- To find the most in-demand jobs as we start a new year, LinkedIn examined its hiring data to find what kinds of occupations saw the most growth from April to October 2020 compared to 2019.
- According to the report, many of these jobs saw an increase in response to the pandemic.
- For instance, LinkedIn saw employment growth for nurses and in e-commerce in 2020, since more people were needed to fill online orders and more healthcare workers were needed to treat patients during the pandemic.
- LinkedIn also saw an increase in experts in workplace diversity, such as diversity officers, in response to protests and companies trying to improve their diversity and inclusion efforts.
- Here are the 15 kinds of jobs LinkedIn identified and how much they typically pay.
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If you’re looking to find a new job during the busy recruiting month of January, a new analysis from LinkedIn might offer some good starting points.
As many Americans are still looking for work amid the pandemic, with many still laid off or furloughed, LinkedIn has put together a new report illustrating 15 kinds of jobs that are on the rise.
To do this, LinkedIn looked at the percent change in job opportunities across various positions between April 2020 and October 2020 and the same time frame the year before. LinkedIn then ranked these 15 job areas by both the year-over-year growth rate and demand, or the number of job postings available.
As LinkedIn notes in its report, some of these jobs saw more hiring opportunities emerge as a result of the pandemic, like healthcare support staff and nurses.
Read more: How COVID — and the vaccines — will shape hiring in 2021
Andrew Seaman, senior news editor at LinkedIn, told Insider the report shows there are job openings right now for people with all different kinds of job aspirations and backgrounds, as the occupations in demand are not just within one particular industry, but across various ones and with different education or skill requirements.
Because each of the 15 job trends identified includes various specific job titles, we also included the three largest of those titles from the report to get a better sense of the kinds of jobs that fall under this grouping, as well as their median salary ranges, per LinkedIn.
Keep scrolling to check out the full ranking.