The country's large youth population works in manufacturing and service industries. As a result, there is a severe shortage of technical jobs. Major skills and areas that have seen recent growth include:
- Information technology
- Engineering (all kinds from mechanical to chemical)
- Software development
- Food technology
- Maintenance of Infrastructure
There are also various skills required in the civil infrastructure department; after all, Nicaragua is situated in such a way that it is vulnerable to hurricanes and earthquakes, which destroy infrastructure. There is also a high demand in the country for native English teachers. This demand can also be found in a variety of other technical and scientific fields.
- Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua and the most populous city in the country, with a population of over one million people. Dentists, physicians, and IT specialists are in high demand. The average annual salary in this city is around $ 18,000.
- Leon is Nicaragua's second-largest city, with a population of around 140,000 people. IT experts and telecommunications experts are in high demand here. The average annual salary in this city is around $12,000 USD.