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Most Sought-For Jobs In Alabama, USA

A new report from the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) showed that truck driver and registered nurses consistently remained the most sought-for jobs in Alabama. These two professions had more than 5,000 combined job listings.

Both registered nurses and truck drivers are paid an average wage of well over $20 per hour in Alabama. In fact, six of the ten most sought-for jobs in Alabama are offering an average wage of over $20 per hour.

Demanded jobs in Alabama measured by online listings is more than the national mean by about 2 percentage points. This has been the case since at least June of 2013, but the gap has widened in recent months.

In recent years, Alabama leaders have enacted a lot of programs that are targeted at cutting the unemployment rate, including the creation of job centers.

Alabama Career Centers are a product of the Department of Labor. The department also runs a website, Alabama Job Link, where persons in a job search can find listings a get access to job programs.

“We’d like to encourage anyone who needs a job, or wants a different job, to come into one of our Career Centers for assistance,” said Fitzgerald Washington, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Labor. “Our trained staff can assist you in obtaining the career you want.”

Stating from a new report from On Numbers the average annual pay in Alabama is $39,180. That ranks No. 37 in the nation among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. A study which also used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that average hourly pay for Alabama’s 1.8 million workers is $18.84.

Other highest paying jobs in Alabama along with its average salary includes:
  • General pediatricians – $163,370.
  • Nurse Anesthetists – $146,980.
  • Orthodontists – $141,290.
  • Administrative law judge – $138,240.
  • Specialty dentists – $138,140.
  • Architecture and engineering managers – $124,400.
  • Pharmacists – $120,900.
  • Petroleum engineers – $115,220.