The global healthcare sector needs a heavy dose of talent, stat — at least, that’s the diagnosis according to LinkedIn’s latest talent stats.
Healthcare roles represent six out of the top 10 jobs with the fastest-growing demand, as measured by LinkedIn’s data on paid job posts over the past six months. Healthcare aside, businesses are also struggling to fill their own prescriptions for more administrative and customer-facing roles. For all that and more, let’s take a closer examination.
What are the most in-demand jobs right now?
Whether you’re recruiting for these roles in particular or simply curious about broader labor market trends, read on for the full rankings and reflections on the most in-demand jobs.
This story is updated on a quarterly basis to help talent professionals manage expectations, inform hiring decisions, and understand the changing landscape of the talent market.
Jobs with the fastest-growing demand: healthcare and admin roles
The global staffing shortage in healthcare is a chronic issue that’s grown into a full-blown crisis: The World Health Organization predicts a shortfall of 10 million health workers by 2030. Perhaps it’s not surprising then to see that most of the roles with the fastest-growing demand fall within the healthcare space.
Jobs with the Fastest-Growing Demand (QoQ)
Roles with the greatest quarter-over-quarter increase in share of paid job posts, Q4 (October 1 – December 31) 2023 vs. Q3 (July 1 – September 30) 2023
Medical Surgical Nurse
Progressive Care Nurse
Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse
Though this shortage was certainly exacerbated by the pandemic, it’s also being driven by an aging global population — which is why demand is likely to continue rising over the next several years.
There’s no magic pill to fix this crisis; any solutions will have to deal with both developing talent (that is, training more new health workers) and staunching the loss of existing workers facing burnout amid poor compensation. If you’re a talent professional trying to hire health workers, offering competitive compensation and supportive benefits can help address these pain points head-on.
Roles with the greatest number of paid LinkedIn job posts, Q4 (October 1 – December 31) 2023
Salesperson (no change in rank vs. previous quarter)
Retail Salesperson (+1)
Registered Nurse (+1)
Software Engineer (+1)
Project Manager (+1)
Customer Service Representative (-4)
Store Manager (+3)
Full Stack Engineer (+6)
In contrast, two of the roles that rose in our latest rankings could be done remotely, yet still command high demand: software and full-stack engineers. After falling in rank for two consecutive quarters, software engineers return to the top four, while full-stack engineers (those who can work on both the frontend and backend side of things) jumped six spots to crack the top ten.
Based on global LinkedIn data on all premium job posts from July 2023 up to and including December 2023. The most in-demand jobs are those with the highest number of job posts in the most recent quarter (October 1 – December 31, 2023). The jobs with the fastest-growing demand are those with the greatest growth rate, with growth rate calculated by the share of job posts in the most recent quarter relative to the previous quarter (July 1 – September 30, 2023). Roles with fewer than 1,000 job posts in either quarter and roles for which the majority of job posts come from a single company were excluded from this analysis.
Over the previous quarter, LinkedIn data teams made improvements to the backend to ensure accuracy. Due to these updates occurring within the timeframe of this analysis, precise figures for quarter-over-quarter growth have been omitted, with growth numbers to return in future editions.
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