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Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Qualification: Balanced SOC code: 111011 Chief Executives

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: Bachelor's degree. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for Chief Executives in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Not in demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Demand Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Not in demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Demand Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Demand Northwest WDA: Whatcom county
Balanced Southwest WDA: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Demand North Central WDA: Chelan/Douglas counties
Balanced South Central WDA: Kittitas County
Balanced Olympic Consortium WDA: Kitsap county
Demand Northwest WDA: Skagit county
Balanced Southwest WDA: Clark County
Demand North Central WDA: Grant, Adams counties
Balanced South Central WDA: Klickitat County
Balanced Olympic Consortium WDA: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Demand Northwest WDA: Island, San Juan counties
Demand North Central WDA: Okanogan County
Balanced South Central WDA: Skamania County
Balanced South Central WDA: Yakima County
Demand Eastern Washington WDA: Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Lincoln counties