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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Top In-Demand Middle-Skill Occupations

The time to get the job you want is now! The state’s workforce development system is focused on preparing job seekers for middle-skilled occupations as they represent the greatest opportunity for job seekers to find good-paying jobs. These middle-skilled occupations usually demand higher levels of skills that can be obtained through the state’s various services and resources- benefitting the employer, the job seeker, and the state’s overall economy. For more information on these services and resources, view the Toolbox for Job Seekers.

Select a region below to see the career path of the top 5 In-demand middle-skill occupations, along with the number of projected openings and the median annual wages.

Bay-Peninsula Region
(San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties)

Capital Region
(Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Glen, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties)

Coastal Region
(Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz Counties)

East Bay Region
(Alameda and Contra Costa Counties)

Humboldt Region
(Humboldt County)

Inland Empire Region
(Riverside and San Bernardino Counties)

Los Angeles Basin Region
(Los Angeles County)

Middle Sierra Region
(Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, and Tuolumne Counties)

North Bay Region
(Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties)

North State Region
(Butte, Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties)

Orange Region
(Orange County)

San Joaquin Valley Region
(Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare Counties)

Southern Border Region
(Imperial and San Diego Counties)

Ventura Region
(Ventura County)