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Hot Careers in The Richmond Region (and How To Get There)


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This presentation highlights the Greater Richmond Partnerships top five cluster targets for economic development, high-demand occupations inside each and companies hiring NOW.

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Hot Careers in The Richmond Region (and How To Get There)

  1. 1. d Health and Lifes Sciences • Hospitals & Clinics • Wellness Centers • Health Care ITd Innovative Care • Pharmacy Benefits Management • Health Care Consulting Health • Medical Laboratories Information and Management • Medical Device Mfg • Pharmaceutical Mfg • R&D Life Sciences
  2. 2. Top 10 Growing Occupations in Healthcare & Life Sciences Regional 10-Year Title Average Total Wage DemandRegistered Nurses $63,200 4,226Home Health Aides $19,400 3,054Personal and Home Care Aides $17,700 2,100Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants $24,200 1,702Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $40,300 1,490Receptionists and Information Clerks $25,400 1,014Medical Assistants $30,200 1,011Medical Secretaries $32,300 845Child Care Workers $18,600 766Social and Human Service Assistants $27,900 731
  3. 3. Who’s Hiring?■ Diagnostics Laboratories ■ Health Diagnostics Lab ■ PPD■ Healthcare Systems ■ HCA ■ Bon Secours ■ VCU Health Systems■ Senior Care Centers■ Home Health Services■ Physicians Offices■ Healthcare IT
  4. 4. Supply Chain Advanced Finance and ProfessionManagement M • Freight Trucking anufacturing Insurance Creative Se • Air Cargo • Warehousing Multi-Modal Informa Banking and Transportation • Energy Logistics Management Technology Securities Commu and Warehousing Techn • Merchant Wholesalers • Specialty Foods Advert Research and Processing & Packaging. Wholesale Trade Insurance Public Re Development and Cre Serv Specialty Foods Processing and Packaging
  5. 5. Top 10 Growing Occupations in Supply Chain Management Regional 10-Year Title Average Total Wage DemandTruck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer $40,100 1,307Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $26,000 828Postal Service Mail Carriers $47,600 461Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services $30,300 334Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $31,300 289Customer Service Representatives $34,000 161Stock Clerks and Order Fillers $24,400 155Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $31,800 130Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity $34,300 117Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists $41,500 88
  6. 6. Who’s Hiring■ Trucking Companies■ Regional Distribution Centers ■ UPS ■ AMAZON (soon)■ Healthcare Logistics ■ Owens & Minor ■ McKesson ■ Emerson Ecologics■ Food Distribution ■ Supervalue ■ Ukrops
  7. 7. Advanced • Product &and Mfg P Finance Parts rofessional a Manufacturing Insurance Creative Servic • Electronic Equip Mfg • Engineering & Design Information a Energy Banking and Communicat Technology Securities Technologg Advertising Research and Insurance Public Relatio Development and Creative Services
  8. 8. Top 10 Growing Occupations in Advanced Manufacturing Regional 10-Year Title Average Total Wage DemandTeam Assemblers $26,600 357Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $26,000 235Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $31,200 188First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production andOperating Workers $54,700 165Helpers--Production Workers $23,400 146Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $36,700 143Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, andTenders $34,500 140Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, $66,300 136Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders $21,900 131Customer Service Representatives $34,000 127
  9. 9. Who’s Hiring?■ Energy ■ Honeywell ■ Alstom Power ■ Dominion■ Food Product Manufacturing ■ Altria ■ Sabra ■ Maruchan ■ San J ■ Kraft■ More
  10. 10. Finance and Professional and Health and Life Insurance C • Service Banks reative Services S ciences • Securities, Commodities & Other Investment Firms Banking and • Information and Accounting Communication Innovative Care Securities • Insurance Carriers, Agents Technology & Brokers • Customer Care Centers Health Advertising, Insurance Public Relations, Information and • Financial Planning and Creative Management Services Services Life Sciences
  11. 11. Finance and Insurance 10-Year Regional Title Total Average Wage DemandCustomer Service Representatives $34,000 1,275Tellers $26,200 1,030Insurance Sales Agents $55,100 602Loan Officers $72,000 430Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services SalesAgents $84,000 413Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $55,400 397Loan Interviewers and Clerks $37,800 387First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office andAdministrative Support Workers $52,000 308Bill and Account Collectors $32,600 196Financial Analysts $72,700 188
  12. 12. Who’s Hiring in Finance and Insurance?■ Consumer Credit ■ Capital One■ Mortgage Companies ■ Suntrust■ Retail Banks ■ Wachovia ■ Bank of America■ Financial Planners■ Insurance ■ Mondial ■ Elephant
  13. 13. • Data Processing & Hosting;d Professional and Health and Life Creative Services • Software Design S ciences • Computer Systems Design • Advertising & Public Information andnd Communication Relations Care Innovatives Technology • Architectural & Design • Specialized Design Advertising, Services Healthe Public Relations, Information and and Creative Management Services Life Sciences
  14. 14. Professional and Creative Services Regional Average 10-Year Total Title Wage DemandAccountants and Auditors $64,600 1,101Management Analysts $79,000 750Lawyers $130,300 749Computer Software Engineers, Applications $90,100 679Computer Systems Analysts $77,800 610Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software $91,300 502Office Clerks, General $29,500 497Customer Service Representatives $34,000 490Computer Support Specialists $46,400 437Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $36,500 432
  15. 15. Who’s Hiring?■ Across All Industries■ Companies Large and Small■ Contract Opportunities■ Public and Private Sector Opportunities■ YOU!
  16. 16. How to Get There■ Pick Your Target(s)■ Concentrate on Growth Industries■ Build and Work Your Network■ Sell Yourself (or Build Yourself)■ Consider Freelancing (or Volunteering)■ Consider a Temporary Position (or Every Position is Temporary)■ Stand Out From the Crowd■ Stay Positive
  17. 17. Resources •Job Search •Tips and Tricks •Career Calendar •Career Assessment •Networking Tips •More