I bet that when you were child you didn’t want to become Software Programmer, Communication Manager or Business Developer. Your parents or teachers would likely think you were out of your mind if you were not choosing among other more classic, romantic professions such as Literature Teacher, War Correspondent or Primary Care Doctor.
Times change and, although education, information and medicine are obviously still necessary, job tendencies are heading in a different direction. Since we started Placement Italy, we have found out that there are certain job positions that are frequently repeated, and which request similar skills and backgrounds.
Randstad, a well-known Dutch multinational human resource consulting firm, publishes yearly an article containing the most in-demand jobs, in order to understand the labour market today and to foresee the world of work tomorrow. We are not saying anything new in stressing the importance of technology in nowadays’ employment, a common feature present in almost every sector and around which daily tasks take place.
In its last publication about employment trends in the United States, Randstad lists the 8 most common sectors among job offers during the last and probably the following years:
1. EngineeringThese positions are usually found in solid and advanced labour markets, like the German or the American one. However, according to Ransdtad, the unemployment rate in this field is in general lower than the national average.
2. Finance and AccountingEvery organization needs, at least, one professional developing this role. The most valuable abilities they must possess are strong accounting and updated software skills.
3. Human ResourcesThe growing economy would be benefiting Human Resources’ candidates, provided that societies would need to enlarge their workforce and, often, require diverse present-day profiles.
4. Information Technology (IT)As we have mentioned, it should come as not surprise that improvements in technology would increase candidatures of IT roles: Big Data Engineer and Software Developer are just two of them.
5. Life SciencesNational governments love promising further public investments in Research and Development (R&D). If it ever becomes reality, there would be new job opportunities in the next future.
6. Manufacturing and LogisticsNew technology is also modifying job positions in this field, that today is living a new boom both in America and in Europe.
7. Non-clinical Healthcare“The growth of the healthcare field is benefiting more than just the medical professionals who treat patients directly”, assures Randstad USA in its article. Healthcare facilities would also need administrative and executive assistants, medical secretary and receptionists.
8. Office and AdministrationOffice and Administration professionals keep climbing as the economy raises. These employees have become crucial for business daily activities and company’s success.
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