7 trends contributing to job growth today

What does our on-demand culture, rapid technology innovation and globalization have in common? These trends are among the top factors contributing to occupation growth today. Through intensive research with Emsi, CareerBuilder’s labor market analysis arm, CareerBuilder recently identified seven major trends that have significantly influenced job creation over the last seven years.

If you’re looking to start a new career, here are 21 occupations experiencing growth due to these trends.

Trend: Rapid technology innovation. Technology touches almost everything we do, and the pace of innovation continues to accelerate. From an endless selection of apps to inventions in machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and 3-D printing, technology is introducing new possibilities for business and everyday life.

1. Software developers (applications) added 201,961 jobs from 2010 to 2017, a 31 percent increase.

2. Software developers (systems software) added 74,813 jobs, a 21 percent increase.

3. Computer and information systems managers added 67,748 jobs, a 22 percent increase.

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