We talk a lot about high-demand and in-demand jobs in Virginia, but what does that mean? Economists and policymakers forecast job and hiring demands based on evolving industries and technologies. Take that and add the industries already in Virginia – and those that may come to Virginia – and a job outlook starts to shape up.
The Virginia Employment Commission assembled a Virginia Job Outlook list, and here are the top 10 careers that are growing in Virginia that you can train for at Virginia’s Community Colleges using G3 tuition assistance. It’s lists like these that help inform which programs are eligible for assistance programs like G3.
Below are the top 10 careers with their median wages. You can see the full list of high-demand careers here, with the middle column being careers most readily available to community college graduates.
- Nursing Assistants ($24,900)
- Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses ($40,800)
- Medical Assistants ($31,000)
- Computer User Support Specialists ($53,500)
- Dental Assistant ($37,600)
- Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic ($41,400)
- Web Developer ($79,800)
- Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic ($30,800)
- Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer ($47,900)
- Firefighter ($49,700)
Do you see any trends here? Healthcare is definitely a top field in Virginia, but Skilled Trades and IT aren’t too far behind.
Enrolling in a G3 program leads students to earn both workplace certifications and an associate degree. To learn more about G3 funding and what options are available where you live, visit Learn how to Qualify and Programs for more information.