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Technology is changing the way Americans work, and it should also be changing the way you approach your talent search. The game has changed. In order to find the most qualified prospects, hiring managers need to be doing more than “posting and hoping,” and it all starts with the job description. Use this curated collection of sample job descriptions crossing three industries most challenged by the skills gap—information technology, advanced manufacturing and health care—to help you create job postings that will attract the RIGHT candidates.

Information Technology
1

Software Developers

Analyze and address user needs by developing, creating and modifing general computer applications software or specialized programs
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Median Salary
$96K
2

Computer Systems Analysts

Assess data processing problems to improve computer systems in areas such as science, engineering or business
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Median Salary
$83K
3

Computer User Support Specialists

Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or remotely
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Median Salary
$48K
4

Business Intelligence Analysts

Produce financial and market intelligence analyze and process data, generate reports and provide insights to inform decisions
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Median Salary
$84K
5

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Install, configure and support an organization's different internal and external networks; monitor, test and optimize network
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Median Salary
$76K
6

Database Administrators

Oversee, test and implement computer databases, applying database management systems and coordinating changes to systems
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Median Salary
$80K
7

Computer Systems Engineers

Design and develop solutions to applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns
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Median Salary
$83K
8

Information Security Analysts

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures to protect computer networks and information and identify problems
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Median Salary
$89K
9

Computer Network Architects

Design and implement computer and information networks using network modeling, analysis, planning and exeuction
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Median Salary
$98K
10

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

Develop and execute software test-plans to identify software problems and their causes; share results with team members
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Median Salary
$83K
Advanced Manufacturing
1

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Directly oversee and coordinate the production and operating activities of a team of plant workers to hit production targets
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Median Salary
$56K
2

Quality Control Inspector

Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh raw materials, parts or products for defects, wear and deviations from specifications
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Median Salary
$35K
3

Machinists

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments
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Median Salary
$40K
4

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators

Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions various pieces including metal or plastic
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Median Salary
$36K
5

Logistics Analyst

Analyze, coordinate and manage the logistical functions of an organization through the full life-cycle from inputs to output
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Median Salary
$74K
6

Electrical and Electronics Repairers

Install, adjust, maintain and monitor electronics equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters and antennas
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Median Salary
$55K
7

Electromechanical and Industrial Engineering Technician

Perform engineering tasks such as component level troubleshooting, assembling instrumentation or devising test plans
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Median Salary
$62K
8

CAD Drafter

Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including all necessary engineering information
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Median Salary
$52K
9

Manufacturing Production Technicians

Use various engineering technologies to set up, test and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment
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Median Salary
$62K
10

CNC Programmer

Develop programs to control machining or processing of parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems
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Median Salary
$48K
1

Respiratory Therapists

Assess, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care methods
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Median Salary
$57K
2

Registered and Critical Care Nurses

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans and maintain medical records
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Median Salary
$67K
3

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

Support medical diagnosis process by conducting tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients
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Median Salary
$54K
4

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Use special imaging equipment that uses sound waves to produce recordings of patients' internal organs for use by physicians
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Median Salary
$68K
5

Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

Take X-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patients' blood stream for diagnostic purposes
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Median Salary
$56K
6

Surgical Technologists

Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel
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Median Salary
$43K
7

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Care for ill, injured, or recovering patients or persons with disabilities in institutions ranging from hospitals to group homes
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Median Salary
$43K
8

Occupational Health/Safety Specialists

Review, evaluate and analyze work environments to design programs and procedures to eliminate and prevent disease or injury
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Median Salary
$69K
9

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Compile, process and maintain patient records, complying with practices and regulatory requirements of the health care system
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Median Salary
$36K
10

Dental Hygienist

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head and neck for signs of oral disease while educating patients on oral hygiene
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Median Salary
$72K