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What jobs will be in demand in West Virginia?

West Virginia Demand Occupations
2008 - 2018


The following occupations are considered to be in high demand, where significant amounts of annual openings and growth are expected. Statistically, these occupations have positive growth and are in the top quintile of Total Annual Openings. Due to confidentiality constraints, employment and wage numbers are not displayed. Occupations requiring short-term on-the-job training are not shown on this listing.

SOC SOC Title Minimum Education/
Training Required
231011 Lawyers First professional degree
291051 Pharmacists First professional degree
211023 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers Master's degree
212011 Clergy Master's degree
119111 Medical & Health Services Managers Bachelor's degree
132011 Accountants & Auditors Bachelor's degree
151081 Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts Bachelor's degree
211021 Child, Family, & School Social Workers Bachelor's degree
252021 Elementary School Teachers, exc Special Education Bachelor's degree
252022 Middle School Teachers, exc Special & Vocational Education Bachelor's degree
252031 Secondary School Teachers, exc Special & Vocational Education Bachelor's degree
252032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Bachelor's degree
252041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, & Elementary Bachelor's degree
273031 Public Relations Specialists Bachelor's degree
151041 Computer Support Specialists Associate degree
232011 Paralegals & Legal Assistants Associate degree
291111 Registered Nurses Associate degree
292034 Radiologic Technologists & Technicians Associate degree
292071 Medical Records & Health Information Technicians Associate degree
292041 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics Postsecondary vocational
292061 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses Postsecondary vocational
311012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants Postsecondary vocational
399031 Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors Postsecondary vocational
413021 Insurance Sales Agents Postsecondary vocational
493023 Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics Postsecondary vocational
499021 Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers Postsecondary vocational
131023 Purchasing Agents, exc Wholesale, Retail, & Farm Products Long-term on-the-job training
131031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, & Investigators Long-term on-the-job training
333051 Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers Long-term on-the-job training
352014 Cooks, Restaurant Long-term on-the-job training
472031 Carpenters Long-term on-the-job training
472152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters Long-term on-the-job training
499041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics Long-term on-the-job training
499051 Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers Long-term on-the-job training
518031 Water & Liquid Waste Treatment Plant & System Operators Long-term on-the-job training
211093 Social & Human Service Assistants Moderate term on-the-job training
292052 Pharmacy Technicians Moderate-term on-the-job training
319091 Dental Assistants Moderate-term on-the-job training
319092 Medical Assistants Moderate-term on-the-job training
333012 Correctional Officers & Jailers Moderate-term on-the-job training
412022 Parts Salespersons Moderate-term on-the-job training
433031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks Moderate-term on-the-job training
434051 Customer Service Representatives Moderate-term on-the-job training
472061 Construction Laborers Moderate-term on-the-job training
472073 Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators Moderate-term on-the-job training
499042 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General Moderate-term on-the-job training
512092 Team Assemblers Moderate-term on-the-job training
414012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, exc Technical Work experience in a related occupation
436011 Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants Work experience in a related occupation

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