6 Most Wanted Jobs In 2022



The year 2020 hit by a horrendous health crisis has left scars of varying depths and brutality in several industries. With a higher unemployment rate, record resignations, labor shortages, and recruitments curbed by Coovid-19, hiring prospects have come back strong and are on the rise again in 202é but also in 2022 as shown by the latest “Labor Needs” survey from Pôle emploi and statistics from studies conducted by InDeed. What have been the major requirements of employers? Which career paths were likely to be the most followed during this year?

6 most in-demand careers in 2022

From bartenders to massage therapists to web developers, we’ll be looking at almost anything. So here’s a list of the most in-demand 6 careers in 2022 but also likely to remain in demand in 2023:

1-Truck Driver

driver in cabin of big modern truck vehicle on highway

Truck drivers had the largest increase in job openings from the end of 2020 to the end of 2021, with 761% growth. This makes trucking a great industry for now – demand for workers is high and things are expected to stay that way for the foreseeable future. This very meteoric triple-digit rate of increase is due to many factors such as the shortage of truck drivers in 2020 combined with the rise of online shopping and the growth of e-commerce. This has greatly increased job opportunities in delivery, transportation and warehousing according to a study by McKinsey & Company.

2-Restaurant/Meal delivery

food restaurant man carry takeout delivery pickup

This ever-growing business, with a triple-digit growth rate (251%), falls into our “big whale” category. Just under two decades ago, quality meal delivery was still largely limited to foods like pizza and Chinese, but these days COVID-19 has propelled the delivery service industry a few years into the future, as millions of confined people ordered food online for the first time. The lockdowns and physical distancing requirements at the start of the pandemic gave the business a huge boost, with delivery drivers becoming a lifeline for the struggling restaurant industry.

3-Health Professionals

healthcare and medicine next four nurses consult with four patients in four separate pre op rooms

This category is perhaps the most illustrative of the impact of the pandemic on job postings and has obviously been highly valued over the past year.  The most popular positions include registered nurses, home health aides, medical researchers and technicians, and massage therapists. Despite the difficulties encountered related to the more or less viable conditions McKinsey & Company predicts that demand for healthcare workers will also be high in 2022.

4-Web Developers & Software Engineering

computer programming web development coding app development application development science computer

An increase in job openings for web developers and software engineers is not surprising after years of job growth in the technology industry. The rise of remote work and digitization have contributed greatly. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that employment of web developers will grow by 13% between 2018 and 2028, but we’ve already sported a 49% rate last year for software engineer employment; well above the average annual growth rate of 10% before the pandemic.

5-Data Scientist

big data scientist is a person who can take structured and unstructured data

Data Scientists are information technology professionals who are responsible for interpreting large amounts of raw data. They are an invaluable part of organizations and are often found in business, government, and technical and scientific services. Between 2016 and 2019, this occupation was named the number one job in the United States by Glassdoor. A vogue for this job that may reflect a sign of the uncertainty many companies face in predicting their future needs and performance. Over the past five years, the number of job openings for data scientists has grown exponentially. Furthermore, statistics predict that the demand for data science skills will increase by 27.9 percent by 2026.

6-Construction Worker

Ironically, the supply chain disruptions and border closures associated with COVID-19 could have resulted in more people being unemployed in this sector. But fortunately construction workers were deemed essential by the U.S. government and in most regions. This allowed construction to continue throughout the pandemic, with major plans to expand health centers. Increasing the many new job opportunities in this area. In the past six months alone, nine hospitals and health systems have announced, advanced or completed more than $1 billion in expansion and renovation projects. This means that the construction trade still holds great promise.

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Construction Worker

End of the line! Here we are almost at the end of our little exploration on the most sought after jobs in 2022. I hope the data in this article has given you some insight into current job market trends. What about you? Which of these jobs do you think could break a new record by the end of this year 2023? Please share it in comments.

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