Skilled Workforce Lead to Industry Opportunities in Snohomish County

workforce infographicThe diverse range of industries present in Snohomish County is possible due to a diverse and knowledgeable workforce. The County is currently experiencing a migration of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) workers into the area, as part of a national trend following the COVID-19 pandemic. Snohomish County is the top county in Washington for concentration of manufacturing jobs. A wealth of opportunities are present in an area known for its manufacturing, ICT, aerospace and medical device industries. Workers coming to Snohomish County have access to world-class universities, community colleges and technical schools, to private and public resources, all with specific programs tailored to ensure the workforce receives the best training needed to grow their careers. 

Employed Workforce Breakdown (Based on SOC codes)

SOC Standard Occupational Code (SOC) Description Employment
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,064
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 31,060
51-0000 Production Occupations 30,217
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations 27,422
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 26,172
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 20,361
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 17,771
25-0000 Education, Training and Library Occupations 16,614
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 16,219
11-0000 Management Occupations 16,009
39-0000 Personal Care and Serve Occupations 14,782
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 14,192
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 12,365
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 11,777
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 9,495
31-0000  Healthcare Support Occupations 7,672
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,776
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 5,459
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media Occupations 4,316
23-0000 Legal Occupations 2,140
19-0000 Life, Physical and Social Science Occupations 1,939
45-0000 Farming, Fishing and Forestry Occupations 1,603
00-0000 Total All Occupations 330,425