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Hot jobs in the Wichita area

  • Eagle correspondent
  • Published Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at 10:34 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at 9:57 a.m.

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Top online help-wanted jobs in the Wichita area, January 2012 (as compiled by the Kansas Department of Labor)

Registered nurses

307

Tractor-trailer and truck drivers

260

Retail sales

188

Retail sales supervisors

173

Sales representatives

138

Customer service

131

Food preparation

128

Industrial engineers

122

Aerospace engineers

116

Physical therapists

106

Occupational therapists

104

Computer support

98

Computer specialists

96

Accountants

92

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Hot medical jobs in the Wichita area #

Occupation

Degree Needed

Average wage in Kansas*

Registered nurses

Associate

$55,000

Nurse’s aides, orderlies and attendants

Vocational training

22,500

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)

Vocational training

36,600

Health service managers

Bachelor’s

77,400

Medical records/health information technicians

Associate

31,300

Dental hygienists

Associate

65,200

Physical therapists

Master’s

72,300

Medical assistants

Vocational training

26,500

Dental assistants

Vocational training

33,100

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Hot jobs in Wichita for those with vocational training and not in the medical field #

Occupation

Degree Needed

Average wage in Kansas*

Automotive service technicians

Vocational training

35,600

Diesel engine specialist

Vocational training

39,000

Heating, air mechanics

Vocational training

42,600

Welders, cutters, solderers

Vocational training

32,900

Electrician

Vocational training or on-the-job training

46,200

Plumber

Vocational training or on-the-job training

46,400

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Vocational training

49,500

Hairdressers, hairstylists, cosmetologists

Vocational Training

22,400

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Hot computer, business, engineering and teaching jobs #

Occupation

Degree Needed

Average wage in Kansas*

Accountants

Bachelor’s

56,000

Computer systems analysts

Bachelor’s

71,500

School teachers

Bachelor’s

42,000

General operations managers

Bachelor’s and higher

85,500

Business operations specialists

Bachelor’s and higher

63,700

Sales managers

Bachelor’s

102,700

Computer support specialists

Associate

41,000

Financial managers, analysts

Bachelor’s

73-85,000

Mechanical, aerospace and civil engineers

Bachelor’s

67-88,000

The following hot-jobs categories are a compilation of Kansas Department of Labor data and interview data.

Certificates of completion often take approximately 10 weeks to complete. Technical Certificates generally take a year. Associate of Applied Arts or Sciences degrees are usually two years. Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degrees usually take four years.

Wage data and help-wanted data come from the Kansas Department of Labor.

*Average wages are as reported by the Kansas Department of Labor

# This is not an all-inclusive list.

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