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19 of Today’s Most Important Jobs That You Can Actually Apply to Now

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With technology invading pretty much every aspect of the way we get sh*t done, the job market is ch-ch-ch-changing… a lot. Bill Gates recently weighed in on what he believes are the most promising jobs, and Mark Cuban has some guesses as to which jobs are less likely to be replaced by robots. Moreover, Money and PayScale have just analyzed 54 million employee profiles across 350 different industries to put together a list of the most important skills in today’s workforce.  

We were pretty pumped when we realized that a lot of the jobs and skills that these experts deem important are opportunities you can pursue right now! Here are 13 ways to do just that:

1. PwC has no shortage of fantastic opportunities — in risk and strategy consulting and in financial and tax services, among other areas — that require some of the top career skills, including strategic planning, business analysis, and financial analysis.

2. West Monroe is hiring for tons of jobs that require deep, analytical thinking. If you’re into sales, IT, consulting, healthcare, tech, HR, or finance, check out the available opps ASAP.

3. While having technical skills is no doubt a necessity for pretty much any job, Cuban drives home the point that you’re less likely to become obsolete if your position requires working closely with and managing people. CVS is hiring a ton for jobs that require a whole lot of people skills, like physicians assistants and nurse practitioners.

4. Deloitte has a ton of jobs that require many of the skills — like strategic planning and financial analysis — that Money and PayScale say are among the most valuable.

5. If you’re looking for a job that you know is always going to be important, look into options at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Helping people get healthy will never go out of style — and you don’t have to be a doctor to get involved. MSK needs programmers, strategic analysts, talent acquisition and sourcing specialists, and more.

6. Ericsson is hiring in lots of roles, and many — like leading innovation and project management — stand out as jobs Cuban would say are not in danger of being replaced by robots.

7. It’s no secret that engineers and programmers have more (and higher-paying) job prospects than people in a lot of other occupations...and GE is looking to fill many roles in these departments!

8. If you find a job at PepsiCo, whether in sales, marketing, data, strategy, IT, PR or HR, you’ll undoubtedly be learning a lot about how a successful business functions while putting some of your most critical skills to good use.

9. Today’s top-paying majors skew heavily toward technology, engineering and computing fields, which means the job openings at Dell — which include positions in IT, software engineering, systems engineering — are pretty  darn promising.

10. IBM is among the most reputable companies around, and it comes as no surprise that the jobs they’re looking to fill are some of the most important ones you can seek out. Whether you’re interested in project management, engineering, IT, research, software development or finance, check out career opps at IBM — they most definitely have some ideal and exceptionally relevant jobs.

11. One of the best places to work if you’re keen on having a relevant job is ZS — and they’re looking to hire women with a vast array of interests and skills, including strategic planning, consumer marketing and customer insights.

12. Fitch Ratings is looking to hire women in positions that involve financial and business analysis, which are some of the most important workplace skills.

13. Despite being a historic company, GM is incredibly forward thinking — and they're hiring for tons of roles, including in engineering and IT — two of the most relevant areas in today's workforce!

14. Madison Logic is hiring a ton — and for each of their job openings, you must have the people skills that Cuban says are so crucial for success in the modern workforce.

15. Accenture might be the right fit if you find the idea of making a truly global impact appealing. You'll serve clients in more than 120 countries (so, over half of the globe), and the professional services firm is passionate about bolstering the professional lives of women on an equally wide scale.

16. As a team member at Bank of America, you'll be supporting the economic empowerment of women across the globe, including through partnerships with organizations like the Global Ambassadors Program and the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program.

17. Fidelity is all about empowering customers to live the lives they want, whether that be through helping 23 million people invest their live savings (no big deal), managing employee benefits programs for more than 20K businesses, or bringing innovative technology solutions to major institutions.

18. For the past 130 years, the folks at beloved household name Johnson & Johnson have been committed to caring for people's well-being on a global scale. Today, they operate in 60 countries.

19. Want to be involved with a company that brings women nearly unparalleled joy? Obviously, we're talking about Target here. As if getting that employee discount wasn't enough of a draw, the positions they're hiring for are super impactful, too, ranging from information security analysis to engineering.

20. Peace of mind is priceless — unless you’re working at Sterling Talent Solutions, that is! As the world’s largest background screening provider, peace of mind is exactly what the folks at Sterling get paid to equip clients with. Plus, women love working here, including one Fairygodboss user who says that "as a single mother, it's amazing to be at company that has so many powerful women."

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