It’s a new year, and for a lot of people, that means an attempt at making a change. For some, it’s a commitment to the gym, a new diet, or picking up a language or another useful skill. Of course, we all know those changes seldom last. Ready to make one that does last, and has positive repercussions for the rest of your life? Many people haven’t realized it yet, but now is a terrific time to be looking for a new job as the market for in-demand jobs is increasingly oversaturated.
I know, the negative election news cycle may have you feeling pessimistic about the economy, but the numbers don’t lie. We’ve got the lowest unemployment rate in 10 years, and the highest number of people employed. Employers, meanwhile, are in a tight spot. There are more open postings going unfilled than ever, and it’s taking longer than ever to fill jobs, at around 29 days.
So, if you want to make a big change in your professional life, 2017 is the year to do it. The infographic below called “Most In-Demand Jobs For 2017“, created by Betterteam, has job descriptions, salaries, and demand for 2017’s most in-demand jobs. It’s also got info about which cities and industries are showing the most growth right now.
Interestingly, if you’re willing to move for better job growth opportunities, you may be headed for warmer and sunnier climates. Five of the top ten cities for job growth are in Florida. Also, it should come as no surprise that Technology is the fastest growing industry growing with an estimated 18%.
If you are ready to make a lasting change in 2017 then the info presented in the infographic below should help you find the industry, job and place that can make a long-term impact on job security, salary, and advancement opportunities. If nothing else, you might arm yourself with this info before you go in and ask for a raise this year. The job market is certainly on your side right now so make a move and upgrade your job situation to something that you have always wanted to do.