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TALENT DEMAND STUDY

Charleston Region Workforce Gap Analysis: 2016 Update

SHORTAGES ARE EXPECTED IN KEY FIELDS 3-County Charleston Metro General Assemblers

838

Aerospace Mechanics

280

General Machinist Industrial Maintenance Welders

104 59

Software Developers

278

IT Security Analysts

243

Network Administrators

Software & IT

157

Web Developers

21

Computer Scientists

18

Ad. & Sales Mngrs Sales Engineers

Production

160

75

Communications

54

Industrial Engineers

112

Mechanical Engineers

102

Civil Engineers

72

Aerospace Engineers

54

Electrical Engineers

42

Nuclear Engineers

27

Env. Science Techs

20

Architectural Techs

18

Medical Secretaries

Engineering

61

Dental Assistants

57

Laboratory Techs

39

Nuclear Medicine

25

Medical

Accounting Support

Note: Gap numbers are based on a 10-year annual average of job openings in order to smooth out short-term spikes in employment growth. Source: Avalanche Consulting, May 2016, adjusted data from EMSI

Project led by:

345

Accountants Supply Chain

Data shows the # of average annual job openings over the next 10 years due to new jobs and turnover, above and beyond the output of college graduates

This report was produced by Avalanche Consulting as a part of One Region: A Global Competitiveness Strategy

176

Licensed Nurses

# of Annual Job Openings above and beyond college graduate output.

144

Business

79

Key Findings: • Workforce shortages can occur when there is an insufficient number of local high school and college graduates to fill job openings.

• Of the occupations groups with a significant presence in the region; Production, Business and Software & IT are expected to have the greatest shortages.

• Occupations expected to have the largest workforce shortages are General Assemblers (838 jobs), Accounting Support (345) and Software Developers (278).

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