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Top 10 ‘most promising’ jobs for grads

Seniors in local school districts will be graduating high school over the next week. Some will head to college. Some will choose to go straight into the workforce. Some will join the military.

And some students may not know what their future holds, but that’s OK.

For those who know they want to stay in the North Country region, the Adirondack Foundation recently released a report that pinpoints some of the co-called “most promising” jobs — positions that pay above the North Country median wage of $45,834 and are projected to have hundreds of openings in the next six years.

The full report can be found at www.adirondackfoundation.org/promising-jobs, but here’s a list of the top 10 jobs that are expected to be in the highest demand:

1. K-12 teachers (10-year projected openings of 4,530, minimum bachelor’s degree required, median salary of $64,834)

2. Correctional officers and jailers (10-year projected openings of 3,720, minimum high school degree and training required, median salary of $69,199)

3. Registered nurses (10-year projected openings of 2,780, minimum bachelor’s degree required, median salary of $82,216)

4. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (10-year projected openings of 2,750, minimum certificate program completion required, median salary of $49,848)

5. General and operational managers (10-year projected openings of 2,580, minimum bachelor’s degree required, median salary of $80,930)

6. Post-secondary teachers (10-year projected openings of 2,540, minimum doctoral degree required, median salary of $88,402)

7. Highway maintenance workers (10-year projected openings of 1,700, minimum high school degree and training required, median salary of $49,480)

8. Carpenters (10-year projected openings of 1,670, minimum high school degree and training required, median salary of $51,806)

9. Construction laborers (10-year projected openings of 1,670, minimum training required, median salary of $48,670)

10. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers (10-year projected openings of 1,590, minimum high school degree and training required, median salary of $59,795).

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