Whether you’re looking to kickstart your career after completing training or college, or considering a career change or training for your dream job, you should consider looking at industries and careers that show the most future promise. According to Career Builder, an Internet job site, a number of industries and careers are expected to show growth in 2016. From nursing in an assisted living facility to Denver systems administrator jobs, these careers are likely to boom in coming years.
The demand for healthcare professionals has skyrocketed in the last decade, and that trend isn’t showing any signs of stopping. The web posting giant revealed in a December 2015 press release that employers posted 296,631 unique job postings on average each month last year, and employers filled an average of 97,549 of those jobs each month. With so much demand, nurses are bringing home more than ever before. The median hourly earnings for an RN in 2015 was $32.04. In addition to good pay, many nursing jobs offer flexible schedules, so you can create a great work-home balance.
Like healthcare, technology is another booming industry. Network and computer systems administrators were in demand last year, and there’s no doubt that trend will continue. In 2015, employers posted an average of 69,636 system administrator jobs each month, while filling only 18,568 of those jobs each month on average. That left a big gap of an average of 36,640 unfilled jobs each month. For those who landed a systems administrator gig last year, the pay was lucrative. The career website study revealed that the median hourly pay for a systems admin was $36.44. Other technology jobs also made the list of those in high demand. There was also a large shortage of software developers, web developers, information security analysts, and computer and information system managers last year.
As one of the largest generations heads into its retirement years, the Baby Boomers are hastening the need for financial experts to help them earn, grow, and spend their savings during their golden years. Financial planner gigs were plentiful last year with an average of 63,157 such jobs advertised on average each month. Employers filled only 23,251 of those on average, creating a gap between postings and hirings of 27,458 jobs every month. Those lucky enough to land a job in financial planning earn a median hourly wage of $55.44.
Not every high demand job requires a college degree, as the web giant’s study showed. Some simply require a small bit of specialized training or experience.
Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Joining the healthcare and technology industries in massive numbers of job openings, the transportation industry also offered high demand job opportunities. At the top of the list are heavy truck drivers. Last year, employers posted more than 1 million truck driving jobs on average each month. They filled about 10 percent, or 106,355 of the openings, each month. The gap between the number of jobs to the number of hirings was astronomical; monthly, 984,669 truck driving jobs went unfilled. Truck drivers can expect to earn about $19 per hour, the median hourly wage in the profession in 2015. Other high demand transportation jobs seeking employees last year included bus, truck and diesel mechanics, and transportation, storage and distribution managers.
Real Estate, Property, and Community Association Managers
It appears the real estate industry may be back on its feet following the recession that started in 2008. Real estate, property, and community association manager jobs were in demand last year, and the trend appears likely to continue. Career Builder reported that 12,271 such jobs were posted on average each month last year, and 2,941 of those went unfilled on average. The median hourly wage for property and real estate mangers was $26.09 last year.
When you’re ready to consider a new field or jumpstart your career, these industries and jobs should be on your list. Should you choose to seek Denver systems administrator jobs in or registered nursing gigs closer to home, your chances of landing your dream job are high.
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