What You Need to Know: The Most Wanted Skills

We've taken the requirements from over 650 million online job advertisements to determine the tools, technological skills, and certifications most frequently advertised for any position in any U.S. location.

The top ten skills employers are currently demanding include:

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint
  3. SQL (Structured Query Language)
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. Oracle Java
  6. Linux
  7. UNIX
  8. Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  9. Microsoft Excel
  10. Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)

The top ten certifications employers are currently demanding include:

  1. Certified Registered Nurse (RN, RNC)
  2. Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  3. Basic Life Support (BLS)
  4. Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  5. Continuing Education (CE)
  6. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  7. Long Term Care (LTC)
  8. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  9. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  10. Board Certified (BC)

Source: WANTED Analytics

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Comment by Maisha Cannon on March 16, 2012 at 1:54am

I'm 3 for 10 on list 1 and 0 for 10 on list 2. Time to get some specialized training! Or move to a different country :-) Thanks for sharing.

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