The job market is in flux with 62% of Americans looking to make a job switch in 2022, and 24% already searching. According to a LinkedIn survey, over 2,000 U.S. workers participated in the recent survey. According to another LinkedIn survey, 63% of professionals said work-life balance was their top priority when choosing the fastest-growing jobs. Next came compensation and benefits (60%), colleagues, and culture (40%).
These factors are important but if you’re looking for your next job, it is also important to consider the long-term viability of the position. Is your next job still in demand or more so in the future?
LinkedIn identified the most promising jobs by ranking the job titles with the highest growth rates between January 2017 and July 2021. Looking for a job with long-term potential? Consider these top 10 fastest-growing jobs.
Top 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs
1. Vaccine Specialist
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Vaccine specialists assist in the production and distribution, as well as in educating patients about vaccines. They can work in clinical operations, medical sales, or community outreach.
2. Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Salary range: $60,000 – HTML45,000
Managers lead groups of people who support company initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. These managers may be responsible for developing diversity programs, outreach to the community, and leadership development.
3. Customer Marketing Manager
Salary range: $89900-$154,000
Managers work closely with the sales and marketing departments to create and implement programs that increase client engagement. These skills include customer insight, competitive analysis, and marketing strategy.
4. Machine Learning Engineer
Salary range: $72,600-170,000
This group of engineers creates and implements artificial intelligence systems for products or applications. This is the most sought-after role in San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles.
5. Process Development Scientist
Salary range: $52,000-$119,000
Scientists are responsible for developing more efficient ways to produce products and improve operational efficiency. It is not an ideal job for someone who wishes to work remotely as only 1.2% are remote.
6. Business Development Representative
Salary range: $35,000-$68,000.
Representatives in business development are responsible for reaching out to potential clients and identifying them. This job is best for people who are young in their careers and wish to move into sales.
7. Search Marketing Manager
Salary range: $46,000-$90,000.
These professionals are experts in paid SEO and search engine marketing (SEM). They create campaigns through digital channels to promote products or services. Most search marketing managers work in the advertising and marketing industry.
9. Business System Administrators
Salary range: $52,400-110,000
These professionals are responsible to install and maintain a company’s software and hardware systems. This role requires knowledge of Salesforce, troubleshooting and business analysis.
10. Analyst Relations Specialist
Salary range: $53,000.500-$147,000
According to the LinkedIn report, analyst relations specialists work in financial services, investment management, and IT. These specialists are liaisons between industry analysts and independent research and consulting firms. They connect them to the company’s senior leadership or internal marketing team.