8 jobs you should apply for before 2017 is over

2017 is proving to be one of the most promising years for job seekers (Stocksnap.io)

If you're looking for job opportunities which will lead to greater future prospects, these are the jobs you should consider this year.

As 2017 draws to an end, it has proven to be one of the most promising years for ambitious job seekers. Despite what is happening on the world stage or perhaps because of it, amazing job opportunities abound for those eager enough to look for a more promising position.

LinkedIn published a list of the most promising jobs of 2017, using data about job growth, salary, and advancement options to create an easy-to-understand score with which one can evaluate different occupations. The following 8 occupations received the highest scores in their research, beginning with a 10 for a customer success manager and ending with a 7 for a programme manager. This means that jobseekers looking for positions that will lead to greater futures should seriously consider searching for one of these fantastic jobs:

1. Customer Success Manager

It’s long been said that “the customer is always right,” but these days, the customer also tends to be the star focus of a business’s marketing and sales strategy. A customer success manager (CSM) is in charge of leading a customer success team to improve the customer experience by any means necessary.

Median salary: R258 736 per year

Learn more about becoming a Customer Success Manager.

2. Site Reliability Engineer

Site reliability engineering (SRE) is an emerging field for software engineers to contribute to web development. Rather than running an operations team, many businesses are hiring site reliability engineers to develop automated solutions to tech-based problems. According to the VP of Engineering at Google, it helps to have a software or systems background to break into this occupation.

Median salary:  R563 813 per year

Learn more about becoming a Site Reliability Engineer.

3. Product Manager

Often dubbed “the CEO of the product,” the product manager is responsible for nearly every aspect of a product, from its ideation to its implementation, from the definition of its features to a strategy for its marketing. Because product managers have their fingers in several business processes, most claim advanced business education, such as an online MBA, no GMAT required.

Median salary: R354 131 per year

Learn more about becoming a Product Manager.

4. Financial Analyst

The role and responsibility of a financial analyst depends almost entirely on the worker’s level of experience. A financial analyst who has spent an entire career in the financial services industry might develop investment theses, interfacing directly with investors and management teams. Conversely, a young financial analyst is more likely to work primarily with a computer, gathering data and maintaining spreadsheets. Still, an entry-level analyst can earn about R161 132 per year.

Median salary: R360 355 per year

Learn more about becoming a Financial Analyst.

5. Technical Program Manager

Working closely with product managers, technical program managers (TPMs) determine how to integrate necessary product features. Often, TPMs hail from a tech background since they primarily work with computer code. Yet, the unique skills for this job tend to earn workers about R214 164 per year in base salary.

Median salary: R500 000 per year

Learn more about becoming a Technical Program Manager.

6. Data Engineer

Sometimes called data infrastructure engineers, these professionals build and maintain software that allows computation over massive data sets. Usually software engineers with a flair for data management can earn R191 999 per year.

Median salary: R191 999 per year

Learn more about becoming a Data Engineer.

7. Scrum Master

Though it might sound like an athletic career or perhaps a janitorial position, the scrum master is actually a business professional. Scrum is an emerging strategy of software development that combines the talents of a product owner and five to nine specific workers led by a scrum master, who uses precise leadership methods to facilitate product creation. Though it might seem simplistic, scrum is exploding in popularity.

Scrum master: R431 715

Learn more about becoming a Scrum Master.

8. Program Manager

In 2017, businesses have been exceedingly interested in improving their performance. Unlike product managers or TPMs, program managers are big-picture workers who imagine overall objectives for a project, such as increasing lead generation or raising brand awareness.

Median salary: R709 859 per year

Learn more about becoming a Program Manager.

Although these jobs are mostly found in the tech and finance industries, there are 1000s of new jobs available for you to peruse on Careers24. Update your Careers24 CV, learn a new skill and start applying.

Original article: LinkedIn

Tiffany Rowe is a writer for Seek Visibility, contributing regularly to Careers24’s career advice section, with a focus on the finance sector. She is passionate about developing content and relationship across multiple platforms and audiences.