Best Jobs of 2013: Business Occupations

US News recently released its Best Jobs of 2013, which contains 6 separate lists for jobs in Business, Healthcare, Social Service, Technology, Construction, and Creative. This list is based on jobs that are not only in-demand, but also provide satisfaction and pay good salaries. Each week, we will cover hiring demand on one of the listed categories. Today, we will begin with Business. Below is a summary of hiring demand for the top 5 best business jobs.

Hiring Demand Chart - 4 Year Hiring Trends

Hiring Demand Chart
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1. Market Research Analyst

In December, there were more than 25,500 job ads posted online for Market Research Analysts, a 28% increase over the same time last year. On average, Recruiters keep jobs listed online and collect resumes for about 6 weeks. This position scores a 78 on our Hiring Scale (out of a possible 99, with 99 denoting the hardest-to-fill), which means Recruiters are likely to experience difficulty sourcing talent. Rochester, NY presents the most favorable recruiting conditions, scoring a 6 on our Hiring Scale. This city is encountering low demand in relation to the available candidate pool.

Hiring Scale for Market Research Analysts

Hiring Scale for Market Research Analysts
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2. Personal Financial Advisor

Over 8,000 job ads appeared online for Personal Financial Advisors during December 2012. This represents an 18% increase in demand over the same time last year. Employers leave jobs posted online for about 44 days, just over 6 weeks. On average, recruiting conditions are likely to be favorable. This position scores a 20 on our Hiring Scale. Not only does the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island metro area have the highest demand and the largest candidate pool, it also presents the least difficult recruiting conditions, scoring a 5 on our Hiring Scale. Adversely, Shreveport-Bossier City, LA presents the most challenging recruiting conditions, scoring a 92. In this city, their demand exceeds what the estimated local talent supply can support.

Hiring Scale for Personal Financial Advisors

Hiring Scale for Personal Financial Advisors
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3. Accountant

We recently covered corporate finance and accounting jobs, where Accountant topped the list of the most in-demand job titles. There were over 26,000 job ads online for Accountants during December which is 6% higher than the same time last year. Dalton, GA has the best recruiting environment for sourcing Accountants, scoring a 5 on our Hiring Scale. Recruiters can reduce their time-to-fill a job by searching for talent in this city. Here, job ads are posted online for just 31 days, about 1.5 weeks shorter than the national average. The New York metro area has the highest job volume for Accountants and the largest candidate pool. However, recruiting conditions are likely to be moderately difficult in this city. New York scores 44 on our Hiring Scale, which is close to the national average of 42.

Hiring Scale for Accountants

Hiring Scale for Accountants
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4. Compliance Officer

More than 3,300 job ads appeared online in December for Compliance Officers.  This represents a 7% increase compared to December 2011. On average, recruiting conditions are likely to be favorable. Compliance Officer scores a 7 nationally on our Hiring Scale. Conditions are even less difficult in the metro with the highest demand and largest candidate pool, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island. This location scores a 5 on our Hiring Scale. Even though New York presents the least difficult recruiting conditions, job ads are kept online for a slightly longer period than average, 7 weeks compared to 6.

Hiring Scale for Compliance Officers

Hiring Scale for Compliance Officers
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5. Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerk

In December, there were more than 28,000 job ads posted online for Bookkeeping Accounting and Audit Clerks, an 8% increase over the same time last year. On average recruiting conditions are likely to be favorable, with New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island providing the least difficult conditions, scoring a 5 on the Hiring Scale. Recruiters are likely to encounter the most difficult recruiting conditions in Coeur d'Alene, ID. This metro area scores a 51. Job ads are also posted online for a week longer in this area, 4.5 weeks compared to 5.5 weeks.

Hiring Scale for Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks

Hiring Scale for Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerk
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