These jobs are expected to have the most annual growth through 2024 in Ohio.
The state has designated more than 200 occupations to be “in-demand” because they offer a “family-sustaining wage” and a promising future. Some jobs have high projected growth, but because of low wages, they are not considered “in-demand” by the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation.
The state designates a job as “in-demand” using the following criteria:
• Pay is at least 80 percent of state median wage – which translates to $14.04 per hour based on May’s Ohio median wage of $17.55.
• Annual growth in the number of jobs exceeds statewide average of 50.
• Annual job openings are greater than the statewide average of 230.
Ohio also figures in “electronic job posting trend data and business responses to an online jobs forecast tool,” according to the state’s handbook on in-demand jobs.
“With the creation and implementation of this data, we are opening doors that will lead to new opportunities and better alignment of education and training, job creators and job seekers,” Ryan D. Burgess, director of the workforce office, said in the handbook.
Note: *These jobs are not defined by the state as "in-demand" because even though they have have high projected growth they do not offer a family-sustaining wage or promising future based on projected openings and growth.