Labor Market Study

Top Occupations and Middle-Skill Jobs in Demand

CPCC Labor Market Study 2017

Purpose and Use
The talent pipeline is a critical concern for Charlotte area employers and for Central Piedmont Community College – a national leader in workforce development. Data-driven empirical evidence, as presented about the current and forecasted state of employment, will assist the college and our community in understanding workforce needs and in better preparing students for rewarding jobs and careers.

Guide to Understanding this Study
CPCC’s Labor Market Study identifies in-demand jobs and top occupations – as defined by different, assigned measures – for Mecklenburg County, N.C., and the Charlotte MSA (Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia NC-SC). It focuses on middle-skill and middle-wage occupations.

Top Occupations and Middle-Skill Jobs in Demand
The study’s executive summary presents an overview and research highlights by providing employment data in all industries. It features middle-skill jobs and indications on regional career opportunity by factors, including:

  • number of jobs available
  • projected demand
  • number of job postings
  • fastest-growing occupations