2017 and 2018 promises much in terms of increased jobs but not across all industries. While some industries are thriving, others may not be doing as well. Healthcare, scientific and technical services are top of the list as far as jobs are concerned. Owning a whopping 27.14% of the industry pie, many jobs are expected to open in this industry. Information technology follows closely by taking 18.89% of the chunk and manufacturing and retail follow with 12.35% and 9.62%.
However, these numbers may not mean much to someone who is looking for a job for which he has prepared himself for the previous few years. What is more important to look into is the actual positions that are bound to be popular in the years of 2017 and 2018. People want to know what chances they have of acquiring jobs in these years and the best way to go about it is to refer to the list of 10 most in-demand jobs in 2017 and 2018.
These are listed in order of most to least important amongst the list:
1. Home Healthcare Aide
With so many people now looking for healthcare professionals to manage their diseases and disabilities at home, there is a rise in home healthcare aides’ jobs. With an annual median pay of $26,000, the job outlook for this position is expected to be much faster than average between the years 2017 and 2022.
2. Marketing Manager
Marketing is a forever thing – a need that is never fulfilled. Hence, the need for hiring marketing managers remains high even during times of recession. Between 2017 and 2022, the job outlook for this position remains at 12% which is as fast as average. Marketing managers earn an annual median pay of $115,750.
3. Software Developer
There is no denying the technology is in a constant state of boom and the need for IT professionals is high. Software developers earn an annual median pay of $93,350 and the job outlook for this position stands at 22% which is much faster than average.
4. Registered Nurse
The health industry is always looking for professionals to fill different roles. Registered nurses are in as much demand now as they were ten years ago. With a job outlook which is 19% (faster than average), registered nurses earn an annual median salary of $65,470.
5. Industrial Engineer
Industrial engineers earn an annual median salary of $78,860. While the job outlook for this position has been sailing at average in the last couple of years, it is expected to grow this year, owing to much stress being placed on environmental issues globally.
6. Network and Computer Systems Administrator
Since computers are considered critical parts of all organizations, the need to hire network and computer systems administrators had increased manifold. In 2017 and 2018, it is expected to grow even more owing to many small business embracing technology. Working at an annual median salary of $72,560, the job outlook for this position stands at 12% which is as fast as average.
7. Web Developer
Technology really is taking us over! Web developers have been in demand for many years and will continue to be in the next few years at the very least. They earn an annual median salary of $62,500 and the job outlook is much faster than average at 20%.
8. Medical and Health Services Manager
Some of the diseases that people have been diagnosed with in the past few years, were unheard of until recently. This is one of the main reasons for the medical world thriving so much. Medical and health services managers coordinate health and medical services for patients – the job outlook for this position is much faster than average at 23%. They earn an annual median salary of $88,580.
9. Physical Therapist
Let’s face it; leading sedentary lifestyles is not good for us and leads to many physical problems for which many of us need physical therapy. Standing at 36%, the job outlook for this position is extremely high. So if you want to take benefit of an annual median salary of $79,860, working as a physical therapist is for you this year!
10. Speech – Language Pathologist
Speech – language pathologists are also referred to as speech therapists. What many people once considered taboo (speech problems, language disorders and swallowing problems), is now easily managed with help from trained pathologists. Jobs in this arena are expected to grow in 2017 onward – with an annual median pay of $69,870 speech pathologists’ job outlook stands at 19%, which is faster than average.