5 High-Paying Jobs That Are in Demand in 2023

5 High-Paying Jobs That Are in Demand in 2023
Miriam Groom, VP Sales & Marketing
Miriam Groom

6 January 2023 • Estimated reading time : 4 mins

Entering the job market can be daunting, no matter what the economy looks like. Knowing where to start your career journey can be tricky with so many options and specializations.

The good news is we can look at data and job market trends to help predict which jobs will be in high demand in the coming year. So, whether you’re a graduate just entering the workforce or you’re looking for a career change, here are five high-paying jobs that are in demand for 2023:

  1. Data Scientist

Data scientists are in high demand across a variety of industries. They use math, statistics, and computer science skills to uncover insights that can be used to make better business decisions.

As more and more businesses rely on data to guide their decision-making, the demand for data scientists will only continue to grow. According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a data scientist is $91,571 per year in Canada.

In order to qualify for a job as a data scientist, candidates will typically need at least a master’s degree in a relevant field. However, many data scientists also have experience working with big data sets and experience using statistical analysis software.

  1. Full Stack Developer

A full stack developer is a web developer with a deep understanding of a website’s front-end and back-end. They can design and develop websites from start to finish, and they have a strong understanding of the different technologies used in web development.

Since full stack developers have a rare skill set, they are in high demand across various industries. Candidates can expect a base salary of $76,409 per year as a full-stack developer.

To qualify for a job as a full-stack developer, they will typically need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Extensive experience working with different programming languages and web development frameworks is best.

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  1. A.I. Specialist

A.I is disrupting virtually every industry, and there is a growing demand for specialists who can develop and implement A.I. solutions. A.I. specialists use cutting-edge software that businesses can use to automate tasks and make better decisions.

As A.I. continues to infiltrate different industries, the demand for A.I. specialists will only grow. The average salary for an A.I. specialist is $94,864 per year.

There are many different fields that candidates can specialize in as an A.I. specialist. From machine learning to natural language processing, there are many different areas of A.I. that they can focus on. 

  1. Cyber Security Analyst

Cyber security is a top concern for businesses of all sizes. As such, there is a growing demand for cybersecurity analysts who can help companies to protect their data. With hacking, phishing, and other cyber threats on the rise, businesses are willing to pay top dollar for analysts who can keep their data safe.

In order to qualify for a job as a cyber security analyst, they will typically need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Analysts will also need experience working with different cyber security tools and technologies. Cyber security analyst jobs start at a salary of $77,307 per year.

Their job as a cyber security analyst will be to identify security risks and develop solutions to mitigate those risks. Hires will also be responsible for monitoring the network for any suspicious activity. They’ll be the ones responding to any incidents that occur.

  1. Environmental Engineer

The demand for environmental engineers is rising as the world becomes more aware of the need to protect the environment. “Green engineers” use their skills in science and engineering to develop solutions to environmental problems.

From developing new ways to conserve water to designing more energy-efficient buildings, environmental engineers are making a real impact. They can expect a starting salary of $76,566 per year as an environmental engineer when working for the government. However, it can be much more if hired to work in the private sector.

Engineers must have strong problem-solving skills and work effectively on a team. Their job will be to identify environmental problems and develop sustainable and practical solutions.


Many high-paying jobs will be in demand in 2023. If you have the right skills and experience, you can land a well-paying job in diverse industries. On the other hand, if you’re hiring someone in any of the roles mentioned above, you can expect to pay a premium.

So if you’re looking to save money or hire quickly, consider a staffing solution like Groom. We can help you find qualified candidates that can take your business to the next level.

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Miriam Groom, VP Sales & Marketing
Miriam Groom

Miriam Groom is a nationally renowned Industrial & Organizational Therapist and HR Strategist specializing in strategic and innovative talent management & workforce transformation strategies that are highly employee-centric.