Determining High Demand Occupations
Using the average annual demand for each occupation, available through employment projections, an occupation is considered to be in "high demand" if the average annual demand for workers in that occupation is higher than the average annual demand across all occupations. (The average annual demand for workers across all occupations is 18 for the 2014-2024 employment projections period.) See projections methodology for more information on average annual demand.
Determining High Wage Occupations
Using statewide occupational wage data for each occupation, available through this website, an occupation is considered to be â€œhigh wageâ€ if its average wage is higher than the average wage across all occupations. (The annual average wage across all occupations was $18.51 per hour or $38,503 in 2015, the most current data available at the time the 2014-2024 employment projections were published.) See technical notes on wages for more information.