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Occupational Title O*NET-
SOC Code
Acupuncturists 29-1199.01
Acute Care Nurses Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 29-1141.01
Adapted Physical Education Specialists 25-2059.01
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 51-9191.00
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 17-3021.00
Aerospace Engineers 17-2011.00
Agricultural Engineers 17-2021.00
Agricultural Equipment Operators 45-2091.00
Agricultural Inspectors 45-2011.00
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1041.00
Air Traffic Controllers 53-2021.00
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 53-1011.00
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 49-3011.00
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers 51-2011.00
Airfield Operations Specialists 53-2022.00
Airline Pilots, Copilots and Flight Engineers 53-2011.00
Allergists and Immunologists 29-1069.01
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, except Emergency Medical Technicians 53-3011.00
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 39-3091.00
Anesthesiologist Assistants 29-1071.01
Anesthesiologists 29-1061.00
Animal Breeders 45-2021.00
Animal Control Workers 33-9011.00
Animal Scientists 19-1011.00
Animal Trainers 39-2011.00
Appraisers, Real Estate 13-2021.02
Aquacultural Managers 11-9013.03
Archeologists 19-3091.02
Architects, except Landscape and Naval 17-1011.00
Architectural and Engineering Managers 11-9041.00
Architectural Drafters 17-3011.01
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1031.00
Art Directors 27-1011.00
Astronomers 19-2011.00
Athletes and Sports Competitors 27-2021.00
Athletic Trainers 29-9091.00
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 19-2021.00
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 27-4011.00
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists 25-9011.00
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 53-6031.00
Automotive Body and Related Repairers designated as a Hot Career 49-3021.00
Automotive Engineering Technicians 17-3027.01
Automotive Engineers 17-2141.02
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 49-3022.00
Automotive Master Mechanics Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 49-3023.01
Automotive Specialty Technicians Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 49-3023.02
Aviation Inspectors 53-6051.01
Avionics Technicians 49-2091.00
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 39-6011.00
Bailiffs 33-3011.00
Bakers 51-3011.00
Barbers 39-5011.00
Baristas 35-3022.01
Bartenders 35-3011.00
Bicycle Repairers 49-3091.00
Billing, Cost and Rate Clerks 43-3021.02
Biochemical Engineers 17-2199.01
Biochemists and Biophysicists 19-1021.00
Biofuels Processing Technicians 51-8099.01
Biofuels Production Managers 11-3051.03
Bioinformatics Scientists 19-1029.01
Bioinformatics Technicians 43-9111.01
Biological Technicians 19-4021.00
Biologists 19-1020.01
Biomass Plant Technicians 51-8099.03
Biomass Power Plant Managers 11-3051.04
Biomedical Engineers 17-2031.00
Biostatisticians 15-2041.01
Boilermakers 47-2011.00
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 47-2021.00
Bridge and Lock Tenders 53-6011.00
Broadcast Technicians 27-4012.00
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists designated as a Hot Career 49-3031.00
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 53-3022.00
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 53-3021.00
Butchers and Meat Cutters 51-3021.00
Buyers and Purchasing Agents 13-1021.00
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 51-7011.00
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 49-9061.00
Camera Operators, Television, Video and Motion Picture 27-4031.00
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 29-2031.00
Cargo and Freight Agents 43-5011.00
Carpet Installers 47-2041.00
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 17-1021.00
Cashiers 41-2011.00
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 47-2051.00
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011.00
Chemical Engineers 17-2041.00
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 51-9011.00
Chemical Plant and System Operators 51-8091.00
Chemical Technicians 19-4031.00
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1052.00
Chemists 19-2031.00
Chiropractors 29-1011.00
City and Regional Planning Aides 19-4061.01
Civil Drafters 17-3011.02
Civil Engineering Technicians 17-3022.00
Civil Engineers designated as a Hot Career 17-2051.00
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 53-7061.00
Cleaning, Washing and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 51-9192.00
Coaches and Scouts Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 27-2022.00
Coating, Painting and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 51-9121.00
Coil Winders, Tapers and Finishers designated as a Hot Career 51-2021.00
Coin, Vending and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 49-9091.00
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021.00
Commercial and Industrial Designers 27-1021.00
Commercial Divers 49-9092.00
Commercial Pilots 53-2012.00
Compliance Managers 11-9199.02
Computer and Information Research Scientists 15-1111.00
Computer Hardware Engineers 17-2061.00
Computer Network Support Specialists 15-1152.00
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 51-4012.00
Computer Operators 43-9011.00
Computer Programmers 15-1131.00
Computer Systems Analysts 15-1121.00
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects 15-1199.02
Computer User Support Specialists designated as a Hot Career 15-1151.00
Computer, Automated Teller and Office Machine Repairers 49-2011.00
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 51-4011.00
Construction and Building Inspectors 47-4011.00
Construction Carpenters Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 47-2031.01
Construction Laborers 47-2061.00
Construction Managers 11-9021.00
Continuous Mining Machine Operators 47-5041.00
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, except Mechanical Door 49-9012.00
Conveyor Operators and Tenders 53-7011.00
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011.00
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012.00
Cooks, Private Household 35-2013.00
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014.00
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015.00
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 51-9193.00
Coroners designated as a Hot Career 13-1041.06
Correctional Officers and Jailers designated as a Hot Career 33-3012.00
Correspondence Clerks 43-4021.00
Cost Estimators 13-1051.00
Costume Attendants 39-3092.00
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and Coffee Shop 35-3022.00
Couriers and Messengers 43-5021.00
Court Clerks 43-4031.01
Craft Artists 27-1012.00
Crane and Tower Operators 53-7021.00
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents 33-3021.03
Critical Care Nurses Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 29-1141.03
Crossing Guards 33-9091.00
Crushing, Grinding and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 51-9021.00
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 51-9031.00
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders designated as a Hot Career 51-9032.00
Cutting, Punching and Press Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4031.00
Cytogenetic Technologists designated as a Hot Career 29-2011.01
Cytotechnologists designated as a Hot Career 29-2011.02
Dancers 27-2031.00
Data Entry Keyers 43-9021.00
Demonstrators and Product Promoters 41-9011.00
Dental Assistants designated as a Hot Career 31-9091.00
Dental Hygienists 29-2021.00
Dental Laboratory Technicians 51-9081.00
Dentists, General 29-1021.00
Dermatologists 29-1069.02
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 47-5011.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 29-2032.00
Dietetic Technicians 29-2051.00
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011.00
Dishwashers 35-9021.00
Dispatchers, except Police, Fire and Ambulance 43-5032.00
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors and Related Workers 41-9091.00
Dredge Operators 53-7031.00
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4032.00
Driver/Sales Workers 53-3031.00
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 47-2081.00
Earth Drillers, except Oil and Gas 47-5021.00
Electric Motor, Power Tool and Related Repairers 49-2092.00
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 51-2022.00
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 49-2093.00
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 49-2094.00
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation and Relay 49-2095.00
Electrical Drafters 17-3012.02
Electrical Engineering Technicians 17-3023.03
Electrical Engineering Technologists 17-3029.02
Electrical Engineers 17-2071.00
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 49-9051.00
Electricians Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 47-2111.00
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists 17-3029.03
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 51-2023.00
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 17-3024.00
Electronic Drafters 17-3012.01
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 49-2096.00
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 49-2097.00
Electronics Engineering Technicians 17-3023.01
Electronics Engineering Technologists 17-3029.04
Electronics Engineers, except Computer 17-2072.00
Elevator Installers and Repairers 47-4021.00
Embalmers 39-4011.00
Emergency Management Directors 11-9161.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 29-2041.00
Endoscopy Technicians 31-9099.02
Energy Auditors designated as a Hot Career 13-1199.01
Energy Engineers 17-2199.03
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 51-2031.00
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1032.00
Environmental Compliance Inspectors designated as a Hot Career 13-1041.01
Environmental Engineering Technicians 17-3025.00
Environmental Engineers 17-2081.00
Environmental Restoration Planners 19-2041.02
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 19-4091.00
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 19-2041.00
Epidemiologists 19-1041.00
Etchers and Engravers 51-9194.00
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 53-7032.00
Exercise Physiologists 29-1128.00
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts and Blasters 47-5031.00
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4021.00
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 51-6091.00
Extruding, Forming, Pressing and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 51-9041.00
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 51-6092.00
Fabric Menders, except Garment 49-9093.00
Fallers 45-4021.00
Family and General Practitioners 29-1062.00
Farm and Home Management Advisors 25-9021.00
Farm and Ranch Managers 11-9013.02
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians designated as a Hot Career 49-3041.00
Farm Labor Contractors 13-1074.00
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop 45-2092.02
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch and Aquacultural Animals 45-2093.00
Fashion Designers 27-1022.00
Fence Erectors 47-4031.00
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 51-2091.00
File Clerks 43-4071.00
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors and Illustrators 27-1013.00
Fire Inspectors 33-2021.01
Fire Investigators 33-2021.02
Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers 17-2111.02
First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers designated as a Hot Career 45-1011.07
First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers designated as a Hot Career 45-1011.08
First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers designated as a Hot Career 45-1011.06
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers designated as a Hot Career 47-1011.00
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers 33-1011.00
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012.00
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 53-1021.00
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers designated as a Hot Career 37-1011.00
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service and Groundskeeping Workers 37-1012.00
First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers designated as a Hot Career 45-1011.05
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers and Repairers designated as a Hot Career 49-1011.00
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers designated as a Hot Career 51-1011.00
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators designated as a Hot Career 53-1031.00
Fish and Game Wardens 33-3031.00
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers 45-3011.00
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators 11-9039.02
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 39-9031.00
Floor Layers, except Carpet, Wood and Hard Tiles 47-2042.00
Floor Sanders and Finishers 47-2043.00
Floral Designers 27-1023.00
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 51-3091.00
Food Batchmakers 51-3092.00
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 51-3093.00
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021.00
Food Science Technicians 19-4011.02
Food Scientists and Technologists 19-1012.00
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041.00
Food Service Managers designated as a Hot Career 11-9051.00
Forensic Science Technicians 19-4092.00
Forest and Conservation Technicians 19-4093.00
Forest and Conservation Workers 45-4011.00
Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 33-1021.02
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 33-2022.00
Forest Firefighters 33-2011.02
Foresters 19-1032.00
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1043.00
Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4022.00
Freight and Cargo Inspectors 53-6051.08
Fuel Cell Engineers 17-2141.01
Fuel Cell Technicians 17-3029.10
Funeral Attendants 39-4021.00
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier and Kettle Operators and Tenders 51-9051.00
Furniture Finishers 51-7021.00
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 39-3012.00
Gaming Cage Workers 43-3041.00
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 41-2012.00
Gaming Dealers 39-3011.00
Gaming Managers 11-9071.00
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 33-9031.00
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 53-7071.00
Gas Plant Operators 51-8092.00
Gem and Diamond Workers 51-9071.06
Geneticists 19-1029.03
Geographers 19-3092.00
Geographic Information Systems Technicians 15-1199.05
Geological Sample Test Technicians 19-4041.02
Geophysical Data Technicians 19-4041.01
Geoscientists, except Hydrologists and Geographers 19-2042.00
Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists 15-1199.04
Geothermal Production Managers 11-3051.02
Geothermal Technicians 49-9099.01
Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders and Finishers 51-9195.04
Glaziers 47-2121.00
Government Property Inspectors and Investigators designated as a Hot Career 13-1041.04
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 45-2041.00
Graphic Designers 27-1024.00
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 51-9022.00
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4033.00
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 47-4041.00
Hearing Aid Specialists 29-2092.00
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4191.00
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers designated as a Hot Career 49-9021.01
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 53-3032.00
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons and Tile and Marble Setters 47-3011.00
Helpers--Carpenters 47-3012.00
Helpers--Electricians 47-3013.00
Helpers--Extraction Workers 47-5081.00
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance and Repair Workers 49-9098.00
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers and Stucco Masons 47-3014.00
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters 47-3015.00
Helpers--Production Workers 51-9198.00
Helpers--Roofers 47-3016.00
Highway Maintenance Workers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 47-4051.00
Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians designated as a Hot Career 29-2011.03
Hoist and Winch Operators 53-7041.00
Home Appliance Repairers 49-9031.00
Home Health Aides 31-1011.00
Hospitalists 29-1069.03
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge and Coffee Shop 35-9031.00
Foundry Mold and Coremakers  51-4071.00
Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists 17-2112.01
Hunters and Trappers 45-3021.00
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians 51-8099.04
Hydroelectric Production Managers 11-3051.06
Hydrologists 19-2043.00
Immigration and Customs Inspectors 33-3021.05
Industrial Engineering Technicians 17-3026.00
Industrial Engineering Technologists 17-3029.05
Industrial Machinery Mechanics designated as a Hot Career 49-9041.00
Industrial Production Managers 11-3051.00
Industrial Safety and Health Engineers 17-2111.01
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 53-7051.00
Information Security Analysts 15-1122.00
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers 51-9061.00
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling and Wall 47-2131.00
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 47-2132.00
Insurance Adjusters, Examiners and Investigators 13-1031.02
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 13-1032.00
Interior Designers 27-1025.00
Internists, General 29-1063.00
Janitors and Cleaners, except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 37-2011.00
Jewelers 51-9071.01
Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers, Hand 53-7062.00
Landscape Architects 17-1012.00
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 37-3011.00
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4034.00
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 51-6011.00
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 51-4192.00
Library Assistants, Clerical 43-4121.00
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses designated as a Hot Career 29-2061.00
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 33-9092.00
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 53-3033.00
Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 53-7033.00
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 49-9094.00
Locomotive Engineers 53-4011.00
Locomotive Firers 53-4012.00
Log Graders and Scalers 45-4023.00
Logging Equipment Operators 45-4022.00
Logistics Engineers 13-1081.01
Logistics Managers 11-3071.03
Loss Prevention Managers 11-9199.08
Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists 29-1122.01
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 53-7063.00
Machinists designated as a Hot Career 51-4041.00
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 29-2035.00
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 37-2012.00
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, except Postal Service 43-9051.00
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 49-9071.00
Maintenance WorkersR, Machinery 49-9043.00
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 39-5091.00
Manicurists and Pedicurists 39-5092.00
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 49-9095.00
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists 17-3029.06
Manufacturing Engineers 17-2199.04
Manufacturing Production Technicians 17-3029.09
Mapping Technicians 17-3031.02
Marine Architects 17-2121.02
Marine Engineers 17-2121.01
Marking Clerks 43-5081.02
Massage Therapists 31-9011.00
Materials Engineers 17-2131.00
Materials Scientists 19-2032.00
Mates- Ship, Boat and Barge 53-5021.02
Mathematical Technicians 15-2091.00
Meat, Poultry and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 51-3022.00
Mechanical Door Repairers 49-9011.00
Mechanical Drafters 17-3013.00
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 17-3027.00
Mechanical Engineering Technologists 17-3029.07
Mechanical Engineers 17-2141.00
Mechatronics Engineers 17-2199.05
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians designated as a Hot Career 29-2012.00
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists designated as a Hot Career 29-2011.00
Medical Appliance Technicians 51-9082.00
Medical Assistants 31-9092.00
Medical Equipment Preparers 31-9093.00
Medical Equipment Repairers 49-9062.00
Medical Scientists, except Epidemiologists 19-1042.00
Medical Transcriptionists 31-9094.00
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 27-1026.00
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 51-4051.00
Meter Readers, Utilities 43-5041.00
Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators 11-3051.05
Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians 51-8099.02
Microbiologists 19-1022.00
Microsystems Engineers 17-2199.06
Midwives 29-9099.01
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4035.00
Millwrights 49-9044.00
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 47-5042.00
Mine Shuttle Car Operators 53-7111.00
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 17-2151.00
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 51-9023.00
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, except Engines 49-3042.00
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 51-4061.00
Model Makers, WoodR 51-7031.00
Models 41-9012.00
Molding and Casting Workers 51-9195.07
Molding, Coremaking and Casting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4072.00
Molecular and Cellular Biologists 19-1029.02
Motion Picture Projectionists 39-3021.00
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians 49-3051.00
Motorboat Operators 53-5022.00
Motorcycle Mechanics 49-3052.00
Multimedia Artists and Animators 27-1014.00
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4081.00
Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 33-1021.01
Municipal Firefighters 33-2011.01
Museum Technicians and Conservators 25-4013.00
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 49-9063.00
Musicians, Instrumental 27-2042.02
Nanosystems Engineers 17-2199.09
Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians 17-3029.12
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists 17-3029.11
Natural Sciences Managers 11-9121.00
Network and Computer Systems Administrators designated as a Hot Career 15-1142.00
Neurodiagnostic Technologists 29-2099.01
Neurologists 29-1069.04
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists 17-3029.01
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 39-2021.00
Nuclear Engineers 17-2161.00
Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians 19-4051.01
Nuclear Medicine Physicians 29-1069.05
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 29-2033.00
Nuclear Monitoring Technicians 19-4051.02
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators 51-8011.00
Nurse Anesthetists 29-1151.00
Nurse Midwives 29-1161.00
Nurse Practitioners 29-1171.00
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers 11-9013.01
Nursery Workers 45-2092.01
Nursing Assistants 31-1014.00
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 29-1064.00
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 29-9011.00
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 29-9012.00
Occupational Therapy Aides 31-2012.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants 31-2011.00
Office Clerks, General 43-9061.00
Office Machine Operators, except Computer 43-9071.00
Online Merchants designated as a Hot Career 13-1199.06
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 47-2073.00
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 51-9083.00
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 29-2057.00
Ophthalmic Medical Technologists 29-2099.05
Ophthalmologists 29-1069.06
Opticians, Dispensing 29-2081.00
Optometrists 29-1041.00
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 29-1022.00
Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 43-5081.04
Orderlies 31-1015.00
Orthodontists 29-1023.00
Orthotists 29-1199.05
Orthotists and Prosthetists 29-2091.00
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 49-3053.00
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 51-9111.00
Packers and Packagers, Hand 53-7064.00
Painters, Construction and Maintenance designated as a Hot Career 47-2141.00
Painters, Transportation Equipment 51-9122.00
Painting, Coating and Decorating Workers 51-9123.00
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 51-9196.00
Paperhangers 47-2142.00
Park Naturalists 19-1031.03
Parking Enforcement Workers 33-3041.00
Parking Lot Attendants 53-6021.00
Parts Salespersons Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 41-2022.00
Pathologists 29-1069.07
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 51-4062.00
Patternmakers, Wood 51-7032.00
Paving, Surfacing and Tamping Equipment Operators 47-2071.00
Pediatricians, General 29-1065.00
Personal Care Aides 39-9021.00
Pest Control Workers 37-2021.00
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers and Applicators, Vegetation designated as a Hot Career 37-3012.00
Petroleum Engineers 17-2171.00
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators and Gaugers 51-8093.00
Pharmacy Aides 31-9095.00
Pharmacy Technicians 29-2052.00
Phlebotomists 31-9097.00
Photographers 27-4021.00
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 51-9151.00
Photonics Engineers 17-2199.07
Photonics Technicians 17-3029.08
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians 29-1069.08
Physical Therapist Aides 31-2022.00
Physical Therapist Assistants 31-2021.00
Physical Therapists 29-1123.00
Physician Assistants 29-1071.00
Physicists 19-2012.00
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1054.00
Pile-Driver Operators 47-2072.00
Pilots, Ship 53-5021.03
Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 47-2152.01
Pipelayers 47-2151.00
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 47-2161.00
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4193.00
Plumbers Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 47-2152.02
Podiatrists 29-1081.00
Police Detectives 33-3021.01
Police Identification and Records Officers 33-3021.02
Police Patrol Officers designated as a Hot Career 33-3051.01
Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers 43-5031.00
Postal Service Clerks 43-5051.00
Postal Service Mail Carriers 43-5052.00
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors and Processing Machine Operators 43-5053.00
Potters, Manufacturing 51-9195.05
Pourers and Casters, Metal 51-4052.00
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 51-8012.00
Power Plant Operators 51-8013.00
Precious Metal Workers 51-9071.07
Precision Agriculture Technicians 19-4099.02
Prepress Technicians and Workers 51-5111.00
Pressers, Textile, Garment and Related Materials 51-6021.00
Preventive Medicine Physicians 29-1069.09
Print Binding and Finishing Workers 51-5113.00
Printing Press Operators 51-5112.00
Private Detectives and Investigators 33-9021.00
Product Safety Engineers 17-2111.03
Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks 43-5061.00
Prosthodontists 29-1024.00
Psychiatric Aides 31-1013.00
Psychiatric Technicians 29-2053.00
Pump Operators, except Wellhead Pumpers 53-7072.00
Purchasing Managers 11-3061.00
Quality Control Analysts 19-4099.01
Quality Control Systems Managers 11-3051.01
Radiation Therapists 29-1124.00
Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists 17-2072.01
Radio Mechanics 49-2021.01
Radio Operators 27-4013.00
Radio, Cellular and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers 49-2021.00
Radiologic Technicians 29-2099.06
Radiologic Technologists designated as a Hot Career 29-2034.00
Radiologists 29-1069.10
Rail Car Repairers 49-3043.00
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators and Hostlers 53-4013.00
Railroad Brake, Signal and Switch Operators 53-4021.00
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 53-4031.00
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 47-4061.00
Range Managers 19-1031.02
Real Estate Brokers 41-9021.00
Real Estate Sales Agents 41-9022.00
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1193.00
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 49-3092.00
Recycling and Reclamation Workers 51-9199.01
Recycling Coordinators 53-1021.01
Refractory Materials Repairers, except Brickmasons 49-9045.00
Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers designated as a Hot Career 49-9021.02
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 53-7081.00
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 47-2171.00
Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists 19-2099.01
Remote Sensing Technicians 19-4099.03
Respiratory Therapists 29-1126.00
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 29-2054.00
Retail Loss Prevention Specialists 33-9099.02
Riggers 49-9096.00
Robotics Engineers 17-2199.08
Robotics Technicians 17-3024.01
Rock Splitters, Quarry 47-5051.00
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4023.00
Roof Bolters, Mining 47-5061.00
Roofers 47-2181.00
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 47-5012.00
Rough Carpenters Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 47-2031.02
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 47-5071.00
Sailors and Marine Oilers 53-5011.00
Sales Engineers 41-9031.00
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 41-4012.00
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 41-4011.00
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Wood 51-7041.00
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 49-2098.00
Security Guards 33-9032.00
Security Management Specialists designated as a Hot Career 13-1199.02
Security Managers 11-9199.07
Segmental Pavers 47-4091.00
Semiconductor Processors 51-9141.00
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9012.00
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 47-4071.00
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas and Mining 47-5013.00
Set and Exhibit Designers 27-1027.00
Sewers, Hand 51-6051.00
Sewing Machine Operators 51-6031.00
Shampooers 39-5093.00
Sheet Metal WorkersR 47-2211.00
Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs designated as a Hot Career 33-3051.03
Ship and Boat Captains 53-5021.01
Ship Engineers 53-5031.00
Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks 43-5071.00
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 51-6041.00
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders 51-6042.00
Signal and Track Switch Repairers 49-9097.00
Skincare Specialists 39-5094.00
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 51-3023.00
Slot Supervisors 39-1012.00
Software Developers, Applications designated as a Hot Career 15-1132.00
Software Developers, Systems Software 15-1133.00
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers 15-1199.01
Soil and Plant Scientists designated as a Hot Career 19-1013.00
Soil and Water Conservationists 19-1031.01
Solar Energy Installation Managers designated as a Hot Career 47-1011.03
Solar Energy Systems Engineers 17-2199.11
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 47-2231.00
Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 41-4011.07
Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians 47-4099.02
Solderers and Brazers 51-4121.07
Sound Engineering Technicians 27-4014.00
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants 31-9099.01
Sports Medicine Physicians 29-1069.11
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 51-8021.00
Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard 43-5081.03
Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 43-5081.01
Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing 51-9195.03
Stonemasons 47-2022.00
Storage and Distribution Managers 11-3071.02
Structural Iron and Steel Workers designated as a Hot Career 47-2221.00
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 51-2041.00
Subway and Streetcar Operators 53-4041.00
Supply Chain Managers 11-9199.04
Surgeons 29-1067.00
Surgical Assistants 29-2099.07
Surgical Technologists 29-2055.00
Surveying Technicians 17-3031.01
Surveyors 17-1022.00
Tailors, Dressmakers and Custom Sewers 51-6052.00
Tank Car, Truck and Ship Loaders 53-7121.00
Tapers 47-2082.00
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 53-3041.00
Team Assemblers 51-2092.00
Technical Directors/Managers 27-2012.05
Telecommunications Engineering Specialists 15-1143.01
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, except Line Installers 49-2022.00
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 49-9052.00
Telemarketers 41-9041.00
Telephone Operators 43-2021.00
Tellers 43-3071.00
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 47-2053.00
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 51-6061.00
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 51-6062.00
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 51-6063.00
Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 51-6064.00
Tile and Marble Setters 47-2044.00
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters 51-2093.00
Tire Builders 51-9197.00
Tire Repairers and Changers 49-3093.00
Title Examiners, Abstractors and Searchers 23-2093.00
Tool and Die Makers 51-4111.00
Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners 51-4194.00
Traffic Technicians 53-6041.00
Transit and Railroad Police 33-3052.00
Transportation Attendants, except Flight Attendants 53-6061.00
Transportation Engineers designated as a Hot Career 17-2051.01
Transportation Managers 11-3071.01
Transportation Planners 19-3099.01
Transportation Security Screeners 33-9093.00
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, except Aviation 53-6051.07
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 37-3013.00
Umpires, Referees and Other Sports Officials 27-2023.00
Upholsterers 51-6093.00
Urologists 29-1069.12
Validation Engineers 17-2199.02
Veterinarians 29-1131.00
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 31-9096.00
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 29-2056.00
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1194.00
Watch Repairers 49-9064.00
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 51-8031.00
Water/Wastewater Engineers 17-2081.01
Weatherization Installers and Technicians 47-4099.03
Web Developers 15-1134.00
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers and Samplers, Recordkeeping 43-5111.00
Welders, Cutters and Welder Fitters Top 30 image, indicating this is one of South Dakota's top 30 highest demand, highest wage occupations 51-4121.06
Welding, Soldering and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders 51-4122.00
Wellhead Pumpers 53-7073.00
Wind Energy Engineers 17-2199.10
Wind Energy Operations Managers 11-9199.09
Wind Turbine Service Technicians 49-9081.00
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, except Sawing 51-7042.00
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 19-1023.00

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