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South Dakota High Demand-High Wage Occupations
SOC* Code SOC* Title Average Annual Demand for Workers 2014 Workers 2024 Workers Percent Change 2014-2014 Annual
Average
Wage
SD Educational Requirement
29-1141 Registered Nurses 417 11,673 13,089 12.1% $55,101 Associate degree
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 175 4,559 5,085 11.5% $61,987 Bachelor's degree
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 142 4,116 4,498 9.3% $118,766 Associate degree
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 111 4,083 4,289 5.1% $42,514 Bachelor's degree
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 98 3,414 3,588 5.1% $43,526 Bachelor's degree
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 2,662 2,893 8.7% $76,190 Bachelor's degree
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 57 2,087 2,195 5.2% $43,558 Bachelor's degree
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 56 1,625 1,858 14.3% $85,255 Bachelor's degree
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 49 1,607 1,703 6.0% $39,580 Bachelor's degree
17-2051 Civil Engineers 48 1,111 1,258 13.2% $72,046 Bachelor's degree
21-2011 Clergy 45 1,767 1,833 3.7% $43,845 Bachelor's degree
13-2072 Loan Officers 43 1,475 1,667 13.0% $63,425 Associate degree
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 37 1,645 1,802 9.5% $61,315 Bachelor's degree
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 34 1,385 1,506 8.7% $57,440 Some postsecondary education
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 33 1,143 1,303 14.0% $46,267 Some postsecondary education
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists 31 1,038 1,098 5.8% $51,802 Bachelor's degree
29-1051 Pharmacists 31 1,173 1,215 3.6% $ 109,453 Doctoral or professional degree
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 27 536 615 14.7% $56,708 Bachelor's degree
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 26 852 994 16.7% $78,711 Bachelor's degree
29-1123 Physical Therapists 26 607 706 16.3% $71,476 Doctoral or professional degree
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 25 741 813 9.7% $53,342 Bachelor's degree
13-1041 Compliance Officers 24 1,151 1,226 6.5% $53,315 Bachelor's degree
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists 23 986 1,022 3.7% $48,382 Associate degree
13-2041 Credit Analysts 23 434 476 9.7% $61,118 Bachelor's degree
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 23 693 739 6.6% $99,974 Bachelor's degree
23-1011 Lawyers 23 984 1,075 9.3% $96,577 Doctoral or professional degree
33-2011 Firefighters 23 627 675 7.7% $41,919 Some postsecondary education
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 22 488 550 12.7% $70,860 Bachelor's degree
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 21 609 639 4.9% $79,232 Master's degree
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 21 720 785 9.0% $41,561 Master's degree
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 20 594 691 16.3% $57,354 Associate degree
13-1051 Cost Estimators 20 518 568 9.7% $50,397 Bachelor's degree
11-3031 Financial Managers 20 614 670 9.1% $129,659 Bachelor's degree
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 20 593 623 5.1% $40,589 Bachelor's degree
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners 20 423 526 24.4% $94,676 Master's degree
29-1071 Physician Assistants 20 510 594 16.5% $96,487 Master's degree
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 19 580 694 19.7% $70,328 Bachelor's degree
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 19 465 519 11.6% $77,222 Bachelor's degree
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 19 576 692 20.1% $57,179 Bachelor's degree

Notes:

*SOC - Standard Occupational Classification (See SOC occupational descriptions on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website.)

High demand-high wage occupations are those for which the projected average annual demand for workers for 2014 to 2024 is greater than the average annual demand for workers across all occupations (18) and for which the current (2015 data) average annual wage is greater than the average annual wage across all occupations ($38,503).

For more information on average annual demand and other employment projections data used in the table above (2014 workers, 2024 workers, percent change 2014-2024), see our Employment Projections Technical Notes page.

For more information on average annual wages, please see our Occupational Wages Technical Notes page.

Employment projections for additional occupations are available in the virtual labor market data system; please see our Occupational Projections menu.

Wage data is also available for additional occupations in the virtual labor market data system; please see our Occupational Wages menu.

Source: Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation.

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