- Photographic process workers and processing machine operators
- Occupational therapists
- Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
- Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists
- Internists, general
- Physical therapists
- Speech-language pathologists
- Occupational therapy assistants
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The "skills gap" cake is baked
Via my weekly dose of pain (a Google alert for the term "skills gap"), this fun little ranking of the "most difficult jobs to fill" for the 3rd quarter of 2015 by the American Staffing Association (the trade association, I presume, for the staffing industry):
What I find hilarious about this list is how highly specialized they are, and how the supply of these positions are fixed for a period of time that is measured in years, if not decades. How long does it take to train a podiatrist? I presume that, for psychiatrists, the "post-bac to completed residency" time period is longer than 8 years. OTs? 2-3 years at least, right?
The only one on this list that I suspect is somewhere close to "possible to address in one year" are the "heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers", although as someone who drives a smallish car, I sure would like those folks to be more experienced, as opposed to less.