Denver market really wants more health workers, LinkedIn finds

A new report from LinkedIn attempts to analyze the skills that employers are demanding most often in various American cities.

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A new report from LinkedIn attempts to analyze the skills that employers are demanding most often in various American cities.

LinkedIn found that the following skills were the “scarcest” in Denver, meaning demand exceeded supply:

  1. Health care management, including clerical work
  2. Lean manufacturing and quality management
  3. Logistics and supply chain management
  4. Education and teaching
  5. Microsoft Windows systems
  6. Nursing
  7. Retail category management
  8. HR recruiting
  9. Litigation
  10. Insurance

The prevalence of health and tech generally lines up with expectations for Denver’s market. On the flip side, the most “abundant” skills were green building, geology and architectural design, LinkedIn found.

We also recently covered an analysis of the jobs most available to recent grads in Colorado. Finance and human resources topped the list.

Overall, Denver attracted the second highest number of working or job-seeking transplants over the last year, trailing only Seattle, according to the analysis of LinkedIn profiles.

About 6 of every 1,000 members in Denver arrived in the last year, the company stated. That lines up roughly with official figures: U.S. Census Bureau data indicates that Colorado has been gaining 11 transplants for every 1,000 current residents each year.

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