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2016 Most Demanded Jobs in Oakland County

​Job Title
​Openings in 2016
​Software Developers, Applications ​8,184
​Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products ​6,530
​Retail Salespersons ​5,428
​Registered Nurses ​5,403
​Managers ​4,528
​Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers ​4,286
​Customer Service Representatives ​3,729
​Mechanical Engineers ​3,199
​First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers ​2,844
​Computer Systems Engineers/Architects ​2,665
​Electrical Engineers ​2,444
​Human Resources Specialists ​2,196
​First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers ​2,044
​Maintenance and Repair Workers ​2,043
​Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical and Executive ​1,967
​Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers (including Fast Food) ​1,868
​Sales Managers ​1,858
​Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks ​1,770
​Computer Systems Analysts ​1,721
​Information Technology Project Managers ​1,683

​Top 10 Jobs
SKILLED TRADES & TECHNICIANS

  1. Production Workers
  2. First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  3. Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers
  4. Electronics Engineering Technicians
  5. Machinists
  6. Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
  7. Cutting, Punching and Press Machine Setters & Operators
  8. Manufacturing Production Technicians
  9. Welders, Cutters and Welder Filters
  10. Tool and Die Makers
Average Salary: $37,715

​Top 10 Jobs
BUSINESS & FINANCE

  1. Human Resources Specialists
  2. Accountants
  3. Management Analysts
  4. Financial Analysts
  5. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  6. Purchasing Agents
  7. Loan Officers
  8. Cost Estimators
  9. Personal Financial Advisors
  10. Auditors
Average Salary: $60,524

​Top 10 Jobs
HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCES

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Nursing Assistants
  3. Medical Assistants
  4. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  5. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  6. Pharmacy Technicians
  7. Pharmacy Technicians
  8. Nurse Practitioners
  9. Physical Therapists
  10. Critical Care Nurses
Average Salary: $52,823

​Top 10 Jobs
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  1. Software Applications Developers
  2. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
  3. Information Technology Project Managers
  4. Computer Systems Analysts
  5. Computer User Support Specialists
  6. Database Administrators
  7. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  8. Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
  9. Computer Network Architects
  10. Business Intelligence Analysts
Average Salary: $85,138

​Top 10 Jobs
TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

  1. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  2. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
  3. Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
  4. Stock Clerks – Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard
  5. Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
  6. Logisticians
  7. Data Warehousing Specialists
  8. Logistics Analysts
  9. Logistics Managers
  10. Material Moving Workers
$20 to $41 per hour

​Top 8 Jobs
CONNECTED MOBILITY

  1. Electrical Engineer
  2. Computer Systems Engineer
  3. Software Applications Developer
  4. Software Systems Developer
  5. Civil Transportation Engineer
  6. Mechatronics Engineer
  7. Business Intelligence Analyst
  8. Electronics Engineer Technician
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