What career roles are the most in-demand for companies in 2022?
To help you identify career roles that are in high demand in 2022, we asked hiring managers and recruiters this question for their best insights. From Tech Development to Data Scientist to Marketing Operations Professional, there are several career roles that are noted as among the most in-demand for companies in 2022.
Here are 12 of the most in-demand roles for companies in 2022:
- Tech Development and Support
- Hiring Manager
- Robotics Engineer
- Human Resources Professional
- Cybersecurity Expert
- PR or Brand Specialist
- Artificial Intelligence Specialist
- Data Scientist
- User Experience Researcher
- Project Manager
- Marketing Operations Professional
Tech Development and Support
Network development and support. Between companies’ reliance on websites, social media, and online reacting as well as office technology in the hybrid work era, businesses are in dire need of tech development and support. This can range from web design to in-office IT. Not only are potential employees proficient in how various platforms can work in demand, but those with the skills to build and maintain them are essential. Careers in tech and online development are highly sought after.
Brett Estep, Insured Nomads
Hiring managers are an in-demand role for most companies this year. With the Great Resignation still looming over businesses’ heads, the need for new hires is great. Companies will have to rely on experienced recruitment professionals to fill those vacancies.
Isaiah Henry, Seabreeze Management
As a recruiter who actively seeks talent in the machining and manufacturing industries, one career role I’ve noticed become high in demand this year is Robotics Engineer. From my observation, there has been at least a five-fold increase in job vacancies for such positions compared to 2021. Almost all industries are in need of AI and robotics specialists right now, from industrial and biotech to logistics and consumer, due to the growing number of companies leveraging these technologies for business operations and services. Employers and recruiters are striving to attract qualified talent with skilled and targeted efforts as the need for designing both software and hardware for robotics solutions remains higher than ever and is bound to increase further.
Anjela Mangrum, Mangrum Career Solutions
Human Resources Professional
Today, hiring an experienced human resource team is crucial. For example, human resource professionals have the tools and education to develop winning retention strategies based on employee feedback. As the average amount of time an employee spends with an employer continues to dwindle, it’s more important than ever to focus on retention.
Cesar Cruz, Sebastian Cruz Couture
Increased dependency on online tools and platforms, especially driven by the shift to remote and hybrid work environments, has made the role of cybersecurity experts a highly essential one. Their expertise is coming in handy in not just integrating cybersecurity solutions into evolving organizational structures but also in maintaining the integrity of these solutions throughout the process cycle.
From decimating security threats and putting in place preventive measures to creating a secure online environment and setting up security protocols that help manage employee behavior, the cybersecurity expert of the day has plenty to do.
Mary Jurgensen, Gary and Mary West PACE
Content is still king, and whether you’re building a website, running a blog, or executing a video marketing strategy – you need good copy. There are, of course, AI writing services that will surely replace the need for inexperienced copywriters. But great copywriters who understand what drives a customer are and will be in high demand. They do highly skilled work that takes knowledge, creativity, and years of practice.
Georgi Todorov, ThriveMyWay
PR or Brand Specialist
2022 has been a challenging year but with those challenges one thing is evident. The ability to tell your company’s story in the sea of the internet is becoming apparent. PR / Brand specialists I feel are in high demand. When you have someone who can help create more brand awareness with your company physically and digitally is now key. Companies need professionals who can tell the world about the story of your brand the right way. As more companies take suit the only thing left will be higher SEO costs or having a brand that people recognize and go to each and every time.
Krisztian Riez, Condo Control
Artificial Intelligence Specialist
In 2022, the most in-demand careers will be those that involve artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a system that can perform tasks usually requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception and speech recognition. AI systems are trained to do these tasks by being shown many examples of the task and receiving feedback on their performance. AI is already making an impact in our lives today through things like Siri and Alexa and these forms of technology will only become greater in demand.
Nick Cotter, Growann
The most in-demand career role for companies in 2022 is expected to be data scientists. Data science is a relatively new field that combines statistics, computer science, and business analysis to help organizations make better decisions using data. With the continued growth of big data, companies are increasingly turning to data scientists to help them make sense of all the information they are collecting.
In addition to being in high demand, data scientists also tend to be well-paid, with salaries often exceeding $100,000 per year. If you’re interested in a career in data science, now is the time to start learning the skills you need to be successful in this growing field.
Lukasz Zelezny, SEO ANT LTD
User Experience Researcher
Companies are starting to understand the critical role UX research plays in informing online and offline product design. UX research roles are opening up across industries because it’s necessary to properly understand the needs, motivations, and experiences of users to create products and services they’ll love.
Paul Chesterman, EthOS
Businesses are feeling the crunch and have more of a need than ever before to maintain efficiency. The best project managers can evaluate the key metrics a company needs to hit and create a proactive plan to come in on time and under budget. Whether a company is already successful or not the continued need to deliver on product and even launch new initiatives in an uncertain economy is more challenging to navigate than ever. A skilled project manager is a must in current business.
Zachary Hamed, Clay
Marketing Operations Professional
With the technology backbone of marketing, and the need to integrate systems, manage the tech stack, and all of the requirements and data flow between them all, one of the fastest-growing needs inside of companies today is the marketing operations role. While it varies in definition, at a high level it’s the role that manages the business marketing processes. They manage assets, budgets, data, campaigns, demand gen, performance management, analytics, conversion tracking and more. Systems include platforms like salesforce, marketo, pardot, hubspot, close.io, outreach, netsuite, and more.
There are a number of ways to learn about this role – would highly encourage people interested in shifting into marketing operations to join a slack community dedicated to marketing ops. There are also a couple of really great podcasts that discuss marketing ops weekly for more insights.