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Careers with Most Openings
These are the occupations that were expected to have the most annual job openings for the 10-year period of 2018 to 2028 (for states) or 2020 to 2030 (for the United States overall). Please note that these projections do not account for the impacts of the current pandemic. Many occupations are likely to have very different numbers of job openings due to the rapidly changing economy. When revised data are available, they will be published here.
We found 36 occupations with openings in West Virginia.
Results Filtered by:
Typical Education – Associate's degree.
Rank Occupation
2018
Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings Earnings Typical Education
81
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1,870
230
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
90
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
1,830
200
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearAssociate's degree
142
Radiologic Technologists
1,810
120
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
154
Physical Therapist Assistants
690
110
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
171
Respiratory Therapists
1,130
100
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
174
Chemical Technicians
840
90
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
177
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
680
90
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
197
Dental Hygienists
1,080
80
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
214
Architectural and Civil Drafters
660
70
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
216
Computer Network Support Specialists
730
70
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree