Most In Demand Jobs You Might Consider Switching To
Wouldn’t it be great if you found yourself looking for a job which was hard to fill? Perhaps there hadn’t been enough qualified applicants, or perhaps the anticipated slew of responses did not materialize.
Either way, the supply did not meet the demand: and there you were, prized applicant, walking through the door.
The recruiter would welcome you with open arms.
Yes, we’re certain a job like that would be on many job seekers’ wish lists.
Well, listen to this: Whether or not the hypothetical scenario sounds too good to be true, there ARE a few jobs like that. Which ones? That’s what we’ll focus on in this piece.
The rest is up to you.
Early this year, Indeed.com released a list of the jobs found to be most in demand nationwide. Guess which industries scored the highest? Yep, you guessed it. As a reflection of national job trends, Healthcare (with nursing as the easiest job to get) and IT (which is just a consistently wide-open field) had the most openings.
Despite what some call a lagging economy, there’s no doubt that some segments of industry – both in this country and, increasingly, on a global scale– are ever-expanding . As a result, certain job categories are, in a word, booming.
Keep in mind that one or two jobs that you find to be plentiful today might be scarce tomorrow. However, in the main, there are jobs which have, over the past few years or so, dependably demonstrated their staying power.
On a related note, there are also those jobs which have always been in the top 20 or so and which, as of late, have jockeyed their way up to near the top of the list. (Trucking is one such example.)
And healthcare, of course, is hiring left and right. Among the fastest-growing categories, nursing has always been deemed to be a very fulfilling career—and now it’s one of the fastest-growing ones. These days, you should have no problem finding a job anywhere in the U.S., if you’re a registered nurse.
Another top-rated healthcare job is personal home healthcare aide. Google: Personal home healthcare jobs to see what the requirements are.
Let’s give you two more non-healthcare examples of top jobs: as mentioned earlier, truck driver (owner operated, in particular), and IT specialists.
Trucking – An Unexpected Job Boom
Although it hasn’t always been the case, truckers have their choice of pickin’s of late.
No matter the town, there’s hardly any dearth of opportunities in truck driving, and there’s not likely to be, any time soon. Why might that be?
Truck drivers move commerce, and consumers are clamoring to buy products made in America. Too, construction and manufacturing are on the upswing, and turnover for drivers is somewhere around 128%, according to some statistics.
Additionally, the fact that owner-operator jobs are being considered, seem to indicate that employers are having a tough time finding applicants. As a result, they’re broadening their horizons to include independent contractors who will maintain their owner-operator status under the umbrella of a larger business.
Either way, if you’ve got a commercial truck driver’s license and are flexible with your hours, you’re almost guaranteed employment.
IT Positions On The Upswing (Still)
IT jobs, too, have been on the upswing for quite some time now. They’re expected to continue to top the job listings in the near future.
Java developers, earning from $98K to $113K per annum, are in a pretty lucrative position. Qualified applicants are more likely than ever to receive a response when they apply for a position.
Other computer science positions which will always command around $90K to start and which are always in demand, are the following: Software engineers (who design software); Programmers (who write code for programs), and Software developers, whose job it is to conceptualize and maintain database web applications.
Other top-ranked key IT players are: Business analysts; Web developers; Project managers and Systems engineers.
Trucking and IT not your strong suit? Let’s review a few other jobs you might look into if you’ve got a hankering for something new…and a desire to work in a field with plenty of openings.
You might try:
Physical therapist (PT’s) – If your passion is healthcare; you like working one-on-one with people, and perhaps have toyed with the idea of becoming a fitness trainer, this job (albeit there’s much more preparation involved) might be for you!
A PT utilizes specially designed exercises to help patients manage pain, thus reducing their dependence on prescriptions, and helps them regain a functional quality of life.
PT’s help patients achieve mobility and improve the usage of whatever part of their body has been limited, due to aging, injury or physical ailment.
You’ll book your own patients and have the satisfaction of charting their progress as you supervise their very important motor or physical development.
As a PT, you might develop programs for patients in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers, health centers, fitness facilities, businesses, schools and hospices.
So if you relish the thought of gentle hands-on exercise-based guidance, perhaps with patients who’ve undergone surgery or been in an accident, you might Google: Physical Therapist, and research what it takes to become licensed for this position. (Note: there’s also an Assistant to a Physical Therapist slot which is slated to grow in demand, as well – and which requires less in the way of preparation and education. Google: Physical Therapy Assistant to learn more.)
A few other jobs likely to land you a job right away are the following: Health-related technician or specialist; Health/Case management director (hospitals) or Patient screeners (clinics, etc.); Collections counseling; Customer service representative (bilingual and non-bilingual), Sales, Accounting, Store manager and auditors and accountants.
An increase in retail jobs came as somewhat of a surprise finding, in the report. The specific job categories which experienced an uptick were supervisor or managers of retail store personnel.
Another Boost for the Job Market
In a related report, Indeed.com released information that, when open positions go unfilled, the economy as a whole loses money – $160 billion annually, to be exact. This occurs because the manufacturing sector (to give one example) fails to meet production deadlines, due to its insufficient staffing. The result? Lost income.
The solution? Fill jobs quickly. This call-to-action is expected to act as an incentive to employers to upstep hiring across-the-board.
In our current economic strata, it pays to look into jobs that are enjoying healthy growth.
What better way to climb the ladder of career success than to focus on jobs-in-demand?
Once you’ve decided on a field which is rewarding, of value and compensates well, it’s great to know that your new career is projected to have tons of openings in the immediate future.