If you want to know who’s hiring in 2016, then you’re in luck! Every year, we take a look at what’s happening in the job market. There were some surprising changes this year with a surge in demand for truck drivers and retail sales workers. Read on to see what other fields are in demand as well. They might inspire you to think differently about your employment possibilities in the New Year!
Truck Drivers Tractor-trailer truck drivers have taken the top spot this year with approximately 228,000 jobs that need to be filled here in the U.S. Most successful applicants possess a high school diploma, a commercial driving license, and taken educational courses specifically in truck driving. One important caveat is simply in regards to lifestyle. A full-time job means you’ll be spending most of your time on the road. People who prefer to stick closer to home should steer clear and explore other options.
Registered Nurses Demand for registered nurses consistently outweighs the number of available applicants year after year. Obviously, the demands of patient care and the hours that go with them are not for everybody which might explain the staggering availability of jobs in this field. Currently, there are over 200,000 open positions for registered nurses in the U.S.
Customer Service Representatives Working as a customer service representative is no joke. Fielding customer complaints, processing orders, and acting as a liaison between a company and the public can be a stressful and demanding job. There are over 100,000 positions waiting to be filled this year if you’re a people person who can take the heat!
Retail Sales Workers We were shocked to see retail sales workers on the list this year even after adjusting for the increased demand for employees due to the holidays. If you have a flair for moving merchandise, polish off those resumes because they’re looking for you!