Jobs in Demand and More

Get career smart

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.

Top 25 Occupations

CPCC can help you find what jobs are hot. Check out our latest Top 25 List (download the PDF). It ranks occupations from the most recent six-month period (ending June 30, 2017) based on the Mecklenburg County and local metro area (Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia NC-SC MSA) jobs posted online. The more postings, the higher the rank.You'll also learn the top specialized skills that appear in these recent postings, top job titles and more.

Use CPCC's Career Hub website to learn more about the occupation and CPCC's related training and education.


More career and job resources

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.

Career Hub
CPCC'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.

Regional Occupations-in-Demand and Industry Cluster Targets
Charlotte Works' list is a guide based on regional input and studies, last updated in fall of 2013.

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.

Charlotte Works
Take advantage of local resources on this website to assist job seekers.

O*NET Online Advanced Search
Search for occupations by your interests and specialized skills.

Job outlook and salary information

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition - Industry Employment Trends