LVGEA releases Workforce Blueprint, identifying high-demand jobs for Southern NV

by Nicole K. Santero

img_3080The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) released a new Workforce Blueprint, identifying the high-demand occupational priorities for Southern Nevada. By taking into account recent economic trends, existing employer needs, expected target industry growth, and aspirational community goals, the Blueprint identifies a list of the top 100 jobs that will be essential to support our region’s growing economy. The top 25 include:

  1. Managers, all other*
  2. General and operations managers
  3. Software developers, applications
  4. Business operations specialists, all other*
  5. Registered nurses
  6. Computer systems analysts
  7. Accountants and auditors
  8. Financial managers
  9. Network and computer systems administrators
  10. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses
  11. Architectural and engineering managers
  12. Computer occupations, all other*
  13. Management analysts
  14. Physicians and surgeons, all other*
  15. Computer user supports specialists
  16. Construction managers
  17. Pharmacists
  18. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians
  19. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists
  20. Maintenance and repair workers, general
  21. Radiologic technologists
  22. Cost estimators
  23. Secretaries and administrative assistants (except legal, medical and executive)
  24. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
  25. Computer programmers

With the help of management and strategy consulting firm Emergent Method, occupations were ranked in alignment with the LVGEA’s recently adopted target industries, that were identified as areas where the region’s economic development stakeholders should focus for the next five years. These target industries are: business headquarters and services; emerging technology; logistics, manufacturing and supply chain management; autonomous systems; finance, banking and insurance services; healthcare services and medical education; and gaming, tourism and conventions.

In addition to identifying in-demand occupational priorities, the Workforce Blueprint maps educational and training needs by laying out training and/or degree programs for each high-demand occupation. The report also includes a corresponding forecast of annual job openings and projected job growth.

“Our goal is to build an abundant, skilled workforce that aligns with the needs of employers today and tomorrow,” said LVGEA President and CEO Jonas Peterson. “The Blueprint is our road map for how we will work together with partners in industry, K-12 and higher education to build that workforce.”

Approved by the LVGEA 50, the Workforce Blueprint benefits from the expertise and support of the largest business board of its kind in Nevada. Board members include representatives from higher education, government and Southern Nevada’s major industries.

The Workforce Blueprint builds upon the statewide In-Demand Occupations report released by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation for a New Nevada (OWINN) — in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR)— in January.

View the full list of the top 100 high-demand occupations and the entire Workforce Blueprint here.

*Note – “All other” definition: The category represents very broad array of jobs that do not have a defined occupational code attached to them. View the Appendix of Workforce Blueprint for a breakdown and sample of positions that fit into category.

 

About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach.  LVGEA’s vision is to help Southern Nevada residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy.  For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit www.lvgea.org.

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