8 In-Demand Jobs...and How Much They Pay
These careers are totally trending
Currently seeking: A career change. If this applies to you, you’re in luck. We did the legwork for you and pulled together a list of 2016’s most sought-after (and highest-paying) jobs, per salary-sourcing website Glassdoor.com. The time to dust off your résumé is now.
Average Salary: $116,000
Sure, the role sounds a bit vague, but basically it’s the person at a tech-driven start-up or government agency who looks at web data (think Google Analytics or Facebook) and makes recommendations to help the company gain a competitive edge. You’ll need a background in business and math, as well as the ability to communicate metrics to a team of non-numbers-minded people.
Average Salary: $108,000
Math skills, FTW. This role is a step above an accountant. Here’s why: Instead of working for your standard numbers firm, you’d most likely find yourself in-house at a budding start-up or an established corporation, crunching all the local and international tax-related financials. (You’ll need a degree in accounting, FYI.)
Average Salary: $90,000
Love Pokémon Go? Perhaps you have a vision for the next genius gaming (or non-gaming) app. One caveat: Coding skills are required. But that’s OK--you've been meaning to enroll in an online course for, like, forever.
Average Salary: $85,000
Sound boring? These days, HR jobs are very much evolving (workplace strategy, anyone?) and can be more about improving corporate culture and updating office infrastructure than conducting exit interviews and setting up dental plans.
PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER
Average Salary: $115,000
If you’re good at translating company speak into customer-facing messaging, this high-paying gig might be perfect for you. All companies--whether you work in medical sales or for a clothing line--are constantly unveiling new products to stay current. Your job? To help fine-tune the branding (like the logo or tagline) and create tools to spread the word and generate sales.
Average Salary: $78,000
Hey, you’re already a little OCD, which is why this job--managing the moving parts of commercial or residential building projects--could be right up your alley. It’s all about sticking to a schedule and hiring the right vendors to get the work done and on time.
Average Salary: $100,000
If you like helping others and don’t mind a little blood (or puke) every now and then, becoming an NP could earn you a pretty penny--even more if you decide to specialize.
Average Salary: $84,000
Say you’re a genius at corporate strategy. You could work from home (or nab an in-house gig) helping large-scale companies change course…quick. Bonus points for a business degree, but marketing or management (with an affinity for public speaking) also counts.