The 15 hottest jobs of 2022

The 15 hottest jobs of 2022

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1. Vaccine Specialist

Perhaps not so surprising, vaccine specialists and related job titles (like vaccine expert, vaccine coordinator, vaccine administrator) are considered to be today's fastest-growing jobs.  Typically these roles support the production, distribution, and education around vaccines, and tend to see applicants with a work history in medical sales, 

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1. Vaccine Specialist

pharmacy, and nursing. Salary range: not available Median years of prior experience: 6.5 Remote job availability: 5.7%

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2. Diversity and Inclusion Manager

With DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) top of mind, the role of people in this position is to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within an organization.  This job title is typically nestled under the HR department and is commonly found in industries like higher education, nonprofit, and healthcare.

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2. Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Salary range: $60,000–$145,000 Median years of prior experience: 9 Remote job availability: 12.7%

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3. Customer Marketing Manager

This job blurs the line between sales and marketing by developing programs that increase client engagement (like awards and events).  To land this gig, you'll need skills in marketing strategy, customer insight, and competitive analysis. You can brush up on these skills — or start from scratch — by signing up for one of LinkedIn 

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3. Customer Marketing Manager

Learning's courses on the topic. Salary range: $89,900–$154,000 Median years of prior experience: 10 Remote job availability: 30.7%

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4. Machine Learning Engineer

This techy job is all about developing and implementing artificial intelligence algorithms (!!!) and new product and application systems.  As you might guess, most of the companies hiring these roles are in the IT and computer software industries, and most hires have a background in software engineering and artificial intelligence.

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4. Machine Learning Engineer

Salary range: $72,600–$170,000 Median years of prior experience: 4 Remote job availability: 19.3%

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5. Process Development Scientist

People in this position are charged with researching and developing ways to streamline operations and better manufacture product.  In a word: efficiency. Perhaps not so surprising, a good chunk of the industries hiring these roles are in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

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5. Process Development Scientist

Salary range: $52,000–$119,000 Median years of prior experience: 4 Remote job availability: 1.2%

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6. Business Development Representative

This role is perfect for newbies to the working world — or those with just a few years of sales experience under their belt. Your mission, according to LinkedIn, is "identifying and reaching out to prospective clients."  So, experience with cold calling and Salesforce is a must. (Note: LinkedIn Learning offers a Salesforce course if 

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6. Business Development Representative

your résumé needs a boost.) Salary range: $35,000–$68,200 Median years of prior experience: 4 Remote job availability: 32.5%

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7. Search Marketing Manager

This position is all about developing and managing paid search campaigns on online channels (think Google, Facebook, etc.).  Jobs tend to be in marketing and advertising, as well as IT and tech industries. And applicants with experience in search engine marketing and Google Analytics tend to have a leg up when it comes to hiring.

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7. Search Marketing Manager

Salary range: $46,000–$90,400 Median years of prior experience: 6 Remote job availability: 31.2%

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8. User Experience Researcher

Often styled as UX researcher (UX = user experience), these roles are charged with tracking things like user motivation, behaviors, and preferences to inform company strategy and development.  It's not surprising that most of these roles are located in cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City, while around 35% are remote.

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8. User Experience Researcher

Salary range: $68,800–$151,000 Median years of prior experience: 8.5 Remote job availability: 35.4%

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9. Business System Administrator

People with this job title (which is also sometimes listed as computer systems administrator or network administrator) are in charge of installing and maintaining the hardware and software systems for an organization.  In other words, you're in charge of keeping everyone's computers running and the company network in good health.

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9. Business System Administrator

Salary range: $52,400–$110,000 Median years of prior experience: 4.5 Remote job availability: 44.9%

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10. Analyst Relations Specialist

This role acts as the liaison between analysts or consultants and a company's marketing department or senior leadership team.  In addition to being able to connect two often disconnected groups of people, you'll need experience in areas like investor and labor relations. Salary range: $53,500–$147,000

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10. Analyst Relations Specialist

Median years of prior experience: 4.5 Remote job availability: 9.3%

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11. Technical Product Manager

This role is similar to that of a product manager, but according to LinkedIn, it tends to focus more on "how a strategy is implemented by engineering teams and the technology required." All that's to say that common skills for these hires are project management and methodology and software lifecycles.

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11. Technical Product Manager

Salary range: $65,000–$155,000 Median years of prior experience: 12 Remote job availability: 6.4%

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12. Talent Acquisition Specialist

Finding, hiring, and onboarding talented employees is an important job, and it's the sole focus of this position, which you might also find listed as talent attraction specialist or recruiting specialist. Many applicants for this role have experience in recruiting or account management, but if you're lacking relevant work history, LinkedIn Learning 

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12. Talent Acquisition Specialist

offers an intro to tech recruitment course. Salary range: $41,900–$92,000 Median years of prior experience: 7.5 Remote job availability: 18.9%

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13. Head of Financial Planning

People in this position tend to lead a team of people who together are charged with creating a company's budget, forecast, and business analysis.  Typically a higher-level position, many workers transition to the role after working as a chief financial officer or accounting manager.

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13. Head of Financial Planning

Salary range: $93,600–$229,000 Median years of prior experience: 12.5 Remote job availability: 8.7%

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14. Surgical Intensive Care Nurse

With healthcare needs rising, it's perhaps not so surprising that this role is in high demand. Surgical intensive care nurses specialize in working with patients who have undergone complex procedures and are critically ill. The remote job availability is low for this position, with most hires working in New York City, Dallas-Fort Worth, and the 

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14. Surgical Intensive Care Nurse

Washington DC-Baltimore area. Salary range: not available Median years of prior experience: 5 Remote job availability: 0.7%

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15. Back End Developer

Anytime you use an app — especially an app that works well — you should thank a back end developer. People with this job title build and code on the back end, so your favorite web and mobile apps operate seamlessly. Typically, companies are only hiring applicants with skills in Node.js, Git, JavaScript. (Lucky for you, LinkedIn 

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15. Back End Developer

Learning has online courses for two of the three skill areas.) Salary range: $47,000–$149,000 Median years of prior experience: 5 Remote job availability: 43.5%

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