Slideshow 2017’s toughest jobs to fill

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  • February 06 2017, 3:52am EST
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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.

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

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%

6. Medical services manager

Annual media salary: $94,500
Growth outlook: 17%

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5. Information security analyst

Annual media salary: $90,120
Growth outlook: 18%

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%

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.