In-Demand Jobs

In-Demand Jobs

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Cashiers

  • Hourly Pay (average): $11.75
  • Growth (2015-2020): 5%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 166 jobs
  • Current Employment: 3,345 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 3,511 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers

  • Hourly Pay (average): $10.40
  • Growth (2015-2020): 13%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 385 jobs
  • Current Employment: 3,069 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 3,454 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Cooks, Restaurant

  • Hourly Pay (average): $14.71
  • Growth (2015-2020): 19%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 233 jobs
  • Current Employment: 1,256 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 1,489 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Customer Service Representatives

  • Hourly Pay (average): $17.11
  • Growth (2015-2020): 18%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 133 jobs
  • Current Employment: 755 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 888 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: High school diploma or equivalent

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers

  • Hourly Pay (average): $14.42
  • Growth (2015-2020): 14%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 110 jobs
  • Current Employment: 792 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 902 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: High school diploma or equivalent

General & Operations managers

  • Hourly Pay (average): $48.07
  • Growth (2015-2020): 9%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 162 jobs
  • Current Employment: 1,794 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 1,956 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s degree

Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

  • Hourly Pay (average): $20.86
  • Growth (2015-2020): 20%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 146 jobs
  • Current Employment: 729 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 875 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: Post secondary nondegree award

Home Health Aides

  • Hourly Pay (average): $13.65
  • Growth (2015-2020): 41%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 204 jobs
  • Current Employment: 503 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 707 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Janitors & Cleaners

  • Hourly Pay (average): $12.78
  • Growth (2015-2020): 10%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 194 jobs
  • Current Employment: 2,027 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 2,221 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers

  • Hourly Pay (average): $13.62
  • Growth (2015-2020): 27%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 287 jobs
  • Current Employment: 1,074 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 1,361 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners

  • Hourly Pay (average): $10.58
  • Growth (2015-2020): 10%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 161 jobs
  • Current Employment: 1,627 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 1,788 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Office Clerks, General

  • Hourly Pay (average): $15.17
  • Growth (2015-2020): 8%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 188 jobs
  • Current Employment: 2,387 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 2,575 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Painters, Construction & Maintenance

  • Hourly Pay (average): $22.25
  • Growth (2015-2020): 34%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 139 jobs
  • Current Employment: 403 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 542 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Personal Care Aides

  • Hourly Pay (average): $10.78
  • Growth (2015-2020): 29%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 586 jobs
  • Current Employment: 2,031 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 2,617 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Registered Nurses

  • Hourly Pay (average): $42.02
  • Growth (2015-2020): 11%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 151 jobs
  • Current Employment: 1,345 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 1,496 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s degree

Retail Salespersons

  • Hourly Pay (average): $12.93
  • Growth (2015-2020): 15%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 638jobs
  • Current Employment: 4,350 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 4,988 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Secretaries & Administrative Assistants

  • Hourly Pay (average): $17.40
  • Growth (2015-2020): 5%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 113 jobs
  • Current Employment: 2,320 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 2,433 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Software Developers, Applications

  • Hourly Pay (average): $46.97
  • Growth (2015-2020): 40%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 135 jobs
  • Current Employment: 334 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 469 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: Bachelor’s degree

Stock Clerks & Order Fillers

  • Hourly Pay (average): $12.54
  • Growth (2015-2020): 11%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 150 jobs
  • Current Employment: 1,417 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 1,567 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

Waiters & Waitresses

  • Hourly Pay (average): $11.90
  • Growth (2015-2020): 13%
  • Openings (2015-2020): 373 jobs
  • Current Employment: 2,975 jobs
  • Projected Employment: 3,348 jobs
  • Typical Entry-Level Education: No formal educational credential

All data is specific to San Luis Obispo County.

Data Source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) / www.economicmodeling.com 2016.2

 

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