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Ten Top Jobs for Southwest Ohio

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Ten Top In-Demand Jobs for Southwest Ohio

What are Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs?

In-demand jobs strengthen Ohio’s current and future strategic economic advantage and empower people with 21st century skills. These jobs have a sustainable wage and a promising future based on the projected number of openings and growth. The following criteria was used to define an “in-demand job” in Ohio:

  • 80% of state median wage, $14.10 per hour, or more;
  • Annual growth in the number of jobs higher than the statewide average of 36; or
  • Annual job openings greater than 584.

In addition to these state labor statistics and projections, electronic job posting trend data and business responses to Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs Survey are components in defining in-demand jobs.

Under the direction of Governor Mike DeWine and the leadership of Lt. Governor Jon Husted, the State of Ohio extended its focus to prioritize both Ohio’s economy and the health and well-being of Ohioans through Ohio’s Top Jobs List. Ohio’s Top Jobs List includes both In-Demand Jobs and Critical Jobs.

What are Ohio’s Critical Jobs?

Critical jobs ensure that our state’s workforce supports the health and well-being of Ohioans, their families, and our communities. Governor DeWine made developing the workforce in critical job areas, such as early childhood education, mental/behavioral health, and recovery, a priority because of their impact on the lives of Ohioans at every stage of life.

Critical Jobs are identified through the help of experts and stakeholders in eight career clusters aligning with the administration’s goals. The eight priority career clusters include:

Job Median Salary Open Typical Education Required Approved Schools
Computer User Support Specialists $48K 1,440 Some college, no degree Great Oaks Career Campuses 770-396-3898, New Horizon Computer Learning-800 201-0555, Max Technical Training 513-322-8888
Construction Laborers $41K 5,142 No formal educational credential Allied Construction Industries-513 221-8020, Great Oaks Career Campuses-770 396-3898
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $58K 1,659 High school diploma or equivalent Great Oaks Career Campuses-770 396-3898, New Horizon Computer Learning-800 201-0555
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office & Admin. Support $56K 4,529 High school diploma or equivalent Great Oaks Career Campuses-770 396-3898, New Horizon Computer Learning-800 201-0555
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production/Operating Workers $62K 2,898 High school diploma or equivalent Great Oaks Career Campuses-770 396-3898
Medical Assistants $33K 3,146 Postsecondary non-degree award Great Oaks Career Campuses-770 396-3898, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries-1-844-552-4278
Nursing Assistants  $28K 8,184 Postsecondary non-degree award Great Oaks Career Campuses-770 396-3898, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries-1-844-552-4278
Receptionists and Information Clerks $40K 690 High school diploma or equivalent Great Oaks Career Campuses-770 396-3898, New Horizon Computer Learning-800 201-0555
Truck Drivers $45K 8,465 Postsecondary non-degree award 160 Driving Academy 513-666-5727, Napier Truck Driving-1-888 368-2495
Web Developers $64K 294 Associate degree Kable Academy 513-881-2901, Max Technical Training-513 322-8888, New Horizon Computer Learning-800 201-0555, Tech Elevator 877-606-3203

Source: Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation

  • Children and Community Health
  • Early Childhood Education
  • First Responders
  • Lead Abatement
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Wellness Research and Technology