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2017’s toughest jobs to fill
While the economy and job market have continued growing over the years, there are a number of jobs employers say they are having trouble filling. The challenge hiring managers face for many of the most in-demand professions is finding applicants with the necessary skills, CareerCast notes in its recent report.

To determine the most in-demand professions, CareerCast evaluated Bureau of Labor Statistics data on growth outlook, as well as industry and profession hiring trends over the last decade; trade statistics; university graduate employment data; and the CareerCast.com database of listings to determine the factors driving hiring needs. The following positions top this year’s list.
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10. Truck driver
Annual media salary: $40,260
Growth outlook: 5%
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9. Software engineer
Annual media salary: $100,690
Growth outlook: 17%f
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8. Registered nurse
Annual media salary: $67,490
Growth outlook: $16%
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7. Physical therapist
Annual media salary: $84,020
Growth outlook: 34%
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6. Medical services manager
Annual media salary: $94,500
Growth outlook: 17%
9. IT Manager
5. Information security analyst
Annual media salary: $90,120
Growth outlook: 18%
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4. Home health aide
Annual media salary: $21,920
Growth outlook: 38%
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3. General & operations manager
Annual media salary: 97,730
Growth outlook: 7%
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2. Financial advisor
Annual media salary: $89,160
Growth outlook: 30%
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1. Data scientist
Annual media salary: $128,240
Growth outlook: 16%

For the full report, click here.