The 2023 HotJobs! List

If you’re in the market for a new job, this is the list for you.

The 2023 HotJobs! list can guide you to new employment in a high-demand career. We’ve analyzed online job posting data and surveyed employers to create a list of the 100 most in-demand jobs in West Michigan. These jobs have a growth rate of over double the regional average and an increased wage range of the 25th to 90th percentile- with only 44 percent of these occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher.

To find the jobs you want, simply select your desired industry from the menu below, filter by qualities like wage or credential or search using the designated box.

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Construction/Energy
Health Sciences
Information Technology
Manufacturing
Professional and Administration
Agribusiness

CONSTRUCTION/ENERGY

VideoSOC TitleJob TitleMedian Wage (mid-career)Recommended Training/EducationDemandScholarships
video icon for hot jobs47-2021
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  1. Block Layer
  2. Block Mason
$25.55-$33.87Apprenticeship🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs51-7011
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
  1. Cabinet Assembler
  2. Cabinet Builder
$16.52-$20.96Apprenticeship🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs47-2051
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
  1. Cement Finisher
  2. Cement Mason
$18.89-$28.61Apprenticeship🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs47-2061
Construction Laborers
  1. Construction Laborer
  2. Construction Worker
$16.97-$28.16Short-term OJT🔥🔥
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Construction Managers
  1. Construction Area Manager
  2. Construction Foreman
$36.84-$74.95Bachelors degree and 5+ years work experince🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-9012
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
  1. Control Valve Mechanic
  2. Control Valve Technician
$23.52-$47.11High school diploma and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs47-2111
Electricians
  1. Electrician
  2. Control Electrician
$18.85-$36.78Apprenticeship or technical school and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs47-1011
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
  1. Construction Foreman
  2. Construction Supervisor
$27.64-$48.06High school diploma and 5+ years work experince🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs37-1012
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
  1. Grounds Crew Supervisor
  2. Grounds Foreman
$18.38-$28.25High school diploma and 5+ years work experince🔥
video icon for hot jobs49-9021
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
  1. HVAC Installer
  2. HVAC Mechanic
$21.73-$36.50Certification and long-term OJT, postsecondary non-degree award🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs53-3032
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  1. CDL Driver
  2. Line Haul Driver
$19.31-$29.80Commercial driver's license, postsecondary non-degree award🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs37-3011
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
  1. Groundskeeper
  2. landscaper
$13.54-$22.41Short-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs47-2073
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
  1. Forklift Operator
  2. Heavy Equipment Operator
$22.98-$36.68Certification and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs47-2152
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  1. Pipe Welder
  2. Pipefitter
$18.76-$38.63Apprenticeship and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs47-2181
Roofers
  1. Commercial Roofer
  2. Industrial Roofer
$18.49-$30.27Short-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs49-9052
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
  1. Cable Technician
  2. Cable Television Technician
$20.78-$29.86Short-term OJT🔥
video icon for hot jobs47-2044
Tile and Marble Setters
  1. Ceramic Tile Setter
  2. Marble Mason
$18.30-$36.80Short-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs49-3031
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
  1. Bus Mechanic
  2. Diesel Mechanic
$18.28-$29.31Certification and long-term OJT🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1051
Cost Estimators
  1. Acquisition Cost Estimator
  2. Construction Estimator
$23.32-$46.51Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs17-1011
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
  1. Architect
  2. Design Architect
$29.12-$48.95Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs11-3071.00
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  1. Distribution Manager
  2. Fleet Manager
$30.90-$74.56Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-2041
Statisticians
  1. Statistical Analyst
  2. Statistical Consultant
$24.94-$50.38Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs17-2071
Electrical Engineers
  1. Circuits Engineer
  2. Design Engineer
$35.53-$61.24Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-9071
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  1. Building Mechanic
  2. Equipment Engineering Technician
$14.34-$29.12Certification and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs17-2141
Mechanical Engineers
  1. Application Engineer
  2. Design Engineer
$30.17-$57.72Bachelor's degree🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-9044
Millwrights
  1. Maintenance Millwright
  2. Millwright
$28.66-$41.58Apprenticeship🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs47-2211
Sheet Metal Workers
  1. Sheet Metal Fabricator; Sheet Metal Installer
$18.00-$36.13High school diploma or equivalent and long-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs49-9098
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
  1. Mechanic Repair Helper; Mechanic's Assistant
$14.07-$20.98High school diploma or equivalent🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs13-1151
Training and Development Specialists
  1. Computer Training Specialist
  2. Corporate Trainer
$18.09-$43.72Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs41-4012
Sales Representatives
  1. Sales Professional
  2. Sales Representative
$21.92-$58.22High school diploma and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥

HEALTH SCIENCES

VideoSOC TitleJob TitleMedian Wage (mid-career)Recommended Training/EducationDemandScholarships
video icon for hot jobs21-1094
Community Health Workers
  1. Community Health Outreach Worker
  2. Community Health Program Coordinator
$17.86-$34.52Certification🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs51-9081
Dental Laboratory Technicians
  1. Dental Laboratory Tech
  2. Denture Technician
$17.70-$26.18License🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs29-2032
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  1. Cardiac Sonographer
  2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
$29.59-$39.45Associate degree and certification🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs21-1022
Healthcare Social Workers
  1. Clinical Social Worker
  2. Hospice Social Worker
$23.68-$36.73Master's degree and license or limited license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs29-2061
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  1. Charge Nurse
  2. Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse
$22.51-$29.03License🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs31-9011
Massage Therapists
  1. Clinical Massage Therapist
  2. Integrated Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
$22.01-$36.20License🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs11-9111.00
Medical and Health Services Managers
  1. Cancer Center Director
  2. Clinical Director
$36.41-$77.71Bachelor's degree, license and 5+ years work experince🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs31-9092
Medical Assistants
  1. Clinical Medical Assistant
  2. Doctor's Assistant
$14.90-$20.41Certification🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs43-6013
Medical Secretaries
  1. Clinic Office Assistant
  2. Front Desk Receptionist
$14.75-$21.99High school diploma or equivalent🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs21-1023
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
  1. Case Manager
  2. Clinical Social Worker
$20.54-$36.21Master's degree and license🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs29-1171
Nurse Practitioners
  1. Adult Nurse Practitioner
  2. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
$48.47-$63.75Master's degree and license🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs29-1122
Occupational Therapists
  1. Home Health Occupational Therapist
  2. Industrial Rehabilitation Consultant
$29.50-$45.81Master's degree and license🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs31-2011
Occupational Therapy Assistants
  1. Registered Therapist Assistant
  2. Certified Occupational Assistant
$22.43-$29.83Certification and license🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs31-9097
Phlebotomists
  1. Phlebotomist
  2. Phlebotomy Technician
$14.51-$21.82License🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs31-2021
Physical Therapist Assistants
  1. Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant
  2. Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
$22.08-$30.12Associate degree and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs29-1123
Physical Therapists
  1. Acute Care PT
  2. Home Care Physical Therapist
$35.58-$48.21Doctoral degree and license🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs29-1071
Physician Assistants
  1. Cardiology Physician Assistant
  2. Certified Physician Assistant
$47.05-$63.67Master's degree and license🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs29-1141
Registered Nurses
  1. Certified Operating Room Nurse
  2. Charge Nurse
$29.63-$38.69Bachelor's degree and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs21-1015
Rehabilitation Counselors
  1. Employment Services Case Manager
  2. Employment Specialist
$13.98-$29.96Bachelor's degree and license🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs29-1126
Respiratory Therapists
  1. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist
  2. Certified Respiratory Therapist
$23.67-$35.53Associate degree and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs29-1127
Speech-Language Pathologists
  1. Speech Clinician
  2. Speech Pathologist
$29.72-$46.09Master's degree🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs21-1011
Substance Abuse and Behavorial Disorder Counselors
  1. Addictions Counselor
  2. Case Manager
$23.12-$44.35Master's degree and license🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs29-2056
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
  1. Veterinary Nurse
  2. Veterinary Tech
$16.25-$23.27Associate degree🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs31-1131
Nursing Assistants
  1. Nursing Aide
  2. Nursing Assistant
$14.16-$18.24Certification and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs21-1021
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
  1. Adoption Social Worker
  2. Case Manager
$19.03-$30.78Master's degree and license or limited license🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs19-3033
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
  1. Clinical Counselor
  2. Clinical Psychologist
$28.71-$58.83Doctoral degree and license🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs21-1091
Health Educators
  1. Certified Diabetes Educator
  2. Clinical Instructor
$17.66-$37.23Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs11-9151.00
Social and Community Service Managers
  1. Adoption Services Manager
  2. Child Welfare Services Director
$29.02-$45.99Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs29-2052
Pharmacy Technicians
  1. Accredited Pharmacy Technician
  2. Certified Pharmacy Technician
$14.28-$22.14Certification and license🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs29-2055
Surgical Technologists
  1. Certified Surgical Technician
  2. Operating Room surgical Technician
$18.08-$29.22Associate degree and license🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs21-1093
Social and Human Service Assistants
  1. Addictions Counselor Assistant
  2. Advocate
$13.67-$22.52High school diploma or equivalent🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs29-2072
Medical Records Specialists
  1. Coder
  2. Health Information Clerk,
$17.35-$27.28Certification and license🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs39-1022
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
  1. Adult Family Home Program Manager
  2. Direct Care Supervisor
$14.61-$23.96Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1111
Management Analysts
  1. Administrative Analyst
  2. Business Analyst
$26.18-$62.50Bachelor's degree🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-2041
Statisticians
  1. Statistical Analyst
  2. Statistical Consultant
$24.94-$50.38Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs11-1021
General and Operations Managers
  1. Business Manager
  2. General Manager
$28.67-$97.78Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs35-1011
Chefs and Head Cooks
  1. Chef
  2. Cook
$19.15-$34.82Associate degree and certification🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1141
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  1. Benefits Administrator
  2. Benefits Analyst
$23.89-$46.78Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs11-3031.00
Financial Managers
  1. Accounting Supervisor
  2. Banking Center Manager
$45.21-$98.50Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experince🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs53-1049
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling
  1. Supervisor
$21.69-$38.24High school diploma and 5+ years work experince🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs41-3021
Insurance Sales Agents
  1. Insurance Agent
  2. Insurance Broker
$22.49-$59.84Bachelor's degree and license🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1161
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  1. Market Analyst
  2. Market Research Analyst
$22.69-$48.48Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1151
Training and Development Specialists
  1. Computer Training Specialist
  2. Corporate Trainer
$18.09-$43.72Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs41-4012
Sales Representatives
  1. Sales Professional
  2. Sales Representative
$21.92-$58.22High school diploma and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

VideoSOC TitleJob TitleMedian Wage (mid-career)Recommended Training/EducationDemandScholarships
video icon for hot jobs11-3021.00
Computer and Information Systems Managers
  1. IT Manager
  2. Information Systems Manager
$46.45-$81.24Bachelor's degree and 10+ years work experince🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-1252
Software Developers, Analysts and Testers
  1. Application Developer
  2. Software Developer
$30.72-$61.77Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-1254
Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers
  1. Technology Applications Engineer
  2. Web Architect
$21.30-$50.18Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-1211
Computer Systems Analysts
  1. Computer Analyst
  2. Computer Systems Analyst
$35.63-$58.31Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-1232
Computer User Support Specialists
  1. Computer Specialist
  2. Computer Support Specialist
$17.91-$29.13Postsecondary non-degree award or certification🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-1299
Computer Occupations, All Other
  1. Web Administrators
  2. Computer Systems engineer
  3. Information Security engineers
$23.41-$64.82Bachelor's degree🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-1212
Information Security Analysts
  1. Information Security Officer
  2. Information Security Specialist
$29.64-$61.79Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1111
Management Analysts
  1. Administrative Analyst
  2. Business Analyst
$26.18-$62.50Bachelor's degree🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-2041
Statisticians
  1. Statistical Analyst
  2. Statistical Consultant
$24.94-$50.38Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs25-9031
Instructional Coordinators
  1. Curriculum and Instruction Director
  2. Curriculum Coordinator
$27.99-$47.14Master's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs13-1161
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  1. Market Analyst
  2. Market Research Analyst
$22.69-$48.48Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1151
Training and Development Specialists
  1. Computer Training Specialist
  2. Corporate Trainer
$18.09-$43.72Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs41-4012
Sales Representatives
  1. Sales Professional
  2. Sales Representative
$21.92-$58.22High school diploma and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥

Manufacturing

VideoSOC TitleJob TitleMedian Wage (mid-career)Recommended Training/EducationDemandScholarships
video icon for hot jobs47-2111
Electricians
  1. Electrician
  2. Control Electrician
$18.85-$36.78Apprenticeship or technical school and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs53-3032
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  1. CDL Driver
  2. Line Haul Driver
$19.31-$29.80Commercial driver's license, postsecondary non-degree award🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs47-2073
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
  1. Forklift Operator
  2. Heavy Equipment Operator
$22.98-$36.68Certification and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs15-2041
Statisticians
  1. Statistical Analyst
  2. Statistical Consultant
$24.94-$50.38Statistical Analyst, Statistical Consultant🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs27-1021
Commercial and Industrial Designers
  1. Industrial Designer
  2. Mechanical Designer
$23.78-$49.45Industrial Designer, Mechanical Designer🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs51-9162
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
  1. CNC Machinist
  2. CNC Programmer
$16.68-$34.90CNC Machinist, CNC Programmer🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs17-2071
Electrical Engineers
  1. Circuits Engineer
  2. Design Engineer
$35.53-$61.24Circuits Engineer, Design Engineer🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs51-9198
Helpers--Production Workers
  1. Helper
  2. Material Handler
$14.10-$21.10Helper, Material Handler🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs17-2112
Industrial Engineers
  1. Engineer
  2. Facilities Engineer
$35.67-$58.17Engineer, Facilities Engineer🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-9041
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  1. Machine Adjuster
  2. Machine Mechanic
$22.38-$35.22Machine Adjuster, Machine Mechanic🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs11-3051.00
Industrial Production Managers
  1. Area Plant Manager
  2. Assembly Manager
$37.77-$76.64Area Plant Manager, Assembly Manager🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs51-4041
Machinists
  1. Gear Machinist
  2. Machine Repair Person
$17.31-$28.99Gear Machinist, Machine Repair Person🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-9071
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  1. Building Mechanic
  2. Equipment Engineering Technician
$14.34-$29.12Building Mechanic, Equipment Engineering Technician🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs17-2141
Mechanical Engineers
  1. Application Engineer
  2. Design Engineer
$30.17-$57.72Application Engineer, Design Engineer🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-9044
Millwrights
  1. Maintenance Millwright
  2. Millwright
$28.66-$41.58Maintenance Millwright, Millwright🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs51-9195
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
  1. Caster
  2. Fabricator
$14.66-$23.13Caster, Fabricator🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs53-7081
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
  1. Garbage collector
  2. Recycle Driver
$17.58-$27.87Garbage collector, Recycle Driver🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs47-2211
Sheet Metal Workers
  1. Sheet Metal Fabricator; Sheet Metal Installer
$18.00-$36.13Sheet Metal Fabricator; Sheet Metal Installer🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs51-6093
Upholsterers
  1. Box Spring Upholsterer
  2. Furniture Upholsterer
$17.08-$23.68Box Spring Upholsterer, Furniture Upholsterer🔥
video icon for hot jobs51-1011
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  1. Assembly Supervisor
  2. Line Supervisor
$23.12-$44.35Assembly Supervisor, Line Supervisor🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs49-9098
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
  1. Mechanic Repair Helper; Mechanic's Assistant
$14.07-$20.98Mechanic Repair Helper; Mechanic's Assistant🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs51-3091
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
  1. Machine Operator
  2. Oven Operator
$11.67-$22.48High school diploma or equivalent🔥
video icon for hot jobs13-1151
Training and Development Specialists
  1. Computer Training Specialist
  2. Corporate Trainer
$18.09-$43.72Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs41-4012
Sales Representatives
  1. Sales Professional
  2. Sales Representative
$21.92-$58.22High school diploma and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥

Professional and Administration

VideoSOC TitleJob TitleMedian Wage (mid-career)Recommended Training/EducationDemandScholarships
35-1011
Chefs and Head Cooks
  1. Sous Chef
  2. Night Bakers
  3. Executive Chef
$25.77Associate degree and certification🔥🔥training checkmark
13-1141
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  1. Payroll and Benefits Specialists
  2. Compensation Analysts
  3. Benefits Specialists
$28.95Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
11-9033
Education Administrators, Elementary,Secondary, and Post Secondary School
  1. Vice President of Enrollment Management
  2. Directors of Admissions
  3. Associate Dean
$41.54Master's degree and 5+ years experience🔥🔥🔥
21-1012
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
  1. Career Coaches
  2. Career Navigators
  3. Admissions Counselors
$23.13Master's degree and certification🔥🔥🔥
25-2031
Elementary, Middle and Secondary School Teachers
  1. Mathematics Teacher
  2. Science Teacher
$29.54Bachelor's degree and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
11-3031
Financial Managers
  1. Tax Managers
  2. Accounting Managers
  3. Finance Managers
$52.38Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
53-1049
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling
  1. Warehouse Supervisors
  2. Warehouse Leads
  3. Warehouse Coordinators
$25.67High school diploma and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥
11-1021
General and Operations Managers
  1. General Managers
  2. Operations Managers
  3. Store Managers
$46.96Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥training checkmark
25-9031
Instructional Coordinators
  1. Instructional Designers
  2. Learning Experince Designers
  3. Intructional Technologists
$36.15Master's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥
41-3021
Insurance Sales Agents
  1. Life Insurance Agents
  2. Licensed Medicare Insurance Agents
  3. Licensed Health Insurance Agents
$30.62Bachelor's degree and license🔥🔥training checkmark
43-4131
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
  1. Mortgage Loan Processor
  2. Mortgage Closer
  3. Loan Processor
$20.04High school diploma or equivalent🔥
13-2072
Loan Officers
  1. Mortgage Loan Officer
  2. Mortgage Loan Originators
  3. Mortgage Underwriters
$27.12Bachelor's degree and license🔥🔥training checkmark
13-1161
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  1. Digital Marketing Specialists
  2. Marketing Specialists
  3. Pricing Analysts
$26.12Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
23-2011
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  1. Legal Assistants
  2. Paralegals
$33.58Associate degree, certification🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
25-1011
Postsecondary Teachers, Art, Business, Health
  1. Professor of Health
  2. Business Professor
$31.70Master's or doctorate degree, experience in field🔥🔥🔥
25-2011
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
  1. Lead Teachers
  2. Child Care Teachers
  3. Teachers
$14.39Associate degree or certification🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
41-4012
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
  1. Sales Executive
  2. Technical Sales Rep
  3. Inside Sales
$30.56High school diploma and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥
25-9042
Teacher Assistants
  1.  Teacher Aide
  2. Teacher Assistant
$15.91Associate degree or certification🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
13-1151
Training and Development Specialists
  1. Training specialists
  2. Learning and Development Specialist
$23.96Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark

Agribusiness

VideoSOC TitleJob TitleMedian Wage (mid-career)Recommended Training/EducationDemandScholarships
video icon for hot jobs47-2061
Construction Laborers
  1. Construction Laborer
  2. Construction Worker
$16.97-$28.16Short-term OJT🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs47-2111
Electricians
  1. Electrician
  2. Control Electrician
$18.85-$36.78Apprenticeship or technical school and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs37-1012
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
  1. Grounds Crew Supervisor
  2. Grounds Foreman
$18.38-$28.25High school diploma and 5+ years work experince🔥
video icon for hot jobs53-3032
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  1. CDL Driver
  2. Line Haul Driver
$19.31-$29.80Commercial driver's license, postsecondary non-degree award🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs37-3011
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
  1. Groundskeeper
  2. landscaper
$13.54-$22.41Short-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs47-2073
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
  1. Forklift Operator
  2. Heavy Equipment Operator
$22.98-$36.68Certification and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs47-2152
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  1. Pipe Welder
  2. Pipefitter
$18.76-$38.63Apprenticeship and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-3031
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
  1. Bus Mechanic
  2. Diesel Mechanic
$18.28-$29.31Certification and long-term OJT🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs11-3071.00
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  1. Distribution Manager
  2. Fleet Manager
$30.90-$74.56Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-2041
Statisticians
  1. Statistical Analyst
  2. Statistical Consultant
$24.94-$50.38Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-9071
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  1. Building Mechanic
  2. Equipment Engineering Technician
$14.34-$29.12Certification and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs17-2141
Mechanical Engineers
  1. Application Engineer
  2. Design Engineer
$30.17-$57.72Bachelor's degree🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-9098
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
  1. Mechanic Repair Helper; Mechanic's Assistant
$14.07-$20.98High school diploma or equivalent🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs13-1151
Training and Development Specialists
  1. Computer Training Specialist
  2. Corporate Trainer
$18.09-$43.72Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs41-4012
Sales Representatives
  1. Sales Professional
  2. Sales Representative
$21.92-$58.22High school diploma and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs29-2056
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
  1. Veterinary Nurse
  2. Veterinary Tech
$16.25-$23.27Associate degree🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs15-2041
Statisticians
  1. Statistical Analyst
  2. Statistical Consultant
$24.94-$50.38Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs11-1021
General and Operations Managers
  1. Business Manager
  2. General Manager
$28.67-$97.78Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs35-1011
Chefs and Head Cooks
  1. Chef
  2. Cook
$19.15-$34.82Associate degree and certification🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1141
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  1. Benefits Administrator
  2. Benefits Analyst
$23.89-$46.78Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs53-1049
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling
  1. Supervisor
$21.69-$38.24High school diploma and 5+ years work experince🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs13-1161
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  1. Market Analyst
  2. Market Research Analyst
$22.69-$48.48Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1151
Training and Development Specialists
  1. Computer Training Specialist
  2. Corporate Trainer
$18.09-$43.72Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs41-4012
Sales Representatives
  1. Sales Professional
  2. Sales Representative
$21.92-$58.22High school diploma and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs15-2041
Statisticians
  1. Statistical Analyst
  2. Statistical Consultant
$24.94-$50.38Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1161
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  1. Market Analyst
  2. Market Research Analyst
$22.69-$48.48Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs13-1151
Training and Development Specialists
  1. Computer Training Specialist
  2. Corporate Trainer
$18.09-$43.72Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs41-4012
Sales Representatives
  1. Sales Professional
  2. Sales Representative
$21.92-$58.22High school diploma and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs47-2111
Electricians
  1. Electrician
  2. Control Electrician
$18.85-$36.78Apprenticeship or technical school and license🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs53-3032
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  1. CDL Driver
  2. Line Haul Driver
$19.31-$29.80Commercial driver's license, postsecondary non-degree award🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs47-2073
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
  1. Forklift Operator
  2. Heavy Equipment Operator
$22.98-$36.68Certification and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs15-2041
Statisticians
  1. Statistical Analyst
  2. Statistical Consultant
$24.94-$50.38Statistical Analyst, Statistical Consultant🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs51-9198
Helpers--Production Workers
  1. Helper
  2. Material Handler
$14.10-$21.10Helper, Material Handler🔥🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs17-2112
Industrial Engineers
  1. Engineer
  2. Facilities Engineer
$35.67-$58.17Engineer, Facilities Engineer🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-9041
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  1. Machine Adjuster
  2. Machine Mechanic
$22.38-$35.22Machine Adjuster, Machine Mechanic🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs11-3051.00
Industrial Production Managers
  1. Area Plant Manager
  2. Assembly Manager
$37.77-$76.64Area Plant Manager, Assembly Manager🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs49-9071
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  1. Building Mechanic
  2. Equipment Engineering Technician
$14.34-$29.12Building Mechanic, Equipment Engineering Technician🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs17-2141
Mechanical Engineers
  1. Application Engineer
  2. Design Engineer
$30.17-$57.72Application Engineer, Design Engineer🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs53-7081
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
  1. Garbage collector
  2. Recycle Driver
$17.58-$27.87Garbage collector, Recycle Driver🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs51-1011
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  1. Assembly Supervisor
  2. Line Supervisor
$23.12-$44.35Assembly Supervisor, Line Supervisor🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs49-9098
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
  1. Mechanic Repair Helper; Mechanic's Assistant
$14.07-$20.98Mechanic Repair Helper; Mechanic's Assistant🔥🔥
video icon for hot jobs51-3091
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
  1. Machine Operator
  2. Oven Operator
$11.67-$22.48High school diploma or equivalent🔥
video icon for hot jobs13-1151
Training and Development Specialists
  1. Computer Training Specialist
  2. Corporate Trainer
$18.09-$43.72Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
video icon for hot jobs41-4012
Sales Representatives
  1. Sales Professional
  2. Sales Representative
$21.92-$58.22High school diploma and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥
35-1011
Chefs and Head Cooks
  1. Sous Chef
  2. Night Bakers
  3. Executive Chef
$25.77Associate degree and certification🔥🔥training checkmark
13-1141
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  1. Payroll and Benefits Specialists
  2. Compensation Analysts
  3. Benefits Specialists
$28.95Bachelor's degree🔥training checkmark
11-3031
Financial Managers
  1. Tax Managers
  2. Accounting Managers
  3. Finance Managers
$52.38Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
53-1049
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling
  1. Warehouse Supervisors
  2. Warehouse Leads
  3. Warehouse Coordinators
$25.67High school diploma and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥
11-1021
General and Operations Managers
  1. General Managers
  2. Operations Managers
  3. Store Managers
$46.96Bachelor's degree and 5+ years work experience🔥🔥training checkmark
13-1161
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  1. Digital Marketing Specialists
  2. Marketing Specialists
  3. Pricing Analysts
$26.12Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark
41-4012
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
  1. Sales Executive
  2. Technical Sales Rep
  3. Inside Sales
$30.56High school diploma and moderate-term OJT🔥🔥
13-1151
Training and Development Specialists
  1. Training specialists
  2. Learning and Development Specialist
$23.96Bachelor's degree🔥🔥🔥training checkmark

Key

  • SOC Title: Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) title used to classify workers for the purpose of collecting, calculating or disseminating data. The titles in this report represent one or more detailed occupations; in some cases occupations with similar job duties, skills, education and training are grouped together.
  • Job Title: Local in-demand jobs that fall within the Standard Occupational Classification. These are the job titles used by West Michigan employers; job seekers can use the titles as a guide when searching for specific jobs.
  • Median Wage: Median wages tend to align with an employee that is mid-career, not entry level.
  • Recommended Credential: Training or preparation that local employers prefer that job seekers possess prior to employment in the field.
  • OJT (On-the-job training): Training or preparation received while working to learn the skills needed for that occupation (short-term: 1 month or less, moderate-term: between 1-12 months, long-term: more than 12 months).

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY

Data Collection

Occupational data was obtained from the analytical program, EMSI, survey results from The Employers’ Association (TEA) of West Michigan and the State of Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives. Data and employer feedback were used to determine the industry focus for our region: manufacturing, health sciences, information technology, construction and energy, professional services, and agribusiness.

Criteria for Inclusion

Occupations on the Hot Jobs List must show a growth rate of at least 4% (the regional average) over 10 years; annual openings above industry averages; and wages at or above $14.30. The list was presented to West Michigan Works! staff and employers within the region’s industry talent councils for anecdotal feedback and insight into hiring needs.

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