The future of jobs will look a lot different in the next five years. The world of work is fast shifting: in addition to industry disruptions caused by technological advances, workers are also leaving their jobs in search of new opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic has further intensified this trend.
Looking for a career in a fast-growing job? The LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise list for 2022 has revealed the 25 fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. over the past five years and the career trends that will shape the future of work. To identify the jobs experiencing the highest growth rates, the LinkedIn Economic Graph researchers collected data and examined millions of jobs generated by LinkedIn members between 1 January 2017 and 31 July 2021.
While wages have increased and unemployment continues to fall, professionals are wondering what the future of work will bring. If you're looking for long-term opportunities or developing skills to prepare you for the future, here's a look at trending career opportunities.
Here are the top 10 fastest-growing jobs in the U.S.
#1. Vaccine specialists
At the top of the list are vaccine specialists, with 63% of positions occupied by women. Associated roles include vaccine sales managers, vaccine experts, vaccine coordinators and vaccine administrators. Vaccine specialists support the production, distribution and patient education of vaccinations across a broad range of functions, including medical sales, community outreach and clinical operations. Sales effectiveness, pharmaceutical sales and knowing how to launch a product are typical skills.
#2. Diversity and inclusion managers
A diversity and inclusion manager is responsible for leading initiatives that improve diversity, equity and inclusion within a company. Among the most common skills required for this role are diversity programme development, community outreach, and leadership development. The gender distribution is 71.2% females and 29.8% males.
#3. Customer marketing managers
Marketing managers work between marketing and sales departments to develop and implement customer engagement programmes. Customer insight, marketing strategy and competitive analysis are among the most commonly needed skills. It is interesting to note that in the top five ranking, customer marketing manager positions offer the highest remote work probability, at just over 30%.
#4. Machine learning engineers
Engineers specialising in machine learning create self-running artificial intelligence algorithms for products and applications. Common skills include deep learning, TensorFlow and Python. Salaries range from $72,600 to $170,000.
#5. Process development scientists
Researchers and development scientists work on improving existing processes and developing new ones. Common skills include purification, cell culture and bioreactors. Product development scientists and manufacturing scientists are just two of the associated positions. This role offers the lowest remote work possibility in the top 5, at 1.2%.
Business development representatives, search marketing managers, UX researchers, business system administrators and analyst relations specialists complete the top ten.