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The 25 Hottest, Fastest-Growing Jobs on LinkedIn That Will Be in High Demand for the Future

In addition to LinkedIn Global Talent Trends report, the career-focused social media site offers the LinkedIn jobs on the rise in 2022 listing. These are the 25 fastest growing job titles over the past five years, which also appear to be the jobs of the future. If you’re looking for fast-growing opportunities, check out this list to see if you’d be interested in pivoting or reinventing your career into one of these positions.

1) Vaccine specialist

Similar titles include vaccine sales manager, vaccine expert, vaccine coordinator, vaccine administrator, or vaccine development manager.

Vaccine specialists can work in research, development, production, or distribution of vaccines, although many jobs are found in medical and pharmaceutical sales experience.

  • Main recruitment locations: New York, Boston, Los Angeles
  • Salary scale: not listed
  • Current gender breakdown: 63% female; 37% male
  • Median number of years of previous experience: 6.5
  • Main roles transferred from: medical representative, pharmacist, registered nurse
  • Availability of remote jobs: 5.7%

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2) Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Diversity and Inclusion Managers lead teams of people supporting company initiatives related to increasing diversity, equity and belonging within an organization.

  • Main recruitment locations: Washington DC-Baltimore, New York City, Chicago
  • Salary range: $60,000 to $145,000
  • Current gender breakdown: 70.2% female; 29.8% male
  • Median years of previous experience: 9
  • Main roles transferred from: program manager, recruiter, project manager
  • Availability of remote jobs: 12.7%

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3) Customer Marketing Manager

Customer marketing managers often sit between the sales and marketing departments, helping to develop and execute programs that drive customer engagement, such as rewards and events.

  • Main recruitment locations: San Francisco, Boston, Chicago
  • Salary range: $89,900 to $154,000
  • Current gender breakdown: 76.3% female; 23.7% male
  • Median years of previous experience: 10
  • Key roles transferred from: Brand Manager, Product Marketing Manager, Customer Experience Manager
  • Availability of remote jobs: 30.7%

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4) Machine Learning Engineer

Machine learning engineers develop and implement autonomous artificial intelligence algorithms and systems for products and applications.

  • Main recruitment locations: San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles
  • Salary range: $72,600 to $170,000
  • Current gender distribution: 22.3% female; 77.7% male
  • Median years of previous experience: 4
  • Main roles transferred from: software engineer, data scientist, artificial intelligence specialist
  • Availability of remote jobs: 19.3%

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5) Process Development Scientist

Similar titles include product development scientist or manufacturing scientist.

Process development scientists research and develop better ways to manufacture products and streamline existing operational processes.

  • Main recruitment locations: Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia
  • Salary range: $52,000 to $119,000
  • Current gender breakdown: 40.8% female; 59.2% male
  • Median years of previous experience: 4
  • Main roles transferred from: process engineer, biochemist, manufacturing associate
  • Availability of remote jobs: 1.2%

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6) Business Development Representative

Business Development Representatives are typically early-career salespeople tasked with identifying and contacting potential customers.

  • Main recruitment locations: Boston, San Francisco, Chicago
  • Salary range: $35,000 to $68,200
  • Current gender distribution: 36.3% female; 63.7% male
  • Median years of previous experience: 4
  • Main roles transferred from: Sales Specialist, Food and Beverage Server, Recruiter
  • Availability of remote jobs: 32.5%

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7) Search Marketing Manager

Similar titles include Paid Search Manager or Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Manager.

Search marketers develop paid search campaigns across digital channels to promote adoption of a product or service.

  • Main recruitment locations: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles
  • Salary range: $46,000 to $90,400
  • Current gender breakdown: 44.1% female; 55.9% male
  • Median years of previous experience: 6
  • Key roles transferred from: Digital Marketing Manager, Search Engine Optimization Manager, Account Manager
  • Availability of remote jobs: 31.2%

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8) User Experience Researcher

User experience researchers track user motivations, preferences, and behaviors to help inform business strategy and product development.

  • Main recruitment locations: San Francisco, Seattle, New York
  • Salary range: $68,800 to $151,000
  • Current gender breakdown: 66% female; 34% male
  • Median number of years of previous experience: 8.5
  • Past main roles of: user experience designer, product design consultant, human factors engineer
  • Availability of remote jobs: 35.4%

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9) Enterprise System Administrator

Similar titles include computer systems administrator or network administrator.

Enterprise systems administrators are responsible for installing and maintaining a company’s hardware and software systems.

  • Best Hiring Locations: Salt Lake City, Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Salary range: $52,400 to $110,000
  • Current gender breakdown: 47.7% female; 52.3% male
  • Median number of years of previous experience: 4.5
  • Main roles transferred from: Business Analyst, Salesforce Administrator
  • Availability of remote jobs: 44.9%

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10) Analyst Relations Specialist

Similar titles include industry analyst relations manager or investor relations analyst.

Analyst Relations Specialists liaise with industry analysts or independent research and advisory firms, connecting them with a company’s internal marketing team or senior management.

  • Main recruitment locations: New York, Boston, San Francisco
  • Salary range: $53,500 to $147,000
  • Current gender breakdown: 57.5% female; 42.5% male
  • Median number of years of previous experience: 4.5
  • Main roles transferred from: financial analyst, development agent, administrative assistant
  • Availability of remote jobs: 9.3%

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To complete the rest of the list:

11) Technical Product Manager

Technical product managers are often more specialized than standard product managers, focusing more on how a strategy is implemented by engineering teams and what technology is required. See open jobs

12) Talent Acquisition Specialist

Similar titles include talent attraction specialist or recruitment specialist. See open jobs

13) Responsible for financial planning

Financial planning managers lead teams that create budgets, forecasts, and business analyzes within a company. See open jobs

14) Surgical Intensive Care Nurse

Surgical intensive care nurses provide care to patients who are critically ill after surgery, usually following complex procedures like open-heart or lung surgery, often working in specialized trauma units. See open jobs

15) Backend Developer

Back-end developers create and code the server-side technology that powers front-end web and mobile applications. See open jobs

16) Mergers and Acquisitions Manager

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) managers evaluate potential opportunities to buy or merge with another company, overseeing transaction processes that cover financial planning, scoping, closing, and integration management. See open jobs

17) Postpartum Nurse

Postpartum nurses provide physical and emotional medical care to mothers and newborns after a birth. See open jobs

18) Corporate Account Manager

Corporate account managers sell and support new customers, in addition to managing relationships with existing customers. See open jobs

19) Customer Solutions Engineer

Customer Solutions Engineers provide technical advice and solutions to potential or existing customers to support the sales process. See open jobs

20) Responsible for land use planning

Land use managers oversee residential, commercial, or industrial construction projects from the initial planning stages through completion; organize development processes and schedules as well as engineering tasks. See open jobs

21) Site Reliability Engineer

Site reliability engineers create and implement automated software tools to maximize a system’s reliability and efficiency, working closely with software development and IT operations. See open jobs

22) Molecular Biologist

Molecular biologists study, research, and perform laboratory experiments to understand the function and behavior of cells. See open jobs

23) Sales Operations Manager

Sales operations managers lead departments that optimize the sales process to increase efficiency, help identify growth opportunities, and implement better forecasting. See open jobs

24) Strategic Sales Specialist

Strategic sales specialists develop processes in all sales organizations with responsibilities such as market research, competitive strategy, business growth forecasting and recommendations. See open jobs

25) Director of Human Resources

Human resource managers develop and execute an organization’s HR strategy and direction, particularly in the areas of talent acquisition, organizational management, and training and development. See open jobs

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