Top 10 Hottest Professional Jobs in 2020

There are certain positions in our four specialty areas - office admin, non-clinical healthcare, HR and supply chain & logistics - that will be in high-demand in 2020. Your company's hiring and retention efforts will be put to the test.
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The economy is continuing to trend upward, and the unemployment rate is hovering at 3.7 percent. As a symptom of this market, job candidates are becoming increasingly choosy when it comes to job offers. Across HR, non-clinical healthcare, supply chain & logistics, and office administration, there are 10 jobs that are in ultra high demand. Based on our staffing data, these jobs are projected to pave the way into 2020.

Yes, they're that popular. So, what positions are they? What are the updated job descriptions and salaries for these roles? Take a look at our top jobs below for the answers.

  1. Administrative Assistant ($23,928 - $63,016)

    Supports an organization or department by performing administrative services.

  2. Customer Service Representative ($22,360 - $52,024)

    Interacts with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about accounts, products and services.

  3. Receptionist ($20,808 - $50,024)

    Greets and receives callers or visitors at establishment, and determines nature of business.

  4. Executive Assistant ($38,008 - $89,024)

    Supports high-level officers and their essential job tasks. Strategically coordinates all administrative activities including scheduling and correspondence. Uses diplomacy and sound judgment to receive and respond to external and internal inquiries as appropriate, and engages with external constituents.

  5. Data Entry Clerk ($21,576 - $43,800)

    Using various data entry devices, inputs lists of alphabetic, numeric or symbolic items in computer-readable format.

  6. Recruiter ($38,008 - $104,056)

    Recruits, interviews, checks references, makes offers and conducts orientation for new employees.

  7. Human Resources Generalist ($52,016 – $114,416)

    Analyzes human resources data and carries out responsibilities in one or more functional areas, such as staffing, employee relations, compensation, training, employment, labor relations, safety, affirmative action and employment equity programs, and personnel research.

  8. Office Administrator ($26,328 - $86,008)

    Aids department in performing any combination of clerical duties requiring general knowledge and application of various work methods and procedures that may be complex.

  9. Project Manager ($50,056 - $187,000)

    Serves as the business representative in projects related to the development, delivery and maintenance of supply chain technology solutions. Manages, plans and organizes activities of projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

  10. HR Manager ($50,008 - $200,056)

    Manages and participates in planning, developing, recommending and implementing human resources activities, policies, procedures and programs for an organization.

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