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Opportunity awaits! Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend will pay to get you trained. Scholarships are available now for in-demand occupations in industries such as Business, Health Care, Professional Skills & Trade, and Public Service. Now is the time to upskill and hop on a new career path. Qualified participants can receive scholarships to obtain a certification or degree at a local college or university that will be paid for by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend. See below for a list of occupations that qualify for the training scholarship program. Click Here to Download the PDF

Eligible Training Providers (ETPs) are entities with job training programs approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)–funded training services. The publicly accessible Statewide Eligible Training Providers List (ETPL) includes all programs that are currently approved by TWC for ITA funding.

Click Here to Download the TWC Statewide Eligible Training Provider List.

Learn about the Targeted Occupations List and how job seekers can use this information to level up their careers. Contact a Workforce Professional to qualify for Training Opportunities available to the public. Click below to watch a short introduction to the WFSCB Targeted Occupations List, which includes occupations in high-demand industries such as Business, Health Care, Professional Skills & Trades, and Public Service.

** Some of the training facilities displayed are not sponsored by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend. Please consult with a Workforce Professional to qualify and for more information about approved training programs.


The Business Industry is a broad sector of the economy that includes service-related occupations such as Legal, Accounting, General Office and Office Support Jobs in the Coastal Bend Region. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code is a standard used to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting data and comparing occupations across data sets.

SOCDescription2019 JobsLowest 10% Hourly EarningsAvg. Hourly EarningsMedian Hourly EarningsHighest 10 % Hourly Earnings
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors1,462$22.32$34.81$32.06$53.94
17-3011Architectural and Civil Drafters246$17.31$25.64$24.76$35.40
43-3031Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2,498$11.37$18.65$18.26$27.09
15-1151Computer User Support Specialists619$12.25$22.38$20.08$31.11
43-6011Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants467$16.39$24.47$23.43$34.21
11-1021General & Operations Managers4,054$16.10$45.61$36.29$88.14
43-6013Medical Secretaries1,901$11.07$14.90$14.06$19.65
15-1244Network and Computer Systems Administrators455$17.18$30.27$28.94$46.51
23-2011Paralegals and Legal Assistants444$15.60$22.72$21.83$31.23
21-1093Social and Human Services Assistants 503$11.71$17.42$17.24$23.81


The Health Care Industry consists of occupations that provide Medical Services and Medical Insurance, or otherwise facilitate the provision of health care to patients. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code is a standard used to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting data and comparing occupations across data sets.

SOCDescription2019 JobsLowest 10% Hourly EarningsAvg. Hourly EarningsMedian Hourly EarningsHighest 10% Hourly Earnings
29-2018Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians467$11.91$20.45$19.97$30.90
29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics461$10.72$22.15$21.80$28.25
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1,734$16.90$22.15$21.80$28.25
31-9092Medical Assistants 1,490$10.76$14.16$14.03$18.25
29-2098Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists496$11.80$17.50$16.24$26.11
31-1131Nursing Assistants 2,091$10.16$13.41$13.00$17.54
19-5011Occupational Health and Safety Specialists502$22.39$36.00$35.85$49.16
31-9097Phlebotomists175$12.44$16.21$16.51$19.92
31-2021Physical Therapist Assistants196$22.81$33.42$32.87$43.30
29-2034Radiologic Technologists560$20.53$33.75$27.36$41.94
29-1141Registered Nurses4,414$21.82$31.88$32.64$41.25


The Professional Skills & Trade Industry consists of occupations that are concentrated in the Industrial, Construction, Manufacturing and Mechanical Sectors of the Coastal Bend’s regional economy. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code is a standard used to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting data and comparing occupations across data sets.

SOCDescription2019 JobsLowest 10% Hourly EarningsAvg. Hourly EarningsMedian Hourly EarningsHighest 10% Hourly Earnings
49-3011Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians1,092$26.85$31.76$32.01$37.86
49-3011Automotive Body and Related Repairers183$14.00$22.53$21.94$30.52
49-3023Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1,094$9.96$19.58$18.58$30.93
49-3031Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists518$14.39$22.74$22.19$32.92
53-5021Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 126$9.39$27.67$23.20$46.39
47-2031Carpenters957$14.80$19.24$18.51$25.66
51-8091Chemical Plant and System Operators270$32.98$41.00$42.30$48.44
53-7021Crane and Tower Operators435$22.05$32.97$32.27$40.39
17-3023Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians (Instrumentation, UAS Pilot)218$25.80$35.00$34.66$44.94
47-2111Electricians1,435$15.41$23.97$24.18$32.23
49-9021Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers540$14.64$22.68$22.39$32.02
53-3032Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4,130$13.19$20.14$19.08$29.00
49-9041Industrial Machinery Mechanics1,078$15.36$25.93$25.26$38.15
51-9061Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers657$11.76$26.82$26.30$43.23
51-4041Machinists (including CNC)548$15.98$26.20$27.01$35.30
47-2073Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators1,935$15.46$21.24$20.65$29.11
51-8093Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers1,015$25.45$35.67$35.30$47.49
47-2152Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters1,333$14.38$24.12$23.30$36.63
47-5012Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas413$13.12$24.92$24.45$35.47
53-5011Sailors and Marine Oilers163$7.99$17.27$15.99$29.04
51-4121Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1,887$16.09$24.79$23.05$37.69
49-9081Wind Turbine Service Technician52$23.25$33.64$32.64$46.38
99-9999Emerging Technology Occupations


The Public Service Industry consists of occupations that serve the community with relation to the Government, Public Education/Administration, Public Safety and Human Services. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code is a standard used to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting data and comparing occupations across data sets.

SOCDescription2019 JobsLowest 10% Hourly EarningsAvg. Hourly EarningsMedian Hourly EarningsHighest 10% Hourly Earnings
33-3012Correctional Officers and Jailers1,453$13.76$17.95$17.29$22.55
25-2021Elementary School Teachers2,632$19.97$28.86$29.01$38.12
33-2011Firefighters675$17.14$25.34$23.54$38.95
25-2022Middle School Teachers1,260$20.16$29.29$29.89$38.25
33-3051Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1,544$11.17$25.83$25.05$39.26
25-2031Secondary School Teachers2,056$20.02$28.85$29.11$38.21
33-9032Security Guards1,319$8.85$14.08$13.06$18.40

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