There are a slew of jobs in Wisconsin that pay well and are in dire need of workers, from driving trucks to managing and running operations, a state agency says.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development recently revised its top 50 hot jobs in the state based on pay and projected growth. The full list can be found on the department’s WisConomy website, but a sampling of the top jobs can be found right here.
- Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver: The trucking industry has been looking for drivers for years and with a projected 6,163 annual openings and a median pay of $40,500, it’s ranked No. 1 on the list of hot jobs.
- Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing (except technical and scientific goods):If you like to sell to groups and individuals and have the ability to know what you’re selling, a median pay of $59,540 and a projection of 5,287 annual job openings may make this an area to check out.
- Registered nurses:This is another high-demand profession being buffeted by a retiring workforce and a need for the next generation of care givers. Median pay is $66,430 with about 3,459 annual openings in the state.
- General and operations manager:For people who like planning and running operations, including people, this is the top-paying job in the top five with a median wage of $94,980 and 3,437 openings a year.
- General maintenance and repair workers:This job runs a wide spectrum — pipe fitting, boiler making, welding, repairing buildings, floors and stairs. It has about 3,433 job openings annual and a median wage of $38,240.