January 3, 2016

Discover The Best Jobs Of 2016

Time flies. It’s hard to believe that 2016 is already here. If your New Year’s Resolution is to find a job this year, then focus your job search on one of the best jobs of 2016.

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We stumbled upon a press release from CareerBuilder.com that highlights the best jobs of 2016. And guess what? 2016 is a great time to be a job seeker!

CareerBuilder partnered with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. to create a list of the best jobs of 2016. After analyzing over 700 occupations, they selected the top jobs based on the number of job ads posted versus the number of people actually hired. Job growth, salary, and other factors were also considered while compiling the list.

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The press release focused on two lists – occupations that require a college education and those that don’t. Below are the results.

Here are the top 12 jobs of 2016 that require a college education:

  1. Registered Nurses
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 199,082
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 171,097
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $32.04
  2. Software Developers, Applications
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 83,649
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 126,277
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $45.92
  3. Marketing Managers
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 83,183
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 23,692
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $61.12
  4. Sales Managers
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 53,808
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 35,399
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $53.20
  5. Medical and Health Services Managers
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 51,833
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 26,080
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $44.62
  6. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 51,068
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 36,640
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $26.44
  7. Industrial Engineers
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 47.279
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 25,426
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $39.18
  8. Computer Systems Analysts
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 46,852
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 87,023
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $39.76
  9. Web Developers
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 45,790
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 22,282
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $30.52
  10. Financial Managers
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 39,906
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 37,458
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $55.44
  11. Physical Therapists
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 39,711
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 27,473
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $39.61
  12. Pharmacists
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 31,536
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 14,591
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $58.15

Here are the top 10 best jobs of 2016 that do NOT require a college education:

  1. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 984,669
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 208,932
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $19.00
  2. Food Service Managers
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 33,408
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 24,690
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $23.34
  3. Computer User Support Specialists
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 30,937
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 85,324
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $22.89
  4. Insurance Sales Agents
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 18,834
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 69,124
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $23.01
  5. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 13,869
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 15,456
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $17.26
  6. Surgical Technologists
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 7,714
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 11,186
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $20.84
  7. Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 5,647
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 25,434
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $20.98
  8. Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 5,070
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 10,454
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $41.06
  9. Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 4,674
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 19.003
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $29.32
  10. Medical Secretaries
    • Gap Between Postings and Hires: 3,107
    • Job Growth 2010-2015: 74,124
    • Median Hourly Earnings: $15.50

We did not include the full list of jobs. Find out what other jobs made the lists by visiting the Press Release on CareerBuilder.com.

Start the New Year off right and search for these jobs on the JobMonkey Job Center. These are the jobs you want to apply for in 2016.

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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