Jobs with a salary of $100K+ have shifted to being remote more now than before the pandemic. Pre-COVID, about 4% of all jobs were remote. By the end of 2020, that rose to 9%, and by the end of 2021 it increased to 18%. By the end of 2022, it’s predicted that 25% or more of these high-paying jobs will be remote. Technology roles lead the list of remote high-paying jobs with roles such as senior software engineer, software engineer, DevOps engineer and data engineer – product management and product marketing roles are also included.
Almost 4 in 10 of the 100 best jobs across industries are in healthcare/healthcare support. The top 5 jobs overall are Information Security Analyst, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Medical and Health Services Manager, and Software Developer. The top Healthcare jobs are Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Speech-Language Pathologist, Physician, and Registered Nurse. Rankings took in consideration the expected hiring demand, salary, work-life balance, etc.
More than half (63%) of respondents to a recent survey said their business “experienced more turnover in 2021 than other years on average”. A whopping 73% of those surveyed said they’re expecting to hire more in 2022. About a third are wanting to fill customer service roles (33%), accounting and finance roles (32%), IT (31%), sales (30%), and marketing (29%). Almost half (40%) are expecting to increase their headcount by at least 10%.
An underwhelming 2,000 jobs were added to the U.S. IT sector in December (.04% month-over-month lift totaling 5.4 million jobs), blamed mostly due to a low level of candidates to choose from.
“We expect a continued slowdown in hiring with a flat employment growth rate in the IT and engineering sectors for some time to come,” TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts said. “With the tech unemployment rate dropping to 2%, it is clear the slowdown is more a function of companies struggling to find qualified talent rather than lack of demand.”
Despite COVID impacts, The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index expects strong growth for 2022.
“The Employment Trends Index increased again in December. And based on the latest readings of the index’s components, job growth is likely to be strong in 2022,” said Gad Levanon, head of The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute. “Nevertheless, in the very short term, job growth may be tepid as the fallout from omicron continues.”
However, industries that require in-person services such as hotels, personal care, restaurants, and entertainment will be impacted more by the virus with decreased consumer spending which leads to a decrease in hiring.
Temporary jobs in the U.S. experienced a decrease in December as growth expectations fell short for the number of nonfarm jobs added.
“Although the headline job gain of 199,000 in December was below analyst expectations, the previous two months were revised upwards, the unemployment rate declined from 4.2% to 3.9%, and many other macroeconomic variables such as job openings and initial unemployment claims suggest a strong labor market,” according to a perspective by SIA.
Until next week,
Erin and Team BountyJobs