WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS TEXOMA

TARGETED OCCUPATIONS LIST – Effective May 18, 2016

# SOC Code Occupational Title Entry-Level Wage Total Annual Average Job Openings
Due to Growth & Replacements
Texoma Area State of Texas
1 13-2011 Accountants and Auditors $18.55 25 5,685
2 43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks {New} $9.75 15 3,880
3 31-9091 Dental Assisting/Assistants $13.20 10 975
4 49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $15.75 0 525
5 47-2111 Electricians $15.09 10 2,015
6 25-2021 Elementary Teachers, Ex. Special Education {New} $18.51 40 7,095
7 43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $15.47 5 1,240
8 11-1021 General and Operations Managers $19.14 35 7,065
9 49-9021 Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers $12.70 5 1,090
10 49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $14.61 10 2,145
11 29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN / LVN) $17.21 30 3,735
12 51-4041 Machinists $13.12 20 1,785
13 29-2012 Medical and Clinical Lab Technicians $13.02 0 720
14 31-9092 Medical Assistants $10.03 15 2,625
15 43-6013 Medical Secretaries{New} $10.11 20 4,020
16 25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Ex. Special & Career/Technical Education {New} $18.99 20 3,545
17 31-1014 Nursing Assistants (Patient Care Technician Only) {New} $10.37 35 4,105
18 29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians {New} $10.50 5 1,040
19 29-1141 Registered Nurses (RN) $24.04 50 9,020
20 25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Ex. Special & Career/Technical Education {New} $18.72 30 4,700
21 43-6014 Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Ex. Legal, Medical & Executive {New} $10.21 30 6,190
22 53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer $13.61 40 6,290
23 51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $12.99 15 2,155

 

Items to considered for inclusion on the Targeted Occupations list were:
¬ Change and Growth based on Past Performance and Future Expectations
¬ Average Annual Job Openings due to Growth and Replacements
¬ Entry Level Wage
¬ Availability of Training Programs

Data was extracted from the following Labor Market Software:
¬Texas Workforce Commission’s Standardized Occupational Components for Research and Analysis of Trends in Employment System (SOCRATES)
¬Texas Workforce Commission’s Labor Market and Career Information System (LMCI)
¬Chmura Economics and Analytics – Jobs EQ System

TRAINING APPROVED BY OTHER BOARDS:
There are circumstances where an eligible WIOA participant may need occupational training by a training provider on the Statewide List of Certified Training Providers  which is not currently approved by Workforce Solutions Texoma.  Eligible WIOA participants may be referred to training programs on the Statewide List, which are not currently approved by Workforce Solutions Texoma, as long at those training programs are in occupations identified on the current Workforce Solutions Texoma Targeted Occupations List (see List above) with Board approval.  Discuss this option with staff at your local workforce center to see if the training program you are considering meets this criteria.