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5 Hottest Jobs Right Now

June 6, 2013 8:23pm (EDT)
Financial Analysts are in great demand by employers
Financial Analysts are in great demand by employers

The U.S. job market changes rapidly. Supply and demand for specific professions are difficult to track. Yet the good people at CareerBuilder.com have tried to do exactly that. They have attempted to identify certain positions where there appears to be an employee shortage.

An examination of hundreds of thousands of advertised jobs has yielded a list of the "5 Hottest Jobs" in the U.S. today. (source: CareerBuilder.com)

1. Account Executive (sales representative)

  • Number of jobs on CareerBuilder: 58,000
  • Mean national salary: $85,000
  • Example of who's hiring: ADP - Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • Top college majors: Business Administration, Accounting and Marketing
  • Average level of education: 50% have a bachelors degree and 22% have a masters degree or higher

2. Net Developer (mobile developer, Web developer, software developer)

  • Number of jobs on CareerBuilder: 14,000
  • Mean national salary: $85,000
  • Example of who's hiring: Hewlett-Packard Top college majors: Computer Science, Business Administration and Management Information Systems
  • Average level of education: 49% have a bachelors degree and 37% have a masters degree or higher

3. Financial Analyst (business analyst, credit analyst, accountant)

  • Number of jobs on CareerBuilder: 31,000
  • Mean national salary: $65,500
  • Example of who's hiring: Accountemps, a Robert Half Company
  • Top college majors: Business Administration, Accounting and Finance Average level of education: 49% have a bachelors degree and 37% have a masters degree or higher

4. CDL Driver (truck driver)

  • Number of jobs on CareerBuilder: 32,000
  • Mean national salary: $44,500
  • Example of who's hiring: Schneider National
  • Top skills/requirements: commercial driver's license, tractor trailer experience and DOT medical card
  • Average level of education: 71% have a high school education, 15% have an associates degree, 14% have a bachelors degree or higher

5. Healthcare Case Manager (registered nurse, program manager)

  • Number of jobs on CareerBuilder: 11,000
  • Mean national salary: $68,000
  • Example of who's hiring: UnitedHealth Group
  • Top majors: Business Administration, Nursing and Psychology Average level of education: 42% have a bachelors degree and 32% have a masters degree or higher

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