High Demand Occupations List

Occupational Code
Occupational Title
Total Average Openings
Annual Average Employment 2014
Projected Change in Annual Average Employment 2014-2024
Hourly Wage 2015
Annual Wage 2015
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 320 5,730 1,190 $11.99 $24,932
41-2011 Cashiers 300 5,310 740 $9.44 $19,638
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Incl. Fast Food 295 4,700 1,430 $8.91 $18,534
45-2092 Farmworkers & Laborers; Crop, Nursery, & Greenhouse 265 9,920 -440 $9.47 $19,691
45-2093 Farmworkers; Farm, Ranch, & Aquacultural Animals 185 5,960 260 $10.91 $22,700
35-3031 Waiters & Waitresses 180 2,600 560 $9.15 $19,041
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 170 5,480 480 $14.87 $30,925
11-9013 Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers 165 9,710 -150 $44.48 $92,514
53-3032 Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 165 5,040 790 $20.68 $43,023
29-1141 Registered Nurses 160 3,200 830 $28.88 $60,063
43-5081 Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 120 2,450 390 $11.53 $23,981
53-7062 Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand 110 2,580 370 $13.59 $28,265
37-2011 Janitors & Cleaners, Ex. Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 105 3,050 430 $11.01 $22,890
11-1021 General & Operations Managers 100 2,590 370 $49.67 $103,308
47-2061 Construction Laborers 95 2,870 380 $14.49 $30,129
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 95 2,260 410 $13.33 $27,721
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Ex. Special Education 90 2,400 360 0 $45,231
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 85 2,310 670 $8.81 $18,323
35-3022 Counter Attendants; Cafeteria/Food Concession/Coffee Shop 85 1,000 250 $8.49 $17,657
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Ex Special/Career/Technical Ed 80 2,140 310 0 $51,529
31-1014 Nursing Assistants 80 1,740 400 $12.07 $25,112
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, & Fish Cutters & Trimmers 80 2,570 280 $11.76 $24,466
49-9071 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 75 1 260 $15.69 $32,635
43-6014 Secretaries & Admin Assistants, Ex. Legal/Medical/Executive 75 4 340 $13.97 $29,060
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 70 2 250 $22.83 $47,483
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers 70 1 350 $18.34 $38,141
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 70 1 390 $10.16 $21,143
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses 65 1 230 $20.45 $42,536
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 65 1 240 $10.59 $22,038
39-9011 Childcare Workers 65 1 210 $9.13 $18,987
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors 60 1 200 $35.03 $72,856
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 60 1 310 $13.87 $28,849
25-3098 Substitute Teachers 60 1 230 $9.50 $19,757
37-2012 Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 60 1 220 $8.72 $18,129
41-4012 Sales Reprs, Wholesale/Mfg, Ex Technical/Scientific Products 55 1 190 $29.70 $61,772
33-3012 Correctional Officers & Jailers 55 1 30 $17.53 $36,469
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 55 1 60 $12.41 $25,809
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment 55 950 210 $10.89 $22,658
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 55 1 270 $9.53 $19,825
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 50 1 370 $14.11 $29,354
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 45 820 230 $13.32 $27,700
51-9111 Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders 45 1 110 $11.57 $24,066
53-7064 Packers & Packagers, Hand 45 1 100 $10.20 $21,217
33-3051 Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers 40 1 70 $26.18 $54,449
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office & Admin Support Workers 40 1 190 $25.81 $53,688
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 810 190 $23.84 $49,591
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Ex Special/Career/Technical Ed 40 1 170 $22.71 $47,227
49-3023 Auto Service Technicians & Mechanics 40 930 130 $20.58 $42,817
31-9092 Medical Assistants 40 810 260 $12.87 $26,766
37-3011 Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers 40 1 150 $11.21 $23,327
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, & Resort Desk Clerks 40 540 70 $8.74 $18,175
35-9031 Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, & Coffee Shop 40 450 110 $8.62 $17,932
47-2111 Electricians 35 990 200 $23.10 $48,053
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers 35 1 70 $22.63 $47,061
21-2011 Clergy 35 1 90 $22.18 $46,130
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers 35 1 70 $19.92 $41,431
43-3071 Tellers 35 780 20 $11.72 $24,377
35-9011 Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers 35 500 110 $8.44 $17,550
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers 30 900 90 $29.99 $62,378
53-7051 Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators 30 780 110 $14.77 $30,713
35-2012 Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria 30 800 80 $10.73 $22,309
35-3011 Bartenders 30 470 110 $10.59 $22,034
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers 25 1 50 $36.50 $75,912
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors: Construction Trades/Extraction Wkrs 25 1 130 $29.67 $61,723
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 25 590 110 $27.73 $57,672
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters 25 820 160 $20.55 $42,735
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers 25 510 60 $20.44 $42,522
47-2073 Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators 25 1 80 $19.39 $40,326
43-4171 Receptionists & Information Clerks 25 660 60 $12.15 $25,266
35-9021 Dishwashers 25 520 60 $9.03 $18,775
13-2072 Loan Officers 20 460 90 $40.81 $84,876
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary/Secondary School 20 450 60 $33.64 $69,952
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors: Trans/Material-Moving Mach/Veh Oprs 20 410 50 $26.86 $55,875
49-9012 Control & Valve Installers & Repairers, Ex. Mechanical Door 20 430 40 $21.73 $45,197
49-3031 Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists 20 630 80 $21.05 $43,789
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, & Mining 20 530 -80 $20.76 $43,191
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 20 2 -70 $17.26 $35,910
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics 20 360 140 $17.20 $35,770
31-9091 Dental Assistants 20 420 100 $16.94 $35,229
43-3021 Billing & Posting Clerks 20 550 100 $14.76 $30,710
41-2021 Counter & Rental Clerks 20 580 50 $12.56 $26,128
31-1011 Home Health Aides 20 440 130 $9.91 $20,612
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 20 760 10 $8.52 $17,728
49-9021 Heating, AC, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers 15 400 90 $22.28 $46,333
47-2031 Carpenters 15 900 70 $22.09 $45,938
51-4041 Machinists 15 320 70 $19.88 $41,346
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 15 460 80 $15.96 $33,198
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 10 130 40 $27.74 $57,692
11-9051 Food Service Managers 10 210 40 $27.14 $56,458
33-2011 Firefighters 10 420 20 $26.62 $55,379
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists 10 180 40 $25.12 $52,249
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 10 240 70 $24.41 $50,781
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists 10 470 70 $22.62 $47,050
29-2012 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians 10 130 40 $19.64 $40,841
29-2071 Medical Records & Health Information Technicians 10 260 70 $17.65 $36,715
15-1142 Network & Computer Systems Administrators 5 230 20 $32.06 $66,689
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Ex. Engines 5 160 10 $21.75 $45,233
43-6011 Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants 5 490 -10 $21.62 $44,970
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants 0 30 20 $27.37 $56,925
49-9071 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 75 1,960 260 $15.69 $32,635
43-6014 Secretaries & Admin Assistants, Ex. Legal/Medical/Executive 75 4,030 340 $13.97 $29,060
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 70 2,100 250 $22.83 $47,483
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers 70 1,240 350 $18.34 $38,141
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 70 1,040 390 $10.16 $21,143
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses 65 1,330 230 $20.45 $42,536
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 65 1,630 240 0 $22,038
39-9011 Childcare Workers 65 1,600 210 $9.13 $18,987
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors 60 1,530 200 $35.03 $72,856
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 60 1,690 310 $13.87 $28,849
25-3098 Substitute Teachers 60 1,770 230 $9.50 $19,757
37-2012 Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 60 1,780 220 $8.72 $18,129
41-4012 Sales Reprs, Wholesale/Mfg, Ex Technical/Scientific Products 55 1,680 190 $29.70 $61,772
33-3012 Correctional Officers & Jailers 55 1,900 30 $17.53 $36,469
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 55 1,560 60 $12.41 $25,809
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment 55 950 210 $10.89 $22,658
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 55 1,160 270 $9.53 $19,825
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 50 1,280 370 $14.11 $29,354
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 45 820 230 $13.32 $27,700
51-9111 Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders 45 1,040 110 $11.57 $24,066
53-7064 Packers & Packagers, Hand 45 1,410 100 $10.20 $21,217
33-3051 Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers 40 1,100 70 $26.18 $54,449
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office & Admin Support Workers 40 1,340 190 $25.81 $53,688
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 810 190 $23.84 $49,591
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Ex Special/Career/Technical Ed 40 1,150 170 0 $47,227
49-3023 Auto Service Technicians & Mechanics 40 930 130 $20.58 $42,817
31-9092 Medical Assistants 40 810 260 $12.87 $26,766
37-3011 Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers 40 1,310 150 $11.21 $23,327
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, & Resort Desk Clerks 40 540 70 $8.74 $18,175
35-9031 Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, & Coffee Shop 40 450 110 $8.62 $17,932
47-2111 Electricians 35 990 200 $23.10 $48,053
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers 35 1,150 70 $22.63 $47,061
21-2011 Clergy 35 1,060 90 $22.18 $46,130
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers 35 1,060 70 $19.92 $41,431
43-3071 Tellers 35 780 20 $11.72 $24,377
35-9011 Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers 35 500 110 $8.44 $17,550
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers 30 900 90 $29.99 $62,378
53-7051 Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators 30 780 110 $14.77 $30,713
35-2012 Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria 30 800 80 $10.73 $22,309
35-3011 Bartenders 30 470 110 $10.59 $22,034
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers 25 1,190 50 $36.50 $75,912
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors: Construction Trades/Extraction Wkrs 25 1,100 130 $29.67 $61,723
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 25 590 110 $27.73 $57,672
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters 25 820 160 $20.55 $42,735
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers 25 510 60 $20.44 $42,522
47-2073 Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators 25 1,010 80 $19.39 $40,326
43-4171 Receptionists & Information Clerks 25 660 60 $12.15 $25,266
35-9021 Dishwashers 25 520 60 $9.03 $18,775
13-2072 Loan Officers 20 460 90 $40.81 $84,876
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary/Secondary School 20 450 60 0 $69,952
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors: Trans/Material-Moving Mach/Veh Oprs 20 410 50 $26.86 $55,875
49-9012 Control & Valve Installers & Repairers, Ex. Mechanical Door 20 430 40 $21.73 $45,197
49-3031 Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists 20 630 80 $21.05 $43,789
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, & Mining 20 530 -80 $20.76 $43,191
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 20 2,150 -70 $17.26 $35,910
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics 20 360 140 $17.20 $35,770
31-9091 Dental Assistants 20 420 100 $16.94 $35,229
43-3021 Billing & Posting Clerks 20 550 100 $14.76 $30,710
41-2021 Counter & Rental Clerks 20 580 50 $12.56 $26,128
31-1011 Home Health Aides 20 440 130 $9.91 $20,612
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 20 760 10 $8.52 $17,728
49-9021 Heating, AC, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers 15 400 90 $22.28 $46,333
47-2031 Carpenters 15 900 70 $22.09 $45,938
51-4041 Machinists 15 320 70 $19.88 $41,346
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 15 460 80 $15.96 $33,198
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 10 130 40 $27.74 $57,692
11-9051 Food Service Managers 10 210 40 $27.14 $56,458
33-2011 Firefighters 10 420 20 $26.62 $55,379
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists 10 180 40 $25.12 $52,249
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 10 240 70 $24.41 $50,781
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists 10 470 70 $22.62 $47,050
29-2012 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians 10 130 40 $19.64 $40,841
29-2071 Medical Records & Health Information Technicians 10 260 70 $17.65 $36,715
15-1142 Network & Computer Systems Administrators 5 230 20 $32.06 $66,689
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Ex. Engines 5 160 10 $21.75 $45,233
43-6011 Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants 5 490 -10 $21.62 $44,970
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants 0 30 20 $27.37 $56,925

*Totals may not add due to suppression and rounding

*Defined as Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, and Wheeler Counties.

Demand Occupations meet the following criteria: Texas Workforce Commission projects 100 or more openings over the next ten years, or 15 or more annual openings.