Careers with a Bright Future

LA Basin Labor Market Reports and Occupational Analyses

The Center for a Competitive Workforce produces ongoing regional economic outlook reports to better align labor market supply and demand data, support industry-driven career education and workforce development programs, and strengthen industry engagement across the L.A. basin.  The newest reports are at the top of this list:

Middle-Skill Occupations Profiled by CCW

This quick reference list of occupations (careers) assists you in finding descriptions and data about those careers. The full reports referenced in the right column can be found on this page, or click on the abbreviated title in the table. The links for One-page profiles are in process of being added; simply refer to the report if the profile is not yet linked.
OccupationHourly wage in LA County ($)5-year Job Openings Forecast in LA BasinOne-page ProfileFound in which CCW Report?
Advertising Sales Agents30.791110LINKEnt+DM
Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians33.92219LINKMfg (coming soon)
Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians31.661587LINKTrans+Whs+Util
Audio & Video Equipment Technicians24.901880LINKEnt+DM
Architectural & Civil Drafters28.93650LINKProf Svcs
Automotive Service Techicians & Mechanics19.678250LINKPEO
Avionics Technicians33.07208LINKTrans+Whs+Util
Bill & Account Collectors19.181690LINKProf Svcs
Bookeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks21.6828278LINKHospitality
Camera Operators,TV, Video & Motion Picture31.43520LINKEnt+DM
Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians30.24420LINKHC
Chefs & Head Cooks22.293845LINKHospitality
Civil Engineering Technicians39.64560LINKProf Svcs
Computer-controlled Machine Tool Operators17.742002LINKMfg (coming soon)
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers27.18532LINKMfg (coming soon)
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers20.921324LINKRetail
Computer Network Support Specialists33.392400LINKICT (coming soon)
Computer Programmers42.214650LINKICT (coming soon)
Computer Systems Analysts44.636550LINKICT (coming soon)
Computer User Support Specialists26.5817700LINKPEO
Construction & Building Inspectors40.93640LINKProf Svcs
Database Administrators45.351450LINKICT (coming soon)
Dental Assistants16.667700LINKPEO
Dental Hygenists46.961130LINKHC
Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers22.00400LINKTrans+Whs+Util
Electrical & Electronics Repairers (power station, substation)37.00242LINKTrans+Whs+Util
Electrical & Electronics Repairers (commercial & indus. equip)25.67627LINKMfg (coming soon)
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technicians29.541712LINKMfg (coming soon)
Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics17.231130LINKHC
Environmental Science & Protection Technicians24.52440LINKProf Svcs
Fashion Designers33.43760LINKEnt+DM
Film & Video Editors45.921070LINKEnt+DM
Graphic Designers25.932350LINKProf Svcs
Hairdressers, Hair Stylists & Cosmetologists12.029008LINKRetail
Human Resources Assistants (not payroll)19.052214LINKHospitality
HVAC Mechanics & Installers (Heating, Air Conditioning)19.982060LINKHGO
Industrial Engineering Technicians33.64411LINKMfg (coming soon)
Industrial Machinery Mechanics25.952457LINKMfg (coming soon)
Information Security Analysts (Cybersecurity)49.02700LINKICT (coming soon)
Insurance Sales Agents30.053130LINKHGO
Interpreters & Translators26.63660LINKProf Svcs
Lodging Managers27.87623LINKHospitality
Machinists19.971540LINKMfg (coming soon)
Makeup Artists, theatrical & Performance37.09390LINKEnt+DM
Massage Therapists20.502180LINKHGO
Mechanical Drafters27.74435LINKMfg (coming soon)
Medical Records & Health Info Technicians19.441790LINKHC
Medical & Clinical Lab Technicians19.131480LINKHC
Medical & Clinical Lab Technologists39.70690LINKHC
Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists39.00400LINKHC
Multimedia Artists & Animators38.36700LINKEnt+DM
Network & Computer Systems Admin42.965100LINKICT (coming soon)
Nurses, Registered (RN)46.1323670LINKPEO
Nurses, Licensed Vocational (LVN)24.299070LINKPEO
Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks23.052965LINKProf Svcs
Paralegals & Legal Assistants23.475410LINKPEO
Phlebotomists 19.43850HC
Pharmacy Technicians18.964250LINKPEO
Physical Therapist Assistants32.49450LINKHC
Plumbers, Pipefitters, Steamfitters24.136830LINKPEO
Police & Sheriff Patrol Officers49.837100LINKPEO
Producers & Directors52.683180LINKEnt+DM
Production, Planning, Expediting Clerks22.228420LINKPEO
Public Address Ststem & Other Announcers15.6890LINKEnt+DM
Radio & Television Announcers22.85110LINKEnt+DM
Respiratory Therapists35.521240LINKHC
Radiologic Technicians33.531370LINKHC
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants18.8414480LINKProf Svcs
Social & Human Service Assistants21.607720LINKPEO
Sound Engineering Technicians28.97200LINKEnt+DM
Surgical Technologists27.43410LINKHC
Tax Preparers22.02660LINKProf Svcs
Teachers Assistants17.3419800LINKPEO
Telecom Equipment Installers/Repairers27.094900LINKICT (coming soon)
Telecom Line Installers/Repairers31.362200LINKICT (coming soon)
Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor Trailer20.922040LINKHGO
Veterinary Technologists & Technicians18.65590LINKProf Svcs
Web Developers32.513210LINKICT (coming soon)
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, Brazers18.213896LINKMfg (coming soon)