Hottest Jobs of 2021The new year might not have brought change to every aspect of 2020, but certain areas of employment are seeing increased demand in 2021. 

According to an article by TechRepublic, LinkedIn’s data scientists completed an analysis of their job postings from 2020 and have identified 15 areas of increased demand for employment this year. LinkedIn analyzed a variety of aspects from jobs with the highest year-over-year growth from April to October 2020 to determine the ranking. Jobs in the following industries rose to the top of the analysis and are expected to be in high demand for the new year:

  1. Fulfilment
  2. Loans and mortgages
  3. Healthcare
  4. Business development and sales
  5. Workplace diversity
  6. Digital marketing
  7. Nursing 
  8. Education
  9. Digital content
  10. Coaching
  11. Software
  12. Mental Health
  13. User experience
  14. Data scientist
  15. Artificial intelligence

U.S. News & World Report offers a similar analysis of specific job positions using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and in-house reporting. According to U.S. News & World Report, the most sought-after qualities of jobs include, “high salaries, low stress levels, employment growth and strong job prospects for years to come.” Their analysis produced the following rankings for the hottest jobs:

  1. Physician Assistant 
  2. Software Developer 
  3. Nurse Practitioner 
  4. Medical and Health Services Manager 
  5. Physician 
  6. Statistician 
  7. Speech Language Pathologist
  8. Data Scientist 
  9. Dentist 
  10. Veterinarian 

The analyses prove health care is seeing increased demand in 2021, as well as industries such as technology and business. According to, industries that did not make the “hottest jobs” list for 2021 amid setbacks due to the pandemic are retail, food service, construction and transportation. 

Are you in the job market and looking to get an education in one of 2021 “hottest” industries? SDSU Global Campus offers a variety of degree programs for individuals in these sectors. 

Visit the program pages for more information on each program, or browse our areas of study to find a program in the industry you’re interested in.