Targeted Occupations & Industries

Workforce Solutions Capital Area regularly analyzes the regional labor market, looking for industry and occupational trends. Based on this analysis, we have identified In-Demand Industries, In-Demand Occupations and Targeted Occupations. These lists also are used to guide the investment of workforce program funds for training.

Targeted Occupations:

  • Are in demand or emerging in the local economy
  • Are experiencing growth, and 
  • Provide opportunities for high-skill, high-wage jobs. 

Targeted Occupations

SOC  Occupation Industry
31-1014 Certified Nursing Assistants Health Sciences
31-9091 Dental Assistants Health Sciences
29-2021 Dental Hygienists Health Sciences
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Health Sciences
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Health Sciences
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Health Sciences
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Health Sciences
31-9092 Medical Assistants+ (requires obtaining 31-9097 Phlebotomists certification) Health Sciences
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Health Sciences
43-6013 Medical Secretaries Health Sciences
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants Health Sciences
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians Health Sciences
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants Health Sciences
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists Health Sciences
29-1141 Registered Nurses Health Sciences
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists Health Sciences
29-2055 Surgical Technologists Health Sciences
15-1141 Database Administrators Information Technology
15-1131 Computer Programmers Information Technology
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists, includes both:
15-1552 Computer Network Support Specialists
15-1551 Computer User Support Specialists
Information Technology
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts Information Technology
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications Information Technology
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software Information Technology
15-1134 Web Developers Information Technology
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Professional & Business Services
43-6014 Secretaries & Administrative Assistants Professional & Business Services
47-2031 Carpenters Skilled Trades
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers Skilled Trades
47-2111 Electricians Skilled Trades
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Skilled Trades
53-3032 Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Skilled Trades
47-3000 Helpers, Construction Trades, limited to:
47-3019 Helpers - Construction Trades, All Other
47-3013 Helpers - Electricians
47-3015 Helpers - Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Skilled Trades
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics Skilled Trades
51-4041 Machinists Skilled Trades
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Skilled Trades
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters Skilled Trades
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers Skilled Trades
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers Skilled Trades
49-3000 Vehicle & Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers & Repairers, includes both:
49-2023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Skilled Trades
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Skilled Trades

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In-Demand Industries

NAICS Code Title
5413 Architectural, Engineering & Related Services
2382 Building Equipment Contractors
5415 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
6111 Elementary and Secondary Schools
4841 General Freight Trucking
6221 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
6216 Home Health Care Services
5416 Management, Scientific & Technical Consulting Services
2362 Nonresidential Building Construction
6231 Nursing Care Facilities
6211  Offices of Physicians
2361 Residential Building Construction
3344  Semiconductor & Other Electronic Components Manufacturing
4542  Specialized Freight Trucking

In-Demand Occupations

SOC Occupation Job Title Annual Average Employment 2014
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 19,540
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 18,540
43-6014 Secretaries & Administrative Assistants 17,800
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 17,130
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Incl. Fast Food 14,650
35-3031 Waiters & Waitresses 14,520
29-1141 Registered Nurses 10,850
11-1021 General & Operations Managers 10,560
37-2011 Janitors & Cleaners, Ex. Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 9,380
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors 9,010
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 8,970
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 8,230
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks 7,200
15-1551  Computer User Support Specialists 6,800
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 6,710
49-3000 Vehicle & Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers & Repairers, includes both  5,260
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 4,520
53-3032 Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4,460
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 4,300
15-1131 Computer Programmers 3,270
49-3023  Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2,770
47-2111 Electricians 2,730
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,490
31-9092 Medical Assistants 2,410
47-2031 Carpenters 2,200
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2,140
15-1552 Computer Network Support Specialists  2,030
15-1134 Web Developers 1,800
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 1,480
31-9091 Dental Assistants 1,460
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1,450
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,270
15-1141 Database Administrators 1,270
47-3000 Helpers, Construction Trades 1,190
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 980
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 950
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 900
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 890
49-3031  Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 760
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 720
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists 700
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 670
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 580
47-3015  Helpers-Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 530
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants 520
47-3013  Helpers-Electricians 500
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 480
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 450
51-4041 Machinists 420
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 370
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 360
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 320
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 210
31-9097  Phlebotomists 200
47-3019  Helpers-Construction Trades, All Other 110

 

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Workforce Solutions Capital Area - Career Center

North Career Center

Phone: 512.454.9675
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


East Career Center

Phone: 512.223.5400
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


South Career Center

Phone: 512.381.4200
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice).

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