Get the inside track on the future job market. Our latest guide reveals the most sought-after roles and key skills you'll need in 2024.
Want to know what jobs will be in demand in 2024? Eager to land one of those good-paying jobs that'll boost your career? Randstad has the inside scoop on the most sought-after positions and hottest trends for the year ahead. Here’s what you need to know.
job seekers still have the upper hand
Our research shows that around a third of U.S. workers are considering a job change next year. That sets the stage for a flood of new openings and a scramble by employers to retain their top performers.
So don’t sell yourself short! Whether you're steering a forklift or fielding customer service calls, your skills and hard work put you in the pole position. Look for opportunities for higher wages, better benefits and career growth — either with your current employer or a potential new one.
AI is your friend
Scared that AI will take your job? Don't be. In white-collar roles, AI may draft emails or social media posts, but your human touch adds the final polish. In warehouse jobs, automation streamlines logistics, letting you focus on critical tasks. This shift means employers are increasingly valuing soft skills like communication and empathy. You can’t build a great team without great people.
your skills are wanted across industries
Whether you clock in at an office or a warehouse, your skills are in high demand across diverse industries. Take administrative assistants: over a quarter of them are landing roles in healthcare and social assistance. This could be a golden opportunity to move into a field you've always been passionate about.
what jobs will be in demand in 2024?
Thinking about starting a new career or pivoting to a different field in 2024? For a full list of good-paying jobs, plus salary details, check out our in-demand jobs section. To give you a flavor of what’s out there, here are seven roles employers are hiring for right now.
Are you good with your hands and have an eye for detail? Welders use high heat to fuse materials like metals and plastics during the manufacturing process.
Key skills: reading blueprints, shop math, mechanical drawing
2. call center representative
An ideal role for a people person. You'll handle inbound and outbound calls, aiming to make customers happy and sell products or services.
Key skills: customer service, problem-solving, multi-tasking, attention to detail
3. customer service representative
Like call center reps but not tied to the phone, customer service reps interact with customers in various ways, answering questions and solving problems.
Key skills: tech-savvy, active listening, communication, cultural sensitivity
4. forklift operator
You'll be handling heavy goods in warehouses or storage yards. Many employers offer forklift certification programs for new hires so you can learn on the job.
Key skills: warehouse know-how, packing/unpacking, physical fitness
5. medical biller/coder
Looking for a job where precision counts? Medical billers and coders are needed to make sure healthcare facilities get paid correctly.
Key skills: medical billing software, medical terminology, confidentiality
6. office assistant
Office assistants are the backbone of many companies, handling everything from phone calls to office supplies.
Key skills: written and verbal communication, organization, time management
7. warehouse worker
Got a talent for juggling tasks and a willingness to roll up your sleeves? There’s a booming market for warehouse jobs.
Key skills: physical stamina, teamwork, safety awareness, time management
Ready to level up your career with a role that’s in high demand for 2024? Join Randstad today for customized job alerts and regular updates that keep you ahead of the curve.