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Gold Collar

Are you interested in professional certificates at one of Kansas City's community colleges or technical centers?  If so, a gold collar certificate or degree program may be for you.  Community colleges in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area offer programs that prepare students for jobs that pay $30-70k per year ($15-35 per hour), have high projected job growth, require a two-year degree or less for entry, require high-skill, and have strong local demand.

We encourage you to take a look at the list of selected gold collar jobs and the local colleges that prepare you for them included below.  If you’d like more information or help connecting to a community college or technical center, visit the WHS College & Career Center in room 125 or attend one of the following campus field trips:
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Details about these jobs can be found with the following career research tools:
 

Drafters and Engineering Technicians
(Architectural, Civil, Mechanical/Manufacturing, Computer/Electronics)
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$59k median national wage / $58k median Missouri wage

Computer Networking Specialists and System Administrators
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$74k median national wage / $67k median Missouri wage

Construction Managers
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$84k median national wage / $72k median Missouri wage

Electrical Powerline Installers and Repairers
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$64k median national wage / $70k median Missouri wage

Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety Technician
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$42k median national wage / $42k median Missouri wage

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technicians
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$82 k median national wage / $82k median Missouri wage

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$44k median national wage / $46k median Missouri wage

Industrial Electrician
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$53k median national wage / $54k median Missouri wage

Industrial Machinery Mechanics
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$48k median national wage / $46k median Missouri wage

Machinists and CNC Programmers
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$36k median national wage / $35k median Missouri wage

Millwright
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$50k median national wage / $62k median Missouri wage

Solar Photovoltaic Installers and Technicians
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$40k median national wage / $38k median Missouri wage

Tractor-Trailer and Heavy Truck Drivers (CDL-A)
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$38k median national wage / $38k median Missouri wage

Welders
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$35k median national wage / $33k median Missouri wage

 Information Security Analyst / Cyber Security Analyst
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$89k median national wage / $77k median Missouri wage

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Managers
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$66k median national wage / $63k median Missouri wage

Web Developer
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$63k median national wage / $54k median Missouri wage



 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$37k median national wage / $36k median Missouri wage

Veterinary Technician
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$31k median national wage / $30k median Missouri wage

Dental Assistant
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$35k median national wage / $34k median Missouri wage

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$31k median national wage/ $32 k median Missouri wage

Graphic Designers
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$45k median national wage / $40k median Missouri wage

Licensed Practical Nurses
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$42k median national wage / $37k median Missouri wage

Medical Records and Health Information Technologies
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$35k median national wage / $35k median Missouri wage

Occupational Therapy Assistants
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$55k median national wage / $54k median Missouri wage

Radiologic Technologist and Technicians
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$41k median national wage / $37k median Missouri wage

Registered Nurses
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$66k median national wage / $57k median Missouri wage

Surgical Assistants and Technologists
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$43k median national wage / $40k median Missouri wage

Physical Therapy Assistants
20-29% projected growth (2012-2022)
$53k median national wage/ $51k median Missouri wage

Accountant
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$65k median national wage / $57k median Missouri wage

Computer Programmer
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$76k median national wage / $69k median Missouri wage

Database Administrator / Database Programmer
(available at MCC-BR, LV, MW, PV)
10-19% projected growth (2012-2022)
$79k median national wage / $77k median Missouri wage



Data collected from U.S. Department of Labor

 

 

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Center, Metropolitan Community Colleges, and other schools prepare students for high pay, high demand jobs.