2017 hot jobs: Our experts predict the best jobs in each field for 2017 search jobs


Randstad collected data from our expert recruiters to determine the hot jobs that will be most in demand over the next year. Our team looked at a variety of current workforce trends, including number of qualified candidates and available positions, market growth, salary range and employer need for specific skill sets to predict the best jobs in a variety of fields. After carefully considering this information, Randstad anticipates the following roles to be the hot jobs in demand for 2017.

Engineering Hot Jobs

5 most in-demand jobs

From new specialized roles to more traditional positions experiencing tremendous growth due to the recent post-recession boom, the engineering field continues to evolve based on market trends and technical innovation. Competition remains high for the most popular positions; however, the unemployment rate for the overall field is well below the national average. Based on various market trends and economic factors, Randstad has named the following positions as hot jobs in demand for engineering:

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Validation Engineer
Construction Project Manager
Controls Engineer
Robotics Engineer
Embedded Engineer
Finance and Accounting Hot Jobs

6 most in-demand jobs

Finance and accounting professionals play an integral role in the success and profitability of an organization. As the economy continues to rebound, the demand for these professionals is expected to increase. Employers are looking for candidates with strong public accounting and general ledger software skills, and the demand is growing for bilingual professionals as well. Based on various market trends and economic factors, Randstad has named the following positions as hot jobs in demand for finance and accounting:

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Accounting Clerk
Accountant
Analyst
Manager
Audit
VP Finance/Controller
Human Resources Hot Jobs

5 most in-demand jobs

Human resources professionals are also benefiting from an uptick in the economy. Growing organizations will need additional human resource professionals to assist with hiring new talent and administering benefits programs. Job seekers can expect to see some competition for the best jobs in the field; however, this statistic varies by location. Based on various market trends and economic factors, Randstad has named the following positions as hot jobs in demand for human resources:

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HR Generalist/Business Partner
HR Manager/Director
Comp and Benefits Manager
Learning and Development Specialist
Recruitment Specialist
Information Technology Hot Jobs

5 most in-demand jobs

It should come as no surprise that advances in technology are spurring an increased demand for qualified candidates in a wide variety of IT roles. The most popular positions continue to see tremendous growth and increased job postings compared to a year ago. A large number of available positions are located in some of the country's largest cities, such as New York, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco and Boston. Based on various market trends and economic factors, Randstad has named the following positions as hot jobs in demand for IT:

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Big Data Engineer
Full Stack Developer
Security Engineer
IoT Architect
VR / AR Engineer
Life Sciences Hot Jobs

5 most in-demand jobs

New breakthroughs and solutions are leading to new opportunities for job seekers in the life sciences field. Available opportunities for some of the most popular jobs can be competitive; however, recent legislation is promising additional funding for pharmaceutical research and development. This is expected to increase the demand for certain specialties within the field. Based on various market trends and economic factors, Randstad has named the following positions as hot jobs in demand for life sciences:

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Clinical Study Manager
Clinical Research Associate
Regulatory Manager
Medical Writer
Drug Safety Associate
Manufacturing and Logistics Hot Jobs

10 most in-demand jobs

New technology and innovative production systems are sparking a rebirth in American manufacturing. Organizations in this field generally have a larger supply of candidates from which to choose, so job seekers with previous skilled trades experience and higher education or training may have the advantage when competing for some of the best jobs. Based on various market trends and economic factors, Randstad has named the following positions as hot jobs in demand for manufacturing and logistics:

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Direct Hire

Production Supervisor
Driver
Warehouse
Supervisor
Maintenance Mechanic
Machine Operator

Temporary Jobs

Loader/
Unloader
Assembler
General Production Worker
Forklift
Operator
Picker/Packer
Non-Clinical Healthcare Hot Jobs

5 most in-demand jobs

The growth of the healthcare field is benefiting more than just the medical professionals who treat patients directly. The need for administrative and clerical workers is also expected to climb; however, some of the more popular positions only have limited openings, so competition may be high. Based on various market trends and economic factors, Randstad has named the following positions as hot jobs in demand for non-clinical healthcare:

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Administrative Assistant
Receptionist
Executive Assistant
Medical Secretary
Medical Assistant
Office and Administration Hot Jobs

4 most in-demand jobs

The need for office and administration professionals continues to climb as the economy grows. These employees are essential for day-to-day business operations and vital to a company’s success. Competition can be high for some of most popular jobs in this field, but there are thousands of job postings in a wide variety of locations across the country. Based on various market trends and economic factors, Randstad has named the following positions as hot jobs in demand for office and administration:

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Customer Service Representative
Administrative Assistant
Receptionist
Executive Assistant
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Every year, Randstad US publishes a summary of what are expected to be the hot jobs across many fields and industries. Our list for 2017 includes the best jobs for candidates looking to grow their careers in engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, non-clinical healthcare, and office and administration.

If you’re looking for a new career opportunity, our staffing experts are ready to help you find the best jobs for your professional needs. To get started finding your hot job, simply send us your resume and one of our recruiters will contact you. You can also sign up for job alerts to receive an email when a position is posted that meets your search criteria. And as always, you can search for jobs that are available right now in your area.