30 Jobs That Are Seriously in Demand for 2022

30 Jobs That Are Seriously in Demand for 2022

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1. Recruitment consultant (332.12% increase)

Companies desperately need help filling all their other open seats, so it’s no surprise that folks working in talent acquisition—whose job it is to recruit and hire everyone else—are in high demand.

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2. Customer service associate (285.65% increase)

Customer service professionals help organizations liaise with the people buying and using their products and services, from processing orders to handling complaints.  And we know customers haven’t necessarily been on their best behavior through the pandemic era…

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3. Full-stack developer (141.39% increase)

Software developers have long been in demand, and the BLS projects that jobs will grow 22% between 2020 and 2030 (that’s nearly three times the average of 8% for all occupations).  On top of that, burnout has run rampant among software developers during the pandemic and resignations rates in tech outpaced even those in healthcare.

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4. Project manager (135.08% increase)

Project managers help teams get things done on time and within budget, whatever those “things” may be (launching a new initiative, delivering services, etc.).  Organizations across industries—from e-commerce to finance to construction—need PMs in order to achieve their goals.

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5. Medical administrative assistant (131.74% increase)

Like project managers, administrative assistants—who take on a huge range of tasks from scheduling to research to help keep teams and offices running—are needed at every type of organization and in every industry.  At a time when medical facilities are under pressure, and resignations in healthcare are high, it’s hardly a shock that 

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5. Medical administrative assistant (131.74% increase)

medical admins in particular are in high demand.

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6. Accountant (128.04% increase)

The Ben Wyatts (or should we say “Butch Count-sidy”s?) are in demand—and not just in Parks and Recreation’s fictional city of Pawnee.  In a nutshell, accountants are responsible for preparing and examining financial records and can work for an accounting firm to serve different clients, for a startup or corporation, for the government, and more.

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7. Data scientist (116.32% increase)

Organizations are generating more data than they know what to do with these days, so they’re looking for the folks who can help them make sense of it all.  As writer Natalie Morse, who’s a data scientist herself, puts it, folks in these roles “write code to model and answer business questions.” BLS projects employment for data scientists 

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7. Data scientist (116.32% increase)

will grow a whopping 31% between 2020 and 2030. Oh and the average pay is $103,930.

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8. Product manager (100.33% increase)

Product managers help companies build and launch new products and features, working closely with engineers as well as other stakeholders.  The “product” can be an app or piece of software, a consumer product, or even a proprietary tool or process a team uses.

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…and 22 other roles in demand for 2022

– Warehouse worker (353.59% increase) – Security guard (324.62% increase) – Finance clerk (288.07% increase) – Forklift operator (254.14% increase) – Materials handler (235.10% increase) – Receptionist (229.01% increase)

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…and 22 other roles in demand for 2022

– General manager (225.37% increase) – Cashier (221.97% increase) – Physiotherapist (213.61% increase) – Housekeeper (199.85% increase) – Restaurant manager (195.75% increase) – Assembly operative (170.87% increase) – Machine operator (158.25% increase)

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…and 22 other roles in demand for 2022

– Mechanic (154.73% increase) – Sales support assistant (143.51% increase) – Merchandiser (139.6% increase – Business manager (129.30% increase) – Technologist (127.88% increase) – Delivery driver (117.08% increase) – Cook (117.03% increase)

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…and 22 other roles in demand for 2022

– Architect (113.55% increase) – Engineer (108.55% increase)

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