High Wage. High Demand. High Skill.

What are H3 Occupations?

High Wage, High Skill and High Demand jobs are today's in-demand jobs.

  • Occupations are high wage when at least half of their wage measures are at or above the regional average for all occupations.
  • Occupations that require some college, no degree or a higher level of educational attainment are high skill, as well as occupations that require a high school diploma or equivalent plus long-term on-the-job training, an apprenticeship, or internship/residency.
  • The number of annual openings, net change in employment, and growth rate determine whether an occupation is high demand. An occupation must be High Wage, High Skill and High Demand to be an H3 occupation. For more information on the methodology for H3 occupations, click here.

H3 Report Generator

Reports on H3 occupations can be viewed and downloaded here.

Top Ten H3 Occupations by Demand Rank

An occupation's demand ranking is based on three factors: the number of annual openings, the net change in employment, and the growth rate.
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Wages from Occupational Employment Statistics, 4th Quarter 2017. Annual openings from 2016-2026 Long-term Occupational Projections.
Produced by the Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information.

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