PTECH supports students through all types of career exploration. Our ultimate goal is to help students develop a career plan for after high school, no matter what that plan entails. However, there are a few specific Idaho industries that have jobs in high demand right now. Here are some examples. Most of these jobs require a one- or two-year degree, with jobs starting at well above minimum wage.
HOT JOBS: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing, Pharmacy Tech
AVG STARTING PAY: $14-16/hour or $29,000-32,000/year
EMPLOYEE TRAITS: Team player, detail oriented, caring personality, strong interpersonal skills, desire to help
POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS: West Valley Medical Center, Kootenai Health Hospitals or Clinics, Bonner General Health, St. Luke's Hospital or Clinics, Kootenai Health Pharmacies, St. Luke's Hospital Pharmacies.
HOT JOBS: Network Tech, Software Developer, Web Developer
AVG STARTING PAY: $26-31/hour or $54,000-64,000/year
EMPLOYEE TRAITS: Problem solver, detail oriented, multi-tasker, thinks outside the box, likes to build/fix things
POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS: Ednetics, T-Sheets, MetaGeek, other tech firms. Many large companies unrelated to technology have their own internal tech teams as well. This includes companies like Simplot, Albertsons, and other large corporations.
HOT JOBS: Diesel Tech, and more being added soon!
AVG STARTING PAY: $22/hour or $46,000/year
EMPLOYEE TRAITS: Likes to work with hands and build/shape things, very detail oriented, not an office person
POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS: Western States CAT