Randstad US Reveals 2015 Hot Jobs in Demand

Jan 26, 2015, 10:04 ET from Randstad US

ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a positive trend in 2014, many economists and reports suggest the U.S. economy and job market are positioned to yield steady growth in 2015. So what jobs and skill sets will be in greatest demand?  Each year, Randstad US publishes its list of Hot Jobs as determined by our industry expert recruiters. The predictions are based on field market research, as well as an analysis of 2015 economic projections and market trends. Our research indicates the growing demand for talent within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields will continue to rise in 2015. Other industries analyzed to uncover the jobs and skills in greatest demand included: healthcare, pharmaceutical, finance and accounting, office and administration and manufacturing.

"The conversation around attracting top talent to STEM fields became increasingly louder last year. As the number of job openings for STEM careers increases, we need to educate not only potential employees, but also students, on the strong and rewarding careers that exist within these areas. The good news is that we are seeing companies roll out robust strategies to secure talented candidates who possess the proper qualifications," said Jim Link, Chief HR Officer, Randstad North America. "From enticing salary and benefits packages to more flexible working environments, employers are on the offensive to attract and retain a high volume of skilled employees to satisfy growth within these industries." 

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Top Hot Jobs for 2015


Our Industry Experts Say...


1.  Primary Care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine)

2.  Hospitalist

3. Emergency Medicine

Bachelor's degree and medical degree; Board certification; EHR experience; Leadership/supervisory experience.

"Following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act this past year, there is an increased focus on attracting the strongest physicians as the number of Americans insured increases."

– Steve McMahan, President, Randstad Healthcare

Nursing/Allied Health

1. Labor and Delivery Nurses

2. Disease Management Nurses

3. Pharmacists

Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Doctor of Pharmacy degree required for Pharmacists.

"The healthcare sector continues to hire at a strong rate, and candidate shortages, especially in nursing, are becoming more pronounced. There are great opportunities for fruitful careers in nursing and pharmacy, and pay packages are continuing to increase because hospitals and medical facilities want to attract and retain top talent."

– Steve McMahan, President, Randstad Healthcare

Finance and Accounting

1. Senior Analysts (Business, Financial, Data)

2. Senior Accountants

3. Reporting and Compliance Personnel

Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance; Professional accreditations (CIA, CPA, MBA); For senior analysts, expertise in SQL, data analysis and Excel, and extensive ERP experience is needed.

"As the labor market tightens, the need for top-notch accounting and financial professionals will grow at an accelerated pace due to an increased demand on corporate finance coupled with an evolving regulatory environment."

– Rebecca Henderson, Group President, Randstad Professional Solutions

Information Technology

1. Java Developers

2. Project Managers

3. App Developers

Bachelor of Science degree in computer science or related field; Expertise in Java, .NET, as well as big data and cloud technologies.

"As mobile and web technologies evolve, the demand for recruiting and retaining top IT talent who are Java and app savvy is becoming an increased priority. Companies will begin to be more competitive with salaries and benefits packages to retain these tech gurus."

– Bob Dickey, Group President, Technology & Engineering, Randstad


1. Clinical Project Managers

2. Regulatory Affairs Professionals

3. Drug Safety Professionals

Bachelor of Science degree/Life Science degree; FACS (Fluorescence-activated cell sorting) experience preferred for clinical project managers; Experience with medical devices and drug development preferred for regulatory affairs and drug safety professionals.

"Many eyes are on the pharmaceutical industry in 2015 for drug launches, and there is an uptick in pharma companies seeking candidates specializing in drug safety and regulatory affairs."

– Greg Coir, President, Randstad Pharma


1. Electrical Engineers

2. Mechanical Engineers

3. Quality Engineers

Bachelor of Science degree in engineering; Six Sigma certification is necessary for quality engineers.  

"There continues to be a high demand for skilled engineers, putting top talent in the driver's seat. Furthermore, as conversations around STEM increase, we'll start to see more national funding for undergraduate programs in these fields."

– Richard Zambacca, President, Randstad Engineering


1. Forklift Operators

2. Quality Control Technicians

3. Production Supervisors

Expertise in measurement and test equipment is essential for quality control technicians; Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering preferred for production supervisors.

"With the reshoring of factory jobs back to the U.S., employment opportunities are rising for the manufacturing industry. As a result, workers' confidence in job security will most likely continue to increase in 2015 due to the growing demand for talent."

– Traci Fiatte, President, Randstad Staffing

Office and Administration

1. Accounting Clerk

2. Receptionists

3. Administrative Assistants


Expertise in accounts payable is required for accounting clerks; bilingual proficiency beneficial for receptionists and administrative assistants.

"The role of office and administrative assistants continues to evolve, and we're seeing that these candidates need to wear many hats. There is greater importance in the office and administration industry for previous experience in finance and accounting."

Traci Fiatte, President, Randstad Staffing

Human Resources

1. HR Manager/HR Business Partner

2. Benefits & Compensation

3. Recruiter/Talent Acquisition

Bachelor's/Master's degree in human resources management; HRIS software experience/technical skill set.

"Due to a number of factors, one being an increasing demand for top talent, employees' benefits and pay packages are becoming much more complex. There is a greater need now more than ever for savvy HR managers and professionals with HRIS experience, coupled with compensation and benefits expertise."

– Rebecca Henderson, Group President, Randstad Professional Solutions


About Randstad US

Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $22.0 billion global provider of HR services. As the third largest staffing organization in the U.S., Randstad holds top positions in permanent placement, office and administrative, IT and accounting and finance. From professional services, commercial staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, to managed services and more, Randstad delivers a comprehensive range of temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement and outsourced placement services. With its 5,324 employment experts, Randstad puts an average of approximately 100,000 people to work in the U.S. each week, through its network of nearly 1,000 branches and client-dedicated locations.

Learn more at www.randstadusa.com and access Randstad's panoramic U.S. thought leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of work.

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