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Top 10 Cities for Hiring in the U.S.
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016

June’s jobs report revealed a strong U.S. labor market, adding 287,000 new jobs. According to iCIMS system data, some cities outpaced others in terms of job posting growth. The graphic below lists the top ten U.S. cities where employers posted the most jobs and displays their growth rate from Q4 2015 to the end of Q1 2016. iCIMS’ analysis points out the most promising places to look for a job opening and might also highlight employer confidence in certain regions of the U.S. 

New York City Posted the Highest Number of Jobs, But Houston had the Highest Growth Rate Since Q4 2015

 

What Types of Jobs Are Growing the Fastest?

By 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the fastest growing occupations will include:

  1. Wind turbine service technicians

Median annual pay: $36,200

Number of people who held this job in the U.S. in 2014: 4.4 thousand

Predicted number of people who will hold this job in 2024: 9.2 thousand

Projected Growth: 108%

 

  1. Occupational therapy assistants

Median annual pay: $51,050

Number of people who held this job in the U.S. in 2014: 33 thousand

Predicted number of people who will hold this job in 2024: 47.1 thousand

Projected Growth: 42.7%

 

  1. Physical therapist assistants

Median annual pay: $55,170

Number of people who held this job in the U.S. in 2014: 78.7 thousand

Predicted number of people who will hold this job in 2024: 110.7 thousand

Projected Growth: 40.6%

 

  1. Physical therapist aides

Median annual pay: $25,120

Number of people who held this job in the U.S. in 2014: 50 thousand

Predicted number of people who will hold this job in 2024: 69.5 thousand

Projected Growth: 39%

 

  1. Home health aides

Median annual pay: $21,920

Number of people who held this job in the U.S. in 2014: 913.5 thousand

Predicted number of people who will hold this job in 2024: 1,261.9 thousand

Projected Growth: 38.1%

 

  1. Commercial divers

Median annual pay: $50,470

Number of people who held this job in the U.S. in 2014: 4.4 thousand

Predicted number of people who will hold this job in 2024: 6 thousand

Projected Growth: 36.9%

 

  1. Nurse practitioners

Median annual pay: $98,190

Number of people who held this job in the U.S. in 2014: 126.9 thousand

Predicted number of people who will hold this job in 2024: 171.7 thousand

Projected Growth: 35.2%

 

  1. Physical therapists

Median annual pay: $84,020

Number of people who held this job in the U.S. in 2014: 210.9 thousand

Predicted number of people who will hold this job in 2024: 282.7 thousand

Projected Growth: 34%

 

  1. Statisticians

Median annual pay: $80,110

Number of people who held this job in the U.S. in 2014: 30 thousand

Predicted number of people who will hold this job in 2024: 40.1 thousand

Projected Growth: 33.8%

 

  1. Ambulance drivers and attendants

Median annual pay: $23,740

Number of people who held this job in the U.S. in 2014: 19.6 thousand

Predicted number of people who will hold this job in 2024: 26.1 thousand

Projected Growth: 33%

 

Economic and social factors are transforming the way in which organizations define today’s workforce. For these in-demand jobs and hot growth locations, employers should make sure they have the proper technology in place to attract and hire people quickly. If you do not have a streamlined, automated process to manage the flood of applications, you may be feeling overwhelmed.  Your manual processes may make it tough to differentiate between so many seemingly similar candidates. Fortunately, an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) can help you automate your recruiting procedures and easily organize your candidates to hire quickly and efficiently.

To learn more about what an ATS can do for your business, check out our eBook, How to Find a Recruitment Software Provider That Fits.

To learn more about the U.S. labor market, check out our latest quarterly U.S. Hiring Trends Report.