The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released a list of 30 occupations that are projected to have the most job growth by 2022.
As would be expected, industries related to healthcare are at the top of BLS’s list. Negative job growth is expected for postmasters and farmers.
But the surprise is that the top 30 include sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing (except technical and scientific products) while architects, engineers, lawyers, firefighters, police officers and other professions did not make the list.
So, it looks like sales reps will continue to be very much in demand over the next couple of decades – this despite the exponential growth in online purchasing. It seems that nothing can replace the human touch. At the same time, the availability of advanced sales apps like SupeRep have made reps' jobs that much easier.
This trend is reflected by none other than Facebook. The social networking giant’s number one hiring category today is not, say, software engineering. At the moment they are mostly looking for people in sales and business development. You can read more about it in George Anders’ piece in the Economic Policy Journal.