Top Projected Occupations in Wisconsin
It’s important to understand where the jobs are when exploring careers. While every student will have different interests, it’s still good to have a realistic understanding of what’s available in the state. Below are some data on projected high-growth occupations and job growth in Wisconsin from the WorkNet website. These “hot jobs” are good areas of focus when it comes to exposing young people to career options.
HOT JOBS IN WISCONSIN OVER NEXT 10 YEARS:
|Projected Job Growth 2014 – 2024 For Statewide|
|Occupation||Estimated Employment||Change||Percent Change||# Openings|
|2014||2024||2014 – 2024|
|Installation, Maintenance and Repair||41,227||45,314||4,087||15.00%||1,486|
|Transportation and Material Moving||52,132||58,999||6,867||13.00%||1,574|
|Professional and Related||8,847||10,035||1,188||13.00%||275|
|Management, Business, and Financial||91,114||101,346||10,232||12.60%||3,058|
|Construction and Extraction||47,112||51,819||4,707||10.33%||1,197|
|Office and Administrative Support||29,254||31,396||2,142||7.00%||656|
*Hot Jobs are high projected job growth occupations that must meet these criteria
(1) they must have a median salary above the state median;
(2) the percentage change must be greater than the state average; and
(3) the number of job openings must be greater than the state average.
These occupations are also grouped by occupational categories.
TOP 25 HIGH-GROWTH OCCUPATIONS IN WISCONSIN
Access the original webpage here: https://worknet.wisconsin.gov/worknet/joblist_highgrow.aspx
What follows is a snapshot of current (as of October 2018) student saved interests grades 6-12 in Career Cruising. The data was retrieved from all active schools using Career Cruising:
|Occupation||All-Time Student Saves||All-Time Student Saves (Male)||All-Time Student Saves (Female)|
|Video Game Developer||7,732||6,496||1,216|
|Elementary School Teacher||5,088||438||4,622|