The job landscape never stops evolving. One need look no further than the 2016 CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report, now in its 28th year.
Over the course of nearly three decades, changes to the economic and career environment have rendered once desirable jobs now almost nonexistent. In their place come exciting new job prospects.
New serves as a central theme for the 2016 Jobs Rated report. Careers newly added to the report made a splash.
Information security analyst debuts at No. 3. Diagnostic medical sonographer’s first Jobs Rated appearance is at No. 5. And data scientist, only added to the report in 2015, ascended to No. 1 overall.
What these latest changes tell us is how the 2016 job market and its outlook for the immediate future are shaped. IT, healthcare and mathematics are represented in those three positions, and in the current landscape, these are the cornerstone industries leading the way.
That could and almost assuredly will change when the 56th Jobs Rated report is released, make no mistake. How it changes is the real question.
For a complete breakdown, view the Jobs Rated methodology.
Actuary is reported as No. 10.