hot jobs:

the best in-demand jobs for 2017.

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 skillsets to predict the five 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.

hot jobs overview

engineering hot 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:

  • Validation Engineer
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Controls Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Embedded Engineer

 

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finance and accounting hot 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:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accountant
  • Analyst
  • Audit
  • Manager
  • VP Finance/Controller

 

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human resources hot 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:

  • HR Generalist/Business Partner
  • HR Manager/Director
  • Comp and Benefits Manager
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • Recruitment Specialist

 

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information technology (IT) hot 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:

  • Big Data Engineer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Security Engineer
  • IoT Architect
  • VR / AR Engineer

 

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life sciences hot 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:

  • Clinical Study Manager
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Regulatory Manager
  • Medical Writer
  • Drug Safety Associate

 

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manufacturing and logistics hot 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:

direct hire jobs

  • Production Supervisor
  • Driver
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Machine Operator

temporary jobs

  • Loader/Unloader
  • Assembler
  • General Production Worker
  • Forklift Operator
  • Picker/Packer

 

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non-clinical healthcare hot 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:

  • Clinical Study Manager
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Regulatory Manager
  • Medical Writer
  • Drug Safety Associate

 

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office and administration hot 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:

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Executive Assistant

 

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find your hot jobs with randstad.

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.