The U.S. economy continues to add jobs at a steady pace, which is good news for people seeking employment. If you’re looking for work, you may be curious to know what are the top jobs in today’s market.
A recent report from U.S. News & World Report shows the top jobs for 2023. What’s a “top job”? According to the publication, it’s one that looks good for the future in terms of salary, stability and other factors.
Here Are Some Top Jobs for 2023
To come up with its list, U.S. News determined the jobs with the largest growth prospects from 2021 to 2031 from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
The rankings were determined by weighing a number of factors including median salary, the likelihood of stress and work-life balance.
Let’s take a partial look at the list, which features top jobs, their median salaries, education requirements and their growth prospects over the decade.
|Occupation||Projected Jobs||Median Salary||Education Level Needed|
|1. Software Developer||370,600||$120,730||Bachelor's Degree|
|2. Nurse Practitioner||112,700||$120,680||Bachelor's Degree|
|3. Medical & Health Services Manager||136,200||$101,340||Bachelor's Degree|
|4. Physician Assistant||38,400||$121,530||Master's Degree|
|5. Information Security Analyst||56,500||$102,600||Bachelor's Degree|
|6. Physical Therapist||40,400||$95,620||Doctorate|
|7. Financial Manager||123,100||$131,710||Bachelor's Degree|
|8. IT Manager||82,400||$159,010||Bachelor's Degree|
|9. Web Developer||28,900||$77,030||Bachelor's Degree|
|15. Market Research Analyst||150,300||$63,920||Bachelor's Degree|
|16. Logistician||54,100||$77,030||Bachelor's Degree|
|17. Registered Nurse||195,400||$77,600||Bachelor's Degree|
|18. Management Analyst||108,400||$93,000||Bachelor's Degree|
|19. Occupational Therapy Assistant||11,000||$61,730||Associate's Degree|
|20. Computer Systems Analyst||50,900||$99,270||Bachelor's Degree|
|21. Financial Advisor||50,900||$94,170||Bachelor's Degree|
|22. Data Scientist||40,500||$100,910||Bachelor's Degree|
|23. Financial Analyst||77,200||$81,730||Bachelor's Degree|
|24. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon||300||$200,800||Doctorate|
|25. Nurse Anesthetist||5,300||$195,610||Master's Degree|
|26. Epidemiologist/Medical Scientist||2,200||$78,830||Master's Degree|
|27. Actuary||5,900||$105,900||Bachelor's Degree|
|28. Operations Research Analyst||24,200||$82,360||Bachelor's Degree|
|29. Database Administrator||7,400||$96,710||Bachelor's Degree|
|30. Statistician||11,200||$95,570||Master's Degree|
How To Stand Out as a Job Candidate
Roy Cohen, career coach and author of “The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide,” says employers are looking for workers who have demonstrated that they can contribute in a meaningful way.
“Employers want to know that your experience is current, relevant, and consistent,” says Cohen. “They want you to demonstrate that you can hit the ground running immediately and contribute to the bottom line.”
Here are some things you can do to make yourself stand out from other job candidates.
Overhaul Your Resume
To wow the recruiter and hiring manager, you need a resume that is a cut above the rest. If you haven’t updated your resume in a while, now’s a good time to get started.
Does your resume look anything like the one on the left? Then it likely needs an overhaul. Follow Team Clark’s step-by-step guide to resume success right now and beyond.
Sharpen Your Interviewing Skills
Another way to underscore your job readiness is by honing your interview skills. Maintaining eye contact and using keywords will help you state your case to the recruiter or hiring manager.
According to remote jobs site FlexJobs, here are some of the common things employers look for when hiring workers for work-from-home positions:
- Organizational Skills
- Written and Verbal Communication Skills
- Technology Skills
- Ability to Work Independently
Getting hired today will no doubt take patience and determination — but it’s doable. By putting the tips above to good use, your chances of securing gainful employment should improve.
Where can you find a list of legitimate remote jobs? Read our Work From Home Guide.