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
Highway Maintenance WorkerHSD/GED/OJT$27,800
Office Clerk (General)
HSD/GED/SST/OJT*$27,900
Secretary and Administrative Assistant
(Except Legal, Medical and Executive)
HSD/GED/OJT*
$29,000
Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatcher
HSD/GED/OJT*$29,800
Court, Municipal and License Clerk
HSD/GED/OJT*
$30,000
FirefighterPSE/Certificate/OJT$30,400
Correctional Officer and JailersHSD/GED/OJT$32,500
Maintenance and Repair Worker (General)PSE/Certificate/OJT$33,200
Child, Family and School Social WorkerBachelor’s Degree$37,100
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol OfficerHSD/GED/OJT*$38,200

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