Labor Market Tool

Interested in finding a high-wage, high-demand job relevant to your needs? Check out the interactive tool below, produced by CNA Research Specialist Rikesh Nana, which allows you to create a list of high-wage, high-demand jobs that matches your interests, education level, and salary requirements.

To use the tool, simply:

  1. Select a Career Cluster(s). Career Clusters are career fields such as Health Science, Architecture and Construction, or Information Technology.
  2. Select the level(s) of education typically required for the high-wage, high-demand job for which you are interested.  
  3. Adjust both ends of the slider to determine the range of annual median wages you would like to appear in the list.
  4. Your results will auto-populate on the table below.


This data was collected via the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ national job projections until 2024.

High-wage jobs were considered to be those that offered a median annual wage of $57,734 or higher, is the equivalent of 20 percent above the U.S. per capita income of $48,112.

High-demand jobs were identified in a process similar to the methodology used in the Center on Education and the Workforce’s report, Help wanted: Projections of job and education requirements through 2018. In this report, high-demand jobs are defined as those for which employment is projected to grow faster than the average rate of 10 percent (Carnevale, 2010).

However, in our analysis, we turn our attention to what jobs have the most openings, as opposed to which jobs will increase their growth the most from 2014 to 2024.

For example, commercial diver jobs are supposed to grow by almost 40 percent by 2024; however, this equates to only 2,300 jobs nationwide. On the other hand, although police and sheriff's patrol officer jobs are supposed to grow by only 5 percent by 2024, this equates to 258,400 jobs nationwide.

If you have any questions about the tool, please direct them to


This tool was developed using data maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CNA accessed this data in July 2017. CNA does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information.


Carnevale, A. P., Smith, N., & Strohl, J. (2010). Help wanted: Projections of job and education requirements through 2018. Lumina Foundation.

United States Regional Economic Analysis Project (2015). United States vs. United States Comparative Trends Report: Per Capita Personal Income, 1958-2015.