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Medical, banking, insurance fields post most help wanted ads in August

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

According to Workforce Solutions Alamo, the top 10 industries placing help wanted ads during the month of August included hospitals, commercial banking, insurance carriers, general merchandise stores and computer systems design services.

The top 10 occupations advertised for included retail salespersons, supervisors and managers of retail stores, network and computer systems administrators, accountants, sales reps and computer systems analysts.

Outpacing all categories was a huge demand for registered nurses.

The biggest advertisers were Methodist Healthcare, Unitedhealth Group, University Health System, Allegis Group, Hospital Corporation of America and USAA.

Skills most often requested were Microsoft Office, sales experience, project management, time management and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Certifications looked for by employers included registered nurse, basic life support, commercial driver's license and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.