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10 Most In-Demand Jobs Among Gen Z Job Seekers

Move over, millennials. The new kids on the block are Gen Zers and they’re coming to a job market near you. Those born between 1997 and 2012 may seem young, but the eldest of the pack are starting their first jobs and they’re eager to climb the ladder.

According to a new study out by GlassdoorGen Zers are aspiring to work in tech — the majority of job applications from Gen Zers were for companies in the tech industry, followed by business services, finance and retail. IBM, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Deloitte are the top five companies that Gen Z are applying to on Glassdoor. However, the most in-demand jobs among Gen Zers can be found across a plethora of industries. This means that Gen Z is competiting for the best jobs across the board, and they’re moving fast.

“Gen Z is 100% digitally native, meaning they are the first job seekers to be born during the age of smartphones, self-service online tools and AI-enabled virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa,” says Kurt Heikkinen, CEO of candidate engagement and interview software, Montage. “They’ve never known a world without the convenience and speed of digital interaction. As a result, they expect the exact same experience when it comes to the job search.”

Thanks to Glassdoor research, here are the top 10 in-demand jobs among GenZers! Oh, and anyone can apply, don’t let these young job seekers have all the dream job fun.

Software Engineer
Median Salary for Open Jobs: $98,500
Companies Hiring: WeWork, IHeartRadio, Epic Games, Glassdoor, HubSpot, Plaid, Cooperative Response Center, Akamai, Raytheon, Visa, Nokia, Helix Education, Pachanga Resort and Casino, Fidelity Investments, 3M & more.

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Software Developer
Median Salary for Open Jobs: $86,000
Companies Hiring: General Dynamics Information Technology, Paycom, Showpad, Ping Identity, Censys, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Travelers Companies, AWC, Quicken Loans, PNC Financial Services Group, TD Ameritrade, ManTech, CSAA Insurance Group & more.

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Sales Associate
Median Salary for Open Jobs: $40,700
Companies Hiring: ICM America, InPro Corporation, Allied Business Solutions, Sharp USA, Cooper Auto Group, Scandanavian Designs, L&B Direct, Penske Automotive Group, Hattori Hanzo Shears & more.

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Mechanical Engineer
Median Salary for Open Jobs: $81,000
Companies Hiring: Torch Technologies, Inc., Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Stratasys, John Deere, Boeing, Cisco Systems, Moog, HGA Architects & Engineers, Bechtel, Romac Industries, CACI International, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, ExxonMobile, Tesla, Abbott, BASF & more.

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Data Analyst
Median Salary for Open Jobs: $65,500
Companies Hiring: Bank of America, Ascension, Conduent, SSM Health, Trivia Health, Navient, Mars Incorporated, Bechtel, Podium, Rue Gilt Group, iStaff, Experian, Samuel Hale, Jellyfish, The Bouqs, UPS, Travelers Companies, Safety National & more.

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Business Analyst
Median Salary for Open Jobs: $73,000
Companies Hiring: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Conduent, Paycom, Eagle Hill Consulting, Akamai, RMM Solutions, SSM Health, Lear Corporation, Callisto Media, Teradata, TIAA, New York State Enterprise (NYSTEC), Northwestern Mutual, ServiceTitan, MongoDB, American Society for Microbiology ASM & more.

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Engineer
Median Salary for Open Jobs: $84,500
Companies Hiring: American Airlines, Colgate-Palmolive, Peraton, Ping Identity, Honeywell, UPS, Helix Electric, Glassdoor, Hubspot, Mega International, MSA Safety, Continental Properties Company, Inc., RetailMeNot, J-U-B Engineers & more.

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Receptionist
Median Salary for Open Jobs: $33,700
Companies Hiring: Humanity United, Wolverine Human Services, Corvias Group, Oak Park Place, Days Inn, Champion EMS, Edward Rose & Sons, Kentwood Real Estate, Wells Fargo, Strategic Behavioral Health, Mercy, IKEA, Penske Automotive Group, Era Living, UCHealth & more.

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Investment Banking Analyst
Median Salary for Open Jobs: $80,800
Companies Hiring: RBC, Mizuho Financial Group, TIAA, MCIA Capital Group, MUFG, Selby Jennings, Bank of America, UBS, Jefferies, Ziegler, HSBC, Citibank, KeyBank, Wells Fargo, SunTrust Banks, Teradata, Experian, Union Bank & more.

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Financial Analyst
Median Salary for Open Jobs: $70,000
Companies Hiring: Sonos, Woman’s Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Airgas, Experian, NFP, Beacon Resources, Glassdoor, Boeing, Baker Hill, Sageworks, Cengage, Penske Truck Leasing, Health Credit Services, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Barilla, BTS & more.

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