Most In-Demand Administrative and Support Occupations

According to the most recent BLS jobs report, the professional and business services industry was responsible for adding 73,000 jobs in February, the most of any US sector. Specifically, the largest gain was in administrative and support services. Considering that this industry contributed to the lowest unemployment rate seen in the past 4 years, we thought we'd look at overall hiring demand in this specific area. In February, there were over 411,000 job ads posted online in the administrative support industry, an 8% increase over the same time last year. Below are the most in-demand occupations.

Most Commonly Advertised Occupations in the Administrative and Support Industry

  1. Security Guards
  2. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
  3. Registered Nurses
  4. Software Developers, Applications
  5. Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
  6. Sales Agent, Financial Services
  7. Computer Systems Analysts
  8. Web Developers
  9. Customer Service Representatives
  10. Marketing Managers
Employers in this industry posted ads for a variety of occupations, from Security Guards to Marketing Managers. Sales and IT positions appeared in multiple places. Registered Nurses also made the list. It may be surprising to see this job among the other occupations, however, in some cases these job ads are advertised by office administrative services which falls under the broader industry of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services.

Out of the occupations listed above, Security Guard is likely to be the least difficult position to recruit on average, scoring a 13 on our Hiring Scale (out of a possible 99, with 99 denoting difficult-to-fill.) Web Developer is likely to be the hardest-to-fill position, scoring an average of 92. Recruiters may encounter less challenging conditions for Web Developers in Huntsville (AL). Despite having the lowest score, the hiring environment in this city is still likely to be difficult with a score of 69.

Hiring Scale for Web Developers in Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Hiring Scale for Web Developers in Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
SOURCE: WANTED Analytics

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