April 11, 2013
/PRNewswire/ --Can't find skilled workers for in-demand positions? Nearly half of employers (47 percent) reported that they usually or always hire candidates who have held the same job title as the position they're hiring for.
A new study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) shows that pursuing alternative talent pools just may be the answer.
"Nearly three-in-ten employers currently have open positions for which they can't find qualified candidates
, President of CareerBuilder North America. "Instead of waiting for the perfect hire, we see more companies hiring workers from closely-related occupations who won't require a great deal of training and can get up to speed quickly."
EMSI compatibility index helps assess the similarity between occupations based on the knowledge, skills and abilities they require. The following are examples of hard-to-fill jobs and occupations with compatible skills sets according to the index:
Electrical Engineering Technician
(helps engineers design and test electrical and electronic equipment such as computers, medical devices, navigational and communications equipment, etc.
) Median salary:
- Audio and Video Equipment Technician - $41,808
- Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers - $37,065
- Computer User Support Specialists - $49,046
(uses machine tools to make or modify primarily parts)Median salary:
- Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators - $35,339
- Automotive Body and Related Repairers - $36,150
- Heat Treating Equipment Setter - $33,488
(performs administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of health practitioners)Median salary:
- Pharmacy Technician - $29,265
- Phlebotomist - $31,158
- Occupational Therapy Aide - $28,496
(designs and modifies Web sites)Median salary:
Business Intelligence Analyst
- Database Administrator - $75,795
- Computer Systems Analyst - $78,249
- Video Game Designer - $79,310
(produces financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating reports)Median salary:
- Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist - $60,507
- Clinical Data Manager - $73,964
- Risk Management Specialist - $59,467
(produces instruction manuals and other supporting documents to explain complex and technical information)Median salary:
- Reporters and Correspondents - $35,776
- Paralegals and Legal Assistants - $47,860
- Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks - $43,409
(prepares and examines financial records)
1 and 2
CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers in November 2012.
3 Occupation definitions are based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and www.onetonline.org.
- Budget Analyst - $69,617
- Tax Examiner and Collectors, and Revenue Agents - $49,961
- Credit Analyst - $61,672
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) is a CareerBuilder company that provides industry-leading
and economic analysis via web tools and
. EMSI has produced more than 1,200
comprehensive impact analyses
for colleges and universities in the US and internationally, and its web tools —
— are used by thousands of professionals in higher education, workforce and economic development, and the private sector.
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