Top 100 Jobs 2018-02-07T14:50:47+00:00

These are Oklahoma’s top critical occupations compiled by the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development. RSU Works offers training and certification programs that align with many of these job opportunities. 

Description2016 Jobs2025 JobsMedian Hourly EarningsTypical Entry Level EducationWork Experience RequiredTypical On-The-Job TrainingCertificate available for HS or LessAnnual OpeningsRSU Works Training AVAILABLE
Computer User Support Specialists7781820919.43Some college, no degreeNoneNone150Certificate Available
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers8366872225.31High school diploma or equivalentLess than 5 yearsNoneCertificate Available170Skill Development Training
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers6126659729.27High school diploma or equivalentLess than 5 yearsNoneCertificate Available183Skill Development Training
Electricians6779807222.81High school diploma or equivalentNoneApprenticeshipCertificate Available256Certificate Available
Pharmacy Technicians5256569413.68High school diploma or equivalentNoneModerate-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available105Certificate Available
Web Developers966114623.39AssociateNoneNone33Certificate Available
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers8166933828.18High school diploma or equivalent5 years or moreNoneCertificate Available200Skill Development Training
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers94461014318.07High school diploma or equivalentNoneModerate-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available358Certificate Available
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers3927462020.34Postsecondary nondegree awardNoneLong-term on-the-job training143Certificate Available
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining3345342420.44No formal educational credentialNoneModerate-term on-the-job training124Certificate Available
Carpenters4896555517.2High school diploma or equivalentNoneApprenticeshipCertificate Available133Certificate Available
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers1970228825.58High school diploma or equivalentNoneLong-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available121Certificate Available
Team Assemblers101231047513.64High school diploma or equivalentNoneModerate-term on-the-job training254Certificate Available
Wind Turbine Service Technicians4110221.53Some college, no degreeNoneLong-term on-the-job training8Certificate Available
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians906110415.39AssociateNoneNone32Certificate Available
Computer Network Support Specialists1959199727.71AssociateNoneNone29Certificate Available
Chemical Technicians47451418.24AssociateNoneModerate-term on-the-job training19Certificate Available
Geological and Petroleum Technicians1281137529AssociateNoneModerate-term on-the-job training59Certificate Available
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers1966217131.46High school diploma or equivalentNoneLong-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available102Certificate Available
Maintenance Workers, Machinery2453268818.89High school diploma or equivalentNoneModerate-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available67Certificate Available
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas1347144623.51No formal educational credentialNoneShort-term on-the-job training59Certificate Available
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other2,8283,091$93.87Doctoral or professionalNoneInternship/residency120
Petroleum Engineers3,2853,560$56.53Bachelor'sNoneNone125
Architectural and Engineering Managers1,9792,133$55.75Bachelor's5 years or moreNone73
Pharmacists3,6703,809$55.58Doctoral or professionalNoneNone105
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers1,0051,081$51.96Bachelor'sNoneNone42
Physician Assistants1,4351,692$49.48Master'sNoneNone65
Optometrists624772$47.71Doctoral or professionalNoneNone42
Computer and Information Systems Managers3,1433,483$45.79Bachelor's5 years or moreNone74
Nurse Practitioners1,1501,454$42.26Master'sNoneNone64
Industrial Production Managers2,8062,915$41.91Bachelor's5 years or moreNone86
Aerospace Engineers1,5401,642$41.68Bachelor'sNoneNone31
Financial Managers6,3446,942$41.19Bachelor's5 years or moreNone222
Physical Therapists1,8812,346$40.46Doctoral or professionalNoneNone109
Electrical Engineers1,4431,536$39.94Bachelor'sNoneNone39
Mechanical Engineers2,8053,042$38.71Bachelor'sNoneNone103
Environmental Engineers553618$38.43Bachelor'sNoneNone24
Veterinarians876976$38.42Doctoral or professionalNoneNone26
Industrial Engineers2,4262,687$38.26Bachelor'sNoneNone78
General and Operations Managers26,49628,938$37.95Bachelor's5 years or moreNone973
Medical and Health Services Managers5,3355,722$36.44Bachelor'sLess than 5 yearsNone190
Software Developers, Applications4,4435,002$36.44Bachelor'sNoneNone120
Dental Hygienists1,7792,095$35.61AssociateNoneNone67
Civil Engineers2,4002,668$35.08Bachelor'sNoneNone106
Logisticians2,0782,182$34.87Bachelor'sNoneNone44
Computer Systems Analysts3,2733,884$34.75Bachelor'sNoneNone108
Software Developers, Systems Software2,4962,759$33.89Bachelor'sNoneNone56
Personal Financial Advisors1,1861,454$33.15Bachelor'sNoneLong-term on-the-job training62
Database Administrators9141,000$32.60Bachelor'sLess than 5 yearsNone29
Financial Analysts1,6021,828$31.58Bachelor'sNoneNone57
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers8511,010$31.28AssociateNoneNone35
Management Analysts4,6975,224$31.20Bachelor'sLess than 5 yearsNone133
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists1,1951,271$30.86Bachelor'sNoneNone35
Network and Computer Systems Administrators2,7022,891$30.15Bachelor'sNoneNone56
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health482562$29.87Bachelor'sNoneNone25
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians1,6901,716$29.52AssociateNoneNone46
Operations Research Analysts8961,111$29.05Bachelor'sNoneNone39
Information Security Analysts675752$28.95Bachelor'sLess than 5 yearsNone17
Industrial Engineering Technicians836885$28.70AssociateNoneNone22
Registered Nurses25,77228,290$28.10AssociateNoneNone940
Accountants and Auditors15,26517,242$27.43Bachelor'sNoneNone658
Loan Officers4,3374,862$26.98Bachelor'sNoneModerate-term on-the-job training136
Cost Estimators1,9562,290$26.73Bachelor'sNoneNone93
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists1,9972,222$26.66Bachelor'sNoneNone78
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products3,5443,667$26.52Bachelor'sNoneLong-term on-the-job training113
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products1,4061,551$25.76Bachelor'sNoneLong-term on-the-job training61
Credit Analysts548626$25.62Bachelor'sNoneNone33
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas2,2092,374$25.55No formal educational credentialNoneModerate-term on-the-job training97
Dietitians and Nutritionists661744$25.39Bachelor'sNoneInternship/residency15
Civil Engineering Technicians621681$24.78AssociateNoneNone22
Mechanical Engineering Technicians825854$24.71AssociateNoneNone22
Respiratory Therapists1,1731,279$24.65AssociateNoneNone41
Training and Development Specialists2,5822,786$24.58Bachelor'sLess than 5 yearsNone86
Radiologic Technologists2,2212,358$24.00AssociateNoneNone60
Sheet Metal Workers3,4573,675$24.00High school diploma or equivalentNoneApprenticeshipCertificate Available105
Industrial Machinery Mechanics4,1315,020$23.03High school diploma or equivalentNoneLong-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available213
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists9851,113$22.50Doctoral or professionalNoneInternship/residency37
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters5,9236,938$20.87High school diploma or equivalentNoneApprenticeshipCertificate Available199
Millwrights271339$20.30High school diploma or equivalentNoneApprenticeshipCertificate Available13
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines1,8592,038$20.16High school diploma or equivalentNoneLong-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available68
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education11,16311,625$19.85BachelorNoneInternship/residency321
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health591629$19.58AssociateNoneNone30
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7,0947,429$19.58Bachelor'sNoneInternship/residency198
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School2,1782,289$19.43Bachelor'sNoneInternship/residency54
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers23,47226,177$19.20Postsecondary nondegree awardNoneShort-term on-the-job training724
Structural Iron and Steel Workers727833$18.94High school diploma or equivalentNoneApprenticeshipCertificate Available25
Automotive Body and Related Repairers1,7591,991$18.93High school diploma or equivalentNoneLong-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available69
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education16,43217,179$18.88Bachelor'sNoneInternship/residency454
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists3,1013,532$18.75High school diploma or equivalentNoneLong-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available105
Machinists5,8136,464$18.70High school diploma or equivalentNoneLong-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available228
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses11,37411,760$18.27Postsecondary nondegree awardNoneNone379
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians623723$18.18AssociateNoneNone24
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic2,4022,834$17.76High school diploma or equivalentNoneModerate-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available111
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators5,8856,850$17.75High school diploma or equivalentNoneModerate-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available215
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers6,5496,881$17.64High school diploma or equivalentNoneModerate-term on-the-job trainingCertificate Available187
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics7,5588,031$17.01Postsecondary nondegree awardNoneShort-term on-the-job training262
Glaziers442489$15.81High school diploma or equivalentNoneApprenticeshipCertificate Available12
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators2,0402,397$15.27High school diploma or equivalentNoneLong-term on-the-job training96
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians2,2392,533$14.84AssociateNoneNone92
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics3,4844,305$13.54Postsecondary nondegree awardNoneNone155