Key Industry Sectors - Demand Occupations

The Workforce Investment Board of Will County determines the Key Industry Sectors and subsequent Demand Occupations using information about current job openings, trends and projections in employment and labor supply, wage information, and other current indicators of the labor market.

Will County Demand Occupations

The Demand Occupations List can help career counselors and their clients find relevant skills training programs; identifies any skills gaps in the current economy as well as the size of the skills shortage as well as the anticipated employer need for trained workers in the listed fields. 


Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
Dental Assistants
Dental Hygienists
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Health Technologists
Licensed Practical Nurses
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Medical Assistants / Patient Care Technicians
Medical Records & Health Information Technicians
Medical Secretaries
Nursing Assistants / Healthcare Support Workers
Occupational Therapy Aides / Assistants
Physical Therapist Aides / Assistants
Registered Nurses
Respiratory Therapists
Surgical Technologists


Chemical Plant Operators & Technicians
Chemical Technicians
Computer - Controlled Machine Tool Operators
Electrical  & Electronic Technicians & Repairers
Engineering Technicians
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Machine Operators
Maintenance Machinery Workers
Mechanical Drafters
Production, Planning, Expediting, Shipping, Receiving Clerks
Supervisors of Production, Mechanics, Operators, & Repair Workers
Tool & Die Makers



Accountants & Auditors
Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Computer Network Architects
Computer Programmers
Computer Systems Analysts
Executive Secretaries & Executive Assistants
Database Administrators
Information Security Analysts
Network & Computer Systems Administrators
Paralegals & Legal Assistants
Software Developers, Applications
Software Developers, Systems Software
Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
Tax Preparers
Web Developers



Aircraft Mechanics
Automotive, Truck, Engine Mechanics & Specialists
Automotive Body Repairing
Billing & Posting / Order / Shipping-Receiving Clerks
Bus Drivers
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Locomotive Engineers
Rail Car & Track Repairers
Truck or Delivery Service Drivers
Transportation & Distribution Managers / Supervisors


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