The list of top works includes works defined as “in demand” or “critical”.
“An ‘in-demand job’ in Ohio is defined as one that pays at least 80% of the state’s median wage ($14.90 or more per hour) and has annual job growth greater than the state average of 20 or more than 620 annual job openings,” according to the press release.
The list of in-demand jobs is updated every two years, using state labor statistics and projections, electronic job posting trend data, and company responses to a investigation.
The Critical Jobs List is designed to focus workforce efforts on jobs that support the health and well-being of Ohio and Ohio communities. Experts and stakeholders from health, education, construction and other sectors are being consulted to help identify these essential jobs.
The state also publishes a list of top occupations with the most jobs posted online. In the West region, registered nurses top the list, according to the list of 34,376 job postings posted between September 14 and October 13, the most recent list available. Some of these jobs do not meet the “best jobs” criteria, often due to low pay.
The West Region includes Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.
The five professions with the most openings in the western region are:
“We encourage individuals to visit OhioMeansJobs.com or their local OhioMeansJobs center where they can explore career options, get training and resume writing help, and apply for jobs,” said Matt Damschroder, director of the Department of Employment and Ohio family.