Healthcare facilities continue to have a high demand for certified Medical Assistants to perform administrative and clinical duties. Increased demand will result in a 31% job growth for Medical Assistants by 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical Assistants are an asset since they have been effectively cross trained to perform all office tasks.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited January 11, 2013).
The need for HVAC technicians will increase 34% by 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local contractors indicate there is currently a shortage of technicians and the companies are challenged with finding qualified personnel. As the climate-control system technology and building requirements evolve, there will be a need for trained commercial and residential technicians to install, maintain and upgrade systems.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm (visited January 11, 2013).
Chemical companies are hiring operators, mechanical and electrical maintenance technicians in significant numbers. One local company has hired over 300 operators and mechanics since July 2010. It is anticipated that over 100 and up to 200 jobs will be available locally in 2013. The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council in Columbus recently completed a projection of workforce needs for 2013/2017 and estimates a need for 1500 new operators during that time frame.