What will be the job trends in the United States of America in the year of 2017?
What professions and positions will be highly demanded and more popular than others?
Which kind of degree should I go for?
I need a career switch, but how, where and when?
These questions arise in the minds of many people seeking higher education, attempting to improve their qualification or planning to get a new job or change their career path.
This special post is created by career experts to answer these questions. It gives a forecasting insight into increasing job popularity for the year 2017.
Following is a general discussion on expected job trends and drifts expected at USA in 2017.
Best Jobs in USA 2017
In 2017, the average post WW-II baby boomers will become 70+. Baby boomers have always ruled the job market of USA – decade after decade – and the 2017 won’t be an exception. According to the statistics provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most popular jobs will pertain to healthcare and personal care. An increased demand of registered nurses, health and personal care aides and nursing assistants is predicted.
Top 20 jobs in USA for the year 2017 are discussed below:
1. Personal Care Aides
Personal care aides are usually needed to look after elderly or disabled people and provide them with assistance in activities of daily living. According to the BLS, this is the fastest growing profession and will definitely grant job security through the years 2017 and beyond.
2. Home Health Aides
Home health aides will also be in demand in upcoming years. The position has some overlapping specifications with personal care aides, but home health aide position is relatively more health and medicine oriented.
3. Nursing Assistants
Nursing assistants are always in high demand in today’s job market. The trend is expected to increase in 2017. Primary care physicians are getting over-worked and a logical need of nursing assistants is arising.
4. Medical Assistants
As per BLS, a 29% increase in demand is expected for medical assistants during the next 8 years. 2017 and 2018 are definitely the safe years to opt for medical assistant profession.
5. Construction Laborers
With increasing land acquisition and construction plans to fulfill residential and commercial needs, construction labor is also expected to remain in demand. According to one estimate, construction industry will grow dramatically during the next five years.
Just like construction laborers, carpenters will also be in demand this year. The conceptual preferences in wood work, especially in commercial buildings are still trendy therefore indicating a need for carpenters.
7. Software Application Developers
An increased demand of software application developers by 22% is predicted, which is a promising figure. So if you are considering a career in this field, go ahead.
8. Registered Nurses
Though it is expected that the baby boomers will prefer more home health aides, yet the BLS also indicates an increasing trend in demand of registered nurses to work in hospital as well as home settings.
9. Retail Salespersons
As long as products are being designed with the intention of being sold for profit, retail sales persons will continue to be in high demand. With an average annual wage of 31000$, the position is a good option for energetic and motivated individuals gifted with sales man ship skills.
10. Food Preparation and Service Workers
Owing to the busy lifestyle this year, the demand for food preparation and service workers is expected to enhance by 15%.
11. Administrative Assistants
Administrative assistants were in extremely high demand till 2010. The trend dropped in the past years, but is rising again now.
12. Customer Service Representatives
Customer service representatives were initially hired only by the telecom industry but now, almost every field requires customer service representatives. This is another safe career choice pertaining to the 2017 expected job market.
13. Landscaping and Grounds Keeping Workers
Everyone love beautiful landscaping and therefore an increased need of landscapers and ground keepers is expected at commercial as well as residential level.
14. Organizational Psychologists
Industries are getting bigger and bigger with business expansions and it is getting difficult to manage so many employees, which is why industrial psychologists demand is expected to increase by 30% in the next years.
15. Physical Therapist Aides
With an increasing trend in outpatient setting therapies, demand for physical therapists aides is also increasing with the passage of time.
16. Skin Care Specialists
The BLS indicates a good increase in demand of skin care specialists this year.
17. Occupational Therapy Aides
In today’s highly competent job market, where it is so easy to get professionally confused, what position can be more in demand than that of an occupational therapist? BLS predicts an increase in the same, which is definitely a safe figure to opt for the profession.
18. Postsecondary Teachers in Health Specialties
Considering the expected increase in demand of healthcare positions, there will be an accompanied increase in demand of health care teachers as well.
19. Childcare Workers
With an average annual wage of 26000$, child care worker positions are expected to increase in demand by 7%. This is a good figure for anybody thinking to work as a babysitter or nanny.
20. Maids And Housekeeping Workers
Just like the past five years, trend in hiring house cleaners and maids is expected to keep increasing in 2017.