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High Demand, High Wage Jobs

In Utah our top five industries that offer high demand, high wage jobs are: Construction, Engineering, Health Care, Information Technology & Computer Science, and Manufacturing.

Review The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development website and pay special attention to the GOED Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

Utah Strategic Plan 2016-2020.pdfPreview the documentView in a new window

The following document compares wages for the counties in Utah.

2016 County Average Wages.pdfPreview the documentView in a new window

The state of Utah offers tax incentives for new companies that meet the high demand, high wage criteria. Think about your county average wage information as you watch this short video.

Utah Incentives Explained.mp4View in a new window Click to view

“The economic recovery still has a long way to go.  After all, this has been the worst recession since the Great Depression, and an unusually weak recovery.  Yet, the American job machine is producing jobs again, especially for college graduates.”  Read the 2015 Georgetown University report.


“Most of the 25 highest-paying occupations require both a high level of experience and education.” Review the following Times Magazine article:

The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs – 2016.pdfPreview the documentView in a new window

The Utah Technology Council (UTC) ranked the top 50 STEM jobs in Utah in 2014 and 2015.

Utah top 50 stem jobs 2014.pdf

2015 HOT STEM JOBS.PDFPreview the documentView in a new window

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