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Skill Gap Analysis Identifies High Employer Demand Fields - Archived

This Skill Gap Analysis has been superceded by a more recent one.

The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board conducts an analysis that results in identifying mid-level high employer demand occupation groups. The list of high demand occupations helps guide the investments of workforce development programs and services. Methodology.

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Major Occupational Group

Mid-level education level


Supply
2010

Average Annual
Demand
2014-2019


Projected
Annual
Undersupply
Health Occupations in Shortage*
3,186
3,555
-369
Installation, Maintenance, Repair
1,164
2,934
-1,770
Manufacturing, Production
758
1,875
-1,117
Accounting & Bookkeeping
759
1,361
-602
Protective Services
584
1,343
-759
Science Technology
44
179
-135
*Includes only mid-level health occupations with projected shortages.

Examples of careers in the above high-demand fields - (Links take you to CareerBridge.wa.gov website which is an online search tool designed to help you find the training and education you need to get the job you want.)

Registered Nurse
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Telecommunications Equipment Installers/Repairers
Accountants and Auditors
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
Chemical technicians
Firefighter
Civil Engineering Tech

 

A Skilled & Educated Workforce
2011 Update

An assessment of the number and type of higher education and training credentials required to meet employer demand. Joint report prepared by Workforce Board, SBCTC & HEC Board.


Statewide Skill Gap Number

This year's analysis was updated January 2012.

The average annual employer demand for all workers with mid-level education and training is expected to be 43,000 net openings between 2014 and 2019. In 2010, 34,000 Washington residents completed their mid-level training and education. If that completion number remains the same going into the future, the projected mid-level skill gap is 9,000 Washington workers per year.

CareerBridge.Wa.Gov provides you with information regarding the average pay of a particular career to the specific program in your area that can help you enter that career field. Career Bridge also can tell you how successful the program you are interested in is in training and getting people jobs in their professions.

 

 

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