Workers in America are currently experiencing one of the most favorable labor markets in years. While the unemployment rate is back to pre-pandemic levels, around 11.5 million jobs were open as of early spring, a historic high. With so many open positions readily available, more workers have felt confident in seeking new jobs, setting off what has come to be known as the “Great Resignation.” The types of positions that employers will be hiring are also likely to change in the years ahead—some due to COVID-19 recovery, and others due to permanent shifts in society and the economy. To determine the most in-demand jobs in the U.S., researchers ordered occupations by the projected change in employment from 2020 to 2030.

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