The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Research has prepared Start Now! A Look at Connecticut’s Entry-Level Occupations for people who want or need to find
work immediately, but don’t know where to start. This publication contains descriptions and employment projections for 33 occupations that permit entry into the labor market
with little or no post-secondary education and little or no previous work experience or training.
Each occupational profile contains the following: job description; wages; current employment and projected job openings; basic job requirements; typical workplaces
& industries that employ the occupation; and where to get additional training and support services to help advance in the career.
The earnings data is based on the Connecticut Occupational Employment Statistics survey gathered by the Office of Research. Annual job openings and projected
employment are based on Connecticut’s 2004-2014 employment forecast.