Top 25: These jobs will have the most openings in Ohio this decade

These occupations will have the most annual openings in Ohio from 2018-2028, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
These occupations will have the most annual openings in Ohio from 2018-2028, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Credit: Alexis Larsen

Credit: Alexis Larsen

The state of Ohio updated its list of projected job openings earlier this year.

The projections are through 2028 and also include median hourly wages for those occupations.

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Ohio occupations with the most projected annual openings through 2028 - Statewide  
Occupation Projected annual openings Median hourly wage - May 2019
Combined food preparation and service workers, including fast food* 31,447 $9.71
Cashiers* 21,693 $10.29
Retail salespersons* 21,610 $11.36
Waiters and waitresses* 18,146 $9.59
Laborers and freight, stock and material movers, hand 17,626 $14.43
Customer service representatives 12,693 $16.70
Office clerks, general 12,366 $16.49
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners* 11,992 $12.52
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 9,628 $21.66
Home health aides 9,025 $11.12
Personal care aides 8,998 $11.41
Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers 8,752 $31.81
Registered nurses 8,357 $31.63
Nursing assistants 7,910 $13.55
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical and executive 6,766 $17.42
Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks 6,401 $18.75
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 6,385 $14.72
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 6,375 $14.07
Construction laborers 6,099 $20.04
Maintenance and repair workers, general 5,887 $19.32
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 5,620 $27.95
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 5,583 $18.52
Childcare workers 5,461 $10.65
Light truck or delivery services drivers 4,916 $15.27
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers 4,903 $26.43
   
*These occupations don't meet Ohio's in-demand or critical jobs criteria in part because they do not pay at least 80% of the state median wage or support health and education priorities.  
   
Source: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, U.S. Bureau of Labor Services 

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