Last Updated on February 5, 2024 by Robert C. Hoopes
Indeed, one of the leading employment portals, has recently unveiled its list of the best jobs anticipated for the year 2024. To compile this list, Indeed considered positions that offer a minimum base salary of $75,000 (₹62 lakh) and where a minimum of 10% of job postings mentioned the availability of remote or hybrid work options.
The rankings were determined by analyzing the growth in job postings from January 2021 to 2024, as well as the number of job listings per one million total postings. This data provided insights into the increasing popularity of certain job roles and the demand for flexible working arrangements.
Interestingly, a recent survey by Bankrate found that 64% of working adults in the United States prefer full-time remote work over a fully in-person work setup. This preference for remote work is fueling the competition for well-paying, flexible job opportunities. However, major companies are pushing for employees to return to the office, intensifying the competition further.
According to Indeed’s findings, the availability of hybrid jobs offering salaries of $100,000 (Rs. 82 lakh) or higher has decreased by a staggering 69% by the end of 2023. On the other hand, well-paying, in-person roles saw a remarkable increase of 93%.
The list of top jobs for 2024 includes several healthcare positions, such as medical director and psychiatrist. These roles have experienced strong growth in job postings and offer attractive salaries. Additionally, mental health occupations like mental health therapist and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner also ranked prominently on the list, highlighting the growing demand for professionals in this field.
Surprisingly, the leading position on Indeed’s list is that of a loan officer, with an average salary of nearly $200,000 (Rs. 1 crore) and the possibility of remote or hybrid work. What makes this role even more appealing is that a bachelor’s degree is not required, making it accessible to a wider range of individuals seeking a lucrative career opportunity.
In summary, the job market in 2024 is expected to witness a surge in opportunities offering high salaries and flexible work arrangements. The demand for remote work is evident, with a significant portion of working adults preferring this arrangement. However, the competition remains fierce as companies strive to bring employees back to the office. Healthcare and mental health occupations are among the most sought-after roles, while loan officers stand out as a highly lucrative option that doesn’t require a formal degree.