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Learn more about any of the Hot Careers in the virtual labor market data system, including such things as what workers do on the job, projected employment outlook, wages and related occupations. Please note: wages for 2019 and South Dakota employment projections for 2018-2028 will be available soon within the virtual system. In the meantime, please visit our Occupational Wages menu and our Occupational Employment Projections menu for options on that data for specific occupations of interest.

Accountants and Auditors

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Buyers and Purchasing Agents


Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Chief Executives

Child, Family and School Social Workers

Civil Engineers


Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

Coaches and Scouts

Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Compliance Officers

Computer User Support Specialists

Correctional Officers and Jailers

Cost Estimators

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Dental Assistants

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors


Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Worker

First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Food Service Managers

General and Operations Managers

Graphic Designers

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Highway Maintenance Workers

Human Resources Specialists

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Insurance Sales Agents

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Loan Interviewers and Clerks

Loan Officers


Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Management Analysts

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Parts Salespersons

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

Registered Nurses

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Software Developers, Applications

Soil and Plant Scientists

Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers


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