Demand Occupations with High Skills
||Total Annual Openings
||Mean Wage May 2011
||Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, Coordination
||Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Licensing or registration required.
|Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
||Instructing, Speaking, Learning Strategies
||Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
||Instructing, Learning Strategies, Speaking
||Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools.
|General and Operations Managers
||Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Speaking
||Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public and private sector organizations.
|Accountants and Auditors
||Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking
||Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others.
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
||Instructing, Speaking, Active Listening
||Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
|Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
||Speaking, Learning Strategies, Instructing
||Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility.
||Programming, Reading Comprehension, Complex Problem Solving
||Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals.
||Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning
||Doctoral or professional degree
||Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use.
||Speaking, Active Listening, Social Perceptiveness
||Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives.
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators
||Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Systems Analysis
||Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.
|Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
||Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, Complex Problem Solving
||Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign.
||Complex Preoblem Solving, Judgement and Decision Making, Active Listening
||Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body.
|Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
||Instructing, Active Listening, Social Perceptiveness
||Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.
||Active Listening, Speaking, Critical Thinking
||Doctoral or professional degree
||Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal document, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions.