January 4, 2015

The Best Jobs of 2015

What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Is it to find a job in 2015? Why not focus your job search on some of the most in demand jobs of the new year?

We ran across a cool study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl that focuses on the best jobs of 2015. They compiled their list of hot jobs based on supply and demand. They narrowed a huge list of over 700 occupations down to the 10 best jobs of 2015.

The top jobs were selected based on their overall growth over the past four years, median pay, and the number of people hired compared to the number of jobs posted. Companies are literally posting jobs faster than they can hire people. The study really highlights where there is a demand for top talent.

Below are the best jobs of 2015 and the stats to back up their positions:

  • Marketing Executive
    • Average Monthly Unique Job Postings – 34,613
    • Average Monthly Hires – 11,617
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires – 22,996
    • Job Growth – +10%
    • Median Annual Pay: $119,433
  • Software Developer, Applications
    • Average Monthly Unique Job Postings – 52,700
    • Average Monthly Hires – 31,616
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires – 21,084
    • Job Growth – +15%
    • Median Annual Pay – $92,892
  • Registered Nurse
    • Average Monthly Unique Job Postings – 122,922
    • Average Monthly Hires – 103,804
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires – 19,118
    • Job Growth – +5%
    • Median Annual Pay – $67,620
  • Industrial Engineer
    • Average Monthly Unique Job Postings – 26,301
    • Average Monthly Hires – 7,880
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires – 18,151
    • Job Growth – +9%
    • Median Annual Pay – $81,036
  • Network Computer System Administrator
    • Average Monthly Unique Job Postings – 35,788
    • Average Monthly Hires – 18,734
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires – 17,054
    • Job Growth – +7%
    • Median Annual Pay – $74,547
  • Web Developer
    • Average Monthly Unique Job Postings – 30,108
    • Average Monthly Hires – 14,616
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires – 15,492
    • Job Growth – +17%
    • Median Annual Pay – $58,281
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
    • Average Monthly Unique Job Postings – 27,696
    • Average Monthly Hires – 12,626
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires – 15,070
    • Job Growth – +6%
    • Median Annual Pay – $90,708
  • Physical Therapist
    • Average Monthly Unique Job Postings – 24,425
    • Average Monthly Hires – 10,880
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires – 13,545
    • Job Growth – +10%
    • Median Annual Pay – $80,350
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Average Monthly Unique Job Postings – 15,113
    • Average Monthly Hires – 7,112
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires – 8,001
    • Job Growth – +5%
    • Median Annual Pay – $70,720
  • Sales Manager
    • Average Monthly Unique Job Postings – 28,589
    • Average Monthly Hires – 22,280
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires – 6,309
    • Job Growth – +8%
    • Median Annual Pay – $106,038

You may also want to see how this list compares to the most in demand jobs of 2014.

Use the list of the best jobs of 2015 to your advantage. Focus your job search on these in demand jobs and you’ll be more likely to get hired. Start your job search on the JobMonkey Job Board today.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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