LinkedIn, the social network for white-collar professionals, released a report identifying the 15 fastest-growing jobs in the United States. Harvesting data from its users, the company was able to determine which jobs had the fastest growth rate over the last five years. The list is dominated by technology, engineering, data analytics and related jobs that have a math, science and coding element attached to them. There are are a few non-tech-type roles that made the list. These positions are primarily located in New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.
Here is the list of emerging jobs of 2020:
Artificial Intelligence Specialist
Full Stack Engineer
Site Reliability Engineer
Customer Success Specialist
Sales Development Representative
Behavioral Health Technician
Cyber Security Specialist
Chief Revenue Officer
The list does not necessarily mean that these are the best jobs available. The list is based upon the growth of these types of positions over the last five years. You should note that when you start with a lower amount, the percentages of growth seem very large. It does not necessarily mean that these jobs will keep growing. There may be changes in the economy and job market that could enhance the attractiveness of the roles or they may become saturated with people entering the space. This could serve as a useful guide, but not necessarily a bible to base a career choice on.
It does show the significant changes in the U.S. job market. It’s clear that tech, analytics, engineering and related roles are big winners. College administrators should take note. If they are not preparing their students for the type of jobs available, they are doing their students a great disservice.
Jack Kelly, Senior Contributor, Forbes, 11 Dec 2019.