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Texas in Focus: Upper East Texas

Exhibit 6

“Good Jobs” in the Upper East Texas Region, 2007 – 2012

Doctoral and First Professional Degrees

Type of Job 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs Total Job Openings Growth Replace-
ment
Median Annual Earnings
Physicians and surgeons 2,178 2,415 344 237 107 $217,859
Orthodontists 26 29 6 3 3 $159,203
Prosthodontists 21 23 4 2 2 $151,237
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 24 26 4 2 2 $144,165
Dentists, all other specialists 23 26 5 3 2 $136,406
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 202 232 60 30 30 $113,741
Pharmacists 760 890 196 130 66 $107,287
Dentists, general 175 190 31 15 16 $105,781
Lawyers 1,296 1,457 216 161 55 $100,701
Veterinarians 190 228 50 38 12 $75,430
Chiropractors 92 108 21 16 5 $62,046
Optometrists 118 140 29 22 7 $57,096
Audiologists 43 49 8 6 2 $55,913
Clinical, counseling and school psychologists 312 360 58 48 10 $54,337
Podiatrists 75 86 13 11 2 $51,251
Postsecondary teachers 3,333 3,910 829 577 252 $50,600
Total 8,868 10,169 1,874 1,301 573

Weighted Average Annual Earnings – $97,966

Master’s degree

Type of Job 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs Total Job Openings Growth Replacement Median Annual Earnings
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 439 509 123 70 53 $90,461
Physical therapists 700 853 189 153 36 $72,344
Occupational therapists 361 436 99 75 24 $66,067
Instructional coordinators 388 449 85 61 24 $53,965
Counselors, all other 328 369 70 41 29 $50,067
Speech-language pathologists 575 654 129 79 50 $49,579
Curators 21 24 7 3 4 $48,654
Educational, vocational and school counselors 754 848 162 94 68 $48,180
Librarians 418 456 92 38 54 $45,139
Urban and regional planners 22 24 5 2 3 $37,458
Total 4,006 4,622 961 616 345

Weighted Average Annual Earnings – $60,680

Degree plus Work Experience

Type of Job 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs Total Job Openings Growth Replacement Median Annual Earnings
Chief executives 4,554 5,241 759 687 72 $94,464
Engineering managers 342 371 62 29 33 $93,059
Natural sciences managers 38 41 7 3 4 $83,878
Marketing managers 302 337 53 35 18 $82,002
Public relations managers 63 69 11 6 5 $79,652
Computer and information systems managers 281 311 49 30 19 $77,060
Sales managers 628 694 120 66 54 $75,914
Human resources managers, all other 44 48 6 4 2 $74,714
Compensation and benefits managers 112 123 20 11 9 $74,690
Advertising and promotions managers 62 65 7 3 4 $73,615
Financial managers 1,420 1,643 286 223 63 $73,219
Education administrators, postsecondary 292 329 53 37 16 $72,999
Purchasing managers 85 93 20 8 12 $72,553
General and operations managers 7,136 7,643 1,256 507 749 $71,483
Training and development managers 51 56 8 5 3 $71,455
Administrative services managers 718 793 165 75 90 $68,746
Medical and health services managers 1,222 1,378 244 156 88 $62,778
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 1,022 1,134 232 112 120 $61,165
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 512 539 115 27 88 $43,952
Management analysts 1,586 1,843 297 257 40 $40,979
Vocational education teachers, middle school 109 116 22 7 15 $40,697
Producers and directors 169 204 49 35 14 $40,221
Total 20,748 23,071 3,841 2,323 1,518

Weighted Average Annual Earnings – $71,903

Bachelor’s Degree

Type of Job 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs Total Job Openings Growth Replacement Median Annual Earnings
Physical scientists, all other 28 30 3 2 1 $138,121
Securities, commodities and financial services sales agents 1,792 2,300 556 508 48 $88,080
Physician assistants 166 200 45 34 11 $86,994
Chemical engineers 97 106 21 9 12 $85,308
Sales engineers 103 119 28 16 12 $84,054
Computer software engineers, applications 225 273 59 48 11 $83,315
Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 75 78 12 3 9 $75,124
Electrical engineers 315 344 63 29 34 $74,104
Electronics engineers, except computer 137 150 26 13 13 $73,511
Petroleum engineers 249 288 69 39 30 $72,233
Civil engineers 491 535 88 44 44 $71,319
Mechanical engineers 328 360 64 32 32 $69,374
Industrial engineers 296 358 97 62 35 $65,640
Engineers, all other 170 182 20 12 8 $60,834
Chemists 74 82 17 8 9 $60,824
Computer systems analysts 416 482 109 66 43 $60,684
Biological scientists, all other 43 47 8 4 4 $59,973
Architects, except landscape and naval 242 262 28 20 8 $59,904
Environmental engineers 46 51 11 5 6 $58,732
Surveyors 180 206 51 26 25 $55,690
Database administrators 121 141 25 20 5 $52,852
Financial analysts 584 758 177 174 3 $52,567
Accountants and auditors 3,633 3,953 503 320 183 $50,951
Logisticians 106 122 24 16 8 $50,516
Construction managers 3,115 3,380 321 265 56 $49,615
Computer programmers 630 649 80 19 61 $49,066
Network and computer systems administrators 502 583 132 81 51 $47,783
Loan officers 558 608 77 50 27 $47,154
Network systems and data communications analysts 275 337 77 62 15 $46,950
Market research analysts 391 423 41 32 9 $46,487
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 657 715 107 58 49 $46,486
Compensation, benefits and job analysis specialists 232 260 49 28 21 $45,465
Athletic trainers 42 48 10 6 4 $45,234
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 116 125 24 9 15 $44,866
Business operation specialists, all other 1,552 1,785 308 233 75 $44,733
Public relations specialists 390 436 56 46 10 $44,248
Credit analysts 106 111 25 5 20 $43,947
Medical and public health social workers 399 478 118 79 39 $42,565
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 4,725 5,188 1,167 463 704 $42,501
Special education teachers, secondary school 295 327 65 32 33 $41,591
Human resources, training and labor relations specialists, all other 241 282 60 41 19 $41,370
Dietitians and nutritionists 149 165 29 16 13 $41,263
Occupational health and safety specialists 115 126 22 11 11 $40,686
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten and elementary school 472 548 128 76 52 $40,516
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,597 4,042 835 445 390 $40,407
Conservation scientists 71 69 4 -2 6 $40,209
Special education teachers, middle school 212 244 56 32 24 $40,006
Elementary school teachers, except special education 6,187 7,011 1,477 824 653 $39,576
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 833 950 182 117 65 $38,629
Social and community service managers 370 412 67 42 25 $38,131
Employment, recruitment and placement specialists 282 312 55 30 25 $37,671
Total 36,431 41,041 7,676 4,610 3,066

Weighted Average Annual Earnings – $49,325

Associates Degree

Type of Job 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs Total Job Openings Growth Replacement Median Annual Earnings
Nuclear medicine technologists 39 42 5 3 2 $65,635
Diagnostic medical sonographers 98 111 19 13 6 $58,759
Dental hygienists 347 408 94 61 33 $55,876
Geological and petroleum technicians 76 82 20 6 14 $52,993
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 122 133 23 11 12 $52,282
Registered nurses 9,275 10,761 2,240 1,486 754 $51,766
Physical therapist assistants 272 336 81 64 17 $50,819
Occupational therapist assistants 92 110 25 18 7 $50,242
Environmental science and protection technicians, including health 161 185 54 24 30 $49,922
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 413 446 72 33 39 $47,836
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 94 107 19 13 6 $45,471
Radiologic technologists and technicians 974 1,084 176 110 66 $45,228
Respiratory therapists 431 500 101 69 32 $43,333
Funeral directors 145 150 22 5 17 $42,483
Industrial engineering technicians 209 236 47 27 20 $38,088
Respiratory therapy technicians 191 195 33 4 29 $37,428
Total 12,939 14,886 3,031 1,947 1,084

Weighted Average Annual Earnings – $50,673

Postsecondary vocational award

Type of Job 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs Total Job Openings Growth Replacement Median Annual Earnings
Commercial pilots 155 171 31 16 15 $54,454.60
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 238 264 66 26 40 $47,735.70
Electrical and electronics drafters 122 132 25 10 15 $44,596.00
Occupational health and safety technicians 65 71 12 6 6 $44,585.33
Healthcare technologists and technicians, all other 230 257 35 27 8 $40,583.87
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 561 615 81 54 27 $40,204.00
Mechanical drafters 263 291 63 28 35 $38,493.22
Architectural and civil drafters 361 390 77 29 48 $37,440.54
Total 1,995 2,191 390 196 194

Weighted Average Annual Earnings – $42,239.81

Long-term on-the-job training

Type of Job 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs Total Job Openings Growth Replacement Median Annual Earnings
Claims adjusters, examiners and investigators 353 374 54 21 33 $59,438.27
Gas plant operators 194 201 43 7 36 $56,390.62
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators and gaugers 163 174 44 11 33 $52,280.00
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 982 1,046 182 64 118 $49,884.89
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety and transportation 175 189 23 14 9 $46,243.14
Crane and tower operators 130 141 21 11 10 $40,994.56
Tool and die makers 219 239 45 20 25 $40,706.50
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 907 990 223 83 140 $39,686.40
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 565 589 84 24 60 $38,847.45
Numerical tool and process control programmers 89 98 18 9 9 $38,682.00
Millwrights 301 362 79 61 18 $37,759.25
Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters 1,074 1,170 174 96 78 $37,629.44
Coaches and scouts 377 431 91 54 37 $37,358.69
Brickmasons and blockmasons 357 374 38 17 21 $37,353.00
Total 5,886 6,378 1,119 492 627

Weighted Average Annual Earnings – $42,832.16

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Type of Job 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs Total Job Openings Growth Replacement Median Annual Earnings
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,139 1,268 200 129 71 $84,985.48
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 299 333 57 34 23 $48,826.00
Cargo and freight agents 164 182 40 18 22 $43,934.00
Sales representatives, services, all other 1,324 1,548 302 224 78 $42,550.30
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 4,719 5,226 971 507 464 $42,440.96
Advertising sales agents 483 561 113 78 35 $39,087.33
Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other 69 71 9 2 7 $37,840.00
Derrick operators, oil and gas 256 286 50 30 20 $37,208.00
Total 8,453 9,475 1,742 1,022 720

Weighted Average Annual Earnings – $47,196.17

Short-term on-the-job training

Type of Job 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs Total Job Openings Growth Replacement Median Annual Earnings
Postal service clerks 263 276 43 13 30 $44,726.25
Postal service mail carriers 1,142 1,197 222 55 167 $43,315.35
Postal service mail sorters, processors and processing machine operators 407 408 40 1 39 $42,588.29
Telephone operators 23 21 4 -2 6 $39,894.00
Total 1,835 1,902 309 69 242

Weighted Average Annual Earnings – $43,373.28

Work experience in a related field

Type of Job 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs Total Job Openings Growth Replacement Median Annual Earnings
Industrial production managers 589 626 154 37 117 $79,177.25
Transportation inspectors 50 57 15 7 8 $70,356.00
Transportation, storage and distribution managers 269 302 65 33 32 $65,857.17
Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products 25 27 3 2 1 $60,791.00
Managers, all other 7,811 9,081 1,292 1,270 22 $60,340.36
Postmasters and mail superintendents 106 111 18 5 13 $59,135.40
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers 62 71 19 9 10 $56,352.50
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 2,960 3,352 435 392 43 $54,297.43
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2,012 2,192 408 180 228 $47,388.96
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 751 835 156 84 72 $46,570.83
Fire inspectors and investigators 77 88 20 11 9 $45,883.00
Detectives and criminal investigators 317 373 91 56 35 $45,883.00
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 4,330 4,777 585 447 138 $44,901.70
Food service managers 1,559 1,845 370 286 84 $44,113.75
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail and farm products 663 716 120 53 67 $43,287.64
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 121 137 35 16 19 $42,305.63
Agricultural inspectors 71 77 15 6 9 $41,600.00
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers $3,653 $3,901 629 248 381 $40,707.14
Cost estimators 480 540 99 60 39 $40,515.44
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 359 378 41 19 22 $39,224.00
First-line supervisors/managers, protective service workers, all other 70 79 13 9 4 $39,123.00
Total 26,335 29,565 4,583 3,230 1,353

Weighted Average Annual Earnings – $51,219.76

Sources: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., Texas Workforce Commission and Comptroller calculations.

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