The Best Jobs of 2017

By CareerBuilder, Special for  USDR

In the market for a new job in the New Year? CareerBuilder and Emsi compiled a list of the hottest jobs for 2017 based on three factors: 1) occupations that pay, on average, around $20 or more per hour 2) have grown faster than the overall labor market from 2012 to 2016 and 3) have a critical mass of jobs. The study highlights five key career categories where there is persistent demand and a large number of job postings each  month.

“Our research shows that employers are very invested in expanding headcount in areas such as analytics and data science, product development and sales as they strive to stay competitive in B2B and B2C markets,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “Skilled laborers will also see high employment demand in the year ahead as will workers in clinical  roles.”

The analysis uses CareerBuilder and Emsi’s extensive labor market database, which pulls from a variety of national and state employment resources as well as online job postings. The following are occupations where workers will find a larger number of opportunities. The average hourly earnings are for the category overall. The job titles listed can earn significantly higher than the  average.

Occupation Category

2012 Jobs

2016 Jobs

in Jobs


Examples of In
Demand Job Titles

Business and Financial Operations






*Operations Manager

*Business Process Analyst

*Product Development Specialist

*Financial Analyst

*Office Manager

Information Technology






*Data Scientist 

*User Interface / Front End Developer

*Product Manager

*Mobile Software Engineer

*Information Security Manager

Health Care






*Family Practitioner

*Medical Director

*ICU Nurse


*Physical Therapist

*Rehabilitation Nurse







*Account Executive

*Account Manager

*Business Development Manager

*Client Services Coordinator

Skill Trades








*HVAC Technician

About Emsi
Emsi is a labor market data provider that strives to produce a comprehensive view of the regional workforce and economy to help people make better decisions. Emsi’s composite labor market database blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends with rich job posting analytics to show the positions employers are seeking—and hiring—today. Our labor market dataset compiles both real-time and traditional sources, including an aggregation of between 6-8 million unique job postings each month, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. Since 2000, Emsi data has helped leaders in higher education and workforce/economic development build a better workforce and promote economic prosperity in their  regions.

About  CareerBuilder®
CareerBuilder is the only end-to-end human capital management company covering the entire candidate lifecycle and employee lifecycle for businesses. As the global leader in its industry, CareerBuilder specializes in cutting-edge HR software as a service to help companies with every step of talent acquisition and management. CareerBuilder works with top employers across industries, providing solutions for talent and labor market analytics, job distribution, candidate sourcing, tracking, onboarding, HRIS, benefits administration and compliance.  It also operates leading job sites around the world. Owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO) and McClatchy (NYSE: MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit

SOURCE  CareerBuilder

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