Workers in America are currently experiencing one of the most favorable labor markets in years. While the unemployment rate is back to pre-pandemic levels, around 11.5 million jobs were open as of early spring, a historic high. With so many open positions readily available, more workers have felt confident in seeking new jobs, setting off what has come to be known as the “Great Resignation.” The types of positions that employers will be hiring are also likely to change in the years ahead—some due to COVID-19 recovery, and others due to permanent shifts in society and the economy. To determine the most in-demand jobs in the U.S., researchers ordered occupations by the projected change in employment from 2020 to 2030.
The Most In-Demand Jobs in the U.S.Updated
Older workers account for an increasingly large share of the US labor forceUpdated
Healthcare and personal care occupations are expected to grow the most over the next decadeUpdated
15. Crematory operators and personal care and service workersUpdated
14. Operations research analystsUpdated
12. Respiratory therapistsUpdated
11. Physical therapist assistantsUpdated
10. Physician assistantsUpdated
9. Speech-language pathologistsUpdated
8. Information security analystsUpdated
6. Health specialties teachers, postsecondaryUpdated
5. Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselorsUpdated
4. Nurse practitionersUpdated
3. Medical and health services managersUpdated
2. Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testersUpdated
1. Home health and personal care aidesUpdated
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