/ Asked by Ravindran
What is roles are expected to be in high demand in 2016?
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Monday, December 7, 2015
Excellent end of the year question!  Have you every thought about how incredible it is that the top technology jobs for 2016 were not even invented yet in 2006?  For my money, technology continues to take center stage in areas of growth and salary potential.  As we become even more of a global community there are opportunities to be a part of the invention, development, implementation, growth and maintenance of technology fields of work and study both across our country and around the world.  Technology jobs are not short on creative enterprise...App Developer, Big Data Scientist, Multimedia Designer, User Experience Specialists are jobs that are appearing across a variety of industries that require not only technical savvy, but also creative fluency to be able to imagine new opportunities to use our existing tools in new ways and create the next wave of our technological future.

If IT/Engineering/Computer Science are not your thing, keep in mind that all of those growth avenues require the influence of other pieces of the commerce puzzle.  Marketing, Strategy, Administration and Recruitment are all part of how business happens.  Where do you see yourself?  Best of luck in your future!
Answered by Sylvia, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Thursday, December 10, 2015
What a great question! I would like to add a little more depth to this question. Regionally you will find a high demand in certain industries and other locations have different demands. Overall, technology will be a hit. Just like Stephanie from AT&T mentioned, the technology space has grown dramatically in the decade and more and more companies are popping up from startups to expanding globally. For instance, TX has a high demand in the oil & gas industry, but even technology companies are thriving there. If you are in the health care profession, there is starting to be a trend to hire more nurses that have a degree in health science and not just the RN. Check out some creditable sources for more in-depth reading for your region, such as Forbes, The Economist, or specific to your industry of focus.
Hope this helps & good luck in choosing the right career path for yourself! 
Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Thursday, December 17, 2015
Great question as 2015 comes to a close. The fields can vary somewhat based on your location preferences, but overall there are certain functional areas that were in high demand in 2015 and will continue to be into 2016. Healthcare continues to rank high on the list of areas. Roles such as physician assistants, physical therapists, nurses continue to be needed throughout the country. In addition, environmental science is an area that has started to heat up. Due to the focus from the government and interest groups, roles across the country continue to pop up in environmental sciences. Information technology continues to be another strong contender when it comes to a high demand area for 2016. Information technology includes everything from programmers to database modelers to system analysts. There is also a spotlight on systems security with companies wanting to ensure that they don't experience data breaches like some large companies have recently. You can look up the projections from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, on other specific roles that you might be interested in. Good luck and Happy New Year!
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