10 High-Paying Roles Recruiters Can't Fill Fast Enough in 2021

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April 19, 2024 at 2:26AM UTC
This article was updated on August, 24. 2021.
2021 has had its share of ups and downs but for the most part, it has been better than 2020 economically. Last year, so many industries dealt with businesses collapsing and thousands of employees being laid off or furloughed. But 2021 has presented a year of hope for many job seekers.
In data published by Indeed.com, the authors determined that there are roughly 9.8 million job openings in the U.S. Just last month, the labor market added 943,000, which marks a record since August 2020.
If you happen to be someone who is out of work or looking for a fresh start then these 10 jobs are ones to look out for from a recruiter’s POV. They are desirable, well-paying, and could lead to something much bigger for you as your own personal career ladder continues to grow. 

1. Logistics and transportation manager

Transportation—the movement of goods, and logistics—the management of the inward and outward transportation of goods from the manufacturer to the buyer, have both been experiencing massive growth throughout 2021.
Career in logistics increased by roughly 120% since the start of the year, and transportation was listed among the 10 fastest growing industries in study recently conducted by Indeed.com.
Logistic managers can make anywhere between 110k-170k a year. Jobs in transportation can carry a starting salary anywhere between 50k and 80k per year.

2. Construction worker

Work for welders/fabricators, carpenters, and traffic coordinators are all experiencing a dramatic uptick.
According to analysis from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) construction companies will need to hire 430,000 more workers this year than they employed in 2020.
Jobs in construction can offer anywhere between 60k and 120k annually. Pay is mostly dependent on region, though Salary.com places the average pay for a construction worker around 114k a year as of July 2021.

3. Writer

There are jobs for a variety of writers out there that come with a very hefty paycheck. Copywriters and Technical Writers, for example, can earn up to $110,000 per year doing this kind of work.  Because of this, there are plenty of writing-specific recruiters who will go above and beyond to showcase how fabulous you are in hopes that you will land a very profitable and exciting job.

4. Healthcare jobs

2020 was a significant year for healthcare workers but 2021 is shaping up to be pretty phenomenal too. Are you educated in the world of healthcare and have a professional background as well? Recruiters in this field are buzzing this year with jobs that will make you mint.
Positions listed like Clinical Pharmacists ($200 to $250K a year), Health Services Manager ($150K-$200K a year) and Biomedical Engineering Managers ($150 to $200K a year) are just some that are waiting for you to click on and apply to. 

5. Tech jobs

From entry-level to high areas of expertise, the world of tech appears to be booming in 2021. And the money is there too in case you are looking to find something that will keep your piggy bank happy and filled. Some of the more savvy and high-paying positions recruiters are looking to fill include Big Data Engineers, Data Architects, Mobile Applications Developers and Information Systems Security Managers. What’s fabulous about these is that the range of pay goes right below the $100K mark all the way to $225K.  

6. Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner

The need for registered nurses and nurse practitioners grew exponentially due to COVID-19 in 2020. These are jobs that pay close to if not more than $100K a year meaning you’ll be financially satisfied while being our everyday heroes who are fighting the good fight on the frontlines of this pandemic.

7. Financial Manager

According to NASDAQ the need for Financial Managers is on the rise in 2021. This is due to them being a necessary asset for companies who want to spend less while putting money into their own bank. It’s their job to keep the said business on a day-to-day plan related to this all while getting things together so that their future is much more profitable.

8. Chief Executive Officer

Congrats! You are the cream of the crop and have risen all the way to the top in your chosen profession. And the financial awards you will receive from getting to this point will put a smile on your face each time you log into your bank account.
Many positions listed online show that a the median earned for a CEO salary is $162K but you can make that much more as there are some worth a whopping $325K

9. Marketing/Advertising Manager

If you’re the kind of employee that excels in marketing or advertising the company you work for or the person that you are then the money will follow. Thousands of jobs are available for both in 2021 where you’ll be looking at a nifty $100K plus salary should you fit the requirements. 

10. Lawyer

Lawyers represent all kinds of people and companies out there with one goal in mind: to help them win whatever kind of case is presented to them. They also win in the paycheck department as the Transactional, Corporate Knowledge and Real Estate Lawyers usually make between $100-$150K a year.
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