The number of job openings in the U.S., while down a smidge from the record peaks of early 2022, is still at a historic high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). December 2022 clocked in at about 11 million job openings (excluding those in farming, private households, and a few other areas), compared to about 6.7 million in December 2019, right before the global pandemic sent the economy into a tailspin.
But as a journalist watching publications get gutted of uber talented reporters right and left and even purged of Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, I know as well as anyone that some roles are more in demand than others. And in times of uncertainty, we’re all looking for a little bit of possibility.
With its 2023 “Jobs on the Rise” analysis, LinkedIn has identified the 25 fastest-growing job titles on its platform between January 2018 and July 2022, which it presents as “a glimpse into where long-term opportunity lies.” The roles on the list were plucked from among millions of jobs researchers looked at because they showed consistent growth over the past five years and had reached a meaningful size by the end of the study period.
So whether you’ve been laid off or not, whether you’re job searching or not, whether you’re trying to change careers or not, if you’re curious about which jobs are growing rather than shrinking, here they are.