Targeted Occupations

TARGETED OCCPUPATIONS - Every year, the Permian Basin Workforce Board publishes the Targeted Occupations List based on a number of economic indicators, industry trends and input from local businesses. The list can be used as a guide to begin your career exploration.


Accountants and Auditors
Automated Instrument Technician
Auto Body and Related Repairer
Auto Service Technicians & Mechanics
Bus/Truck Mechanic/Diesel Specialist
Clinical Laboratory Technician
Computer User Support Specialist
Construction Managers
Correctional Officer
Dental Assistant
Derrick Operators, Oil/Gas
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
Electrical Power-Line Install/Repairers
Electrical & Electronic Technicians
Elementary School Teachers
Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics
General & Operations Managers
Heating/Air Conditioning Refrigeration Mechanics
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses
Maintenance and Repair Workers
Manager/Supervisors, Construction Trade Workers
Managers/Supervisors, Mechanical/Installers


Managers/Supervisors, Office/Administrative Support
Managers/Supervisors, Production/Operations Workers
Managers/Supervisors, Transportation/Moving
Mechanical Drafters
Medical Assistants
Medical Secretaries
Middle School Teachers
Nursing Assistant
Occupational Health and Safety Technician
Operating Engineers/Construction Equipment Operator
Petroleum Pump System/Refinery Operator
Pharmacy Technicians
Physical Therapist Assistants
Police and Sheriff Officers
Preschool Teachers
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Registered Nurses
Respiratory Therapist
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
Secondary Teachers
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
Solar Photovoltaic Technician
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselor
Surgical Technologist
Welders/ Cutters/ Solders/Brazers
Wind Turbine Service Tech