Slide 1 of 12
2017’s toughest jobs to fill
While the economy and job market have continued growing over the years, there are a number of jobs employers say they are having trouble filling. The challenge hiring managers face for many of the most in-demand professions is finding applicants with the necessary skills, CareerCast notes in its recent report.

To determine the most in-demand professions, CareerCast evaluated Bureau of Labor Statistics data on growth outlook, as well as industry and profession hiring trends over the last decade; trade statistics; university graduate employment data; and the database of listings to determine the factors driving hiring needs. The following positions top this year’s list.