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Ten Jobs That Have Grown Over 30 Percent in the Last Year

As the job market continues to be a central focus of political debate leading up to the Presidential election, CareerBuilder experts have identified areas of employment that are growing at an accelerated rate.

Pulling data from national employment resources, CareerBuilder’s Supply & Demand Portal has compiled a sample of occupations for which job listings have increased more than 30 percent since this time last year.   

Among occupations with more than 30 percent growth in job listings since last year are:

  • Software Engineer – job listings are up 74 percent year-over-year

With the proliferation of smart devices and the Internet and the race to get innovations to market first, tech-savvy workers are in high demand.

  • Customer Service Representative – up 50 percent

Companies continue to invest in strengthening customer loyalty and extending sales opportunities across industries.

  • Social Media Manager – up 48 percent

A position that didn’t exist in many companies five years ago, social media managers are being added to employee rosters as companies tap into the power of Facebook, Twitter and other venues to increase visibility, market their products and manage brand perceptions.

  • Truck Driver – up 45 percent

An uptick in manufacturing activity and the demand for goods and services are keeping the roads busy.

  • Pharmacy Technician – up 43 percent

An aging population and a sharp increase in the number of Americans with access to medical care is driving demand across health-related professions.

  • Training & Development Manager – up 41 percent

Despite a tough job market, one-third of employers currently have positions for which they can’t find qualified candidates and half of all employers reported they have plans to hire workers who have no experience in their industries and train them.  They need training managers to help fill the gaps for high skill positions and get employees up to speed.

  • Financial Analyst – up 39 percent

Still recovering from one of the deepest recessions felt across the globe, companies need individuals who can provide guidance on market trends and investment decisions.

  • Video Editor – up 36 percent

Forty-eight hours of video are uploaded on YouTube every minute.  Companies continue to invest in ways to take their messages and initiatives viral.  Video has become an integral way organizations share news about their organizations externally and internally.

  • Sales Representative – up 35 percent

Companies need individuals who can deepen market penetration and drive top-line growth for their organizations.

  • Chef/Cook – up 34 percent

Restaurant and food service jobs are increasing as the economy improves and households have more flexibility in spending.

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Stephanie Gaspary

About Stephanie Gaspary

Stephanie is the managing director of content strategy at CareerBuilder, tasked with creating opportunities to share the CareerBuilder story across job seeker and employer channels. Stephanie, a lifelong learner, holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's in Management - both from North Park University and a Bachelor's degree in Art from Bethel University. A Minnesotan at heart, Stephanie has lived in Chicago for nearly 20 years, is the doting mother to two wacky german shorthaired pointer pups, looks forward to her morning run *almost* as much as that first cup of coffee and vows to one day live in the mountains.
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