What Jobs Are Hardest to Fill?

Chicago — July 18

More than a third of hiring managers report having positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer, according to new research by CareerBuilder.

CareerBuilder paired the list of occupations with job growth data provided by Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) to showcase the number of positions that were added post-recession.

Among the jobs that were cited as most difficult to fill, in order of jobs added from 2010 to 2013:

Sales Representative
584,792 new jobs added from 2010 to 2013
3.8 percent job growth from 2010 to 2013

Machine Operator/Assembler/Production Worker
135,363 new jobs
9.9 percent growth

Nurse
135,325 new jobs
5 percent growth

Truck Driver
113,517 new jobs
6.7 percent growth

Software Developer
103,708 new jobs
11.2 percent growth

Engineer
73,995 new jobs
4.9 percent growth

Marketing Professional
57,045 new jobs
11.3 percent growth

Accountant
55,670 new jobs
4.5 percent growth

Mechanic
53,002 new jobs
4.1 percent growth

IT Manager/Network Administrator
48,709 new jobs
7.5 percent growth

The survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,046 hiring managers and human resource professionals — employed full-time, not self-employed, non-government — between May 14 and June 5.

Source: CareerBuilder