Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is required to develop strategies to target high-growth and emerging occupations that are critical to the local economy.  The Targeted Occupations list is based on economic indicators validated by training providers and economic developers throughout the region.  The Targeted Occupations List enables individuals to make informed decisions about training for careers that likely have a good return on investment. The following list is to guide workforce customers to appropriate and economically relevant occupational training. 

2017 Targeted Occupations - Effective October 1, 2016

Print Version of Approved Targeted Occupations

For a more comprehensive understanding of occupations and careers, go to O*Net Online. Here you can search by occupation, skills or code.
  SOC Code Digital
Corporate HQ Healthcare Finance &
Distribution &
Energy Agriculture &
Accountants and Auditors
13-2011.00 X X X X X X X X
Auto Service Technicians
49-3023.00   X       X   X
Computer Programmer
15-1131.00 X X X   X X X X
Construction Manager
11-9021.00   X       X    
General and Operations Managers
11-1021.00 X X X X X X X  
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other
Agricultural Managers
11-9013.00               X
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
Truck Driver
53-3032.00         X X X X
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters,
Samplers, and Weighers
51-9061.00         X X X X
Insurance Claims and Policy
Processing Clerks
43-9041.00   X   X        
Maintenance and Repair
Workers, General
49-9071.00     X   X X X X
Medical and Health Services
11-9111.00     X          
Registered Nurse
29-1141.00     X          
Shipping, Receiving, and
Traffic Clerk
43-5071.00         X X X X

*Firefighters; Police Officers and Sherriff's Patrol; and Educational Administrators, Elementary and Secondary are not included in the chart as they are indemand occupations but do not fall within the targeted industries.