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Ohio’s Most Wanted Jobs for May


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — If you’re a registered nurse or a tractor-trailer driver, your skills were in high demand in Ohio last month.

According to data released by the Ohio Department of Employment and Family Services, registered nurses were the most wanted workers with 16,042 jobs advertised between April 14 and May 13.

Of all the jobs advertised during this period, 26.2% paid between $50,000 and $79,000 a year, what the ODJFS called upper-middle-income jobs. Mid-income jobs ($30,000 to $49,000) accounted for 26%; six-figure jobs ($100,000 and over) 22%; entry-level jobs (less than $30,000) 14.8%; and high income jobs ($80,000 to $99,000) 11%.

For other advertised positions statewide, frontline retail supervisors had 11,785 positions and software developers had 10,873 positions.

Columbus-based financial advisory service Deloitte announced the most open positions with 6,088, followed by Dollar General with 5,660.

A bachelor’s degree was required for 42.2% of advertised jobs, while a high school diploma/GED was the education requirement for 39.6% of advertised jobs. A driver’s license was required for 40,570 jobs.

The report, published by OhioMeansJobs.com, is based on data provided by global research and consulting firm TalentNeuron Gartner. According to ODJFS, the Ohio Means Jobs website can list more than 100,000 jobs available statewide at any one time.

The full ODJFS report is below.