COTC Invites Community to Recognize In-Demand Jobs Week May 7-11

NEWARK, Ohio, April 23, 2018 – Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) invites the community to participate in a Twitter chat on May 11 from 12 to 2 p.m., the last day of In-Demand Jobs Week. The chat is an opportunity to learn about the many good-paying jobs that are available in Licking County; what skills are needed to obtain them; and how COTC prepares people to meet the increasing demand.

COTC can prepare people for many jobs such as these ten in-demand jobs:

Radiologic Technologist: median salary - $53,120

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer: median salary - $62,650

Licensed Practical Nurse: median salary - $40,750

Emergency Medical Technician & Paramedic: median salary - $28,820

Phlebotomist: median salary - $30,260

Surgical Technologist: median salary - $40,520

Web Developer: median salary - $58,710

Electrical Engineering Technologist: median salary - $55,070

Mechanical Engineering Technician: median salary - $55,070

Human Resources Assistant (payroll, timekeeping, etc.): median salary - $36,950

"Our curriculum provides learning opportunities for students in the classroom, lab clinical and/or business location that prepare students to enter into their chosen career field. The quality faculty working with our students stay in contact with industry needs through communications with industry partners, participation on advisory committees and involvement with community activities. All of this together positions our students well for these in-demand jobs," said Lauri White, vice president for academic affairs.

To learn more about the degrees and certificates COTC offers that could help you get an in-demand job, visit

To participate in the Twitter chat, use #InDemandCOTC when posting.

More than 200 jobs in Ohio are considered "in demand," based on labor market information, job postings on, JobsOhio regional forecasts and employer forecasts.

More information about In-Demand Jobs Week can be found at

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.