Truck drivers, registered nurses among most sought after jobs in AL

(Source: Alabama Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Division in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)
(Source: Alabama Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Division in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

(WTVM) - Are you on the job hunt? New data released from the Alabama Department of Labor says the results could be a good place to start the job search.

Truck drivers and registered nurses continue to be the most sought-after employees according to Help Wanted Online (HWOL) Data. Over 13,000 new ads were placed online for these top jobs.

The data was collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor's Labor Market Information Division and it shows that the most online wanted ads were for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, registered nurses, and retail salespersons, with 6,971 ads placed for those occupations in November.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state's free online jobs database, www.joblink.alabama.gov, and other sources,  such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

There were 40,241 online ads this month, of those ads, 13,564 were new. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers earn a mean wage of $19.63 per hour, registered nurses earn a mean wage of $28.01 per hour, and retail salespersons earn a mean wage of $13.42 per hour.

President of the Columbus Campus for the Georgia Driving Academy, Brad Barber, says their programs are geared towards giving truck-driving hopefuls the tools they need to be successful in obtaining their CDL or Commerical Driver's License.

Barber says the CDL course is 180 hours with the first week of the program in the classroom. The second week consists of utilizing the TransMaster simulator and the third week with behind the wheel driving.

You can view the full chart of the most sought-after jobs in Alabama for November 2017 in this article.

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