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The 5 Hottest Fields Hiring
The Most Non-College Graduates

2014 Express Employment Professionals Study Reveals Where the Jobs Are

Industrial Tops The List for Second Year, Engineering Moves Up From 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 25, 2014 — For the second year in a row, Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing firm, released findings that reveal the hottest fields for workers without college degrees.

The findings come from a 2014 survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. Respondents were asked to name the “five hottest fields hiring the most non-college graduates.”

The five most popular responses included industrial (86 percent), office services (67 percent), sales and marketing (62 percent), engineering and manufacturing (45 percent), and health care (36 percent). When the same question was asked in 2013, engineering did not make the top five.

The full results for both years are below.

“When looking for a job, you can’t just think about the jobs you want; you have to know the jobs that are available. The job search can be much more productive if you’re looking in the right places, and for the second year in a row, Express is able to provide the list of the right places,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

“If I were giving advice to someone looking for work, especially a non-college graduate, I would tell them to check these five fields. You have to go where the jobs are. This list is also valuable information for students looking to pursue a career technical education (CTE) to acquire the skills that are most in demand.”

“5 Hottest Fields” Survey Results
Field 2014 Results 2013 Results
1.  Industrial 86% 90%
2.  Office Services 67% 84%
3.  Sales, Marketing 62% 62%
4.  Engineering, Manufacturing 45% 32%
5.  Health Care 36% 42%
6.  Technical 35% 29%
7.  Information Technology 30% 23%
8.  Home Help 29% 37%
9.  Accounting, Financial 27% 23%
10. Licensed Medical 13% 11%
11. Human Resources 7% 8%
12. Professional 5% 4%




If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bob Funk to discuss this topic, please contact Sherry Kast at (405) 717-5966.


About Robert A. Funk
Robert A. “Bob” Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has 700 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than five million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

About Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated more than $2.5 billion in temporary sales and employed nearly 400,000 people in 2013, and ranks as the largest franchised staffing company and second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.