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The following jobs are listed as ‘In-Demand’ and ‘High Growth’ by the Maine Department of Labor. Each category, i.e. ‘High School’ , displays jobs that someone with a High School Diploma could have. This list is meant to help you figure out what level of school you need to complete to land the job you’re interested in.  Click on individual jobs below to see details about each one.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
JOB NAME Number of Jobs in 2010 Number of Jobs in 2020 Yearly Job Growth Rate Annual Openings Entry Wage Median Wage
Associate's degree Construction Managers 3,206 3,357 4.7 36 $19.78 $32.88
Associate's degree Dental Hygienists 1,060 1,207 13.9 36 $28.10 $33.09
Associate's degree General and Operations Managers 10,805 10,238 -5.3 201 $20.67 $35.94
Associate's degree Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 717 834 16.3 26 $13.67 $19.69
Associate's degree Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,089 1,230 13.0 30 $15.15 $21.27
Associate's degree Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 1,072 1,467 36.9 57 $20.99 $26.38
Associate's degree Registered Nurses 15,335 18,358 19.7 580 $22.99 $28.98
Associate's degree Respiratory Therapists 504 711 41.1 31 $21.18 $25.72
Bachelor's degree Accountants and Auditors 3,554 3,901 9.8 111 $17.80 $26.23
Bachelor's degree Actuaries 252 303 20.2 20 $21.75 $28.05
Bachelor's degree Biological Technicians 503 584 16.1 25 $14.11 $18.09
Bachelor's degree Chief Executives 1,381 1,342 -2.8 36 $34.88 $58.21
Bachelor's degree Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,606 1,607 0.1 38 $15.16 $20.58
Bachelor's degree Civil Engineers 831 862 3.7 20 $24.60 $32.97
Bachelor's degree Clergy 2,243 2,275 1.4 41 $8.59 $18.88
Bachelor's degree Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 963 1,078 11.9 24 $20.40 $27.82
Bachelor's degree Computer and Information Systems Managers 914 999 9.3 22 $29.10 $40.89
Bachelor's degree Computer Systems Analysts 1,627 1,826 12.2 50 $24.22 $32.07
Bachelor's degree Cost Estimators 679 768 13.1 22 $17.72 $24.14
Bachelor's degree Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 6,212 6,320 1.7 147 $17.05 $23.57
Bachelor's degree Financial Managers 2,833 2,874 1.5 56 $23.46 $35.37
Bachelor's degree Graphic Designers 843 893 5.9 31 $12.77 $18.14
Bachelor's degree Health Educators 488 606 24.2 23 $15.28 $19.98
Bachelor's degree Human resources, labor relations, and training specialists, all other 1,285 1,430 11.3 36 $17.77 $23.28
Bachelor's degree Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 924 1,012 9.5 23 $21.05 $29.76
Bachelor's degree Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 909 982 8.0 31 $15.75 $22.82
Bachelor's degree Lawyers 2,811 3,007 7.0 74 $25.50 $40.68
Bachelor's degree Management Analysts 1,462 1,582 8.2 36 $21.14 $29.10
Bachelor's degree Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 494 630 27.5 27 $17.64 $24.73
Bachelor's degree Marketing Managers 742 787 6.1 26 $23.42 $37.97
Bachelor's degree Mechanical Engineers 850 841 -1.1 27 $25.34 $34.19
Bachelor's degree Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 641 754 17.6 23 $19.12 $25.61
Bachelor's degree Medical and Health Services Managers 1,640 1,900 15.9 66 $26.46 $35.76
Bachelor's degree Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 1,607 1,737 8.1 51 $14.85 $19.04
Bachelor's degree Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,858 2,908 1.8 68 $17.36 $23.30
Bachelor's degree Network and computer systems architects and administrators 798 925 15.9 27 $20.96 $27.75
Bachelor's degree Public Relations Managers 584 640 9.6 23 $22.64 $28.62
Bachelor's degree Public Relations Specialists 987 1,128 14.3 40 $14.09 $20.42
Bachelor's degree Sales Managers 1,611 1,638 1.7 50 $23.91 $37.83
Bachelor's degree Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 721 760 5.4 21 $15.52 $28.13
Bachelor's degree Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 5,227 5,147 -1.5 143 $17.57 $23.30
Bachelor's degree Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 673 718 6.7 23 $18.91 $33.82
Bachelor's degree Social and Community Service Managers 1,302 1,358 4.3 34 $18.47 $25.65
Bachelor's degree Software Developers, Applications 1,389 1,575 13.4 33 $27.08 $35.04
Bachelor's degree Special Education Teachers, Middle School 549 611 11.3 22 $17.22 $22.12
Bachelor's degree Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 1,604 1,765 10.0 63 $15.80 $21.78
Bachelor's degree Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 768 758 -1.3 23 $17.16 $23.08
Bachelor's degree Training and Development Specialists 1,074 1,279 19.1 38 $14.20 $22.70
Doctoral or professional degree Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 522 591 13.2 23 $18.16 $28.90
Doctoral or professional degree Family and General Practitioners 796 900 13.1 26 $51.61 $76.59
Doctoral or professional degree Pharmacists 1,322 1,510 14.2 53 $50.41 $61.99
Doctoral or professional degree Physical Therapists 1,397 1,604 14.8 37 $27.67 $34.30
Doctoral or professional degree Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2,043 2,451 20.0 81 $73.41 $90.00
High school diploma or equivalent Administrative Services Managers 1,175 1,260 7.2 37 $20.35 $30.77
High school diploma or equivalent Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 3,837 3,881 1.2 103 $11.80 $16.68
High school diploma or equivalent Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 8,977 9,356 4.2 137 $11.47 $15.70
High school diploma or equivalent Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 1,853 1,918 3.5 46 $15.05 $17.92
High school diploma or equivalent Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,272 3,473 6.1 83 $18.34 $26.59
High school diploma or equivalent Carpenters 10,532 11,787 11.9 349 $12.90 $16.93
High school diploma or equivalent Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 1,812 1,758 -3.0 46 $19.43 $26.19
High school diploma or equivalent Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 604 700 15.9 22 $13.64 $19.82
High school diploma or equivalent Construction and Building Inspectors 634 676 6.6 23 $13.17 $18.80
High school diploma or equivalent Electricians 3,967 3,839 -3.2 107 $16.56 $21.05
High school diploma or equivalent Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,551 2,627 3.0 42 $14.65 $19.04
High school diploma or equivalent Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 959 926 -3.4 23 $15.21 $35.52
High school diploma or equivalent First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 2,649 2,813 6.2 77 $17.83 $24.47
High school diploma or equivalent First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 662 759 14.7 24 $10.91 $18.28
High school diploma or equivalent First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 1,128 1,243 10.2 28 $14.85 $19.94
High school diploma or equivalent First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2,234 2,257 1.0 61 $18.45 $25.06
High school diploma or equivalent First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,250 1,314 5.1 38 $16.20 $25.61
High school diploma or equivalent First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 5,877 6,150 4.7 184 $15.21 $20.88
High school diploma or equivalent First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 9,080 9,301 2.4 234 $11.88 $16.33
High school diploma or equivalent Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 855 956 11.8 24 $8.65 $16.55
High school diploma or equivalent Food Service Managers 2,091 1,999 -4.4 39 $14.61 $22.36
High school diploma or equivalent Highway Maintenance Workers 2,202 2,238 1.6 62 $12.18 $15.73
High school diploma or equivalent Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,226 1,296 5.7 31 $18.62 $24.07
High school diploma or equivalent Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,145 1,074 -6.2 25 $12.22 $17.80
High school diploma or equivalent Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,345 1,330 -1.1 40 $12.70 $16.38
High school diploma or equivalent Insurance Sales Agents 3,393 3,677 8.4 106 $13.84 $19.69
High school diploma or equivalent Loan Officers 1,186 1,330 12.1 44 $15.80 $24.08
High school diploma or equivalent Machinists 1,610 1,710 6.2 40 $15.44 $21.25
High school diploma or equivalent Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 5,146 5,268 2.4 107 $11.56 $16.70
High school diploma or equivalent Managers, All Other 2,110 2,290 8.5 65 $27.68 $38.19
High school diploma or equivalent Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 1,000 1,100 10.0 36 $14.53 $19.17
High school diploma or equivalent Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,582 1,768 11.8 56 $13.00 $17.19
High school diploma or equivalent Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 834 879 5.4 21 $11.89 $16.36
High school diploma or equivalent Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2,111 2,124 0.6 62 $16.30 $21.21
High school diploma or equivalent Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 2,078 2,130 2.5 66 $13.88 $20.01
High school diploma or equivalent Postal Service Mail Carriers 1,584 1,561 -1.5 52 $18.43 $24.68
High school diploma or equivalent Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,062 1,039 -2.2 28 $14.26 $21.73
High school diploma or equivalent Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 950 1,012 6.5 26 $13.37 $19.80
High school diploma or equivalent Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 729 714 -2.1 20 $17.70 $23.96
High school diploma or equivalent Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,115 2,282 7.9 79 $14.07 $26.06
High school diploma or equivalent Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 4,134 4,454 7.7 129 $16.59 $24.89
High school diploma or equivalent Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 694 762 9.8 20 $14.81 $21.05
High school diploma or equivalent Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 675 712 5.5 20 $21.65 $31.58
High school diploma or equivalent Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 9,754 10,125 3.8 231 $12.23 $16.76
High school diploma or equivalent Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,866 1,937 3.8 57 $13.76 $18.83
Less than high school Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 727 758 4.3 25 $13.40 $17.32
Less than high school Painters, Construction and Maintenance 2,466 2,453 -0.5 54 $14.47 $19.65
Less than high school Parts Salespersons 1,680 1,755 4.5 69 $11.35 $15.93
Master's degree Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 1,357 1,380 1.7 40 $26.61 $35.03
Master's degree Education Administrators, Postsecondary 721 827 14.7 31 $22.26 $32.36
Master's degree Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 1,401 1,530 9.2 43 $16.16 $22.23
Master's degree Librarians 755 757 0.3 20 $13.83 $21.24
Master's degree Medical and Public Health Social Workers 665 788 18.5 28 $17.43 $21.60
Master's degree Occupational Therapists 1,004 1,135 13.1 32 $22.28 $31.36
Master's degree Physician Assistants 764 882 15.5 26 $35.63 $43.36
Master's degree Speech-Language Pathologists 759 838 10.4 22 $20.76 $27.38
Postsecondary non-degree award Dental Assistants 1,008 1,097 8.8 30 $14.27 $17.85
Postsecondary non-degree award First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 3,350 3,103 -7.4 44 $16.81 $25.42
Postsecondary non-degree award Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1,849 1,927 4.2 41 $15.35 $20.43
Postsecondary non-degree award Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,666 1,804 8.3 58 $15.34 $19.32
Postsecondary non-degree award Massage Therapists 1,176 1,297 10.3 31 $10.65 $16.36
Postsecondary non-degree award Surgical Technologists 558 693 24.2 24 $15.42 $18.71
Some college, no degree Computer Support Specialists 2,090 2,209 5.7 67 $15.14 $21.32


Data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET Last updated on January 29, 2013