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Top 10 Most in Demand Jobs for 2017

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Are you currently on the job hunt? If the answer to this questions is yes, then you have come to the right place. This article includes essential information for any jobseeker or professional looking for a job. Since supply and demand can have a significant impact on your ability to get a job, it’s wise to take a look at the prospects and popularity of each profession before you make your decision. Besides, the chances of success are greater in the careers with the highest demand.

Even though they are not the most glamorous or exciting jobs in the world, they seem to be in high demand in the US. Research on the most in-demand jobs from Betterteam reveals some surprising results in the infographic at the bottom of the page.

Here are descriptions of top 10 most popular jobs in the US for 2017 including information on their growth, salary and demand.

10. Restaurant Cooks

Growth Outlook: 15%

Median Salary: $23,000

12 Month Trend: Declining

Monthly Demand: 3.8K

Weighing, mixing and measuring ingredients and turning or stirring food to ensure even cooking.The majority of their time is spent cooking and preparing food by following recipes or according to their personal judgement and experience. They also inspect food preparation and serving areas to ensure that safe, sanitary food-handling practices are followed. It is a popular job because they can work nearly anywhere and in any country including restaurants and hotels preparing gourmet meals for the customers.

9. Accountant

Growth Outlook: 11%

Median Salary: $67,000

12 Month Trend: Declining      

Monthly Demand: 4.1K

Accountants prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analysing financial information. They create documents for financial transactions by collecting relevant information, summarising financial status, making balance sheets and calculating the profit and loss of a company. They play a vital role in any business, and this is one of the main reasons why it is such a popular career.

8. Certified Nursing Assistant

Growth Outlook: 17%

Median Salary: $26,000

12 Month Trend: Declining

Monthly Demand: 4.9K

The majority of their time is spent providing basic care to patients and assisting them in daily activities, such as bathing and dressing, taking vital signs, serving meals and helping them eat, collecting information about conditions and coming up with treatment plans from caregivers, nurses and doctors. Certified nursing assistants also work with medical technology like billing, health information and medical record charting software to offer the best help possible.

7. Personal Care Aide

Growth Outlook: 14%

Median Salary: $20,000

12 Month Trend: Climbing

Monthly Demand: 5.0K

Personal care aides work with individuals who need help with daily tasks and chores in various locations including residential care facilities, hospices and clients’ homes. Also known as caregivers, personal attendants, homemakers, or companions; they assist the elderly, mentally disabled, chronically ill or physically challenged people to improve their quality of life.

6. Janitors and Cleaners

Growth Outlook: 8%

Median Salary: $23,000

12 Month Trend: Climbing

Monthly Demand: 5.0K

Not the most glamorous career on the list janitors and cleaners are responsible for keeping buildings in clean and orderly condition. Their duties include cleaning building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing or vacuuming, cleaning windows, mirrors, moving heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks. They also follow specific cleaning procedures for the use of chemical cleaning agents and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.

5. Operations Manager

Growth Outlook: -4%

Median Salary: $86,000

12 Month Trend:  Declining

Monthly Demand: 5.7K

Operations managers are responsible for monitoring and analysing the current system of production or provision to check if it is working effectively. They plan and control change, manage quality assurance programmes, research new technologies and alternative methods of efficiency and generally oversee the production of goods and/or provision of services.

4. Office Manager

Growth Outlook: 8%

Median Salary: $52,000

12 Month Trend: Declining

Monthly Demand: 6.3K

Officer managers are responsible for organising all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth operation of an office. They also make sure that the office equipment is maintained, records are up-to-date and that all administrative tasks completed efficiently. As managers, they also supervise the work of a team of staff, select, recruit and train employees. Their job duties may vary depending on the industry and the employer they are working for.

3. Customer Service

Growth Outlook: 10%

Median Salary: $32,000

12 Month Trend:  Climbing

Monthly Demand: 7.4K

There are many careers within customer service, and this is one of the reasons why it has a huge appeal and demand. Customer service means taking care of the customer’s needs by providing and delivering professional, helpful, high-quality service and assistance before, during, and after the customer’s requirements are met. As a term, ‘customer service’ is commonly used in marketing to describe the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase but it can also be used to refer to people in a variety of roles like a receptionist or cashier amongst others.

2. Registered Nurse

Growth Outlook: 16%

Median Salary: $67,000

12 Month Trend: Climbing

Monthly Demand: 9.1K

Registered nurses are responsible for providing pre and post-operation care to patients, taking patient samples, pulses, checking temperatures, blood pressure, writing records, supervising junior staff and providing emotional support to patients and relatives. They work closely with physicians to make sure that they can meet their patients’ needs the best way possible. Given the ageing population, great personal satisfaction that many people get from working in healthcare and the many benefits that usually come with this job it’s easy to see why it’s second most popular job in the US.

1. Restaurant Server

Growth Outlook: -3%

Median Salary: $19,000

12 Month Trend: Declining

Monthly Demand: 10.4K

Restaurant servers – most commonly known as waiters, are responsible for taking orders, serving food and drinks as well as removing dinnerware from the table in a timely manner. They are in charge of making sure that restaurant customers get to enjoy a lovely dining experience with high-quality customer service. It might be a basic job, but it’s also one of the most common ones in the world. Waiters are everywhere and many people have worked as one at some point in their life, so it make perfect sense that it’s the most in-demand job in the US.

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There are many options to choose from, and this infographic shows that you can find a popular job in a range of industries, including finance, hospitality, healthcare, administration, cleaning services or personal care.

So what job would you choose? Let us know in the comments...

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