These 10 jobs were identified as having the greatest number of job openings , have had steady growth over the past four years, pay a livable wage, and require skills that can be learned online.

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Software Developer paths

Become a software developer by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then get a Microsoft Certification to validate your skills.

Top in-demand skills: Programming, storage, networking, security, and deployment; HTML, CSS, SQL, Javascript, Python

22.7M+ jobs posted in 2020

LinkedIn Learning’s self-paced courses are taught by industry experts so you learn relevant and applicable skills that you can show off during the interview process, then on-the-job.

Our learning paths are organized sequentially to take you step-by-step through each skill area. If today is “day 1” for you, launch the learning path. Or, if you already have a few of these skills, jump into one of these courses.

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Programming Foundations: Fundamentals

Prepare to learn the fundamental concepts, practices, and terminology of programming.

Programming Foundations: Databases

Find out how to build a database, define relationships, and write queries.

Succeeding in Web Development: Full Stack and Front End

Learn about the skills you need to get a job as a front-end, back-end, or full-stack web developer.

HTML Essential Training

Learn how to write HTML, the programming language that powers the web.

CSS Essential Training

Learn how to select content, style text, manage layouts, and more as you work on a real-world project.

Illustation of man on laptop with .js bubble JavaScript Essential Training

Learn how to work with objects, variables, data types, conditionals, functions, loops, closures, the DOM, ES6, and more.

Learning Python

Get started with Python, the popular and highly readable object-oriented language.

Illustration of person holding SQL sign Learning SQL Programming

Learn the basics of SQL, the programming language for retrieving and editing data from databases such as SQL Server and MySQL.

Sales representative path

Learn core concepts and skills necessary in today’s selling environment—from negotiation and closing strategies to selling with authenticity.

Top in-demand skills: Negotiation, CRM, new business development, B2B, storytelling, social media

17.8M+ jobs posted in 2020

Sales representative path

Prepare Yourself for a Career in Sales

Learn how to develop yourself and build more effective relationships with both your teammates and your customers.

Image showing man on phone looking at laptop Sales Foundations

Find out what makes salespeople effective, and learn specific strategies for prospecting and product positioning and developing a sales process.

Asking Great Sales Questions

Learn how to ask sales questions that lead to high-quality interactions with customers and clients.

Soft Skills for Sales Professionals

Learn how to build your soft sales skills to better connect with—and ultimately sell to—your customers.

Sales: Handling Objections

Learn how to confidently handle objections that can crop up throughout the sales process.

Sales Negotiation

Discover what makes sales negotiations different and how to negotiate deals that stick.

Sales: Closing Strategies

Develop an effective closing strategy. Get tips to recognize buying signals and close more sales.

Selling with Stories: Stories Great Sales People Tell

Learn the 25 most essential types of sales stories to earn buyer trust and make the sale.

Project manager

Become a project manager by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning. Courses include project management fundamentals, Microsoft Project essential training, and more.

Top in-demand skills: Program management, process improvement, project performance

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IT administrator path IT administrator path

IT administrator

Become an IT administrator by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then get a Microsoft Certification to validate your skills.

Top in-demand skills: Manage systems, subscriptions, configuration, and identity; Windows Server, Active Directory

3.9M+ jobs posted in 2020 View Microsoft courses View LinkedIn Learning courses Male sitting on table and typing on laptop LinkedIn Learning logo LinkedIn Learning’s self-paced courses are taught by industry experts so you learn relevant and applicable skills that you can show off during the interview process, then on-the-job.

Our learning paths are organized sequentially to take you step-by-step through each skill area. If today is “day 1” for you, launch the learning path. Or, if you already have a few of these skills, jump into one of these 8 featured courses. Start learning path Illustration of mans head with a gear Cert Prep1: Understanding Networks

Part 1 of our 9-part training series covers networking basics: OSI versus TCP/IP models, MAC and IP addressing, and packets and ports.

Watch course Illustration depicting woman holding wire Cert Prep 2: The Physical Network

Prepare for questions on physical network components such as cabling, Ethernet, and switches.

Watch course Illustration depicting wireless connection Cert Prep 3: The World of TCP/IP

This cert prep course covers TCP/IP basics, including IP addressing, subnetting, port forwarding, and routing.

Watch course Illustration of woman operating crane Cert Prep 4: Making TCP/IP Work

Review key networking exam concepts as you learn about TCP/IP applications and network naming.

Watch course Illustration of person holding wireless router Cert Prep 5: Securing TCP/IP

Review key network security exam concepts as you learn how to secure TCP/IP.

Watch course Illustration of woman on laptop between two computers Cert Prep 6: Advanced IP Networking

Review networking and infrastructure concepts as you learn about advanced networking devices, IPv6, and remote connectivity.

Watch course Illustration of woman on computer with shield above her Cert Prep 7: Wireless, Cloud, and Mobile Networking

Review networking and infrastructure concepts as you learn about wireless, cloud, virtual, and mobile networking.

Watch course Illustration of global network between four computers Cert Prep 8: Building a Real-World Network

Review key networking exam concepts as you learn how to design and build a real-world network.

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Become a customer service specialist by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning. Learn to listen to customer needs and build rapport with those you’re helping.

Top in-demand skills: Customer satisfaction & experience, data entry, CRM, admin analysis

4.2M+ jobs posted in 2020

Customer service specialist path Customer service specialist path

Illustration of customer service woman on laptop Customer Service Foundations

Make your customers feel valued. Learn practical techniques for delivering outstanding customer service and increasing customer loyalty.

Illustration of man holding light bulb Customer Service: Problem Solving and Troubleshooting

Learn critical problem-solving and troubleshooting processes for common sense customer service in a wide variety of applications.

Image of woman handing paper to man Building Rapport with Customers

Forge a human connection with your customers. Learn how to establish rapport within the first few seconds of a customer service interaction.

Image of woman with headset and check mark graphic Customer Service: Call Control Strategies

Get tips for communicating on the phone with upset customers. Discover time-saving call-control strategies to move customer issues to resolution.

Illustration of woman holding phone with fist pointed towards her Customer Service: Handling Abusive Customers

Learn strategies and techniques for handling abusive customers. Discover how to diffuse and refocus negative customer service interactions.

Image of woman smiling with headset on Positive Conversations with Challenging Customers

Learn how to put a positive slant on a negative situation, and leave your customers feeling heard and valued.

Image of man with headphones sitting at computer De-Escalating Intense Situations

Successfully defuse intense situations with angry customers. Learn practical approaches for managing a customer’s frustration, as well as your own.

Image of woman with headset looking at screen Customer Service: Serve Customers Through Chat and Text

Provide top-notch customer service in the channels people love to use. Develop your chat and text writing skills to handle live, rapid-fire conversations.

Digital marketing specialist path Digital marketing specialist path

Become a digital marketing specialist by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning.

Top in-demand skills: Social media, content strategy, SEO, marketing channels; Google Analytics, Google Ads

1.6M+ jobs posted in 2020 Image of a young woman reading in front of a laptop LinkedIn Learning logo LinkedIn Learning’s self-paced courses are taught by industry experts so you learn relevant and applicable skills that you can show off during the interview process, then on-the-job.

Our learning paths are organized sequentially to take you step-by-step through each skill area. If today is “day 1” for you, launch the learning path. Or, if you already have a few of these skills, jump into one of these courses. Start learning path Here are 8 featured courses from the learning path

Illustration of man holding megaphone Online Marketing Foundations

Learn today’s online marketing techniques and find out how to build a successful online marketing campaign for all digital channels.

Watch course Illustration of man holding laptop in front of chart Google Analytics Essential Training

Find out how your website is performing using Google Analytics. Discover how to track, analyze, and report on site visits and marketing goals.

Watch course Image of woman at computer with search bar illustration SEO Foundations

Explore the concepts of search engine optimization (SEO). Learn the strategy behind great SEO including keyword planning, link building and SEO for ecommerce, and mobile audiences.

Watch course Image of laptop screen with application showing Google Ads (AdWords) Essential Training

Learn the foundations of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising with Google Ads (formerly known as AdWords), the industry-leading PPC platform.

Watch course Image of man meeting with two women Content Marketing Foundations

Explore the extraordinary value of content marketing and how it can benefit a business if executed properly.

Watch course Image of woman at laptop with messaging icon graphic Social Media Marketing Foundations

Learn how to leverage platforms like Facebook and Instagram to cultivate brand awareness, drive sales, and build customer loyalty.

Watch course Image of woman on phone with different graphics around her Marketing on Instagram

Learn how to market your product or service on Instagram. Explore features and strategies that can help you boost your sales and online presence using the popular social platform.

Watch course Image of woman typing on laptop with envelope icon Email and Newsletter Marketing Foundations

Add email to your marketing mix. Get strategies, tips, and expert training to create email marketing campaigns that engage and convert.

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IT support/help desk path IT support/help desk path

Prepare to pass the CompTIA A+ certification, and prove you have the foundational skills and abilities needed for a technical support role.

Top in-demand skills: Troubleshooting, deployment; Active Directory, computer hardware, Microsoft Windows Server

1M+ jobs posted in 2020 Man sitting in front of his home computer smiling. LinkedIn Learning logo LinkedIn Learning’s self-paced courses are taught by industry experts so you learn relevant and applicable skills that you can show off during the interview process, then on-the-job.

Our learning paths are organized sequentially to take you step-by-step through each skill area. If today is “day 1” for you, launch the learning path. Or, if you already have a few of these skills, jump into one of these courses. Start learning path Illustration of woman holding certificate Cert Prep 1: The Basics

Earn your CompTIA A+ certification. Study topics from the Core 1 (220-1001) exam, including hardware basics and best practices for safety, communication, and professionalism.

Watch course Image of woman holding laptop in middle of graphic Cert Prep 2: Microprocessing and RAM

Learn all about CPUs, RAM technologies and features, and installing both a CPU and RAM.

Watch course Illustration of man holding certificate Cert Prep 3: Core Hardware

Learn about essential hardware components, devices, and processes.

Watch course Illustration of woman sitting with laptop in middle of graphic Cert Prep 4: Storage and Peripherals

Learn how to install and configure essential storage and peripheral devices as you prepare to take and pass the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam.

Watch course Illustration of man with magnifying glass looking at certificate Cert Prep 5: Display Technologies

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam. Study exam topics related to display technologies such as monitors, graphics cards, and projectors.

Watch course Illustration of woman walking with laptop and graphics around her Cert Prep 6: Physical Networking

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam by reviewing the basics of networking: LANs and WANs, hubs and switches, and cables and connectors.

Watch course Illustration of woman sitting on structure with circles around her Cert Prep 7: Understanding Networking

Review essential wireless networking concepts—from working with DNS to configuring routers—as you prepare to take and pass the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam.

Watch course Illustration of woman climbing structure holding laptop Cert Prep 8: Internet and the Cloud

Prepare to take and pass the CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) exam. Review internet fundamentals—from broadband connections to VPNs—and dig into key virtualization concepts.

Data analyst path Data analyst path

Become a data analyst by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then get a Microsoft Certification to validate your skills.

Top in-demand skills: Data analysis, analytics, visualization; Microsoft Excel, SQL, BI, Tableau

600k+ jobs posted in 2020 View Microsoft courses View LinkedIn Learning courses Image of woman with headphones looking at laptop LinkedIn Learning logo LinkedIn Learning’s self-paced courses are taught by industry experts so you learn relevant and applicable skills that you can show off during the interview process, then on-the-job.

Our learning paths are organized sequentially to take you step-by-step through each skill area. If today is “day 1” for you, launch the learning path. Or, if you already have a few of these skills, jump into one of these courses. Start learning path Image of woman at desk taking notes Learning Data Analytics

Learn the basics of data analytics: using data for analysis and reporting. This beginner-level data science course is for anyone who works with data.

Watch course Illustration of man with chat bubbles showing charts Data Fluency: Exploring and Describing Data

Learn how anyone can speak the language of data analysis. Find out how to prepare data, explore it visually, and describe it using statistical methods.

Watch course Image of man on laptop looking into camera Excel Statistics Essential Training: 1

Learn statistics. Dr. Joseph Schmuller uses Microsoft Excel to teach the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics.

Watch course Illustration showing chart on a clipboard Learning Excel: Data-Analysis

Unlock the power of your organization’s data. Learn how to perform data analysis in Microsoft Excel.

Watch course Image of woman in front of desk with laptop on lap Learning Data Visualization

Communicate complex ideas quickly and thoroughly with data visualization. Turn information into artwork and intrigue your audience.

Watch course Illustration showing hand holding bar chart Power BI Essential Training

Learn how to use this powerful set of business analytics tools to create and share visualizations with others in your organization.

Watch course Illustration showing 3 category buttons, category one selected Tableau Essential Training (2020.1)

Discover how to leverage the software to make smarter, more data-driven decisions.

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Sales representative path Sales representative path

A financial analyst evaluates current and historical economic and business data to identify trends that influence business decisions.

Top in-demand skills: Financial analysis, risk management, accounting, analytical skills, data analysis

360k+ job openings Image of young male typing on laptop LinkedIn Learning logo LinkedIn Learning’s self-paced courses are taught by industry experts so you learn relevant and applicable skills that you can show off during the interview process, then on-the-job.

Our learning paths are organized sequentially to take you step-by-step through each skill area. If today is “day 1” for you, launch the learning path. Or, if you already have a few of these skills, jump into one of these courses. Start learning path Image of woman at white board with illustration overlay Strategic Planning Foundations

Learn how to conduct an effective strategic planning process that results in a clear, compelling strategic plan for your organization.

Watch course Image of man looking at paper with illustration overlay Financial Accounting Foundations

Learn the basics of financial accounting. Discover how to prepare, read, and analyze financial statements.

Watch course Illustration of man pointing at chart Financial Modeling Foundations

Learn how to build financial models that can be used in corporate finance, investment banking, and for firm valuation.

Watch course Image of man on laptop with child next to him Excel: Analyzing and Visualizing Cash Flows

Learn how to evaluate and visualize cash flows using Microsoft Excel.

Watch course Illustration of woman pointing at chart Excel: Tracking Data Easily and Efficiently

Learn how to build a super-charged Excel spreadsheet to easily track any kind of data -from sales activity and inventory levels to household spending.

Watch course Image of woman pouring drink at desk Financial Modeling and Forecasting Financial Statements

Learn how to create forecasted financial statements, including forecasted income statements, forecasted balance sheets, and forecasted statements of cash flow.

Watch course Image of man holding bag in sunlight Running a Profitable Business: Financial Ratios

Financial ratios are a valuable tool for measuring a company’s progress against a financial goal, a certain competitor, or the overall industry.

Watch course Image of man on phone in front of computer Managerial Economics

Learn how to use economics to make better business decisions. Explore economic theories to strategize and solve business problems from demand and competition to pricing products.

Graphic designer path Graphic designer path

Graphic designers create visual concepts that inspire, inform, and transform. Build innovative design projects and discover the skills needed to become a visual thinker.

Top in-demand skills: Design systems, layout, color; Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

654k+ jobs posted in 2020 Image of woman on floor sifting through photographs LinkedIn Learning logo LinkedIn Learning’s self-paced courses are taught by industry experts so you learn relevant and applicable skills that you can show off during the interview process, then on-the-job.

Our learning paths are organized sequentially to take you step-by-step through each skill area. If today is “day 1” for you, launch the learning path. Or, if you already have a few of these skills, jump into one of these courses. Start learning path Image of slide cover titled what is graphic design What is Graphic Design?

Learn about graphic design and how it is used to convey ideas and concepts, and to enhance experiences. Discover the impact it has on the success of individuals and businesses.

Watch course Image of man sitting using laptop Graphic Design Careers: First Steps

Discover the most crucial skills, tools, and techniques for graphic designers today, and where to find training to kick-start your career.

Watch course Image depicting different graphic design elements Introduction to Graphic Design

Learn the concepts and software skills that you need to become a graphic designer. Learn about image editing, logo design, and layout in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Watch course Image showing graphics over an image Graphic Design Foundations: Layout and Composition

Learn how to create stronger, clearer, more attention-grabbing designs by understanding the how, why, and when of layout and composition.

Watch course Illustration of letter X Graphic Design Foundations: Typography

Explore good typographic practices. Learn how to select and use type to add impact, how type is measured, and how factors like spacing and alignment affect your design.

Watch course Illustration of colorful robot Color for Design and Art

Learn about the practical application of color theory: how to create color palettes, manipulate colors in Adobe tools like Photoshop and Illustrator, fix color problems, and more.

Watch course Antique photograph showing mountains Photoshop 2020 Essential Training: The Basics

Learn the core features of Photoshop 2020 for photography and design. Find out how to improve color and tone, master layers, masking, and selections, add text, retouch, and more.

Watch course Image of group of people collaborating Creative Collaboration

Learn how to leverage the collective wisdom of your team. Learn fresh approaches to creative collaboration that help you create better together.

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