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May 3-7 is In-Demand Jobs Week in Ohio.


Throughout the week, businesses, education providers and community organizations will highlight opportunities for education and employment in Ohio. This statewide collective effort promotes the jobs, industries and skills that are in-demand and helps build Ohio's robust talent pipeline.


What is an In-Demand Job?


An In-Demand Job is one that:

  • Offers a sustainable wage
  • Has a positive projected growth rate
  • Provides an essential service to the general public
  • Has open positions that urgently need to be filled

Currently, Ohio lists more than 200 occupations in its Top Jobs list, available at topjobs.ohio.gov and OhioMeansJobs.com.


Training for an In-Demand Job


For more than 50 years, Hocking College has provided students with the relevant in-demand and hands-on training and experience they'll need to succeed in the job market. In fact, Hocking College offers more than 60 degrees and certificates in four schools of study:

  • Health & Safety
  • Arts, Business & Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Workforce Development


Hocking College offers majors that match in-demand jobs. Here are just a few examples:


Allied Health & Nursing

Dentist examining smiling female patient at dental clinicIn-Demand Job: Dental Assistant

Corresponding Major: Students can graduate from Hocking College's Dental Hygiene program with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree in only two years.


In-Demand Job: Nursing Assistant

Corresponding Major: In only four weeks, after successfully completing the STNA curriculum, graduates can obtain their Certificate of Completion issued by the Ohio Department of Health and either go directly to work or further their education to become a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse.


Arts, Business & Science

In-Demand Job: Accountant

Corresponding Major: Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, has an Accounting & Financial Services degree program. In only four semesters, students can earn their Associate of Applied Business in Accounting & Financial Services degree and either enter this thriving profession or go on to earn their bachelor's degree at a four-year institution!

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In-Demand Job: Real Estate Agent

Corresponding Major: Hocking College offers a 4-course certificate program designed to prepare students to take the state of Ohio's real estate exam. Classes are entirely online. Obtaining this certificate can set students on a career path that can lead to jobs as real estate agents, investors, and brokers. Graduates can also become involved in property management or other real estate-related fields.


Natural Resources

In-Demand Job: Nature Sciences Manager

Corresponding Major: Hocking College offers a degree program in forest management. In only four semesters, you could have your Associate of Applied Science in Forest Management degree and then begin your career in this exciting industry! 


Public Health & Safety

In-Demand Job: Security Guard

Corresponding Major: Hocking College's Ohio Peace Officer Training program can provide students with the skills and experience they need to pursue their passion for law enforcement. Students who enroll in this program can receive their Occupational Certificate in Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in only four months. 


Workforce Development

In-Demand Job: Electrician

Electrical 01Corresponding Major: Hocking College's Construction Management: Commercial and Residential Electricity program is offered exclusively at the Hocking College Sylvania Educational Site in Nelsonville, Ohio. Students who complete this two-year program will graduate with an Associate of Technical Study in Construction Management: Commercial and Residential Electricity degree. 


In-Demand Job: Welder

Corresponding Major: Since the summer of 2018, Hocking College's Logan Educational Site has offered an Advanced Welding Certificate program. This intense 16-week course provides students beginner-to-advanced training in welding along with chances to qualify for some additional certifications.


Interested in pursuing any of these In-Demand Jobs? Check out Hocking College!


Founded in 1968, Hocking College now serves thousands of students from southeastern Ohio and the entire state. Set in the scenic town of Nelsonville, Ohio, the 2,300-acre institution is rich in history, nature, art and culture. 


Hocking College also has the Perry Campus located in New Lexington, Ohio and the Logan Campus. In addition to the school's on-campus residents, who attend Hocking from throughout the United States and around the world, local students commute from all over southeastern Ohio.


What else makes Hocking College unique?

  1. Hocking College's smaller class sized means students will get more one-on-one time with their instructors.
  1. Hocking College is one of the few two-year colleges in Ohio to offer both a meal plan and residence halls.
  1. Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing to assure students that they will have complete college funding - including financial aid - before their classes begin and won't be faced with any hidden fees.

For more information, call the Hocking College Admissions Office at 740-753-7050 or email them at admissions@hocking.edu to schedule a visit and/or tour today!

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