To determine which professions are most in demand right now, job search engines searched their database to identify the 10 occupations being hired with the greatest frequency. The study specifies that the picture offered does not reflect a precise number of available jobs. An opening can be listed in more than one place and can remain online for some time after it’s filled. Nevertheless, the numbers do offer a strong, broad gauge of the companies with the most open jobs across the country today.
All job seekers can benefit from keeping an eye on which industries are experiencing rapid growth. As it provides them with a snapshot of opportunities for them in the job market, and strategically inform career decisions.
Topping the list for the second year in a row are registered nurses, who provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Up next are truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer, who transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks whose gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity that is, the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo exceeds 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states. Currently, more than 220,000 truck driving job openings are posted on Indeed.
Individuals who hold this job usually have a high school diploma and must have a commercial driver’s license, and have often taken a course at a truck driving school. This job does involve some significant lifestyle choices, as truck drivers are often away from home on the road for extended periods of time.
Customer service representatives, who handle customer complaints, process orders, and provide information about an organization’s products and services round out the top three occupations hiring most right now. Though this year’s list is comprised of many occupations that were also seeing the most demand at this time last year, childcare workers crack the top 10 this year, with nearly 500,000 job openings posted. The number of job opportunities in childcare significantly rise, moving into the top ten of this year’s list. This is likely a function of the improving economy and also promising for all job seekers. As more job seekers get hired, the demand for talent to help care for children in homes or childcare facilities tends to increase.