Each occupation in the OID list is assigned one of three definitions:
Demand: job seekers have a greater probability of finding work within an occupation.
Not in demand: job seekers have a lesser probability of finding work within an occupation.
Balanced: job seekers have an uncertain probability of finding work within an occupation.
How definitions are created
We evaluate short-, medium- and long-term employment projections to determine whether employment opportunities in more than 800 occupations are expected to increase or decrease. In addition, the current supply of workers and demand from employers is evaluated. Local Workforce Development Councils then review, modify and approve initial regional lists based on their local, on-the-ground experience. Learn how we determine demand for occupations and about our methodology.
After the list opens, narrow your search by occupation or area using the search options on the left. Click on an occupational title to get a job description, wages, employment projections and educational requirements. Sort your search results by clicking the column title. You can also narrow your search by using the Select Locations & Categories filter at the right.
About the wages
Source data for wages in the “learn about an occupation tool” come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. Alternative wage estimations, excluding all imputations, were used. All wage estimations are adjusted as of 2017 Q1. Learn more.
Using this information to qualify for Training Benefits
If you were laid off from a job that is no longer in demand and you qualify for unemployment benefits, the Training Benefits Program may allow you to receive extended unemployment benefits while attending training to learn new skills. Learn more about the Training Benefits Program.
Workforce Development Councils - maintenance of the OID list:
Please send any updates and/or feedback you have for the Occupations in Demand list to Robert Haglund (WITS) who will update the list for you.