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10 most in-demand jobs in the USA

If you're thinking about what to study at college or university, or the ongoing pandemic has you reassessing what you'd like to do with the rest of your career, then a good place to start is by looking at which professions are the most in-demand right now.

Naturally, I would always recommend you follow your dream as best as possible! But you may be surprised at which careers are crying out for more qualified people, and the achievable salaries that come with them.

By making use of Indeed's latest research, here's a look at the 10 most in-demand careers in the jobs market right now.

1

Home health workers

Home health workers

Average salary: $30,696

Home healthcare workers provide invaluable support within patients' homes to support them to live their daily lives - predominantly with more elderly people or those who are unable to fully look after themselves. A very rewarding career choice for people who have a passion for helping others.

2

Psychical therapist

Psychical therapist

Average salary: $35,674

A physical therapist help to motivate and assist patients who are performing exercises and other function activities, as well as setting up equipment for different sessions,

PT's also support with admin duties, transporting patients and generally supporting with the smooth running of sessions.

3

Nursing assistant

Nursing assistant

Average salary: $35,674

Nursing assistants have become the backbone of the majority of hospital wards around the world. Also known as NA's, they are responsible for the smooth running of wards, taking patient observations, changing bedding and keeping wards clean. A great career move for people who would like to work in a hospital setting without the requirement of a degree.

4

Construction workers

Construction workers

Average salary: $39,381

The world keeps building, and it needs more people to help build it! 'Construction worker' is a broad brush that covers a number of specialists. Everything from bricklaying to tool maintenance, site safety and security, regulating traffic, removing debris... it's a varied role that's in high demand! A great choice for those who would prefer to be in a hands-on job working with a team, and with room to specialise and continue to train whilst on the job too.

5

HGV driver

HGV driver

Average salary: $68,140

Here in the UK thanks to the pandemic (and Brexit too), we've seen just how important HGV or truck drivers are! Without them, goods can't move around the country from where they're distributed to where they're needed.

Such is the demand for HGV drivers in some parts of the world that haulage firms are paying huge signing-on bonuses to snap them up.

It can be a difficult and sometimes lonely job with long stretches on the road, but the achievable salary can make up for that if you have the right mindset.

6

Web developer

Web developer

Average salary: $68,330

This again is a massively varied sector of the market. A web developer could apply to someone who builds websites, or creates the platforms that websites can be built on, or creates the platforms that the platforms that websites can be built on... are built on!

As the world becomes ever-more dependent on the internet, the demand for experienced website developers has skyrocketed. And education systems have been slow to catch-up by getting children clued up in this field.

The rest? A potentially rewarding career, working on fantastic projects... with a great potential salary. If development is something you're interested in, then take a look at these SAP jobs here.

7

Operations research analyst

Operations research analyst

Average salary: $70,945

Operations research analysts are highly intelligent, analytical and methodical people which leaders turn to when they have key decisions to make.

But what do they do? An ORA will advise managers on the proper course of action to take, using analytical methods and advanced maths to support their suggestions.

If you love stats and have a thing for maths, then there is a healthy average salary waiting for you if you go down this career path!

8

Financial advisor

Financial advisor

Average salary: $72,570

If maths is your thing but you don't like the sound of becoming an operations research analyst, then maybe becoming a financial advisor is the route to go down.

Financial advisors advise clients on a range of money matters, from setting objectives and managing expenses to suggesting investment opportunities and analysing current market trends.

9

Health services administrator

Health services administrator

Average salary: $73,269

A health services administrator (HSA) support in the functioning running of hospitals and other healthcare settings. They manage the regulatory side of healthcare, management policies and creating work schedules for staff.

This is a great career choice if you want to work within the healthcare sector without being on the front line. A key job to support nurses, doctors and surgeons to do their work!

10

Registered nurse

Registered nurse

Average salary: $80,888

Last on our list of the top 10 in-demand jobs right now is registered nursing.

During the 20th century in particular, being a nurse was seen as a glamorous and even romantic job. But the numbers training to become nurses over the last two decades have fallen. As such, the demand for RN's has been incredibly high for many years now in a trend that's evident from the US to the UK and beyond.

A degree is required as you'll be sorting out patient medication, and you'll be carrying out diagnostic testing too. But for the right person with the drive to really help people in medical need, becoming a registered nurse is a rewarding choice to make.