Healthcare and Tech Dominate the List of Best Jobs for 2018
We’re only in the first quarter, but so far 2018 holds a lot of promise for the industries we serve.
First, healthcare made history as America’s largest source of jobs. Then U.S. News & World Report published its list for “The 100 Best Jobs in America.” The ranking is based on a few factors, such as median salary, employment rate, 10-year growth projections, stress level and work-life balance.
Perusing the list, one thing becomes abundantly clear: Healthcare and tech absolutely dominated. Not only do these industries create the most jobs—they also create the best.
As a medical and technical staffing firm, we’re proud to say that we provide the best opportunities in the job market. Now, we have the data to prove it.
Here are 18 jobs we’re currently hiring for that made it on the list for the best jobs in America for 2018.
1. Software Developer
Median Salary: $100,080
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
The demand for software developers is insatiable, hence why it landed the No. 1 spot on the list. This field offers huge potential for growth. Companies from every industry—including finance, healthcare and manufacturing—are hiring these professionals in droves. We have openings for software developers all over the Pacific Northwest, including in major cities like Seattle and Portland. Check out our job board for more details.
2. Physician Assistant
Median Salary: $101,480
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%
Physician assistants get all the fulfillment of helping people, without having to endure as much of the stress as doctors. More medical students are opting for this career path, since it requires fewer years of education and offers accelerated training. We have openings for various PA specialities all over the country, including in major cities like Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.
3. Nurse Practitioner
Median Salary: $100,910
Unemployment Rate: 7.0%
Nurse practitioners are critical to the healthcare industry in filling the huge primary care void. These providers are gaining many of the same freedoms in their practice as physicians. If you’re an NP looking for the next step in your career, we have various specialized positions all over the country, including in major cities like Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.
Median Salary: $196,380
Unemployment Rate: 0.5%
The demand for physicians is staggering, especially for those in primary care or geriatrics. Many of our available jobs are for primary care providers, emergency medicine providers and hospitalists, but we offer other specialized positions, as well. We have physician jobs all over the country, including in major cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Portland, Boston and New York.
5. Occupational Therapist
Median Salary: $81,910
Unemployment Rate: 0.3%
Occupational therapists provide invaluable services to help people through mental, physical, emotional or developmental challenges. We have available positions for occupational therapists in major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle and Las Vegas.
6. Physical Therapist
Median Salary: $85,400
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%
Physical therapists offer affordable care to patients experiencing pain and/or limited mobility. This type of therapy is becoming a popular alternative to the use of opioids, as a means of preventing addiction. We have available positions for physical therapists in major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle and Las Vegas.
7. Physical Therapy Assistant
Median Salary: $56,610
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Physical therapy assistants play a critical role in ensuring patients receive quality care. Currently, our PTA openings are only in California, but if you’re looking for a job that offers professional fulfillment and a gorgeous location, we have plenty of opportunities.
8. Information Security Analyst
Median Salary: $92,600
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
In the wake of so many high-profile hacks, there’s a huge market for cybersecurity, which is why information security analysts are such a hot commodity. They are the gatekeepers to crucial data. We have available positions for information security analysts in major cities all over the country, including New York, Seattle and Portland.
9. Speech-Language Pathologist
Median Salary: $74,680
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Speech-language pathologists provide care for a variety of speech, language, sound and swallowing disorders. We have open positions for SLPs all over the country, including in major cities like San Francisco, Houston and Las Vegas.
10. IT Manager
Median Salary: $135,800
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Every industry is going digital, which means there’s a staggering demand for IT managers. This career path offers boundless opportunity and growth. We have openings for IT managers all over the country, including in major cities like New York, Portland and Sacramento.
Median Salary: $122,230
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare industry, conducting invaluable research and providing prescriptions to patients for treatment and prevention. We have several pharmacist openings all over California, including in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
12. Computer Systems Analyst
Median Salary: $87,220
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Computer Systems Analysts gather critical insights to manage and improve computer systems, as well as oversee installations and testing. These professionals are desirable to employers in various industries. We have available positions for computer systems analysts in major cities like Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
13. Computer Network Architect
Median Salary: $101,210
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%
Computer network architects manage the budget, design, implementation and maintenance of data communication networks. We have openings for computer network architects in major cities like Atlanta, San Francisco and Portland.
14. Computer Systems Administrator
Median Salary: $79,700
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Like other IT professionals, computer systems administrators are in high demand for most industries. They manage the implementation and maintenance of computer servers, facilitating the workflow and communication within an organization. We have openings for computer systems administrators in San Francisco.
15. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Median Salary: $59,010
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Certified occupational therapy assistants provide essential services to patients suffering from various conditions that impact their quality of life. If you’re a COTA seeking the next step in your career, we have open positions all over the West Coast, including in major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco.
16. Database Administrator
Median Salary: $84,950
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
As the name implies, the database administrator handles all things related to the database, including installations, tests, upgrades and general maintenance. They are an integral part of any organization’s IT department. We have openings for database administrators all over the Pacific Northwest.
17. Financial Analyst
Median Salary: $81,760
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Financial analysts gather important insights to inform and advise clients on optimal investment opportunities. This occupation requires analytical thinking coupled with warm sociability to foster strong business relationships. If you’re a financial analyst seeking an amazing opportunity, we have a prime job opening for you in New York City.
18. Web Developer
Median Salary: $66,130
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
Every business needs a website. That’s why web developers are such a hot commodity. Web developers create websites, designing and building the front and back end. We have web developer openings in major cities across the country like New York and Portland.
For more information on our available opportunities, feel free to drop us a line. Our talented recruiters are here to help you land the job of your dreams!
Become an ICON today to set yourself up for success tomorrow. Happy hunting!