair Dressers & Stylists & Cosmetologists  5  1.1  $8-$19

Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Occupation (Job Title)  # Jobs  Growth %  Wage Range 
Medical/Public Health Social Workers  25  20.0  $17-$33
Elementary School Teachers, Exc. Special Ed.   25  4.5  *
Industrial Production Managers   20  17.1  $25-$67
Coaches and Scouts   20  16.1  *
Accountants and Auditors   20  6.6  $21-$49
Mkt Research Analysts & Mkt'ing Specialists  15   26.8  $14-$43
Public Relations Specialists   15  18.3  $16-$34
Physical Therapists   15  17.6  $26-$44
Network/Computer Sys. Architects & Admin   15  14.3  $16-$28
Loan Officers   15  12.4  $16-$43
Child, Family and School Social Workers   15  8.0  $19-$28
Logisticians   10  25.7  $21-$55
Training & Development Specialists   10  25.6  $8-$34
Software Developers, Systems Software   10  20.0  $27-$61
Compliance Ofcs., Exc. Ag., Construc., Health   10  16.2  $20-$43
Probation Ofcs. & Correct'l Treatment Specs.   10  16.1 $20-$34 
Occupational Therapists   10  13.7  $23-$41
Cost Estimators   10  13.3  $18-$42
Software Developers, Applications   10  12.5  $28-$45
Management Analysts   10  11.0  $28-$46
* Indicates wages do not meet confidentiality requirements