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Hot Jobs 2013

 

The Hot Jobs 2013 report is CWU's triennial survey of the Massachusetts labor market to identify career paths that lead to economic self-sufficiency. Hot Jobs 2013 defines Hot Jobs as careers that require two years or less of post-secondary education or training, meet the Massachusetts Economic Independence Index income level for a single-parent family with two children, and currently post high-vacancy rates.

 
Hot Jobs 2013 identifies 15 jobs in Massachusetts that meet the criteria and, for the first time this year, identifies 50 "Smart Start Jobs," which position individuals not yet qualified for a "Hot Job," but in need of immediate employment, for future career advancement.
 

View the Hot Jobs 2013 report

Methodology: Hot Jobs 2013 Methodology Paper (PDF)

Listen to the webinar here:

Massachusetts Economic Independence Index 2013 and Hot Jobs 2013 Webinar from Crittenton Women's Union on Vimeo.

 

Hot Jobs Openings Wages Percentage with  Associates Degree or Less
Management Occupations      
Administrative Service Managers 1,664 $117,940 61.0%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 689 $94,890 51.9%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations      
Architectural and Civil Drafters 403 $68,920 78.4%
Mechanical Drafters 296 $76,160 78.4%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,244 $67,850 78.4%
Health Care Practitioners and Technical Occupations      
Respiratory Therapists 385 $74,030 76.5%
Dental Hygienists 1,098 $89,110 72.7%
Dental Laboratory Technicians 162 $67,230 88.7%
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 177 $85,910 72.7%
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 771 $87,850 72.7%
Protective Services Occupations      
Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,300 $68,960 76.3%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations      
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,428 $68,820 63.8%
Construction and Extraction Occupations      
Construction and Building Inspectors 1,004 $69,350 85.9%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations      
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 672 $72,860 81.1%
Production Occupations      
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,348 $74,110 78.9%

 

Smart Start Jobs Openings Wages Percentage with  Associates Degree or Less
Architecture and Engineering Occupations      
Civil Engineering Technicians 162 $58,650 78.4%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 197 $60,640 78.4%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 454 $60,900 78.4%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 311 $61,060 78.4%
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 162 $55,410 78.4%
Health Care Practitioners and Technical Occupations      
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 973 $46,480 72.7%
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1,419 $44,330 72.7%
Surgical Technologists 409 $59,060 72.7%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 3,717 $57,140 72.7%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 875 $49,040 72.7%
Health Care Support Occupations      
Occupational Therapist Assistants 154 $59,030 75.5%
Physical Therapist Assistants 406 $62,090 75.5%
Dental Assistants 1,171 $47,590 83.8%
Medical Transcriptionists 198 $48,160 83.8%
Protective Services Occupations      
Fire Fighters 6,037 $57,950 82.3%
Parking Enforcement Workers 177 $44,210 93.6%
Animal Control Workers 209 $45,690 76.9%
Building and Ground Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations      
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 485 $57,770 80.5%
Tree Trimers and Pruners 167 $47,620 88.5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations      
Billing and Account Collectors 1,341 $45,250 80.8%
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,356 $42,920 80.8%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 922 $49,710 80.8%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 580 $49,330 76.7%
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 761 $57,560 76.7%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and TimeKeeping 686 $54,440 76.7%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 261 $46,110 86.9%
Postal Service Clerks 788 $54,250 86.9%
Postal Service Mail Carriers 3,774 $55,530 86.9%
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 273 $53,090 86.9%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,119 $61,640 86.9%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7,120 $63,480 77.8%
Legal Secretaries 1,230 $58,380 77.8%
Medical Secretaries 2,242 $44,880 77.8%
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,793 $46,820 77.8%
Construction and Extraction Occupations      
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 209 $61,940 91.9%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 657 $47,010 85.9%
Highway Mainenance Workers 1,017 $47,170 85.9%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations      
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 162 $65,540 81.1%
Production Occupations      
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 484 $44,190 92.4%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 281 $46,110 92.4%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 581 $51,010 96.2%
Machinists 754 $55,410 96.2%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 890 $52,980 96.2%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 384 $48,500 80.4%
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 172 $64,460 62.3%
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 750 $57,180 92.3%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 206 $53,110 88.7%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 319 $42,850 88.7%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 924 $47,000 88.7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations      
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 563 $45,270 94.6%

 


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