According to the fifth annual Southwest Florida workforce overview study, three of the top 10 occupations (registered nurses, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists) are in the healthcare industry, which compares with two of the top 10 in the previous year’s report.
Others include retail supervisors and salespersons, supervisors for food preparation and serving, landscaping and groundskeepers, maintenance and repair workers, construction trades supervisors and workers, and office administrative supervisors and workers.
The study is conducted annually by Workforce Now, a research initiative that studies the regional workforce and comprises researchers from Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University and Florida SouthWestern State College. Workforce Now is a partner in the FutureMakers Coalition.
The full study can be downloaded from the Regional Economic Research Institute’s website at www2.fgcu.edu/cob/reri/wfn.