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Top New Positions in 2021 and Beyond

We are always trying to leverage our experience across industries and roles to bring best practices to our clients and leverage data to build the right strategy for each opening. There have been many emerging trends in the professional services space in 2020. Technological advancements are expected to support rapid employment growth in professional, business, and scientific services sectors, including computer systems design and related services as well as management, scientific, and technical consulting services.


As we look ahead to 2021 and beyond, we have studied many markets and in demand roles across industries. Here are some of the most sought-after professionals as we head into economic recovery and life in the US through and post pandemic.



As we look at the top 10 in demand roles, many are linked to the recovery and the continued move to the cloud with information/data, medical care and streamlining our business processes for efficiency in a remote and distributed environment.

1. Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers

Median annual earnings in 2019: $107,510

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor's degree

2. Registered nurses

Median annual earnings in 2019: $73,300

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor's degree

3. General and operations managers

Median annual earnings in 2019: $100,780

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor's degree

4. Financial managers

Median annual earnings in 2019: $129,890

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor's degree

5. Medical and health services managers

Median annual earnings in 2019: $100,980

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor's degree

6. Nurse practitioners

Median annual earnings in 2019: $109,820

Typical educational requirements: Master's degree

7. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Median annual earnings in 2019: $63,790

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor's degree

8. Management analysts

Median annual earnings in 2019: $85,260

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor's degree

9. Computer and information systems managers

Median annual earnings in 2019: $146,360

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor's degree

10. All other project management specialists and business operations specialists

Median annual earnings in 2019: $73,570

Typical educational requirements: Bachelor's degree


Within the IT Industry, there are many emerging roles and also ones that we have seen increase in need over the last 3 years. They are:


1. Data Analysts and Scientists

2. AI and Machine Learning Specialists

3. General and Operations Managers

4. Software and Applications Developers and Analysts

5. Sales and Marketing Professionals

6. Big Data Specialists

7. Digital Transformation Specialists

8. New Technology Specialists

9. Organizational Development Specialists

10. Information Technology Services

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