Improving the Pipeline for Tennessee's Workforce: Academic Supply for Occupational Demand

Pursuant to the Skills for Jobs Act (2021), the Improving the Pipeline for Tennessee's Workforce: Academic Supply for Occupational Demand report and accomanying materials identify in-demand occupations and aligned academic programs in Tennessee. This report was developed as a partnership between the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD), Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), and Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE). The report's intent is to assist in the alignment of education, training, and employment in Tennessee.

The dashboard presents occupations throughout the state that are in-demand among Tennessee's business community. The analysis was conducted for the state of Tennessee as a whole, and for each of the state's nine regions. For each of these geographies, the in-demand occupations are defined as having a high number of job postings, hires, and/or projected openings relative to the total number of individuals employed in an occupation. This dashboard and accompanying materials are tools to aid in local, regional, and state policy decision-making regarding alignment of workforce, education, and industry.

Using the filters below the map, select a region to view in-demand occupations. The dashboard can be further filtered to view in-demand jobs within broad occupational groups, to view in-demand jobs within STEM fields, or to view in-demand jobs that support TNECD's target industry sectors. Explore additional details for each position such as wages, educational and training requirements, and indicators of demand.

More information is available in the full report. Questions about the report or accompany materials can be directed to