The 2017 job predictions are in from Randstad US. Measuring openings and industry growth, the report shows the hottest jobs this year, are in IT and healthcare.

Hot Jobs 2017

Non-clinical healthcare boasts an unemployment rate that matches the national average. Job growth increased by 12% – 26%, totaling approximately 98k jobs in the industry. The top jobs in non-clinical healthcare are:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Assistant

Top jobs in IT experienced an increase of 15% – 117% more jobs from 2015. These IT jobs can pay 6-figure salaries and boast a national unemployment rate of 2.6%. The top IT positions are:

  • Big Data Engineer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Security Engineer
  • IoT Architect
  • VR / AR Engineer

Job growth in the Engineering sector increased at a range of 3% – 21% more jobs depending on the position. The industry has a national unemployment rate 2.6%. Randstad predicts the following hot jobs in Engineering:

  • Validation Engineer
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Controls Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Embedded Engineer

Office and administrative positions saw a 4% – 10% increase in jobs over the past year, which amounts to about 235,000 openings. The industry unemployment rate matches the overall national rate of 4.7%. Hot jobs in admin include:

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Admin Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Executive Assistant

Source: Randstad, 2017 Hot Jobs: Our experts predict the best job in each field for 2017