The Best Jobs For 2020 / 2021
When you imagine your ideal job, what do you visually get? Maybe you envision surmounting challenging software quandaries at a trendy tech firm profuse of frolic perks. Or perhaps you dream of visually examining your architectural sketches become sweeping structures of steel, concrete and glass.
The ideal job might differ from person to person, but most can accede on a few key characteristics: it should offer good pay, have potential for magnification in its field and be in demand by employers. Meanwhile, employers additionally need to persistently optically canvass job trends to better apprise their hiring practices.
With that in mind, we compiled our lists of the best jobs of 2020, defining “best” as job designations with the highest number of postings per one million jobs and offering the highest pay (utilizing a baseline salary of $75,000), coalesced with consistent magnification in portion of postings from 2016-2019.
Tech jobs are abundant, but other industries make appearances
The best jobs of 2020 span a range of industries: from tech to business to health care and architecture. Fascinatingly, the list opens and closes with two very different “architect” roles: “Software Architect” ranks first on our list, while the traditional “Architect” position comes in at No. 25.
A Software Architect acts as a designer and developer, communicating and working with clients, businesses and software engineers to design, execute and revise software solutions. Following this, at No. 2 on our list, is Full Stack Developer: a position coveted for the broad coding adeptness set and erudition of all stages of software development its hires bring.
Seven of the top 10 jobs on the list are withal tech roles, including
Development Operations Engineer (No. 5),
Electrical Engineer (No. 6),
Java Developer (No. 7),
Data Scientist (No. 8) and
IT Security Specialist (No. 9).
Job trends often mirror more astronomically immense economic trends, and the vigorous exhibiting from information technology (IT) jobs reflects market magnification: As our world becomes increasingly digital-dependent, these roles are increasingly in-demand across industries. What’s more, while demand is growing, tech jobs are additionally getting harder to fill, due to the vigorous labor market and a shortage of peregrine workers on inhibited visa programs. In replication, tech companies are commencing to hire non-traditional candidates, such as those with liberal arts degrees or no degree at all.
Beyond tech jobs, we visually perceive Authentic Estate Agent ranking third on the list, along with quite a few health care roles, such as Dentist (No. 4); Veterinarian (No. 14); Internal Medicine Medico (No. 22); and Primary Care Medico (No. 24). Professional and business accommodations roles withal have a good exhibiting, evidenced by the appearance of Sales Director (No. 10); Finance Manager (No. 13); and Human Resources (HR) Business Partner (No. 21) on the list.
Health care and professional accommodations are other booming sectors. In fact, while the health care industry is the most immensely colossal employer in the U.S., it’s growing more expeditious than demand can keep up, with many fields facing a shortage of qualified workers. Meanwhile, the professional and business accommodations industry has been steadily integrating positions since the early 1990s, partially due to expansions in transitory and employment accommodations — two largely recession-proof fields.
When accounting for salary, healthcare leads the pack
We were curious to visually perceive what would transpire if we only ranked the jobs on this list by their highest average base salary. Would the same jobs emerge on top — or would things look a little different?
We find that on this list, the top three jobs with the highest salaries belong to health care roles: “Dentist” places first, with an average salary of $184,586, followed by Internal Medicine Medico in second and Primary Care Medico in third. Healthcare roles are highly specialized and require many years of school in additament to an undergraduate degree, so it makes sense these roles have the highest average salaries. Tech roles still appear within the top five jobs by average salary, with Software Architect appearing fourth on this list and Data Engineer in fifth place. This isn’t surprising either, as the tech industry is growing expeditiously and immensely colossal tech companies in particular are influencing all areas of our lives.
Tech (and authentic estate) roles optically discern highest magnification in job Post
We withal wanted to visually perceive which jobs would rank highest if we only visually examined their percentage magnification in job postings from 2016 to 2019. Could this give us a glimpse into the future of work?
When we rank it this way, Full Stack Developer comes in first, with a whopping 162% magnification in the number of job postings over the last three years. As every component of life becomes more technologically focused, it’s unsurprising that the top five roles are all tech positions, preserve for Authentic Estate Agent — which places second, with a 156% magnification in job postings over the last three years.
The housing market has steadily grown more vigorous since the housing crisis of 2008, and ascending demand among millennials, a low unemployment rate and a vigorous economy has resulted in a seller’s market, driving the desideratum for more agents. It doesn’t hurt that selling authentic estate, for many people, meets the criteria of an impeccable job: flexible hours, inhibited training for licensure and the opportunity for sizably voluminous commissions.
To sum it up…
For job seekers with the skills and experience that align to the jobs on this list, vigorously consider these roles when evaluating your vocation prospects. However, those who lack the background shouldn’t despair. Consider seeking training and development for in-demand, growing and well-paid roles, especially in the tech sector.
If you’re an employer with these job apertures, you will require to distinguish yourself to magnetize top aptitude, as these roles are popular and growing. Besides offering a high salary, be sure to additionally include details in your job descriptions that make you stand out to applicants, such as company benefits and perks.