Occupational Projections
Research, Information and Analysis
WORKFORCE West Virginia
Last Updated 8-22-2012
West Virginia Demand Occupations
2010-2020
The following list of occupations are considered to be in high demand, where significant amounts of annual openings and growth are expected. Due to confidentiality constraints, employment and wage numbers are not displayed. Occupations requiring short-term on-the-job training are not shown on this listing.
SOC Occupational Title Education Work Experience Job Training
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists Doctoral or professional degree None Internship/residency
23-1011 Lawyers Doctoral or professional degree None None
29-1051 Pharmacists Doctoral or professional degree None None
29-1123 Physical Therapists Doctoral or professional degree None None
21-1022 Accountants & Auditors Bachelor's degree None None
13-2011 Child, Family, and School Social Workers Bachelor's degree None None
21-1021 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers Bachelor's degree None None
21-1023 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, & Elementary School Bachelor's degree None Internship/residency
25-2041 Public Relations Specialists Bachelor's degree None Moderate-term on-the-job training
27-3031 Recreation Workers Bachelor's degree None None
39-9032 Healthcare Social Workers Master's degree None None
23-2011 Paralegals & Legal Assistants Associate's degree None None
29-1111 Registered Nurses Associate's degree None None
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists Associate's degree None None
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists & Technicians Associate's degree None None
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics Postsecondary non-degree award None None
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses Postsecondary non-degree award None None
29-2071 Medical Records & Health Information Technicians Postsecondary non-degree award None None
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants Postsecondary non-degree award None None
31-9091 Dental Assistants Postsecondary non-degree award None None
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists Postsecondary non-degree award None None
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, & Investigators High school diploma or equivalent None Long-term on-the-job training
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics High school diploma or equivalent None Long-term on-the-job training
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
31-9092 Medical Assistants High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
39-3011 Gaming Dealers High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
43-3011 Bill & Account Collectors High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
43-6013 Medical Secretaries High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
43-9041 Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
47-2073 Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators High school diploma or equivalent None Moderate-term on-the-job training
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant Less than high school < 1 year Moderate-term on-the-job training