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 Mean
Typical Education &
   Computer Systems and Information Technology    
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts  $30.40  Bachelor's Degree
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators  $32.01  Bachelor's Degree
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists  $21.55  Postsecondary Certificate
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other  $34.09  Postsecondary Certificate 

Health Care Occupations

29-1141 Registered Nurses $33.09 Associate's Degree
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists $27.85 Associate's Degree
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $17.28 Postsecondary Certificate
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians $16.59 Postsecondary Certificate
29-2055 Surgical Technologists $21.91 Postsecondary Certificate
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $20.75 Postsecondary Certificate
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians $18.29 Postsecondary Certificate
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists $28.03 Associate's Degree
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants $28.89 Associate's Degree 
31-9091 Dental Assistants $17.75 Postsecondary Certificate

Manufacturing Occupations

49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $26.87 Long-term on-the-job training
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery $25.59  Long-term on-the-job training
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General $17.94 Long-term on-the-job training
51-2092 Team Assemblers $15.31 Moderate-term on-the-job training
51-4041 Machinists $18.77 Long-term on-the-job training
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $20.58 Postsecondary Certificate
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders $14.98 Moderate-term on-the-job training
51-4081  Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders $15.36 Moderate-term on-the-job training
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Tenders, and Operators $18.26  Moderate-term on-the-job training
51-9161 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators $19.48  Moderate-term on-the-job training
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Tenders, and Operators $21.72 Moderate-term on-the-job training

Construction Occupations

47-2031 Carpenters $17.28 Apprenticeship
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $20.02 Moderate-term on-the-job training
47-2111 Electricians $21.75 Apprenticeship
47-2152  Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $24.48 Moderate-term on-the-job training 
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Ex. Engines $24.85 Long-term on-the-job training
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers $21.58 Postsecondary Certificate

Business Management and Administration Occupations

13-2011 Accountants and Auditors $32.21 Bachelor's Degree
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $17.22 Moderate-term on-the-job training
43-6013 Medical Secretaries $15.80  Short-term on-the-job training
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Ex. Legal, Medical, and Executive $15.34 Short-term on-the-job training

Transportation and Logistics Occupations

49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $30.32 Postsecondary Certificate
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers $19.62 Moderate-term on-the-job training
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $21.60 Long-term on-the-job training
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists $22.48 Long-term on-the-job training 
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $22.72 Postsecondary Certificate