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Occupational Profiles

Middle-Skill Occupations Profiled by CCW

Which occupations (careers) in Los Angeles County pay well and will be hiring? This table assists you in finding descriptions and data about those careers. The full reports referenced in the right column can be found on this website, just click on the report topic in the right column to view more detail. These occupations may be found in many industries, beyond the industry focus of the report, and that is reflected in the total openings.
OccupationHourly wage in LA County ($)5-year Job Openings Forecast in LA BasinFound in which CCW Report?
Advertising Sales Agents30.791110Ent+DM
Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians33.92219Manufacturing
Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians31.661587Trans+Whs+Util
Audio & Video Equipment Technicians24.901880Ent+DM
Architectural & Civil Drafters28.93650Prof Svcs
Automotive Service Techicians & Mechanics19.678250PEO
Avionics Technicians33.07208Trans+Whs+Util
Bill & Account Collectors19.181690Prof Svcs
Camera Operators,TV, Video & Motion Picture31.43520Ent+DM
Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians30.24420HC
Chefs & Head Cooks22.293845Hospitality
Civil Engineering Technicians39.64560Prof Svcs
Computer-controlled Machine Tool Operators17.742002Manufacturing
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers27.18532Manufacturing
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers20.921324Retail
Computer Network Support Specialists33.392400ICT
Computer Programmers42.214650ICT
Computer Systems Analysts44.636550ICT
Computer User Support Specialists26.5817700PEO
Construction & Building Inspectors40.93640Prof Svcs
Database Administrators45.351450ICT
Dental Assistants16.667700PEO
Dental Hygenists46.961130HC
Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers22.00400Trans+Whs+Util
Electrical & Electronics Repairers (power station, substation)37.00242Trans+Whs+Util
Electrical & Electronics Repairers (commercial & indus. equip)25.67627Manufacturing
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technicians29.541712Manufacturing
Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics17.231130HC
Environmental Science & Protection Technicians24.52440Prof Svcs
Fashion Designers33.43760Ent+DM
Film & Video Editors45.921070Ent+DM
Graphic Designers25.932350Prof Svcs
Hairdressers, Hair Stylists & Cosmetologists12.029008Retail
Human Resources Assistants (not payroll)19.052214Hospitality
HVAC Mechanics & Installers (Heating, Air Conditioning)19.982060HGO
Industrial Engineering Technicians33.64411Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Mechanics25.952457Manufacturing
Information Security Analysts (Cybersecurity)49.02700ICT
Insurance Sales Agents30.053130HGO
Interpreters & Translators26.63660Prof Svcs
Lodging Managers27.87623Hospitality
Makeup Artists, theatrical & Performance37.09390Ent+DM
Massage Therapists20.502180HGO
Mechanical Drafters27.74435Manufacturing
Medical Records & Health Info Technicians19.441790HC
Medical & Clinical Lab Technicians19.131480HC
Medical & Clinical Lab Technologists39.70690HC
Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists39.00400HC
Multimedia Artists & Animators38.36700Ent+DM
Network & Computer Systems Admin42.965100ICT
Nurses, Registered (RN)46.1323670PEO
Nurses, Licensed Vocational (LVN)23.887400Essential Workers
Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks23.052965Prof Svcs
Paralegals & Legal Assistants23.475410PEO
Phlebotomists 19.43850HC
Pharmacy Technicians18.964250PEO
Physical Therapist Assistants32.49450HC
Plumbers, Pipefitters, Steamfitters24.136830PEO
Police & Sheriff Patrol Officers49.837100PEO
Producers & Directors52.683180Ent+DM
Production, Planning, Expediting Clerks22.228420PEO
Public Address Ststem & Other Announcers15.6890Ent+DM
Radio & Television Announcers22.85110Ent+DM
Respiratory Therapists35.521240HC
Radiologic Technicians33.531370HC
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants18.8414480Prof Svcs
Social & Human Service Assistants21.607720PEO
Sound Engineering Technicians28.97200Ent+DM
Surgical Technologists27.43410HC
Tax Preparers22.02660Prof Svcs
Teachers Assistants17.3419800PEO
Telecom Equipment Installers/Repairers27.094900ICT
Telecom Line Installers/Repairers31.362200ICT
Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor Trailer20.922040HGO
Veterinary Technologists & Technicians18.65590Prof Svcs
Web Developers32.513210ICT
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, Brazers18.213896Manufacturing
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks17.8123100Essential Workers
Accountants & Auditors26.7117800Essential Workers
Market Research Analysts &
Marketing Specialists
23.8612700Essential Workers
Construction Equipment Operators, Operating Engineers39.003520Construction
Structural Iron and Steelworkers27.00640Construction
Firefighters39.009740Protective Svcs
Correctional Officers & Jailers31.003170Protective Svcs
Detectives and Criminal Investigators58.001430Protective Svcs
Police & Sheriffs Officers50.0031590Protective Svcs
Forensic Science Technicians45.00660Protective Svcs
Transportation Security Screeners18.001660Protective Svcs