In-Demand Careers in Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley’s continued economic success depends on a workforce that has the skills and attributes employers value in a rapidly changing world.  LVEDC is a leader in assessing the region’s talent market and strengthening the talent pipeline for in-demand jobs.

LVEDC, in collaboration with education and business partners, developed these Hot Career guides covering major job sectors in the Lehigh Valley economy.  These guides provide a clear visual representation of career opportunities and provide a basis for meaningful career exploration based on individual interests.

The occupations listed below are among the most commonly sought by Lehigh Valley employers, based on LVEDC research of job postings for the 12-month period ending in June 2019.

Lehigh ValleyQuick Facts

By the Numbers
$40.1 Billion

Gross Domestic Product

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City Center Lehigh Valley
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11% of Labor Force
Employed in Manufacturing

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$3.65 Billion

Exports

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Air Products
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$62,489

Median Household Income

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PPL Electric Utilities
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26,000

New Jobs Created Over Past 5 Years

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669,899

Population

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Olympus
By the Numbers
345,260

Labor Force

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Lutron Electronics
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26.1% of Labor Force
Employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

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5,073

Technology Patents

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Mack Trucks
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UGI
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NFI
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14% of the total community college degrees awarded in PA

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$7.4 Billion

Manufacturing Contribution to GDP

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BB&T
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69th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. by population

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Seedcopa
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10,328 degrees awarded by colleges and universities

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Fuling
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81,000 employed in "Eds & Meds" sectors

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26.97%

Population between ages 18 and 34

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