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CareerBuilder Releases List of Hottest Jobs for 2016
- List includes jobs that don't require a college degree, in addition to jobs that do
PR Newswire
CHICAGO

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- If finding a new job in 2016 is among your New Year's resolutions, new research from CareerBuilder could provide some guidance about where to start. In partnership with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), CareerBuilder compiled a list of the hottest in-demand jobs for 2016. The list below is comprised of occupations where the number of job ads companies post each month outpace the number of people they actually hire. The list includes other data points, such as job growth and salary, which together indicate that these well-paying occupations have seen healthy growth and may be in demand in the coming year.

"For over 100 occupations in the U.S., there is far more job posting activity than hiring month to month," said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. "While many of these jobs are in the technology and health care sectors, there are also plenty of opportunities in areas such as marketing, sales and transportation. The availability of jobs across industries underscores the need for companies to evaluate where their talent deficits are and become more strategic about how they fill these needs–whether that means reskilling their current workers, offering higher salaries to attract workers, or using data analytics to target talent with the right skills."

This analysis uses EMSI's extensive labor market database, which pulls from over 90 national and state employment resources. CareerBuilder and EMSI looked at the average number of people hired per month in more than 700 occupations from January 2015 to September 2015 and compared that to the number of job postings for each occupation (aggregated from online job sites for the same period).

Among occupations that require a college education and have the largest gap between job openings and hires are the following:

 

Occupation

Average Monthly Unique Job Postings

Average Monthly Hires

Gap Between Postings and Hires

Job Growth 2010-2015

Total Employment in 2015

Median Hourly Earnings

Registered Nurses

296,631

97,549

199,082

171,097

2,776,836

$32.04

Software Developers, Applications

114,921

31,272

83,649

126,277

727,753

$45.92

Marketing Managers

91,630

8,447

83,183

23,692

193,619

$61.12

Sales Managers

70,558

17,750

52,808

35,399

370,648

$53.20

Medical and Health Services Managers

63,683

11,850

51,833

26,080

321,961

$44.62

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

69,636

18,568

51,068

36,640

381,001

$36.44

Industrial Engineers

55,264

7,985

47,279

25,426

244,225

$39.18

Computer Systems Analysts

71,555

24,703

46,852

87,023

556,922

$39.76

Web Developers

52,431

6,641

45,790

22,282

130,161

$30.52

Financial Managers

63,157

23,251

39,906

37,458

542,618

$55.44

Physical Therapists

49,712

10,001

39,711

27,473

210,377

$39.61

Pharmacists

44,738

13,202

31,536

14,591

296,530

$58.15

Accountants and Auditors

103,868

75,968

27,900

133,042

1,278,617

$31.70

Information Security Analysts

31,059

3,547

27,512

15,180

85,133

$42.74

Occupational Therapists

31,546

5,474

26,072

11,952

114,897

$37.89

Speech-Language Pathologists

27,789

5,379

22,410

9,641

128,692

$34.40

Computer and Information Systems Managers

35,758

14,001

21,758

42,942

347,810

$61.37

Mechanical Engineers

28,033

9,920

18,113

28,646

280,416

$39.93

Human Resources Managers

23,231

5,916

17,315

14,218

124,618

$49.41

 

Among occupations that don't typically require a college degree but have gaps between job openings and hires are1:

 

Occupation

Average Monthly Unique Job Postings

Average Monthly Hires

Gap Between Postings and Hires

Job Growth 2010-2015

Total Employment in 2015

Median Hourly Earnings

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

1,091,024

106,355

984,669

208,932

1,695,977

$19.00

Food Service Managers

52,132

18,724

33,408

24,690

203,311

$23.34

Computer User Support Specialists

63,533

32,596

30,937

85,324

645,478

$22.89

Insurance Sales Agents

40,909

22,075

18,834

69,125

635,431

$23.01

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

21,505

7,609

13,896

15,456

194,723

$17.26

Surgical Technologists

10,864

3,150

7,714

11,186

103,054

$20.84

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

19,074

13,427

5,647

25,434

252,286

$20.98

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

10,118

5,048

5,070

10,454

111,859

$41.06

Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

16,647

11,973

4,674

19,003

300,486

$29.32

Medical Secretaries

23,893

20,786

3,107

74,124

550,716

$15.50

Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

12,271

9,330

2,941

15,486

179,689

$26.09

Lodging Managers

4,505

2,605

1,900

2,519

32,300

$22.93

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

10,052

9,409

643

12,896

278,596

$29.91

 

1 Some occupations may require additional training after high school.

About EMSI
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) is a CareerBuilder company that provides industry-leading employment data and economic analysis via web tools and custom reports. EMSI turns vast amounts of labor market data into easy-to-use information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work, and ultimately build a better workforce. EMSI's web tools—Analyst and Career Coach—are used by thousands of professionals in higher education, workforce and economic development, and the private sector. EMSI has also produced more than 1,200 comprehensive impact analyses for colleges and universities in the U.S. and internationally. 

About CareerBuilder®
As the global leader in human capital solutions, CareerBuilder specializes in cutting-edge HR software as a service to help companies with every step of the recruitment process from acquire to hire. CareerBuilder works with top employers across industries, providing job distribution, sourcing, workflow, CRM, data and analytics in one pre-hire platform. It also operates leading job sites around the world. Owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA), Tribune Media (NYSE:TRCO) and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.

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