The information gathered and analyzed from the Year-Over-Year Trends Report allows Simply Hired to provide insight into which industries and metro areas have the most open positions. For example, one industry that has recently been growing and continuing to hire is healthcare. We have seen unique jobs for Chiropractors increase by 43 percent, Dental Assistants by 20 percent, and Massage Therapists by an amazing 166 percent. The financial industry also appears to be on the rise with Loan Officer unique jobs up 81 percent and Financial Services Sales Agents up more than 40 percent.
Check out some of the other trends we are seeing below, and utilize these statistics in your job search! Maybe now is the time to consider that job you’ve always dreamed of but never pursued – like teaching or tutoring?
Other positive Year-Over-Year findings by occupation include the following:
- Teachers and Instructors—unique jobs up 389 percent
- Detectives and Criminal Investigators— unique jobs up 276 percent
- Fish and Game Wardens— unique jobs up 200 percent
- Actors— unique jobs down 87 percent
- Proofreaders and Copy Markers— unique jobs down 85 percent
- Petroleum Engineers— unique jobs down 84 percent
- Amusement and Recreation Attendants— unique jobs down 67 percent
- Photographers— unique jobs down 63 percent
Year-Over-Year findings of interest by geography include the following:
- St Louis, Missouri takes the prize for being the only metro area that remained in the black, with more than nine percent more jobs available today than in 2008
- California has 21 percent less jobs available overall, but remains strong with more than 400,000 available jobs today—the most of all the states
- Virginia lost the least amount of jobs, down just 12 percent over last year
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