In the market for a new job in the New Year? Here are the hottest jobs for 2017 based on three factors: occupations that 1) pay good wages, 2) have grown faster than the overall labor market from 2012 to 2016, and 3) have a critical mass of jobs.
Note: The average hourly wages in the infographic below are for the category overall; many of the individual jobs could, of course, earn significantly higher than this average.
This new study, compiled by Emsi and CareerBuilder (the companies that power Find Your Calling), highlights five key career categories that show persistent demand and also boast a lot of job postings each month, meaning businesses are trying hard to hire folks for these jobs. The analysis uses CareerBuilder and Emsi’s extensive labor market database, which pulls from a variety of national and state employment resources as well as online job postings.
“Our research shows that employers are very invested in expanding headcount in areas such as analytics and data science, product development, and sales as they strive to stay competitive in B2B and B2C markets,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “Skilled laborers will also see high employment demand in the year ahead, as will workers in clinical roles.”