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Michigan Releases Latest Career Projections at Annual Occupational Outlook Conference

August 12, 2022
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity | Aug. 12, 2022

On Wednesday, LEO and DTMB partnered to host the state’s fifth annual Occupational Outlook Conference at Schoolcraft College in Livonia. During the conference, the latest long-term statewide employment projections were presented. In addition, state-led efforts to create pathways to high-demand career opportunities for Michiganders were also highlighted.

Following the conference, the Michigan Hot 50 and Michigan Career Outlook publications were released. Both reports provide information on careers that will be in the highest demand in Michigan through 2030.

“The data compiled in these lists are invaluable to students and jobseekers alike as they make decisions about their futures,” said Scott Powell, director of DTMB’s Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives (LMISI). “It is our goal to provide our education and workforce partners with the information they need to help Michiganders find their path to high-demand, high-wage jobs.”

The “Michigan’s Hot 50” brochure lists the top high-demand, high-wage careers through 2030. The career information includes title, projected annual openings, hourly wage range, job growth information, and the education or training level needed.

The “Michigan’s Career Outlook” brochure features the highest demand jobs based on education level and features the top jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math careers.

During the conference, Susan Corbin, director of LEO, highlighted the work her department is doing to increase access to education and remove barriers to employment for Michiganders.

“LEO has worked closely with our friends at LMISI to monitor the latest economic data that shapes our programs and policy recommendations,” said Corbin. “Through programs like Michigan Reconnect, Tri-Share, state apprenticeships, and more, we are equipping Michiganders with the skills and resources needed to pursue the careers of the future, while supporting Michigan businesses with the talent needed to fill in-demand jobs.”

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