Jobs in Demand and More

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Whether you are starting out, working to get ahead or changing fields, current labor market information - jobs in demand, skills needed, salaries and more - helps you better understand the local picture and your options.

Area Top 25 Jobs in Demand Report (updated monthly)

Central Piedmont can help you explore jobs in demand and with steps to advance your career goals. Check out our latest Top 25 Jobs in Demand Report (download the PDF). It ranks occupations from the most recent six-month period (ending Feb. 28, 2019) based on jobs posted for Mecklenburg County and surrounding area (Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia NC-SC MSA). The more postings, the higher the rank. You'll also learn the most requested skills, top occupations requiring less than a four-year degree, and more.

Highlight: $55,586 Average Annual Wage
The average worker in the Charlotte area earned annual wages of $55,586 as of the last quarter 2018 – up 2.3 percent over the preceding four quarters.

Find more resources

Career Hub
Central Piedmont's website to explore careers fields and employment trends in the region, plus links to CPCC programs, courses (degree and non-degree) and credentials suited for given occupations. You'll also see local job postings and estimated salaries.

Changing Careers
Additional information to help you plan your next career steps after a layoff or other event.

NC Works Online
North Carolina's website providing real-time labor market information, including wages and projections and salaries. You will need to register for access. You may also want to search on SC Works Online.

Charlotte Works Occupation and Industry Analytics
Search labor market analytics, plus take advantage of local resources in section for career seekers.

Career Headlight
Centralina Workforce Development Board's career tool for help identifying careers and jobs in the greater Charlotte region, skills required and where training is available. Sign up and to use the tool.

O*NET Online Advanced Search
Search for occupations by your interests and specialized skills. O*NET also offers free tools for finding your career interests and linking those to occupations.

Job outlook and salary information

N.C. Department of Commerce - Employment and Wages

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition
Monthly Labor Review - Projections Overview and Highlights, 2016-2026