The Ten Most In-Demand Jobs Everyone is Fighting for This Summer

in-demand jobsWith the class of 2017 entering the job market, it’s about to get feisty out there. So which jobs are the most sought after? CareerCast just put out its list of the most in-demand jobs and it’s looking like healthcare is where it’s at, as the aging Baby Boomer generation drives a lot of demand especially in the home health space.

Other high-demand healthcare fields include Nurse Practitioner, with a projected growth of 53,400 new jobs; Physician’s Assistant, with 28,700 new jobs; Diagnostic Medical Sonographer at 27,600 new jobs; and Optician, at 17,800 new jobs through 2024.

Web developer managed to also crack the top 10. Kyle Kensing, Online Content Editor for CareerCast, said, “Typically, a Web Developer earns an average of $66,000 a year and possesses an Associate’s Degree, so it’s a great opportunity for those with programming and graphic design skills.”

Sounds good to us!

Here are CareerCast.com’s 10 most in-demand jobs for 2017, as determined by both growth percentage forecasts, and total number of new positions projected.

1. Home Health Aide

Growth forecast: 38%

Projected Number of New Positions: 348,400

2. Physical Therapist

Growth forecast: 34%

Projected Number of New Positions: 71,800

3. Emergency Medical Technician

Growth forecast: 24%

Projected Number of New Positions: 58,500

4. Nurse Practitioner

Growth forecast: 31%

Projected Number of New Positions: 53,400

5. Web Developer

Growth forecast: 27%

Projected Number of New Positions: 39,500

6. Occupational Therapist

Growth forecast: 27%

Projected Number of New Positions: 30,400

7. Physician Assistant

Growth forecast: 30%

Projected Number of New Positions: 28,700

8. Operations Research Analyst

Growth forecast: 30%

Projected Number of New Positions: 27,600

9. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Growth forecast: 24%

Projected Number of New Positions: 27,600

10. Optician

Growth forecast: 24%

Projected Number of New Positions: 17,800

 

To read the full report, visit CareerCast.

 

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