By Joni Lindquist

For those of you looking to make a career transition in the New Year, Career Builder and Economic Modeling Specialists International have published a list of the professions projected to be most in- demand.  The list is based on a comparison between the number of monthly hires and the number of job postings for each job in the same period.   The growth rate is over the past four years, with a median pay also provided.

While the ten are bracketed by a focus on growth – with sales and marketing jobs at #10 and #1 respectively, the remainders are – no surprise- healthcare and technology /IT positions:


Growth Rate                      Median Pay

#1 Marketing Executive –                              10%                                        $119,400

#2 Software Developer                                 15%                                        $92,900

#3 Registered Nurse                                       5%                                          $67,600

#4 Industrial Engineer                                   9%                                          $81,000

#5 IT Administrator                                        7%                                          $74,500

#6 Web Developer                                          17%                                        $58,200

#7 Medical/health Care Manager                 6%                                          $90,700

#8 Physical Therapy                                       10%                                        $80,350

#9 Speech Pathologist                                      5%                                          $70,200

#10 Sales Manager                                           8%                                          $108,000


Good news if these professions are in your wheel house.  There are opportunities out there!  For more information, schedule a meeting by clicking below, contact Joni Lindquist –, or call (913) 345-1881.

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