AT A GLANCE

  • Recently two top career sites released lists of the most in-demand jobs for 2016; a key takeaway from both lists was that IT-related jobs made up a large portion of average monthly unique job postings, making this industry one of the most in-demand groups of professions this year
  • In CareerBuilder’s stody, healthcare had the highest percentage of unique job postings at 39%, followed by IT at 28%, and finance-related positions at 13%
  • Glassdoor estimated in late 2015 that approximately 45% of Americans with a job or looking for one planned to launch a job hunt in 2016

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March 01, 2016

The Hottest Jobs in 2016

Recently there were a couple of lists released by top career sites that discussed the most in-demand jobs for 2016. A study by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) used EMSI’s extensive labor market database to look at the average number of people hired per month in over 700 occupations from January 2015 to September 2015, and compared that to the number of job postings for each occupation. Meanwhile, Glassdoor published a list of occupations that job seekers should pursue, based on the number of job openings, earnings potential as measured by median base salary, and the rating of the career opportunity.

A key takeaway from both lists was that IT-related jobs made up a large portion of average monthly unique job postings, making this industry one of the most in-demand groups of professions in 2016.

CareerBuilder’s Hottest Jobs for the Year

Average Monthly Unique Job Postings by Occupation

Average Monthly Unique Job Postings by Occupation

Source: CareerBuilder & EMSI

In CareerBuilder’s study, healthcare had the highest percentage of unique job postings at 39 percent, followed by IT at 28 percent, and finance-related positions at 13 percent.

CareerBuilder’s Top Jobs for 2016

CareerBuilder’s Top Jobs for 2016

 Source: CareerBuilder & EMSI

Glassdoor’s Hottest Jobs for the Year

Glassdoor estimated in late 2015 that approximately 45 percent of Americans with a job or looking for one planned to launch a job hunt in 2016. The most sought-after position in Glassdoor’s list of the best jobs for the year is software engineer, for which there are 49,270 current openings on the site. Base salaries for the hottest jobs vary in range from $69,548 to $135,000.

Glassdoor’s Best Jobs for 2016

Glassdoor’s Best Jobs for 2016

Source: Glassdoor

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