18 Hot Jobs for 2015

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By Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

Things that are hot right now: sweatpants-as-real-pants, [insert any name] of the Jenner/Kardashian clan (sorry haters), anything produced by Shonda Rhimes, "Shake it Off" inspired videos - and this list of hot jobs for 2015.

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. compiled a list of the top jobs for the New Year by looking at supply versus demand – the occupations that have a large number of openings each month compared to the number of people actually hired for these jobs.

The list is broken down into two sections – those jobs that require a college degree and those that don't – and both sections include jobs that span industries, so there are opportunities for every type of job seeker looking to make a change.

If you're in the market for a new job in 2015, check out the 18 jobs featured below (that is, if you're not too busy catching up on "Scandal" or copying outfit ideas from North West).

Among occupations that require a college education and have the largest gap between job openings and hires are:
Occupation Average monthly unique job postings Average monthly hires Gap between postings and hires Job growth 2010 - 2014 Total employment in 2014 Median hourly earnings
Marketing executive (1) 34,613 11,617 22,996 10% 191,872 $57.42
Software developer, applications 52,700 31,616 21,084 15% 684,614 $44.66
Registered nurse 122,922 103,804 19,118 5% 2,729,647 $32.51
Industrial engineer 26,031 7,880 18,151 9% 235,817 $38.96
Network and computer system administrator 35,788 18,734 17,054 7% 378,638 $35.84
Web developer 30,108 14,616 15,492 17% 151,081 $28.02
Medical and health services manager 27,696 12,626 15,070 6% 317,314 $43.61
Physical therapist 24,425 10,880 13,545 10% 211,296 $38.63
Speech-language pathologist 15,113 7,112 8,001 5% 133,383 $34.00
Sales manager 28,589 22,280 6,309 8% 376,238 $51.98

Among occupations that don't require a college degree, but have gaps between job openings and hires are (2):

Occupation Average monthly unique job postings Average monthly hires Gap between postings and hires Job growth 2010 - 2014 Total employment in 2014 Median hourly earnings
Truck driver, heavy and tractor-trailer 242,400 131,902 110,498 9% 1,838,993 $18.37
Merchandise displayer and window trimmer 20,808 6,126 14,682 5% 79,145 $13.11
Orderly 7,287 2,079 5,208 4% 56,944 $11.66
Sales representative, wholesale and manufacturing 18,547 14,802 3,745 7% 385,789 $35.59
Purchasing manager 5,286 2,534 2,752 7% 72,351 $49.86
Medical records and health information technician 9,224 7,332 1,892 6% 187,947 $16.81
Telemarketer 23,733 22,224 1,509 8% 250,429 $11.03
Demonstrator and product promoter 12,742 11,308 1,434 10% 96,096 $12.26

1 The marketing manager occupation includes everything from vice president of marketing to director and manager, etc.
2 Some occupations may require additional training after high school.

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