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
OccupationAverage
Hourly
Wage
Typical Education &
Training

Health Care Occupations

29-1141Registered Nurses$28.86Associate's Degree
29-2034Radiologic Technologists$23.37Associate's Degree
29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics$18.35Postsecondary Certificate
29-2052Pharmacy Technicians$15.39Postsecondary Certificate
29-2055Surgical Technologists$20.12Postsecondary Certificate
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$19.03Postsecondary Certificate
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$16.82Postsecondary Certificate
29-1126Respiratory Therapists$27.85Associate's Degree
31-2021Physical Therapist Assistants$37.20Associate's Degree 
31-9091Dental Assistants$15.25Postsecondary Certficate
31-9092 Medical Assistant$13.61Postsecondary Certificate
    

Manufacturing Occupations

49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics$26.80Long-term on-the-job training
49-9071Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$16.51Long-term on-the-job training
51-2092Team Assemblers$14.50Moderate-term on-the-job training
51-4011Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal/Plastic$16.05Moderate-term on-the-job training
51-4041Machinists$19.13Long-term on-the-job training
51-4121Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$18.93Postsecondary Certificate
51-9111Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$14.90Moderate-term on-the-job training
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders$14.35Moderate-term on-the-job training
    

Construction Occupations

47-2031Carpenters$16.35Apprenticeship
47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$18.48Moderate-term on-the-job training
47-2111Electricians$20.41Apprenticeship
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$19.26Moderate-term on-the-job training 
49-3042Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Ex. Engines$24.11Long-term on-the-job training
49-9021Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers$19.88Postsecondary Certificate





Business Management and Administration Occupations

15-1151Computer User Support Specialists$19.47Postsecondary Certificate
43-3031Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$17.48Moderate-term on-the-job training
43-6014Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Ex. Legal, Medical, and Executive$14.50Short-term on-the-job training





Transportation and Logistics Occupations

49-3021Automotive Body and Related Repairers$23.52Moderate-term on-the-job training
49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$18.13Long-term on-the-job training
49-3031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists$22.06Long-term on-the-job training 
53-3032Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$19.11Postsecondary Certificate