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Opportunity Occupations, July-September 2017

Opportunity Occupations, July-September 2017

Publish Date: October 6, 2017

Opportunity occupations are jobs that pay at least $15 an hour and are generally accessible to job seekers without a four-year degree.

In the third quarter of 2017, opportunity occupations represented 40 percent of all jobs posted online for the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area, a 1 percent decrease from the previous quarter. These jobs included administrative assistants, human resources specialists, truck drivers, registered nurses, sales representatives, and food service managers.

Find out the jobs that round out the list of top 25 opportunity occupations, the top in-demand skills, median salary, and certifications for these jobs. Additionally, explore the future of opportunity occupations in our region with the 2017-2026 projected growth.