Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
High Demand Occupations, Associate Degree and Under
WDR Region 10
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SOCOccupation20122022Percent Change (%) Avg Annual Growth (%) Avg Annual OpeningsAvg Annual Salary
292021Dental Hygienists 29038031.512.7415$46,043
291141Registered Nurses2,6503,22021.371.97110$53,843
312021Physical Therapist Assistants 11016040.183.825$51,591
471011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Tr66081023.402.0720$49,981
472031Carpenters 76099030.792.6830$30,664
292032Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 9013043.013.755$47,388
499021Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 35044025.652.3120$36,843
436013Medical Secretaries 37051039.623.2620$26,425
532012Commercial Pilots 58067015.831.4525$91,346
319092Medical Assistants 59078031.472.8330$23,897
292012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 13016030.162.105$37,327
292041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 42051022.781.9620$34,261
311011Home Health Aides 50067033.672.9725$18,845
292061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,5601,87019.971.8370$33,916
399021Personal and Home Care Aides 34049045.863.7220$17,306
472061Construction Laborers 8201,03025.822.3140$22,217
512011Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 46054019.561.6215$40,608
473013Helpers--Electricians 13018037.983.315$25,881
536051Transportation Inspectors 18021016.571.5510$67,327
472111Electricians 44053020.551.8815$33,839
472141Painters, Construction and Maintenance 25031024.302.1710$32,162
514192Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 508053.064.815$29,246
271026Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 27034024.542.3315$26,508
292071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians23028024.341.9910$27,388
472073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 40048019.601.8415$33,145
319091Dental Assistants 19024021.132.3610$35,103
151151Computer User Support Specialists26031018.681.7710$39,425
292034Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 28033017.251.6610$41,796
399011Childcare Workers1,0601,29022.651.9855$17,458
291126Respiratory Therapists 19023018.041.935$42,207
433021Billing and Posting Clerks52062018.961.7720$27,082
472051Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 10013030.102.665$29,304
292031Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 607027.591.555$36,883
472151Pipelayers 12015025.642.265$29,561
473012Helpers--Carpenters 10013034.382.665$20,048
292055Surgical Technologists 12015026.052.265$29,576
292052Pharmacy Technicians 54063018.101.5515$27,246
499051Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 20023014.141.4110$50,669
472152Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 22026017.651.685$36,571
431011First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office & Administrative Support Workers 1,1001,23011.781.1240$44,452
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. Wage data provided by the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) division in partnership with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2014 release based on the May 2013 employment and wage estimate file