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in-demand engineering 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. Randstad sees high demand for the following engineering positions:

  • validation engineer
  • construction project manager
  • controls engineer
  • robotics engineer
  • embedded engineer

 

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in-demand finance and accounting 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 found the following positions to be in demand for finance and accounting:

  • accounting clerk
  • accountant
  • analyst
  • audit manager
  • VP finance/controller

 

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in-demand human resources 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 found the following positions to be in demand:

  • HR generalist/business partner
  • HR manager/director
  • comp and benefits manager
  • learning and development specialist
  • recruitment specialist

 

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in-demand information technology (IT) 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 sees the following positions in high demand:

  • big data engineer
  • full stack developer
  • security engineer
  • IoT architect
  • VR / AR engineer

 

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in-demand life sciences 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, including these positions:

  • clinical study manager
  • clinical research associate
  • regulatory manager
  • medical writer
  • drug safety associate

 

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in-demand manufacturing and logistics 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. We've seen high demand for the following manufacturing and logistics positions:

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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in-demand non-clinical healthcare 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 sees high demand for these non-clinical healthcare jobs:

  • administrative assistant
  • receptionist
  • executive assistant
  • medical secretary
  • medical assistant
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in-demand office and administration 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 sees the following office and administration positions in high demand:

  • customer service representative
  • administrative assistant
  • receptionist
  • executive assistant

 

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