Thursday, February 18, 2016

Projected Openings in Occupations Within the Mohawk Valley: 2012 to 2022

A while ago I posted on job openings in the Mohawk Valley by occupation through 2020. Note that the "Mohawk Valley" includes Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties combined. The information has been updated an is now available for the period 2012 to 2022.

There are several ways to look at this data. First, and similar to what I did the last time, you might take a look at the actual numbers of jobs being created. Job creation takes into account brand new jobs, as well as hirees selected to replace workers that have left or retired. The chart below shows the top 10 jobs with projected growth from 2012 to 2022 for the Mohawk Valley Region.

As the data shows, the top growth is in Office and Administrative Support jobs. The vast majority of that projected growth involves openings created mostly by current job holders leaving those positions - 770 out of a projected 900 openings.  On the other hand nearly half of the growth in Personal Care and Service jobs come from new job creation (200 out of 410 job openings).

Another way to look at these job openings is by the percentage growth they are projected to have. It's one thing to see a projected increase of 900 jobs, but another if those 900 jobs represent only a small percentage of that particular market sector. So as an alternative way to view these projections, here are the top ten projected openings by their percentages of job sector.

In this case you can now see how the sectors with the largest percentage projected growth is Personal Care and Service (17.6% projected growth), and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Support (15.6% projected growth).

Lastly, here is a summation of all of the sectors, their job creation projections, and current salary data.