Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
Workforce Development Region 3
High Demand Occupations
Base Year 2012 and Projected Year 2022
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SOCOccupation 20122022Percent Change (%) Avg Annual Growth (%) Avg Annual OpeningsAvg Annual Salary
172112Industrial Engineers 34048041.643.5125$83,477
499041Industrial Machinery Mechanics 71094032.302.8545$56,867
512092Team Assemblers 3,7805,42043.473.67225$42,399
511011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and 1,1601,48027.742.4750$63,178
173026Industrial Engineering Technicians 10015044.234.145$63,188
131081Logisticians 8012055.844.145$61,445
151121Computer Systems Analysts10014032.043.425$81,262
131111Management Analysts 19024026.042.3610$73,056
251072Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary ******35.143.635$70,171
171011Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 709029.852.545$87,697
151132Software Developers, Applications608032.762.925$89,911
272022Coaches and Scouts 21025021.261.7610$70,179
471011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Tr8501,02019.551.8425$62,188
291171Nurse Practitioners15019021.712.395$88,516
131051Cost Estimators 10013028.282.665$54,886
291141Registered Nurses2,8503,32016.691.54105$58,865
132052Personal Financial Advisors 508038.894.815$57,254
292032Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 608035.592.925$53,064
472051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 24030028.512.2610$37,203
119021Construction Managers 28033016.791.6610$92,490
291123Physical Therapists 809021.051.185$88,114
472031Carpenters 70088024.432.3125$32,796
119111Medical and Health Services Managers 16019017.071.735$96,685
111021General and Operations Managers 1,3501,53013.651.2645$114,037
131161Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists9011027.062.035$60,768
211022Medical and Public Health Social Workers 21025022.331.7610$41,546
292055Surgical Technologists 11015031.583.155$36,746
312021Physical Therapist Assistants 709029.172.545$43,140
472141Painters, Construction and Maintenance 28035024.912.2610$34,283
472061Construction Laborers 1,0001,25024.622.2645$25,368
211013Marriage and Family Therapists 507030.193.425$46,238
172071Electrical Engineers 13016018.052.105$74,599
131121Meeting and Convention Planners 506036.171.845$40,484
399021Personal and Home Care Aides 75097029.222.6125$18,035
291051Pharmacists 32036013.921.1810$127,256
212011Clergy 57066015.161.4820$52,880
499044Millwrights 608029.032.925$41,507
472073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 66077017.481.5525$36,371
132011Accountants and Auditors 78089013.281.3335$70,234
292012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 14017022.301.965$35,883
Note: Occupations were selected using unrounded data based on the descending order of average ranking based on three variables: growth, openings, and wages. May 2014 wage data based on the May 2013 OES employment and wage estimate file.

Data provided by the Alabama Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Division in cooperation with the Projections Managing Partnership, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Totals in some occupational groups may not add due to exclusion of sub-groups and/or individual occupations with employment of less than 10 in the base (2012) and projected (2022) years or where publication of the occupation would violate confidentiality. *** The data for these occupations are confidential according to standards provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. * Percent change is based on unrounded data.1. Employment is rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Average Annual Growth is compounded. 3. Openings are rounded to the nearest 5.