While some jobs in today’s market have definitely declined, other jobs are skyrocketing in demand. With the right training, anyone can have a secure future by moving into these fields. Glassdoor has released their most in-demand jobs, and it’s a great resource for those looking to get a high-paying job with real growth potential.


  1. Technology Manager

Computer networks are everywhere today, making a need for almost every company to have a technology department. Technology managers (sometimes known as information systems managers or computer systems managers) oversee the installation and maintenance of the company’s computer networks. According to Glassdoor, the average Information Technology Manager salary is $97,752 with over 2,200 job openings.

  1. Engineering Manager

Whenever there are teams working on either industrial or software engineering, an engineering manager is required to oversee their department. According to Glassdoor, the average salary for an engineering manager is $145,000 with over 5,200 job openings for the role.


  1. Software Engineering Manager

Software engineering managers oversee software engineering teams that develop and test software for major companies like Microsoft and Yelp. As software development grows, managers for these teams are in high-demand with the average software engineering manager’s salary at $139,000 with over 79,999 job openings available.

  1. IT manager

An IT Manager is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of any company’s Information Technology department. While technology managers handle the hardware and software to run the network, IT managers focus mainly on the software. IT staffing agencies are actively looking for managers to handle IT departments. In 2017, Glassdoor listed the average median base salary for an IT manager at $118,000 with 2,718 open jobs.


The US Department of Labor predicts that in the next ten years, healthcare occupations will grow more than any other field. With an aging population and new advancements, the medical field is one that’s ripe for growth.

  1. Pharmacist

Pharmacists are trained to understand and dispense drugs while communicating that knowledge to patients and health care providers. They are a vital part of the medical industry, and the average median salary for a pharmacist is $120,000 with over 10,058 jobs available on Glassdoor.

  1. Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioners are nurses with “full practice authority” in 20 states, which means they can diagnose illnesses, provide treatment, and prescribe medications, all without having to work under a doctor. The national average salary is $97,540 with over 185,000 open jobs on Glassdoor.

  1. Medical Science Liaison

A medical science liaison (MSL) is a consulting professional employed by health-related companies to improve communication between a company and doctors, universities, and clinics. CNN listed MSLs as being one of the top 10 jobs with big demand and good pay. The average salary for an MSL in the United States is $144,377 and Glassdoor has over 54,000 jobs available.


  1. Product marketing manager

Any product needs to be promoted, and product marketing managers are responsible for all outbound promotion. That often includes product demonstrations for trade shows, prospects, and customers, and creating marketing material. There are over 64,000 jobs open on Glassdoor with an average salary of $111,760.


  1. Finance manager

In any organization, financial managers are responsible for providing their company with ways to increase profits and lower costs, including producing financial reports, direct investments, and develop plans for their organization’s financial goals. $111,760 is the average salary for a financial manager, and Glassdoor lists over 95,525 jobs available.

  1. Patent Attorney

Patent attorneys are a vital part of the tech sector as valuable patents need to be registered that can be worth a fortune. Patent attorneys need more scientific and technical training than other attorneys, which makes them highly specialized. Glassdoor has more than 1,100 openings for patent attorneys with $148,000 as the average salary in the US.


Author Bio:  Jeremy is a tech and business writer from Simi Valley, CA. He’s worked for Adobe, Google, and himself. He lives for success stories, and hopes to be one someday.