2022 & Job Outlook

“The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

Some of you are winding down 2021 & thinking about a potential new job opportunity or to get in with a different company/industry. Some of you have children you are getting ready to pick a career & need ideas on how to guide them. So, you are probably wondering what are the jobs that are hot & the jobs that well, aren’t.

I was curious myself, I mean being a headhunter you wonder what’s going to be up & coming. Every year I research, analyze & track industries & company trends. Every year its different & constantly evolving with various technologies that are aiding in the change.

I took to the web to dive into may research for 2022 & several articles popped up already. I read many sites, some of which include Forbes, EAB, JobsADA, Job Descriptions & Duties, College Atlas etc. Check them out, if you are in a role being replaced by an algorithm I sympathize, thats rough but perhaps its a way to reinvent yourself! So, take initative & look at the below & perhaps you’ll find something that really sticks out to you.

Positions that are on the decline

  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Accounting, Bookkeeping, & Payroll Clerks
  • Administrative & Executive Secretaries
  • Assembly & Factory Workers
  • Client Information & Customer Service Workers
  • Business Services & Administration Managers
  • Accountants & Auditors
  • Material Recording & Stock Keeping Clerks
  • General & Operations Managers
  • Postal Service Clerks

Positions that are on the incline & expected to continue to grow over the years are those roles that require specific traits people have.

  • Data Analysts & Scientists
  • Actuarial & Statisticians (Medium income is over 6 figures! Expected growth here!)
  • A.I. & Machine Learning Scientists (This will be coming in full force in various industries: medical, finance & banking etc.)
  • General & Operations Managers (This one can clearly go either way depending on the industry)
  • Software & Applications Developers & Analysts
  • Medical Field (Covid took a toll on Heathcare workers, high demand now)
  • Education (Covid took a toll on teachers, high demand now)
  • Sales & Marketing Professionals (If you are creative & bring individuality to the tablet has is gold!)
  • Supply Chain (This is a field that took a hit & is in need of additional Purchasing Agents, Logistic Analysts etc.)
  • Big Data Specialists
  • Digital Transformation Specialists
  • New Technology Specialists
  • Organizational Development Specialists
  • Information Technology Services (Estimated to grow 22%!)

Technologies that are most in demand are the following:

  • Robotics
  • Accounting Technologies
  • Machine Learning
  • Automation

Most in demand industries this year will be the following:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Airplane
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Chemistry, advanced materials
  • Biotechnology
  • Consumption
  • Energy & Technology
  • Financial services & Investments
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining & Metallurgy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Professional Services

Here are a few interesting salaries for some of the top needed roles:

  • Java Developer, $90,850
  • Data Scientists, $113,735
  • Product Manager, $121,108
  • Enterprise Architect, $131,363
  • Devops Engineer, $110,006
  • Information Security Engineer, $110,500
  • Business Development Manager, $82,184
  • Mobile Engineer, $94,303
  • Software Engineer, $110,244
  • Dentist, $134,123

Also, do not take these salaries too seriously. You have to take into account the city & state that you are in. If you are looking at going in for a raise request or bracing yourself for a price negotiation make sure you do your research. Some awesome sites are out there, Pay Scale, Salary, Salary Expert amongst many others. Do not go in blind, make sure to always do the research, do not going in playing a guessing game. Employers know what you are worth & what the job warrants. So play smart!

Stay tuned, I am working on a post for high school graduates & their parents. It will be geared towards helping them figure out a career path. Until then, have a great one!