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Jobs in Demand Today

Occupations With the Most Expected Hiring
in the North Country.

These occupations, in the labor market analyst's view, will offer a qualified jobseeker a reasonable expectation of obtaining employment in the region. The list is a product of the analyst's best judgment and historical seasonal hiring activity by month and is subject to revision at any time. The occupations on this list may not necessarily be tied to training available at the local One-Stop Center; contact your local One-Stop Center for their priority list of training opportunities. This list does not satisfy requirements under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act.

Job TitleDescription
Accountants and AuditorsExamine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data. Excludes “Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents” (13-2081).
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Automotive Service Technicians and MechanicsDiagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. Excludes “Automotive Body and Related Repairers (49-3021), Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (49-3031), and Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (49-2096).
BartendersMix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.
Bill and Account CollectorsLocate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail, telephone, or personal visit to solicit payment. Duties include receiving payment and posting amount to customer's account; preparing statements to credit department if customer fails to respond; initiating repossession proceedings or service disconnection; and keeping records of collection and status of accounts.
CarpentersConstruct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways
CashiersReceive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks. Excludes “Gaming Cage Persons and Booth Cashiers” (41-2012).
Childcare WorkersAttend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play. Excludes Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (25-2011) and Teacher Assistants (25-9041).
Cleaners of Vehicles and EquipmentWash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses. Excludes “Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (37-2011).
Coaches and ScoutsInstruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category. Excludes Athletic Trainers (29-9091).
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast FoodPerform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.
Construction LaborersPerform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers. Construction laborers who primarily assist a particular craft worker are classified under Helpers, Construction Trades (47-3010). Excludes “Hazardous Materials Removal Workers” (47-4041).
Construction ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Cooks, Institution and CafeteriaPrepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee ShopServe food to diners at counter or from a steam table. Counter attendants who also wait tables are included in Waiters and Waitresses (35-3031).
Customer Service RepresentativesInteract with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and to handle and resolve complaints. Excludes individuals whose duties are primarily installation, sales, or repair.
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender HelpersFacilitate food service. Clean tables, remove dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items such as water, condiments, and coffee to patrons.
DishwashersClean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/ProgramPlan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs. Excludes “Preschool Teachers (25-2011).
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational CounselorsCounsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.
ElectriciansInstall, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Excludes “Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (49-2098).
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative AssistantsProvide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff. Excludes Secretaries (43-6012 through 43-6014).
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving WorkersDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales WorkersDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.
Food Preparation WorkersPerform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
Food Servers, NonrestaurantServe food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars. Excludes Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (41-9091) and Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (35-3022).
General and Operations ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck DriversDrive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.
Home Health AidesProvide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient’s home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping CleanersKeep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, HandManually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified. Excludes “Material Moving Workers (53-7011 through 53-7199) who use power equipment. Excludes “Construction Laborers (47-2061) and Helpers, Construction Trades (47-3011 through 47-3019).
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational NursesCare for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
Light Truck or Delivery Services DriversDrive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle. Excludes “Couriers and Messengers (43-5021) and “Driver/Sales Workers” (53-3031).
Nursing AssistantsProvide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Excludes “Home Health Aides” (31-1011), “Orderlies” (31-1015), “Personal Care Aides” (39-9021), and “Psychiatric Aides” (31-1013).
Office Clerks, GeneralPerform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment OperatorsOperate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Excludes “Crane and Tower Operators (53-7021) and “Extraction Workers” (47-5000).
Packers and Packagers, HandPack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersSet up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products.
Personal Care AidesAssist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersAssemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinklerfitters.
Receptionists and Information ClerksAnswer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization. Excludes Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (43-2011).
Registered NursesAssess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes “Nurse Anesthetists” (29-1151), “Nurse Midwives” (29-1161), and “Nurse Practitioners” (29-1171).
Retail SalespersonsSell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers. Excludes Cashiers (41-2011).
Sales Representatives, Services, All OtherAll services sales representatives not listed separately.
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific ProductsSell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and ExecutivePerform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. Excludes legal, medical, and executive secretaries (43-6011 through 43-6013).
Security GuardsGuard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment. Excludes “Transportation Security Screeners” (33-9093).
Social and Human Service AssistantsAssist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Excludes Rehabilitation Counselors (21-1015), Psychiatric Technicians (29-2053), Personal Care Aides (39-9021), and Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (43-4061).
Stock Clerks and Order FillersReceive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers' orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays. Excludes Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (53-7062), and Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (43-5071).
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction WorkersDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.
Team AssemblersWork as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a product. Team assemblers can perform all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotate through all or most of them rather than being assigned to a specific task on a permanent basis. May participate in making management decisions affecting the work. Includes team leaders who work as part of the team. Assemblers who continuously perform the same task are classified elsewhere in 51-2000.
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line InstallersInstall, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings. Excludes “Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers” (49-9052).
Telecommunications Line Installers and RepairersInstall and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.
Waiters and WaitressesTake orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment. Excludes Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (35-3022).

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