Public Services

Top 10 Highest Demand Positions in Public Service Careers
(South Central Kentucky)

Occupation/Position DescriptionMinimum Required EducationAverage Annual Salary
HSD: High School Diploma, OJT: On-the-Job Training, PSE: Post-Secondary Education, STT: Short-Term Training, GED: General Educational Development
*Higher level of education preferred
Maintenance and Repair WorkerPSE/Certificate/OJT$27,350
Secretary, Administrative Assistant, Office Clerk, GeneralHSD/GED/OJT*$28,000
Correctional Officer/JailerHSD/GED/OJT$31,500
FirefighterPSE/Certificate/OJT$32,100
Child, Family and School Social WorkerBachelor’s Degree$36,800
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol OfficerHSD/GED/OJT/PSE$37,600
Accountant/AuditorBachelor’s Degree$52,700
First-Line Supervisor of Fire Fighting and Prevention WorkersPSE/Certificate/OJT$56,700
First-Line Supervisor of Police and DetectivesBachelor’s Degree$58,500
Managers; All OtherBachelor’s Degree$83,900

Public Service Career Pathway


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Airline Pilot
Co-pilot
Flight Engineer
Human Resources
Logistics Manager
Information Technology
Supply Chain Manager
Logistics Analyst
Purchasing Agent


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$33,000 – $83,900

 

 

Paralegal & Legal Assistant
Civil Engineering Technician
EMT & Paramedic


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$28,800 – $45,300

 

 

Maintenance/Repair Worker
Firefighter
Supervisor of Fire Fighting & Prevention Workers


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$27,350 – $56,700

 

 

Secretary
Administrative Assistant
Office Clerk
Correctional Officer & Jailer
Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officer
Bus Driver (Transit)
Court
Municipal & License Clerk


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$28,000 – $37,600