These are the fastest growing new jobs for 2019

Looking for a new job in 2019? Take a look at some of these up-and-coming positions.

These are the fastest growing new jobs for 2019
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If you want to get a glimpse into the future of work, LinkedIn has gazed into the crystal ball. That is, the professional networking platform did an analysis of the roles that companies are hiring for the quickest, the skills needed to get those jobs, and the positions that emerged over the last five years.


Here are the top five:

1. Blockchain Developer

Top Skills: Solidity, Blockchain, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Node.js
Where They Work: IBM, ConsenSys, Chainyard
Top Industries: Information Technology & Services, Computer Software, Internet
Cities Where Demand is High: San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta

2. Machine Learning Engineer

Top Skills: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, TensorFlow, Apache Spark, Natural Language Processing
Where They Work: Apple, Intel, Nvidia
Top Industries: Computer Software, Internet, Information Technology & Services
Cities Where Demand is High: San Francisco, Denver, Austin


3. Application Sales Executive

Top Skills: Software as a Service, Cloud Applications, Human Capital Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Solution Selling
Where They Work: Oracle, AT&T, Avaya
Top Industries: Information Technology & Services, Telecommunications, Computer Software
Cities Where Demand is High: Boston, Austin, Minneapolis-St. Paul

4. Machine Learning Specialist

Top Skills: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, TensorFlow, Python, Artificial Intelligence
Where They Work: Google, Amazon, Apple
Top Industries: Computer Software, Higher Education, Internet
Cities Where Demand is High: San Francisco, New York City, Madison

5. Professional Medical Representative

Top Skills: Pharmaceutical Sales, Sales Effectiveness, Product Launches, Medical Devices, Gastroenterology
Where They Work: Exact Sciences, Taro Pharmaceuticals, Abbott
Top Industries: Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Hospital & Healthcare
Cities Where Demand is High: Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth


While the surge of technical jobs is no surprise, LinkedIn’s chief economist Guy Berger found that the biggest skills gap isn’t in tech. “Soft skills–like oral communication, leadership, and time management–make up nearly half the list of skills with the largest skills gaps,” he says.

This report was created by analyzing LinkedIn’s Economic Graph data from 2014 to 2018, as well as data from LinkedIn Talent Insights. You can view the full list of jobs and skills here.


About the author

Lydia Dishman is a staff editor for Fast Company's Work Life section. She has written for CBS Moneywatch, Fortune, The Guardian, Popular Science, and the New York Times, among others.