The Best Jobs in 2018

Updated on April 12, 2018

Out on a job hunt? Well, you are not alone!

According to a rough estimate, about 70% of America’s labor force is either seeking a new job or looking for a job switch.

The job market is very competitive these days. Therefore, even the well-qualified candidates find themselves utterly lost. It is essential to know the latest job market demands to get hired.

Job Trends in 2018

The latest flavor in the US job market is a combination of software engineering professionals, industrialists, marketing gurus, human resource managers, and caretakers. Well, it sounds like a crazy mix, but that’s the way it is!

A majority of market watchers and analysts these days agree that demand of caregivers and home health aides will grow in 2018. As per the Bureau of labor statistics (US Department of Labor), one field other than healthcare in which massive job demand increase is expected happens to be the goods-manufacturing-industry.


The Best Jobs in 2018 (By Industry)

Based on a systematic analysis of various national statistics and reviews, following is a list of the best and the most demanded jobs in the United States for the year 2018.


With the retirement of baby boomers, healthcare professionals will be most in demand. In addition to doctors and registered nurses, the need for caregivers, social service assistants and companions will also enhance.


Due to large-scale development on land throughout the USA, production will be the most happening field in the coming year. This implies that a right amount of vacancies will be created in the goods-manufacturing-industry in 2018.

Computer and Software development 

With the fast-paced advancement in technology, software development is a field that is bound to be demanded. Although the software job hype is slowly decreasing, still even in 2018, the software development industry will have more hiring potential than many other fields.


Where there is production, there always is a need for marketers! Creative and innovative marketing personnel are expected to be in demand through 2018.

Human Resources

According to analysts, since competition is increasing very quickly in the job market, an average employer becomes confused when it comes to hiring the right candidate. It is expected that demand for trained HR managers will increase many times in the coming year.


Best Jobs in 2018 (By Profession)

IT Analysts

With a significant increase in the demand for IT and network systems analysts, this may be the field that you may work in. You will need to have a master’s degree in computer sciences or Information Technology to get this highly paid job in 2018.

Certified Nursing Assistants

Nursing Assistants are much in demand this year and are expected to be more so in the upcoming years. The baby boomer generation is growing older, and the need for personal care providers and caregivers is increasing. People who are interested in the medical or nursing field can opt for working at this position as a first step.

Physical Therapists

There are not enough physical therapists to meet the growing demands for this position. With so many occupational diseases, physical therapists and assistants are popular career choices. You may want to look into it if you can manage the training and education required for this position.


Stress is an overly used word nowadays. Almost all of us need some outlet to deal with stress. Since stress is a major cause of so many diseases, especially autoimmune disorders, many people rush to psychologists to help them deal with their conditions. Being a psychologist is worth it in the year of 2018.

Medical and Dental Assistants

They are a necessary part of the healthcare industry as they provide both procedural and administrative support. Since they hold an important position in a medical environment, medical assistants will always find jobs.


So, here is a piece of advice: If you are a student, choose your degree wisely. If you have qualified in a field that is not in demand, well, there’s always time for an additional diploma or a certificate to set your path straight; and if you are a professional looking for a job switch, 2018 might bring the right opportunity your way!

Best of Luck!

About the Author

Sam Mogul, MBA (ITM & HR), is a passionate career expert with 15 years of experience in writing and reviewing resumes, cover letters, and career-related content. He founded CoverLettersAndResume in 2011 intending to help job seekers in their job search journey. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to Contact Us. Or visit our About Us page.

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