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Learn about an occupation 

Use this web tool to search for or select an occupation title to get a job description, educational requirements, pay, employment trends and resources, or to explore careers. You can filter by county or Washington state. Close the filter list after selecting your area, to see all the data.

The Occupations in Demand (OID) list is the key component on the “Learn about an occupation page.” Click here for detailed information about the list. The list consists only of occupations that have 50 or more jobs within a designated geographical area. If your search produces no results, the occupation you picked is not on the list for your area.

Workforce Development Councils - maintenance of the OID list (download current list):

Please send any updates and/or feedback you have for the Occupations in Demand list to the Labor Market Information Desk. We will update the list for you. 

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Job description


Education and training

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Training programs

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Employment trends (WDA estimates)

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Explore careers

If a field is blank, employment levels were too low to develop estimates for the geographic area selected and/or to ensure employers’ confidentiality. In the filter option under location, search again by selecting “Washington State” to generate more data.

CareerOneStop is a collection of tools designed to help individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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 2020 Q1.