Target Occupations

 Each year, Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas creates a Target Occupation list, by researching labor market information to identify high demand jobs that pay above average wages.  This Target Occupations list helps job seekers to identify career and training options. Click on the SOC Code for each occupation to view an occupation report with additional information.
  SOC    Code
 Occupation Average
Hourly
Wage 
 Typical Education &
Training
   Health Care Occupations    
 29-1141 Registered Nurses $27.01 Associate's Degree
 29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians $16.62 Associate's Degree
 29-2034 Radiologic Technologists $22.68 Associate's Degree
 29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $14.69 Postsecondary Certificate
 29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians $13.57 Postsecondary Certificate
 29-2055 Surgical Technologists $18.49 Postsecondary Cerificate
 29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $17.77 Postsecondary Certificate
 29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians $16.59 Postsecondary Certificate
 31-9091 Dental Assistants $14.37 Postsecondary Certificate
       
  Manufacturing Occupations    
 49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $22.41 Long-term on-the-job training
 49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General $15.18 Long-term on-the-job training
 51-2092 Team Assemblers $12.45 Moderate-term on-the-job training
 51-3092 Food Batchmakers $12.75 Moderate-term on-the-job training
 51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal/Plastic $17.17 Moderate-term on-the-job training
 51-4041 Machinists $17.99 Long-term on-the-job training
 51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $19.01 Postsecondary Certificate
 51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $14.78 Moderate-term on-the-job training
       
   Construction Occupations    
 11-9021 Construction Managers $41.98 Bachelor's Degree
 47-2031 Carpenters $16.30 Apprenticeship
 47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $18.45 Moderate-term on-the-job training
 47-2111 Electricians $17.63 Apprenticeship
 47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $19.90 Apprenticeship
 49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Ex. Engines $19.81 Long-term on-the-job training
 49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers $17.69 Postsecondary Certificate
 51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters $16.14 Postsecondary Certificate
       
  Business Management and  Administration Occupations    
 13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $32.01 Associate's Degree
 15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists $19.71 Postsecondary Certificate
 43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $15.09 Moderate-term on-the-job training
 43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $20.85 Moderate-term on-the-job training
 43-6013 Medical Secretaries $12.92 Moderate-term on-the-job training
 43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Ex. Legal, Medical, and Executive $13.94 Short-term on-the-job training
       
  Transportation and Logistics  Occupations    
 43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $14.88 Short-term on-the-job training
49-3021  Automotive Body and Related Repairers $20.43 Moderate-term on-the-job training
 49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $16.66 Long-term on-the-job training
 49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists $18.48 Long-term on-the-job training
 53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $17.95 Postsecondary Certificate
       
   Agriculture Occupations    
 11-9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $26.62 Moderate-term on-the-job training