Demand Occupations

 

SUNY Erie programs prepare students for these in-demand careers.


This demand occupation list was developed and approved by the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board in partnership with the Department of Labor. It reflects occupations with a growing demand for employees in WNY, along with the SUNY Erie programs that prepare students for these in-demand careers. Grant funding may be available. For more information, please call 270-4444 or email onestop@ecc.edu.

Summary: Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization. 
Annual Median Wage: $64,960
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/13-2011.01
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Business Administration, Business Administration (Transfer Option), Accounting Technician Certificate *Accounting Technicians will not earn as much as Accountants
Summary: Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.
Annual Median Wage: $37,880
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/49-3023.01
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Automotive Technology
Summary: Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
Annual Median Wage: $38,410
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/43-3031.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Business Administration, Business Administration (Transfer Option)
Summary: Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.
Annual Median Wage: $35,800
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/47-2061.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Building Management and Maintenance, Building Trades, Green Building Technology, HVAC-R, Construction Management, Engineering Tech
Summary: Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.
Annual Medial Wage: $23,450.00
More Info: https://www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/39-9011.00
Related SUNY Erie Program: Early Childhood Studies Certificate
Summary: Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.
Annual Median Wage: $52,330
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/29-2011.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Clinical Labratory Technician
Summary: Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.
Annual Media Wage: $23,560
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/35-3021.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate, Hotel Restaurant Management, Food Prep & Safety Certificate
Summary: Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.
Annual Median Wage: $48,680 per year
More Info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/15-1151.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Computer and Electronics Technology, Information Technology, Network Support Technology Certificate
Summary: Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.
Annual Median Wage: $22,300
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/35-2011.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate, Hotel Restaurant Management, Food Prep & Safety Certificate
Summary: Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Annual Median Wage: $26,530
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/35-2014.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate, Hotel Restaurant Management, Food Prep & Safety Certificate
Summary: Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
Annual Median Wage: $38,040
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/31-9091.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Dental Assisting Certificate
Summary: Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
Annual Median Wage: $56,510 
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/29-2021.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Dental Hygiene
Summary: Provide Services with individuals with disabilities. Help individuals with their eveyday needs in a variety of settings that include their homes, residencies or day programs. Train individuals to live more independent lives
Annual Median Wage: $30,470
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/21-1093.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Human Services Certificate
Summary: Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.
Annual Median Wage: $55,190
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/47-2111.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Mechatronics Certificate, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer and Electronics Technology, Nanotechnology, Industrial Technology, Casino Gaming Repair Tech
Summary: Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.
Annual Median Wage: $33,660
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/51-2023.00
www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/17-3024.00
www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/49-2096.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Mechatronics Certificate, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer and Electronics Technology, Nanotechnology
Summary: Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Annual Median Wage: $33,130
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/29-2041.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: EMT Paramedic, EMT Provider Certificate, EMT Paramedic Cert
Summary: Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Annual Median Wage: $58,770
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/43-6011.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Business Administration, Business Administration (Transfer Option)
Summary: Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
Annual Median Wage: $32,090
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/35-1012.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate, Hotel Restaurant Management, Food Prep & Safety Certificate
Summary: Set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or computer technologies.
Annual Median Wage: $34,930
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/19-4011.02
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Biotechnological Science Degree, Biotechnological Certificate (Biotechnological Certificate may be paired with a science degree, such as Chemistry)
Summary: Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.
Annual Median Wage: $40,350
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/29-2071.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Health Information Technology
Summary: Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
Annual Median Wage: $45,990
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/49-9021.01
Related SUNY Erie Programs: HVAC-R certificate
Summary: Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Annual Median Wage: $43,630
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/51-4041.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: CNC Machining
Summary: Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.
Annual Median Wage: $37,680
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/49-9071.00
www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/49-9041.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: CNC Machining
Summary: Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
Annual Median Wage: $52,330
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/29-2012.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Clinical Lab Technician
Summary: Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Annual Median Wage: $33,610
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/31-9092.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Medical Assisting, Medical Office Practice Certificate
Summary: Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.
Annual Median Wage: $40,350
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/29-2071.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Health Information Technology
Summary: Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
Annual Median Wage: $35,760
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/43-6013.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Medical Assisting
Summary: Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.
Annual Median Wage: $46,730
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/31-2011.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Summary: Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold state certification.
Annual Median Wage: $26,210.00 per year
More Info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/25-2011.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Early Childhood Studies Certificate, A.A.S. Early Childhood
Summary: Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
Annual Median Wage: $71,730
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/29-1141.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Nursing
Summary: Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.
Annual Median Wage: $51,210
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/29-2054.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Respiratory Care
Summary: Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.
Annual Median Wage: $30,470
More info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/21-1093.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Human Services Certificate, Mental Health Assistant- Substance Abuse
Summary: Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.
Annual Median Wage: $24,320
More Info: www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/25-9041.00
Related SUNY Erie Programs: Teaching Assistant Certificate