Healthcare, Tech, Finance Dominate LinkedIn’s Most Promising Jobs of 2017

Healthcare, Tech, Finance Dominate LinkedIn’s Most Promising Jobs of 2017

The professional network ranked the most promising jobs of 2017 based on those positions’ potential for career advancement, job growth and salary. 2017’s list is the first time LinkedIn ranked jobs in this category.

The professions that made the cut all have high median salaries, strong job openings and year-over-year growth, and are likely to lead to a promotion or advancement, LinkedIn vice president for talent solutions and careers Daniel Shapero wrote in a blog post. Most positions are in finance, tech, or healthcare.

  1. Hospitalist

Median Base Salary:  $222,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (87%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0

Top Skills: Healthcare Management, Inpatient Care, Electronic Medical Record, Patient Safety, Internal Medicine

 

  1. Pharmacist

Median Base Salary: $123,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,300+ (45%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 5.0

Top Skills: Medication Therapy Management,Community Pharmacy,Patient Counseling,Pharmacy Automation,Immunization

 

  1. Sales Engineer

Median Base Salary:  $80,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,000+ (159%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0

Top Skills: Solution Selling, Sales Management, Project Engineering, Automation, Sales Engineering

 

  1. Site Reliability Engineer

Median Base Salary:  $140,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 300+ (93%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0

Top Skills: Linux, Python, Bash, Apache, Shell Scripting

 

  1. Product Manager

Median Base Salary: $97,500

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,000+ (11%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0

Top Skills: Product Development, Competitive Analysis, Product Launch, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Marketing Strategy

 

  1. Financial Analyst

Median Base Salary: $64,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,500+ (27%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0

Top Skills: Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Financial Modeling, Variance Analysis,Forecasting

 

  1. Technical Program Manager

Median Base Salary: $129,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 500+ (49%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0

Top Skills: Agile Methodologies, Software Project Management, Software Development Life Cycle, Scrum, Cloud Computing

 

  1. Program Manager

Median Base Salary: $97,400

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,300+ (17%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 7.0

Top Skills: Project Management, Project Portfolio Management, Project Delivery, Vendor Management, Business Process Improvement

 

  1. 9. Data Engineer

Median Base Salary:  $105,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 900+ (85%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0

Top Skills: Hadoop, Python, SQL, Big Data,Hive

 

  1. Scrum Master

Median Base Salary: $100,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 400+ (104%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0

Top Skills: Agile Methodologies, Software Project Management, Scrum, Requirements Analysis, SQL

 

  1. Software Engineer

Median Base Salary: $94,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 10,000+ (13%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0

Top Skills: Java, C++, SQL, Linux, XML

 

  1. Clinical Nurse

Median Base Salary: $75,700

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,300+ (77%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0

Top Skills: Patient Safety, Hospitals, Critical Care, Inpatient Care, Acute Care

 

  1. Physician Assistant

Median Base Salary: $104,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,800+ (37%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 4.0

Top Skills: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Electronic Medical Record, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine

 

  1. Business Analyst

Median Base Salary: $70,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,000+ (20%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0

Top Skills: Requirements Analysis, Business Requirements, Software Development Life Cycle, User Acceptance Testing,Visio

 

  1. Tax Manager

Median Base Salary: $103,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (52%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0

Top Skills: Income Tax, Corporate Tax, Tax Accounting, International Tax, Tax Advisory

 

  1. Data Architect

Median Base Salary: $122,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 500+ (26%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0

Top Skills: Data warehousing, Data modeling, ETL (Extract, Transform, Load),Business Intelligence,Databases

 

  1. Anesthetist

Median Base Salary:  $156,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 400+ (148%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 4.0

Top Skills: Critical Care, Anesthesia, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Intensive Care, Hospitals

 

  1. Analytics Manager

Median Base Salary: $109,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 400+ (49%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0

Top Skills: Data Analysis, SAS, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics

 

  1. 19. Customer Success Manager

Median Base Salary:  $72,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 350+ (85%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10.0

Top Skills: Account Management, CRM, Salesforce.com, SaaS, Enterprise Software

 

  1. Medical Director

Median Base Salary: $230,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1000+ (3%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0

Top Skills: Medicine, Clinical Research, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Information Technology, Electronic Medical Record