At any given time, some roles are in higher demand than others; therefore, they command higher salaries and employee benefits.
It is a simple case of supply and demand – there are fewer potential candidates for a given job than the number of positions available. Which roles fall into this category in 2017?
If you are a construction project manager, you are likely to be in demand during 2017.
The construction sector is more stable than most and has the flexibility to withstand fluctuations in the economy, relying on housebuilding when the economy is strong and infrastructure projects when it is not.
Both scenarios require someone to manage projects successfully, ensuring that they are delivered on time and on budget.
The IT sector has been one of the fastest growing for a number of years as our reliance on gadgets, social media, wireless technology and the like continues; therefore, it is no surprise that some of the hottest jobs are in this sector.
Full stack developer is one such highly sought-after role, requiring the ability to develop front to back end within IT systems.
Some skills that the role requires are a knowledge of server, network and hosting environments, business logic and APIs, along with the ability to create user-friendly interfaces and experiences.
Also in the IT sector, security engineers are in great demand. As we continue to rely more heavily on hosted and cloud data solutions, the security of this data has become important and thus the skills required to manage this more sought-after.
Finally, within the IT sector, is the IoT (Internet of Things) architect. These are the people who make Wi-Fi devices talk to each other.
Other sought-after roles include those in which you can offer a specific management or administrative skill to another sector; for example, a clinical study manager within the pharmaceutical industry is someone who oversees the day-to-day management of the trial but does not necessarily get involved in the physical trial.
This role may include, but is not limited to, recruitment of other team members or trial participants; management of budgets and accounts; production of reports and data analysis on the progress of the trial; and ensuring that project milestones are achieved.
In the non-clinical world – where you may work in a medical facility but not administer care to patients – are a few key ancillary roles that are in high demand, particularly administrative and business support roles.
The medical sector has a very complex invoicing structure and it is key that this is carried out correctly to ensure funding is received on time and from the correct providers.
These roles are key in ensuring that medical staff can carry out the work for which they are trained without the need to worry about such administrative tasks.
Anyone who already has these skill sets is likely to be in high demand during 2017.
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