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Hot Jobs in Knox County 2015-20201 Ranked According to Median Annual Salary
Job title
Median annual salary2
Educ./training required
Avg. annual openings3
Job descriptionRecommended skills
1Computer and Information Systems Managers
Bachelor's degree
Plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities (information technology, computer systems) in an organization
Analytical, decision-making, leadership, communication, organizational
2Financial Managers
Bachelor's degree
Produce financial reports, direct investment activities, develop plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization
Analytical, communication, detail-orientation, math, organizational
3Software Developers, Systems Software
Bachelor's degree
Research, design, develop and test operating systems-level software
Computer, analytical, communication, creativity, detail-orientation, problem-solving, interpersonal, customer service
4Industrial Engineers
Bachelor's degree
Determine the management of business resources for maximum productivity and efficiency
Creativity, critical-thinking, math, problem-solving, speaking, writing, listening
5Management Analysts
Bachelor's degree
Examine and implement changes to make organizations more efficient
Analytical, communication, interpersonal, time-management, problem-solving
6Physical Therapists
Master's degree
Provide rehabilitation and treatment of patients with movement or pain issues
Detail-orientation, compassion, interpersonal, physical stamina, dexterity, resourcefulness, science
7Software Developers, Applications
Bachelor's degree
Develop computer applications software/programs, design databases
Computer, analytical, communication, creativity, detail-orientation, problem-solving, interpersonal, customer service
8Computer Systems Analysts
Bachelor's degree
Study an organization's computer systems and design systems solutions to maximize productivity
Analytical, communication, creativity
9First-line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
Work experience in related occupation
Supervise activities of sales workers other than retail sales workers
10Computer Programmers
Bachelor's degree
Write code to create software programs
Analytical, concentration, troubleshooting, detail-orientation
11Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
Long-term on-the-job training
Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements have been made in accordance with governmental policies and regulations
Analytical, communication, interpersonal, math
12Construction Managers
Bachelor's degree
Plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects
Analytical, business, leadership, technical, decision-making, writing
13Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry and electronics
Customer-service, interpersonal, self-confidence, stamina, science and/or technical
14Accountants and Auditors
Bachelor's degree
Prepare and examine financial records, assess financial operations of businesses
Analytical, detail-orientation, math, organizational, communication
15Financial Analysts
Bachelor's degree
Provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions, assess performance of various investment vehicles
Analytical, communication, decision-making, computer, detail-orientation, math
16Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Bachelor's degree
Direct and coordinate activities to meet religious needs of students or congregations
Interpersonal, service orientation, persuasion
17Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Bachelor's degree
Collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances
Ability to use technology, detail-orientation, dexterity, physical stamina
18Registered Nurses
Associate's degree
Provide and coordinate patient care
Critical-thinking, compassion, detail-orientation, organizational, emotional stability, physical stamina, speaking
19Insurance Sales Agents
Bachelor's degree
Select and sell various insurance products that meet the needs of individuals or organizations
Analytical, communication, initiative, self-confidence
20Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Create customer interest in their merchandise and to arrange sale of that merchandise
Customer-service, interpersonal, self-confidence, stamina
1 Jobs projected to have the largest number of openings from 2015-2020 in Knox Co.; 2 Based on 2012 figures; 3 In Knox County, from 2012-2020; 4 Due to insufficient local data, the annual salary shown represents the statewide median, not necessarily Knox County
Source: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Bureau of Labor Statistics. NA=not available or not applicabe. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available in Excel format at If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or
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