Ohio’s most in-demand jobs


COLUMBUS — “’In-Demand Jobs Week’ is a great chance for businesses to open their doors and showcase the many top jobs, industries and skills across Ohio,” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said about the upcoming fifth annual event that will take place from May 2, 2022, through May 6, 2022. “The best way to find out if a job is for you is to try it out, and students will have that opportunity to do just that.”

“During ‘In-Demand Jobs Week,’ we shine a light on career opportunities that give job seekers a path toward new, high-paying jobs in fields where Ohio businesses are hiring immediately,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “This year, we are specifically bringing awareness to jobs that pay over $50,000 a year and require less than a year of training, giving Ohioans a clear path to their next opportunity.”

The week-long event is designed to promote Ohio’s most in-demand and fastest-growing industries through statewide hiring, education, and training events.

In 2018, the first full week of May was designated as “In-Demand Jobs Week.” Each year, businesses, education providers, community organizations, and more are encouraged to plan unique opportunities.

This year, events will inspire students and job seekers to earn a credential and pursue a job in Ohio. From tours and roundtables to career-tech signing days and job fairs, “In-Demand Jobs Week” is an opportunity to highlight what Ohio has to offer, and will highlight Ohio’s top jobs that pay more than $50,000 per year and don’t require a degree or years of training – just a credential.

Below are a few job titles and their median pay:

• Software developers: $91,000

• Computer programmers: $84,000

• Network and computer systems administrators: $80,000

• Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay: $78,000

• Web developers: $62,000

• All other healthcare practitioners and technical workers: $62,000

• Aircraft mechanics and service technicians: $62,000

• Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers: $60,000

• Computer network support specialists: $60,000

• Auto insurance damage appraisers: $59,000

• Electrical and electronics repairers of commercial and industrial equipment: $59,000

• Computer numerically controlled tool programmers: $53,000

• Food service manager: $53,000

• Tool and die makers: $51,000

• Fire fighters: $51,000

Organizations can visit TopJobs.Ohio.gov to add their event to the official 2022 “In-Demand Jobs Week” map.

To learn more about these job opportunities and the financial assistance available to earn a credential, visit OhioMeansJobs.com, contact your local OhioMeansJobs center, or view the map of events online.