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Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons Continue to Dominate Help Wanted Online Data

April 01, 2021

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For Immediate Release: April 1, 2021

Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons Continue to Dominate Help Wanted Online Data

MONTGOMERY - Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that the five occupations with the most online wanted ads were for registered nurses, retail salespersons, sales representatives, customer service representatives, and truck drivers with 10,375 ads placed for those occupations in February.
As of February, total ads were up 5.1% with 26,796 new online ads.

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

Eleven percent of job ads have salaries of $75,000 and above; 15% have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 20% have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 54% have salaries of $35,000 or under.

The top three employers posting ads in February were: UAB Health System (985), the University of Alabama at Birmingham (765), and Lowe’s (628). These were followed by the University of South Alabama (483), St. Vincent’s Health System (449), Huntsville Hospital (371), Advance Auto Parts (359), Humana (349), CVS (342), and Baptist Health (334), to round out the top 10 employers with the most online ads.

Occupational Therapy Assistants are the focus of this month’s in-depth analysis by the LMI division. The median annual salary is advertised as $44,137 with 25% earning more than $49,582.