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Study Shows Popularity of Middle-Management Jobs Decreases,Technology Jobs Dominate

Shala Marks
Online Editor and Writer at Recruiter.com

Job-matching service TheLadders recently announced its findings from a new study, which detailed how professional jobs have evolved over the past five years. Using information from its more than 6 million members and 60,000 employers, the company analyzed 1) key words and phrases that job seekers use to search for jobs and 2) a company’s word usage in job postings. The results showed that middle-management jobs are quickly becoming unpopular.

According to the data, the growth rate of titles that contain the word “manager” is 25 percent lower than average growth rate. Similarly, the growth rate for titles containing the word “director” is 50 percent lower than average. Also, less than 2 percent of titles within the top 10 percent of growing jobs contain the word “manager” or “director.”

Shifting from management, today’s fastest-growing jobs require specific skills in the STEM areas—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A whopping 70 percent of today’s booming jobs come from the technology industry, a jump that can be attributed to today’s current wave of technological advances like Apple and Android devices.

Below are the fastest-growing job titles on TheLadders from 2008 through 2013:

  • Dev Ops Engineer
  • iOS Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • UX Designer
  • Staff Accountant
  • Paralegal
  • UI Developer
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Android Developer
  • Business Intelligence Developer

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Shala Marks is an online editor and writer for Recruiter.com. Marks’ stories have also been published in a variety of newspaper, magazine and online formats including The Arizona Republic, The Daily Herald, Arizona Foothills Magazine and various classroom magazines of Scholastic Inc. Service is her passion, writing is her platform and uplifting and inspiring the community is her purpose. Marks received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University. Visit Shala's website at shalamarks.com/