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Occupational Profiles of Hot Careers

For each occupation designated as a Hot Career, there is an Occupational Profile (in Adobe PDF format) available below. The occupations below are grouped in the nationally used Career Clusters, categories of similar occupations. Click on any occupation of interest for the Occupational Profile for that occupation. Those occupations in the Top 30 are denoted with an icon.

See a list of what each Occupational Profile includes.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

Soil and Plant Scientists

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Architecture and Construction

Carpenters Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Civil Engineers

Cost Estimators

Electricians Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Highway Maintenance Workers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Graphic Designers

Business Management and Administration

Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Chief Executives

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

General and Operations Managers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Human Resources Specialists

Management Analysts Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Education and Training

Coaches and Scouts Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Educational, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselors

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Finance

Accountants and Auditors Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Insurance Sales Agents Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Loan Interviewers and Clerks Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Loan Officers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Government & Public Administration

Compliance Officers

Health Science

Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

Dental Assistants

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Registered Nurses Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Hospitality & Tourism

First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers

Food Service Managers

Human Services

Child, Family and School Social Workers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Clergy Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Information Technology

Computer User Support Specialists

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Software Developers, Applications

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Correctional Officers and Jailers

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Manufacturing

Coating, Painting and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders

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

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers and Repairers

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Machinists

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Marketing

Buyers and Purchasing Agents

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Parts Salespersons Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Property, Real Estate and Community Association Managers

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations

Each Occupational Profile includes such information as:

  • A description of what workers do on the job
  • Work interest areas (compatible with Holland's Model)
  • Work values
  • Abilities
  • Basic skills needed
  • Education and training needed
  • Preferred levels for the National Career Readiness Certificate
  • Industries where workers are employed
  • Employment and wage data

See explanations of the terms used in the Occupational Profiles, based on the O*Net Content Model.

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