Home Health, Personal Care Aides Are Top Jobs in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state has updated its list of Tob Jobs, placing home health and personal care aides at the top of the statewide list.
Compiled through the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, the list directs how 85% of the federal job training funds are used at OhioMeansJobs centers to help match workers with sought-after jobs.
Through a customizable portal, Ohioans can research job paths, including narrowing down what jobs are most sought after in their region, with their education and with their experience.
In the northeastern region of the state, software developers, software quality assurance analysts and testers topped the list with a $103,000 median annual salary, a projected annual growth of 316 positions per year and 1,647 current openings.
That category is followed by laborers, freight, stock and material movers with an annual median salary of $32,000 and $5,182 openings. Next is registered nurses with a $74,000 salary and 2,737 projected openings; first line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers with a $33,000 salary and 2,264 openings; market research analysts and marketing specialists with a $61,000 salary and 1,096 openings; industrial machinery mechanics with a $59,000 salary and 796 openings; and nurse practitioners with a $105,000 salary and 344 openings.
Across the state, home health and personal care aides had a projected growth of 2,298, more than double any other category, and a median salary of $27,000. That was followed by laborers and freight, stock and material movers; registered nurses; software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers; first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers; heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers; nurse practitioners; market research analysts and marketing specialists; and industrial machinery mechanics.
Overall, the portal ranks nearly 290 job categories, providing education levels required, on-the job training, wages and number of openings.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.