2017 Texas Job Demand and Completion Data
Program Name: Licenses Practical/Vocational Nurses*
Total Completions: 3,365 (21% of completions from our sector)
Job Openings 6,710
Unfilled Jobs: 3,345
* Note that while we are producing less LPNs/Vocational Nurses compared to annual projected openings, Texas higher education institutions may be overproducing Registered Nurses (RNs). Projected annual openings for RNs in TX are 16,030. All TX colleges and universities produced 16,851 in 2017, 821 above demand.
Program Name: Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Total Completions: 3,269 (41% of completions from our sector)
Job Openings 6,080
Unfilled Jobs: 2,811
Program Name: Dental Assistant
Total Completions: 2,430 (73% of completions from our sector)
Job Openings 3,890
Unfilled Jobs: 1,460
Program Name: Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration (HVAC)
Total Completions: 3,063 (37% of completions from our sector)
Job Openings 3,650
Unfilled Jobs: 587
Program Name: Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
Total Completions: 8,360 (81% of completions from our sector)
Job Openings 8,490
Unfilled Jobs: 130**
**Note that this includes multiple programs including hair stylists, nail technicians, makeup artists and skincare specialists. Overall, Cosmetology in Texas appears on target for meeting job demand.
- Total Completions pulled from Department of Education IPEDS using 2017-18 provisional release data.
- Job Demand found using Projection Central Short Term Occupational Projections (2017-2019) Average Annual Openings.