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2019 High Growth Occupations


2019 High Growth Occupations: Target occupations identified in this report all have high-growth potential over the next five years, pay well above a living wage, and are accessible to job-seekers who have attained some post-secondary education but less than a bachelor’s degree. In essence, these chosen occupations all represent viable career paths for community college students in the region who are interested in these fields. These occupations are foundin a variety of different industries, including construction trades, manufacturing and transportation industries, local government, repair industries and hospitality. The 15 middle-skill occupations in this report

Social and Human Service Assistants

Massage Therapists

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

Chefs and Head Cooks

Insurance Sales Agents



Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators,Metal and Plastic


Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers