Jobs in High Demand

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As you are deciding what you want to be when you grow up, it may be useful to check out the jobs in high demand.  You then can gear your studies towards that career so that you can be ready for a career that you might actually find a job in.  Read on to learn about the top 15 jobs in high demand.

 

  1. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

We use truck drivers more than you would think.  They deliver everything that we have in our homes, stores, and business locations from light fixtures to produce.  

Degree Required? No

Average Salary Per Hour: $19.00

Average Monthly Postings: 1,091,024

Average Monthly Hires: 106,355

 

  1. Registered Nurse

Registered nurses are licensed graduates from a nursing program who work alongside doctors in hospitals and other locations. It is among the top 10 occupations with the largest growth.  

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $32.04

Average Monthly Postings: 296,631

Average Monthly Hires: 97,549

 

  1. Software Developers, Applications

Software developers for applications are hired by large companies such as Apple, Google, and Adobe but also in the private sector to develop computer applications or programs.

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $45.92

Average Monthly Postings: 114,921

Average Monthly Hires: 31,272

 

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  1. Accountants and Auditors

Accountants and auditors are hired to evaluate and prepare financial records for companies and individuals.

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $31.70

Average Monthly Postings: 103,868

Average Monthly Hires: 75,968

 

  1. Marketing Managers

Every company needs someone in charge of managing the marketing of their service or product, hence the job marketing manager..

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $61.12

Average Monthly Postings: 91,630

Average Monthly Hires: 8,447

 

  1. Computer Systems Analysts

Computer systems analysts study how a specific company uses technology and then will research ways to improve their computer system.  

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $39.76

Average Monthly Postings: 71,555

Average Monthly Hires: 24,703

 

  1. Sales Managers

Sales managers direct the sales team by setting goals, analyzing data, training the team, and more.  

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $53.20

Average Monthly Postings: 70,558

Average Monthly Hires: 17,750

 

  1. Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Nearly every company needs a network and computer systems administrator to make sure that all software, network and computer systems, hardware, etc. are working properly.  

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $36.44

Average Monthly Postings: 69,636

Average Monthly Hires: 18,568

 

  1. Medical and Health Services Managers

Medical and health services managers direct and manage health care facilities to ensure that everything operates smoothly in the facility or department they are in charge of.  

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $44.62

Average Monthly Postings: 63,683

Average Monthly Hires: 11,850

 

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10.Computer User Support Specialists

Computer user support specialists provide technical assistance to clients via phone, in person visits, or electronic communication.  

Degree Required? No

Average Salary Per Hour: $22.89

Average Monthly Postings: 63,683

Average Monthly Hires: 32,596

 

  1. Financial Managers

A company’s financial manager takes care of the finances of the institution by studying reports, investments, etc.  

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $55.44

Average Monthly Postings: 63,157

Average Monthly Hires: 23,251

 

  1. Industrial Engineers

Industrial engineers work in the development of products, facilities, information systems and more.  They use math, science, and engineering to create designs and drawings for their clients.  

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $39.18

Average Monthly Postings: 55,264

Average Monthly Hires: 7,985

 

  1. Web Developers

Web developers are responsible for developing websites and apps for companies and individuals to use on the internet.  As the world continuously shifts to a mobile format, the need for this job only grows.  Conduct a developer job search on your own to see the huge number of listings out there.

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $30.52

Average Monthly Postings: 52,431

Average Monthly Hires: 6,641

 

  1. Food Service Managers

Food Service Managers direct the daily operations of restaurants from staffing concerns to customer service and managing the business.  

Degree Required? No

Average Salary Per Hour: $23.34

Average Monthly Postings: 52,132

Average Monthly Hires: 18,724

 

  1. Physical Therapists

Physical therapists help rehabilitate people after surgeries and injuries.  Physical therapists are also on the top 10 hardest to fill jobs list, making it a good career choice (to learn what other healthcare jobs are on that list, check out this blog).

Degree Required? Yes

Average Salary Per Hour: $39.61

Average Monthly Postings: 49,712

Average Monthly Hires: 10,001

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