Top 10 Most Popular and In Demand Careers in 2016

JordanFootball player, Hollywood Actor, DJ. Golf player, etc. If wishes were horses, who wouldn’t choose such a job? But if you can not play basketball like Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson, or can not play golf like Tiger Woods, you will have to settle for something else. But that is not just it, you don’t have to settle for something that is paying less.

Maybe finding a new job in 2016 is at the top of your resolutions? If your dream is to get a well-paying job that is a good match for your skills and would challenge you, or thinking of changing careers, or you are a high school graduate getting into the advanced education world, then information on the fastest growing jobs is probably what you want.

Top adverts from hiring companies depict these ten jobs as the most on demand lucrative careers in 2016.

1. Software Developers

sw engineerExpected Salary range: $90,000 – $100, 000
Growth rate: 22%
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a computer related field with entry level skills.

Software surrounds us; you have a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone which all run on software, and they will continue running on software. Well, people developing mobile applications, computer software will continue to be in demand and apparently getting higher salaries. Just to mention a few, there is software to run things like metal detection, monitor losing weight, flying unmanned airplanes which could not be possible some years back. This means whatever is in store for the future is a lot and the demand for software developers is going to continue rising.

2. Registered Nurses

Expected Salary range: $60,000 – $70,000nurse
Predicted growth: 19%
Minimum qualifications: a bachelor’s degree in nursing. A plus if you have a nursing license.

This job seems to be getting a lot of attention, indicating there might be a crisis in health care. Research shows that most registered nurses are almost retiring hence the job market living many unfilled positions for more nurses. Also, everyone gets sick, so nurses will always be on demand.

3. Industrial Organization psychologists

Expected Salary range: $75,000 – $85,000
Predicted growth: 12%
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Psychology. Skills required: patience, analytical skills, observational skills, communication skills.
As more companies are coming up, and the need to keep their employees satisfied, the need for psychologists is increasing. Organizational psychologists are expected to test and select employees and predict what would increase their performance.

4. IT Manager

Expected Salary: $125,000 – $130,000server room
Predicted growth: 15%
Requirements: a Bachelor’s degree in information or computer science.

Technology drives most organizations; from the processing of employee records, running of company activities, selling of company image. More organizations are coming and embracing technology to drive office activities. It is evident that the need for IT Managers is high, and it is bound to continue increasing.

5. Information Security Analysts

Expected Salary: $85,000 – $95,000
Minimum Requirements: Masters in Information Security
Job outlook: 37%

As most organizations are technology driven, and almost all computers are interconnected, there is always need to ensure security measures to protect an organization’s data. Information security analysts are always going to be required as more organizations come up.

6. Market Research Analyst

Expected Salary range: $60,000 – $70,000
Expected qualifications: a bachelor’s degree in market research or related field.
Companies can not run in the dark. They need data to be able to predict trends in changing consumer needs. Research analysts are required to collect and analyze this data, job opportunities for them are high.

7. Computer System Analysts

Expected Salary range: $75,000 – $85,000
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in computer or information science.
Job outlook: 25%
Organizations require specialists who can study their systems and procedures, design and develop information systems solutions to ensure efficient operations of its activities. These analysts bring IT and business together.

8. Physical Therapistsphysical therapists

Expected salary: $80,000
Job outlook: 36%
Requirements: a doctorate.
These are required to help ill or injured people to improve their movement and manage their pain. They are needed to help persons of all ages who are suffering from functional problems like neck or back injuries.

9. Web developers and designers

Expected salary: $70,000
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science.
In this field, demonstrative skills and a comprehensive portfolio are more important than the degree. Almost every business currently requires a website to showcase their services. Need for web developers is high to create and maintain these sites.

10. Financial Managers

Expected salary: $70,000
Job Outlook: 30%
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Finances
One of the most growing jobs and certainly high on demand in 2016. More wealthy people require financial managers to assist in deciding where to invest and put their money.

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